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Council votes to censure Batesole
Dancing ordinance is on the way out
Legislators honored at council meeting
Alexandria restaurants get scam phone calls
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23
Moorhead wins Substate 14 title over Bemidji
Viking Speedway: Zach Johnson moves from ninth to first in Modified feature
Legion Baseball: Alex season ends with loss to Bemidji
Snowmen run over Bismarck into semis
Legion Baseball: Alexandria falls to Moorhead, survives through Saturday
Loose Change to deliver free concert
Alexandria chaplain serves those in military service
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
David "Dave" A. Dittberner
Charles S. "Chuck" Harris
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Commentary Sandcastles and trespassing on Lake Ida
It's Our Turn: Dare to do a random act of kindness
Letter: Welcome sign needs attention
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 7, 2017
Father, 2 daughters and suspect die in St. Paul shooting; mother wounded
ST. PAUL -- Four people are dead and another gravely injured following an overnight shooting on St. Paul’s East Side. The dead include a father...
April 7, 2017 - 8:03pm
February 16, 2017
Trip to sunny paradise turns to chaos
Dave and Jan Keller enjoyed some coffee and blueberry muffins before boarding an airplane for Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 5:30 a.m. on Friday,...
February 16, 2017 - 7:58am
Police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile charged with manslaughter
ST. PAUL — In a stunning decision that shook police and protesters alike, the officer who fatally shot Philando Castile was charged with manslaughter...
November 16, 2016 - 8:07pm
September 30, 2016
3 dead, another injured in shooting inside Minneapolis apartment
MINNEAPOLIS — Two teens and an adult male are dead after a shooting inside a Minneapolis apartment building on Friday, Sept. 30. A fourth victim, an adult woman, has been taken to a Minneapolis hospital with unknown injuries. Minneapolis Police Officer Cory Schmidt police...
September 30, 2016 - 12:11pm
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