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Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, July 24
Council votes to censure Batesole
Dancing ordinance is on the way out
Legislators honored at council meeting
Minnesota gains 4,400 jobs in June
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
July 9, 2017
Trailer runs over child during parade in central Minnesota
FARGO -- A child is hospitalized at Sanford Children’s Hospital here after being run over by a trailer in a parade in central Minnesota’s...
July 9, 2017 - 10:25pm
May 13, 2017
Woman injured in rollover near Staples, Minn.
FARGO—A woman was injured when she lost control of the vehicle she was driving and it rolled in Minnesota's Todd County on Saturday, May...
May 13, 2017 - 6:03pm
September 30, 2016
ASK A TROOPER: A look through the history of the Minnesota State Patrol
Question: Can you talk about the history of the Minnesota State Patrol? Answer: I was educated about the history of the Minnesota State Patrol while I was a cadet at the training academy. Listed below are some of the important changes and a timeline on when they occurred. • In 1929,...
September 30, 2016 - 2:15am
September 16, 2016
New group forms to support law enforcement
There have been numerous efforts in support of local law enforcement and emergency management services over the years, but two Alexandria businessmen...
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
September 14, 2016
Ready for retirement
After a 27-year career as a trooper with the Minnesota State Patrol, Rich Homan is adjusting to life after retirement. And he's not alone,...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
August 24, 2016
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
All of his stories are true and some of them even happened. That is what Bob Welsh told a room full of law enforcement personnel and those who...
August 24, 2016 - 10:12am
August 23, 2016
Update: Body found in vehicle is missing Osakis man, says family
The family of Alan Michael Thomas, an Osakis man who went missing earlier this month, has confirmed that a body found Monday in a vehicle along...
August 23, 2016 - 7:15am
July 15, 2016
Small act of kindness heartens state trooper
A pair of troopers with the Minnesota State Patrol’s St. Cloud District stopped for coffee in Detroit Lakes on Friday, July 8. When they returned...
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 10, 2016
Ask the Trooper: What is protocol for encountering funeral processions?
Question: I encountered a funeral procession along a two-lane highway and the lead funeral home vehicle had a light bar on the dash flashing an alternating red and blue light. Everyone on the highway going opposite the procession pulled over to the shoulder, thinking it was a police...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
Ask a trooper: Is it illegal to coast in neutral?
Question: I have a stick shift vehicle. Is it illegal to coast in neutral? Answer: This is a good question. It is not illegal. However, it was at one point. The 1937 law stated: “Coasting. – The driver of any motor vehicle when traveling upon a down grade shall not coast with...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Can you get ticketed for driving too slow?
Question: Can a person get a ticket for driving too slow? Answer: Yes. Freeways in Minnesota have an actual posted minimum speed limit. A driver must use due care in operating a vehicle, so there are times when traveling under that limit would be legal and encouraged because of weather...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
Teen driving risks, laws focus of awareness event
Teen and parents headed out to Casey's Amusement Park in Alexandria on May 25 for a Distracted Driving and Parent Awareness Program. The purpose...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
August 29, 2013
Ask a Trooper - Aim for healthy blood sugar levels
Question: Is there a certain safe level for blood sugar for a person that has diabetes? I know a high blood sugar level affects being able to drive safely. Is there a certain level where a ticket will be written if known by the State Patrol? Answer: First of all, I will mention that...
August 29, 2013 - 8:32am
July 10, 2013
State Patrol diversifies with recruitment program
The State Patrol is accepting applications to fill more than 40 trooper positions, July 1-12, through the State Patrol Law Enforcement Training Opportunity (LETO) program. Interested candidates may apply at mntrooper.com. LETO is a specialized recruitment effort that provides a pathway...
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am
September 12, 2012
Ask a trooper: Warnings issued over large vans
Question: I've heard some information about the dangers of a 15-passenger van. I was surprised at some of the information and I believe it is very valuable, so can you please write about it? Some of these vehicles are still being driven. Answer: Yes, even the National Highway Traffic...
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am