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Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 2, 2013
Three Willmar teens arrested in killing
August 2, 2013 - 11:11am
July 4, 2012
Willmar native gives $1 million to Nature Conservatory
MINNEAPOLIS - The Nature Conservancy announced today that it has received a $1 million estate gift from a farmer in Willmar, Minnesota. From all accounts, Herbert Schwanke was a private man who lived a quiet life on his farm in Willmar in central Minnesota. A life-long resident of...
July 4, 2012 - 11:04am
December 6, 2010
Video of Alexandria dance team performance
The Alexandria Cardinal dance team competed at the Central Lakes Conference High Kick Competition Friday night at Willmar High School. Placements from the competition were as follows: Brainerd - 1st place, Sartell - 2nd, St. Cloud Tech - 3rd, Sauk Rapids-Rice - 4th, Rocori - 5th,...
December 6, 2010 - 11:44am
November 24, 2010
Willmar Poultry accused of mistreating turkey chicks
November 24, 2010 - 3:55am
November 22, 2010
Second woman dies from injuries suffered in Saturday night accident near Litchfield
LITCHFIELD, Minn. -- Another woman has died due to injuries suffered in a multiple-vehicle accident late Saturday night on Minnesota Highway 22 south of here. Barbara A. Wold, 55, of Spicer, died today at St. Cloud Hospital, according to a Willmar, Minn., funeral home. According...
November 22, 2010 - 4:39pm
November 16, 2010
Body found in Crow River near New London
NEW LONDON, Minn. - The body of a 53-year-old white male was found today in the Crow River here. But authorities say no foul play is suspected. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office says the man's name is being withheld pending notification of relatives. ----- The West Central...
November 16, 2010 - 4:49pm
September 23, 2010
Shots at Willmar police officer recorded on surveillance video
WILLMAR -- Surveillance video recorded the events last week when shots were fired at a Willmar police officer, court documents state. According to the criminal complaints filed against Leroy Diaz Evans, Jesus Trevino, Adrian Salinas and Arcadio Salinas Jr., the entire incident was...
September 23, 2010 - 7:10am
September 20, 2010
Bail set at $1.5 million for Willmar man charged with shooting at cop
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A judge has set bail at $1.5 million for a 26-year-old Willmar man who is charged with first-degree attempted murder of a peace officer for allegedly shooting at a Willmar police officer. Leroy Diaz Evans also faces five first-degree burglary charges for two alleged...
September 20, 2010 - 4:00pm
September 17, 2010
Card girls' soccer: Alex falls to Willmar, St. Cloud Apollo
The Alexandria girls' soccer team made some lineup changes to try to spark a Cardinal offense that has struggled to score many goals this year....
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
Card boys' soccer: Alexandria's game with Willmar ends in 0-0 tie
Neither team could gain any ground on the other in the Central Lakes Conference standings when the Alexandria soccer team played to a 0-0 tie against Willmar on Tuesday night. Willmar had a chance to break that tie near the end of the game. Remigio Becerra sent a shot from the top...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 16, 2010
Four men arrested for invading Willmar, Minn., home, shooting at officer
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Four men are being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail pending charges stemming from a Wednesday afternoon home invasion that escalated into the men firing shots at a Willmar police officer. According to a news release from Willmar Police Chief David Wyffels, the...
September 16, 2010 - 11:45am
August 26, 2010
Kimball man killed in Highway 55 crash
KIMBALL, Minn. -- A 54-year-old Kimball man died at St. Cloud Hospital from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday along State Highway 55. According to the State Patrol, Craig A. Vannurden was driving a 1998 Buick eastbound on the highway and had slowed...
August 26, 2010 - 12:03pm
August 13, 2010
Willmar man dies of possible drowning on northern Minnesota lake
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - A 75-year-old Willmar man died Wednesday when he fell off his boat lift on a Hubbard County lake in northern-central Minnesota. The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office received a report at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday of a possible drowning in Lower Bottle Lake in Lake Emma...
August 13, 2010 - 3:04pm
July 27, 2010
Eden Valley woman faces two felonies in fatal motorcycle crash
WILLMAR -- Sarah Lynn Klein, 30, of Eden Valley made her first court appearance Monday on criminal vehicular homicide charges for a Saturday motor vehicle crash that killed two Spicer residents. Unconditional bail was set at $200,000 in Meeker County District Court. Klein's next...
July 27, 2010 - 7:10am
June 24, 2010
Willmar man sentenced for running over blind pedestrian last November
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A 56-year-old man here was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail and fined $1,000 for running over a blind man who was trying to cross an intersection last November. Gary Lee Mattson also was ordered to take a vision test and to begin serving 30 of the 90 days in jail...
June 24, 2010 - 12:58pm