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UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
Composting among new director's priorities
Done Trash Talking: Olmscheid retiring from solid waste
Power outage planned for north Alexandria
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Track and field: A-B-E sends eight to sections
Guitarist performs for First Friday in Evansville
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Runestone, Legacy of the Lakes museums unveil new exhibits
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
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Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
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Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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On The Street
April 12, 2013
Could local sales tax pay for county road funding?
On the morning after the Alexandria City Council supported a new idea to pay for street projects, the Douglas County Board also talked about the need for more transportation funding. The board approved a resolution that encourages the Legislature to enact a law that brings adequate...
April 12, 2013 - 12:00am
April 5, 2013
These road projects will affect your summer
Locally, Interstate 94 is the main target for state road work this year. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently announced...
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
March 18, 2013
I-94 re-opens near Alexandria; travel still not advised
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol opened three roadways in west central Minnesota at 5 p.m. The highways include: --Interstate 94 between Moorhead and Alexandria --Highway 10 between Moorhead and Audubon --Highway 210 between Breckenridge...
March 18, 2013 - 5:07pm
December 17, 2012
A bad weekend for drivers
Minnesota State Troopers kept busy over the weekend in cetral, west central and northwest regions with slippery road conditions. Troopers responded to 60 crashes, according to Jesse Grabow, public information trooper for the Douglas County region. Fifteen of those were rollovers,...
December 17, 2012 - 12:09pm
November 22, 2012
UPDATE 8:30 PM: Difficult driving conditions in Alexandria area tonight
A blast of winter weather is making for difficult travel conditions across west central Minnesota tonight. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), driving conditions are difficult on Interstate-94 and state highways between Moorhead and Melrose. As of 6...
November 22, 2012 - 6:28pm
November 2, 2012
More changes ahead for city, county roads
When you go over the river and through the woods this Thanksgiving, you might still end up at Grandma's house but the entity that maintains that...
November 2, 2012 - 12:00am
October 27, 2012
MnDOT Better Roads program wins international award
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation has won an award for its Better Roads for a Better Minnesota infrastructure improvement program from the International Road Federation. MnDOT will receive the award in January 2013 at the Annual IRF Awards Luncheon in Washington,...
October 27, 2012 - 8:48am
October 24, 2012
Statewide plan shapes future of roads, waterways, pedestrian facilities
The Minnesota Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan 2012-2031, a policy framework for maintaining and building Minnesota's transportation system during the next 20 years, has been finalized and is available online, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The...
October 24, 2012 - 12:00am
October 19, 2012
Geneva Road to close at bridge next week
A bridge replacement project on Douglas County Road 111 (Geneva Road) will begin Tuesday, October 23 and should be completed within a week. Landwehr Construction of St. Cloud is the contractor on the $228,000 project. County Road 111 will be closed at the bridge located at the Geneva/L'Homme...
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
October 8, 2012
Expect lane closures and a detour at Brandon I-94 exit
Motorists on Interstate 94 will experience lane closures and a detour at the Brandon exit (mile marker 90) starting today, Monday, Oct. 8, while crews replace a culvert. The work will take approximately 10 days to complete. Monday, Oct. 8: · Traffic on I-94 will be...
October 8, 2012 - 11:46am
October 2, 2012
Culvert work creates detour on I-94 near Brandon
Motorists in west central Minnesota, including the Brandon area, will experience delays, detours and lane closures on several highways beginning today, October 2, as crews begin culvert repair and replacement projects. The affected locations include Interstate 94 eastbound at...
October 2, 2012 - 12:10pm
July 16, 2012
Bridge painting project under way on I-94 near Alexandria, Osakis
Motorists on Highway 10 and Interstate 94 may encounter lane closures at several bridges through late August.
July 16, 2012 - 9:35am
July 5, 2012
Pavement heaves cause hazardous driving on I-94 near Alexandria
The Minnesota Department of Transportation asks motorists to use caution on Interstate 94 eastbound west of Alexandria. Heat has caused the pavement to heave in three different places between Douglas County Road 8 and the Lake Latoka rest area. MnDOT crews are fixing the heaves...
July 5, 2012 - 10:56am
June 13, 2012
Detours ahead in Douglas County
There may be a few bumps in the road if you plan on traveling in Douglas County this summer - but plans are in place to smooth them out for future...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
May 26, 2012
Expect delays on Highway 29 between Starbuck, Benson soon
Motorists on Highway 29 between Starbuck and Benson will experience delays when a road resurfacing project and detour begin May 29. Traffic will use a detour on Highway 28, Stevens County Road 1 and Highway 9 through late June while crews replace several culverts and repair frost...
May 26, 2012 - 2:06pm