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UPDATE: Farwell garage total loss after fire
Douglas County Hospital celebrates early expansion completion with open house
Applefest harvest celebration in full swing
AgweekTV: Soil Your Undies
Council considers ban on vaping
Blizzard Hockey: Alex teamwork scores another win
Sports schedule for Saturday, Oct. 21
Football: Panthers lose final regular season game
Alex swimming: Youth movement taking shape
Morken: Breaking down the area section football fields
Alexandrian named to '50 over 50' list of exceptional Minnesotans
Auditions begin for Andria Theatre's Mousetrap
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Pheasant opener: Better than numbers might indicate
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Chester W. Seiford, Jr.
Derek S. Baker
Neva B. Andrews
Dorothy Elizabeth Trousil
Evangeline G. Ekdahl
OUR TURN: A wish list for Alexandria
LETTER: Concerts provide rich source of enjoyment
EDITORIAL: A gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
COMMENTARY: Mentally ill fall through the cracks
LETTER: Protesting is an American right
Going far with 4-H horses
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
Small change adds up for youth groups
On The Street
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
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September 7, 2017
Woman sentenced for theft at restaurant
A 37-year-old Alexandria woman was sentenced to 180 days in the Douglas County Jail after she pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor theft charge — taking money from AJ's Restaurant in Osakis. Kristy Ann Heuchert was initially charged with felony theft but that charge was dismissed...
September 7, 2017 - 6:28am
Manager accused of theft at Subway
A 44-year-old Osakis woman is accused of taking money from the Subway sandwich shop she was managing in Osakis. Nikki Colleen Gillespie was charged with felony theft in Douglas County District Court on Aug. 28. According to the criminal complaint, deposits from the store were missing...
September 7, 2017 - 5:50am
June 12, 2017
Minnesota man admits stealing from rural neighbors, cries in court
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar man was sentenced Monday to 45 months in prison for a long list of felony theft and burglary charges for taking...
June 12, 2017 - 10:15pm
May 31, 2017
Man arrested after burglar hits Brandon
Four burglaries and two thefts in Brandon led to the arrest of a man at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. According to a media release, on the morning of Sunday, May 28, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to Brandon after numerous residents noticed items missing. One...
May 31, 2017 - 1:07pm
April 16, 2017
Country club's former golf pro, general manager accused of stealing $292K
NEW LONDON, Minn. — The former general manager of the Little Crow Country Club, has been charged with one count of theft-divert corporate...
April 16, 2017 - 8:49am
Alexandria police recover stolen items
If you've had something stolen out of a storage unit lately, the Alexandria Police Department may have it. As part of a long investigation of...
January 16, 2017 - 5:03pm
November 30, 2016
LETTER: There is a word for that
To the editor: The excellent column by Lowell Anderson, "The high cost of denial" (Echo Press, Nov. 11, Page 4, It's Our Turn), reminded me of what Walter Williams, a black professor of economics at George Mason University, said: "We must take care of people who through no fault...
November 30, 2016 - 8:00am
The threat of theft
As the winter months roll around, your summer items may get put into storage. Or, if you're a snowbird, you may head to a warmer climate for...
November 30, 2016 - 6:00am
October 20, 2016
Reward offered to solve theft at Central Specialties trailer
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about a break-in and theft that was reported at a trailer belonging to Central Specialties, Inc. On Oct. 17, Central Specialties employees reported that one of their construction trailers was broken into and several thousand...
October 20, 2016 - 3:19pm
July 1, 2016
LETTER: Why steal flowers from graves?
To the editor: I noted that in the Friday, June 17 edition in the Thumbs Up/Down section, there was a thumbs down about flowers stolen at Evergreen Cemetery. The same happened at the Carlos Trinity Lutheran Cemetery this Memorial Day. Flowers were taken from the graves of two of my...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Copper theft penalty under debate
The penalty for stealing copper from an electric substation or similar facility would be five years in prison under a bill that stalled in a Senate committee March 17. While most Judiciary Committee members indicated general support, many said the legislation’s language was too...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
June 4, 2014
State board revokes license of Alexandria accountant
The Minnesota Board of Accountancy revoked the certified public accountant (CPA) certificate held by Michael Paradee of Alexandria. The board also revoked the CPA permit for his firm, located at 115 Third Avenue West, Alexandria, and imposed a civil penalty of $2,000 against him. The...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
Cardoza charged in Osakis burglary, theft cases
Christopher Cardoza, 21, of Osakis is in Douglas County Jail after his alleged involvement in thefts and burglary in Osakis. According to the...
September 4, 2013 - 3:58pm
September 3, 2013
Former armored truck driver pleads guilty to stealing from ATMs
A former armored truck driver pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to stealing money from automated teller machines (ATMs) in numerous locations in Minnesota, including Alexandria, and North Dakota. Christopher James Diestler, 31, of Fergus Falls, pleaded guilty to one count...
September 3, 2013 - 8:32am
April 17, 2013
Metal theft up 80 percent
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar recently proposed the Metal Theft Prevention Act to underscore the importance of federal action to help fight metal theft. Metal theft has jumped more than 80 percent in recent years. Thieves steal high-priced metal from critical infrastructure as well...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am