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Barrett teen dies in car fire
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
The difference a year makes for Boline
Cousins or Keenum: What's the debate?
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
Jane Johnson Huhn
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Brian B. Eide
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
IN THE KNOW: Big need: affordable transportation
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
on the street
March 2, 2018
Tips sought for tree shed break-in
Sometime this past December or January, the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District's tree shed building was broken into and numerous items were stolen. The district's 1980 three-quarter ton manual transmission pickup, baby blue in color, was stolen, along with an assortment...
March 2, 2018 - 11:39am
December 7, 2017
Two Park Rapids, Minn. men accused of cattle theft
BECKER COUNTY, Minn. - Two Park Rapids, Minn. men have been charged with felonies after allegedly selling cattle they did not own. Bret Ricardo...
December 7, 2017 - 8:15pm
December 1, 2017
Former creamery manager sentenced
A former general manager of the Osakis Creamery Association who was accused of taking money from the business will serve 60 days in jail and...
December 1, 2017 - 9:18am
November 15, 2017
Dayton orders task force to look into elder abuse following 'appalling' reports of neglect, assault and theft
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton said he will form a task force to find out why the state of Minnesota has failed to investigate thousands of...
November 15, 2017 - 9:01pm
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