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Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
County board OKs refunding of hospital bonds
Alex is sweet spot for young families
Photo of the Week - Dog playing on melted ice
Pushing for a new identity
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Cards continue their climb
Third period goals give Cards win
Osakis girls cruise past LPGE
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Donald Huwe, 82
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 26, 2013
'Man in black' suspect pleads guilty to bank robbery
The so-called "man in black" - a suspect in a series of armed bank robberies, including Glenwood State Bank in Alexandria - pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to one of the heists. Mark Edward Wetsch of Shakopee pleaded guilty to holding up the Rolling Hills Bank in Brewster...
news / state
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
December 14, 2012
Burglary suspect sentenced
An Alexandria man who pleaded guilty to committing a series of residential burglaries in Alexandria last February and March was recently sentenced in Douglas County District Court. Cody Eugene Pedersen, 28, initially faced 20 counts involving burglary, criminal damage to property,...
crime / news
December 14, 2012 - 12:00am
March 23, 2012
Case against burglary suspect continues
An omnibus hearing will take place next Thursday for a 28-year-old Alexandria man who is charged with committing a string of residential burglaries. Cody Eugene Pedersen faces 20 counts involving burglary, criminal damage to property, child endangerment and contributing to the delinquency...
crime / news
March 23, 2012 - 12:00am
February 15, 2012
Case proceeds against 'man in black'
The so-called "man in black" - a suspect in a series of armed bank robberies, including Glenwood State Bank in Alexandria - pleaded not guilty in federal court in St. Paul last Thursday. Mark Edward Wetsch, 49, of Minneapolis has been charged with 13 counts of armed bank robbery...
February 15, 2012 - 12:00am
September 13, 2011
UPDATE 5:30 P.M.: Suspect in custody
A suspect wanted on a felony warrant was apprehended about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday after a lengthy chase and manhunt by law enforcement. Christopher Carman, 46, of Nelson, was apprehended by Douglas County Sheriff's deputies. The suspect was reportedly armed. Ambulances responded to the...
crime / news
September 13, 2011 - 5:49am
January 30, 2009
Suspect arrested in stabbing
A 47-year-old Alexandria man was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree assault after he allegedly stabbed his roommate. Last Friday, January 23 shortly after 2 a.m., the Law Enforcement Center received a 911 call from 41-year-old Kelly Jean Weeks of Alexandria, who reported...
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Dog helps track suspect on the run
Last Friday, deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office apprehended a suspect they had been searching for since July 24. Douglas County K-9 "Bosco" tracked the suspect, Wade Joe Rud, 28, of Alexandria, through a field near County Road 14 north of Alexandria, where Rud was...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
September 3, 2008
Blown stop sign, chase, crash, arrest
A driver picked the wrong time to blow through a stop sign at 6th Avenue and Fillmore Street in Alexandria last Friday afternoon. He did it right in front of Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels, who was in his unmarked squad car. The chief turned on his lights to stop the vehicle,...
September 3, 2008 - 12:00am
August 13, 2008
Police seek tips in Wal-Mart theft
The Alexandria Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a felony theft suspect. Wal-Mart store security cameras captured video footage of a young white male who is believed to be involved in a felony level theft incident on or around August 4. Anyone with...
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am