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Changes improve child support services
ATV safety training offered to youth
Out and About: VBA Home Tour
Time to cast your vote
After seizure scare, family grateful for diagnosis
From Oman to Alex: Walker steps in as head swim coach
Experience to lean on: Cards welcome back plenty of talent on the gridiron
Boys soccer must replace top offensive threats
Filling in the gaps: Girls soccer adjusting offense from middle up
Talented volleyball returnees has B-E looking up
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Take care of extra zucchini by making noodle dishes
The search is on for Mrs. Douglas County
Aging Mastery Program offered
Class reunions scheduled
Hospice serves more than cancer patients
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
IN THE KNOW: Opioids carry serious risk of harm
From the Archives - 1991: Location decided for new library
EDITORIAL: Here's information that landlords, tenants should know
LETTER: Promote healthy foods in schools
LETTER: We need some backbone
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
Women invited to quarterly agriculture seminar
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 4, 2016
UPDATE: Names released in officer-involved shooting
Names have been released following an officer-involved shooting in downtown Alexandria Tuesday afternoon. A Carlos man, Adam Jo Klimek, 31,...
August 4, 2016 - 2:48pm
June 2, 2016
UCLA shooter linked to Minnesota death
By St. Paul Pioneer Press LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles police chief says the St. Paul man who carried out a murder-suicide at UCLA left a “kill list” at his Minnesota home that led authorities to find a woman’s dead body. Speaking to a Los Angeles TV station, Chief Charlie...
June 2, 2016 - 11:57am
May 26, 2016
Police investigate shooting; no injuries reported
The Alexandria Police Department responded to a report of a gunshot at 401 34th Avenue at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. A nearby citizen reported hearing the shot. Upon investigation, police determined a disturbance had taken place inside a mobile home where a pistol was discharged by a 19-year-old...
May 26, 2016 - 9:56am
March 30, 2016
Hennepin County attorney: No charges in shooting of Jamar Clark
By Robb Jeffries, Forum News Service There will be no charges against the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the November shooting of Jamar Clark, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said. County attorney Mike Freeman announced the decision Wednesday morning, saying the...
March 30, 2016 - 11:23am
February 3, 2016
LETTER: Where's the help that is needed?
To the editor: The president recently spoke to the public after another gun-related incident where more innocent people were killed. President Obama was in tears as he asked, “What’s going on, and why can’t we get a solution to this problem?” My question is: What’s going...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 4, 2016
UPDATE: No charges filed in shooting of vehicle
As of Monday, no charges had been filed in connection with a shooting that was reported in Alexandria during the early morning hours of Friday, January 1. Alexandria police officers responded to a call at 3:20 a.m. that a man with a .22 rifle fired a shot at a moving vehicle along...
January 4, 2016 - 4:20pm
January 1, 2016
Man arrested after overnight shooting in Alex
A local man is in jail after an early morning shooting in Alexandria. According to a news release from the Alexandria Police Department (APD), at 3:20 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1, officers were called after a man had shot a .22 rifle at a moving vehicle along the 110 block of Douglas Street....
January 1, 2016 - 1:54pm
October 21, 2015
How to respond to a shooter
What is the best way of dealing with someone who starts firing a gun inside a school or a business? Nineteen people from law enforcement,...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
EDITORIAL: Shooting shows the risk officers face
These days, there is no such thing as a "routine traffic stop." So many officers have lost their lives while pulling over vehicles that it's far from routine. This past Sunday, an officer was shot and killed in another setting where violence is not supposed to happen—in a...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
October 18, 2015
Aitkin County deputy killed by inmate at St. Cloud Hospital
Bt Sam Louwagie, St. Cloud Times ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- An Aitkin County sheriff's investigator shot and killed at St. Cloud Hospital...
October 18, 2015 - 5:23pm
October 9, 2015
School shooting stirs chilling memories
The school shooting in Roseburg, Oregon last week that left eight students and one teacher dead brought back a flood of memories for Merton Johnson of Alexandria. It was a spring day in 1968.
October 9, 2015 - 12:00am
October 5, 2015
Flags to be at half-staff Tuesday
In accordance with the proclamation issued by President Barack Obama, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota on Tuesday, October 6, sunrise to sunset, in honor...
October 5, 2015 - 3:07pm
October 1, 2015
BCA investigating officer involved shooting in Mora
By Forum News Service MORA, Minn. -- One man is dead after an officer involved shooting Wednesday night in Mora, about an hour north of Minneapolis. Shortly before 9 p.m., a Kanabec County sheriff's deputy responded to a report from a man who said he was going to kill someone...
October 1, 2015 - 2:26pm
September 29, 2015
UPDATE: Suspect in Fergus Falls shooting killed himself
By Archie Ingersoll, Forum News Service FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A Fergus Falls man suspected of shooting at his estranged wife's car on Interstate 94 died early Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a confrontation with police officers, according to the Minnesota Bureau...
September 29, 2015 - 7:14am
May 28, 2015
Gunman rode with two others to Wal-Mart
By Sarah Volpenhein, Forum News Service GRAND FORKS -- The gunman in Tuesday’s shooting had two passengers in the car when he pulled up to the Wal-Mart in south Grand Forks, a Grand Forks Police Department spokesman said Wednesday. Police Lt. Derik Zimmel said the two people...
May 28, 2015 - 8:33am