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Former state senator to lead rural Minnesota advocacy group
Open for comment: water quality report for Long Prairie River watershed
For the Record - Feb. 24, 2017
From a mess to success
Co-op elementary school planned
Girls Basketball: Section seedings released, Osakis locks up two spot
Girls Basketball: Cards take regular season finale, secure top seed
Girls Basketball: Osakis tops Pierz on parent night
State hockey: Ellingson's OT goal wins a thriller
NA3HL: Blizzard gains cushion heading into weekend series
Set a goal, make a plan and save
Philippine women to lead message on World Day of Prayer
Zion Lutheran to host Church and State conference
Do members of congress pay into Social Security?
Acoustic Sound heads up EAC's First Friday Concert
Births - Feb. 24, 2017
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Steven James Velde
Mary A. L. Swenson
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
IT'S OUR TURN: The great puppy adventure
LETTER: Stop the land grab
LETTER: Snow angels are helping elderly
EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
LETTER: School board should reconsider
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 16, 2017
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
January 16, 2013
Theft reported from West Union auto business
The Todd County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) is asking for the community's help in a theft case that happened on January 8. According to TCSO, John Eischen reported the theft from Central Automotive in West Union. Sometime within the past week, someone took various items of scrap metal...
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
November 30, 2012
Klobuchar introduces bill to limit metal theft
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar introduced bipartisan legislation to crack down on the growing problem of metal theft. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are co-sponsors of the bill. Metal theft has jumped more than 80 percent in recent years, as thieves steal high-priced...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 28, 2012
Court date set for metal theft case in Osakis
A court date in the felony theft case against Cory Thomas Perry, 18, of Osakis, has been set for Monday, December 3, according to Osakis Police Officer Calvin Uhl. Perry is charged with theft and receiving stolen property. According to the criminal complaint, on September 19, staff...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
October 20, 2012
Laptops stolen from Walmart, APD looking for suspect
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a theft shoplift case from Wal-Mart that took place on October 20 at approximately 12:30 a.m....
October 20, 2012 - 6:58pm
August 31, 2012
Free wheelin': Fund created to help local woman regain freedom
Six years ago, Annie Miller was in a critical car accident. Annie was thrown from the car and when she hit the pavement her future changed. She...
August 31, 2012 - 12:00am