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Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23
Officers on leave after shooting in Willmar, Minn.
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Harry (w/video)
Update: Six injured in multi-vehicle pile-ups near Brandon
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
May 10, 2017
Fertilizer truck hit by train in Swift County
DANVERS — A truck hauling liquid fertilizer was struck by a train last Tuesday night in Danvers in Swift County. The driver of semi-truck had non-life-threatening injuries and there was minimal spillage of the fertilizer, according to a press release from Swift County Sheriff John...
May 10, 2017 - 9:54am
April 6, 2016
Rail crossing fatalities, crashes down in 2015
The number of people killed in vehicle-train crashes at public railroad crossings in 2015 was the second lowest since 1970, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The total number of crashes was also the second lowest since 1970. Four people died at railroad...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
FINAL UPDATE: Train derails near Callaway, town evacuated
By Adrian Glass-Moore and Rick Abbott, Forum News Service An explosion shot a ball of flames into the air late Thursday, March 24, hours after...
March 25, 2016 - 9:41am
January 2, 2014
Will Alexandria silence train whistles?
Will the lonesome whistle of a train no longer be heard in Alexandria? The Alexandria City Council is looking into the possibility. At its...
January 2, 2014 - 3:46pm
December 12, 2013
Oil field traffic forces Amtrak cancellations
By Forum News Service FARGO – Heavy freight train traffic in the oil fields has canceled several of Amtrak’s passenger trips between Chicago and Spokane, Wash., through the weekend, disrupting service for hundreds of customers. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said freight...
December 12, 2013 - 7:36am
Woman killed in truck-train collision in Morris
By Kim Ukura, Forum News Service MORRIS, Minn. -- A woman was killed in a truck-train crash just after 2 p.m. Wednesday in Morris. ...
December 12, 2013 - 7:27am
December 9, 2013
Bemidji truck driver killed in crash with Amtrak train in Todd County
A Bemidji man was killed Friday afternoon when the tractor-trailer he was driving collided with an Amtrak passenger train in Todd County. Donald Ray Hedlund Sr., 57, was traveling northwest on 317th Street in Fawn Lake Township when he failed to stop at a railroad crossing at...
December 9, 2013 - 9:16am
August 26, 2013
Eveleth man struck, killed by train
EVELETH, Minn. -- A 38-year-old Eveleth man was struck and killed by a train early Sunday morning in Mountain Iron. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported that the incident happened just before 3 a.m. Canadian National railroad contacted authorities to report that...
August 26, 2013 - 9:15am
April 3, 2013
Train spilled less oil than thought, says MPCA
A train that derailed north of Parkers Prairie last Wednesday didn't spill as much oil as initially estimated, according to officials with the...
April 3, 2013 - 12:00am
March 29, 2013
UPDATE 12:40 P.M. FRIDAY: Oil estimates reduced in train derailment near Parkers Prairie
Minnesota officials have reduced their estimate of how much Canadian crude oil spilled Wednesday when a train derailed north of Parkers Prairie. And the track was cleaned off, fixed and back in use by about noon Thursday. The latest estimate from the Minnesota Pollution Control...
March 29, 2013 - 12:36pm
Train derails, spills oil near Parkers Prairie
Tanker railcars carrying crude oil derailed north of Parkers Prairie just after 6 a.m.
March 29, 2013 - 12:00am
March 27, 2013
Train derails near Parkers Prairie
A train derailed near Parkers Prairie just after 6 a.m. this morning. The Canadian Pacific Railroad train was traveling southeast past the intersection...
March 27, 2013 - 9:46am
December 19, 2012
Holiday Train delivers dose of Christmas
The Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train rolled into Alexandria last Friday, bringing festive Christmas music and help for the hungry. Those who...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
A safer crossing
Twenty years ago - on the morning of November 16, 1990 - every parent's worst nightmare came true in Miltona. Shortly before 7:30 a.m., a Soo...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 21, 2010
Freight train derails in Mahnomen
A southbound Canadian Pacific freight train partially derailed in the city of Mahnomen late Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported in the 13-car derailment, which blocked the Highway 200 crossing, according to the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Department. Mahnomen Fire Department...
September 21, 2010 - 5:08pm