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Law Enforcement Blotter: July 18
Weather changes Senior Fishing Day events
Planned Parenthood: Patients at risk - Organization cites potential loss of some federal funds
Kensington gets first dollars for new tower
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Junior legion tournament: Rain postpones Alex Black game to Friday
Girls basketball: Cardinals win Breakdown state title
Alexandria youth teams top three at Pacesetter Tournament
Junior legion tournament: Alex Black loses first bid for state tournament berth
Junior legion playoffs: Alex Blacks one win away from a state berth
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Rare white squirrels show up in Alexandria
Senior Fishing Day is a go again as Viking Sportsmen honor Bosek
Strege optimistic area pheasants came through the hatch OK
Dogfish grabs on and doesn't let go
Lake Ida producing again for area bass tourneys
Harold A. Ranum
Catherine Jane (Cathy) Lahtinen
Letter to the Editor: Constitution is straightforward, plain English
In the Know: Avoid stereotyping employees
1968: Alexandria native caught up in Miami hijacking
Letter to the Editor: Victim advocates are unsung heroes
An Echo Press Editorial: A guide to newspaper terms
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
After 54 years on Broadway, Ben Franklin to close its doors
Hagstrom named 'Top 25 Women in Business'
On The Street
Viking Plaza sale postponed again
Deadline for farmers approaching
hires and promotions
on the street
July 12, 2018
Omnibus hearing held for Powers
One of three defendants in the Jasmine Block abduction case appeared in court Tuesday, July 10, for a contested omnibus hearing. Steven Powers,...
July 12, 2018 - 5:38pm
April 11, 2018
Barker pleads not guilty in Block case
One of the men involved in the alleged abduction of Jasmine Block last year has pleaded not guilty to the six charges he faces. Thomas Barker,...
April 11, 2018 - 3:50pm
March 30, 2018
Jasmine Block to receive national award
Jasmine Block will soon be taking her first trip to Washington, D.C. — but not for the typical sightseeing experiences. Instead, the...
March 30, 2018 - 5:40am
February 20, 2018
Abduction suspect seeks to suppress evidence
One of the three defendants in the Jasmine Block abduction case is seeking to suppress some evidence. Steven Powers, 20, appeared in court...
February 20, 2018 - 1:33pm
January 11, 2018
Holby pleads not guilty, settlement hearing scheduled
The first of three men charged in the kidnapping of 15-year-old Jasmine Block has pleaded not guilty. Joshua Lee Holby, 31, pleaded not guilty...
January 11, 2018 - 12:16pm
January 2, 2018
Sexual harassment, opioids lead list of top MN stories in 2017
Allegations of sexual harassment and the #metoo movement gained momentum, causing a storm of controversy that ended the careers of Minnesota...
January 2, 2018 - 11:39am
December 29, 2017
Echo Press story of the year: Jasmine's escape offers hope
I broke one of the first rules of being a reporter: I wished something would happen so I could escape the office and have an excuse to stop...
December 29, 2017 - 1:31pm
November 22, 2017
Block family adjusting to life after month-long disappearance
With her three children back under one roof, Sarah Block says she can rest easy — well, as easy as one can rest with three teenage girls....
November 22, 2017 - 7:52am
September 13, 2017
In the Know: A look into bringing Jasmine home
Approximately one month ago, our community faced a significant crisis. It was the sort of crisis that I had not seen during my last decade as...
September 13, 2017 - 6:48am
September 8, 2017
Decision pending on reward in Jasmine Block case
The fate of the $7,000 reward for the safe return of Jasmine Block remains undetermined, as law enforcement and the Block family have not yet had time to discuss it. According to Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels, the reward will be discussed in the coming weeks and the Block...
September 8, 2017 - 10:47am
Echo Press editorial: A lesson from Jasmine: Never give up hope
Grateful prayers of relief swept through Douglas County Tuesday afternoon when news broke that a 15-year-old Alexandria girl who was missing...
September 8, 2017 - 9:43am
September 7, 2017
Police say suspects moved around; farmers asked to look for evidence in girl's disappearance
Law enforcement officials are working to retrace the steps of the three men who are suspected of abducting and assaulting 15-year-old Jasmine...
September 7, 2017 - 4:04pm
Prayer celebration for Jasmine Block set for Friday
A prayer celebration to welcome home Jasmine Block is set for Friday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m., at Living Waters Church, 1310 North Nokomis Street...
September 7, 2017 - 12:42pm
September 6, 2017
Update: Teen girl swam to escape captors; three men arrested
A news conference to provide more details about how a mssing 15-year-old girl from Alexandria, Jasmine Block, was found began at 2 p.m. today....
September 6, 2017 - 2:42pm
September 5, 2017
Updated: Three arrested after Alexandria teen found in Grant County
Jasmine Block, the 15-year-old Alexandria girl who disappeared nearly a month ago from her home, was found Tuesday in rural Grant County. “We...
September 5, 2017 - 8:40pm