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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 16-18
Teachers say they've 'become better teachers' as school adopts 4-day week
For the record
Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15
Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson
Sports schedule for Monday, Nov. 19
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria upended by New Ulm late
State swimming: Cardinals' 4x100 takes 16th at state
Sports schedule for Sunday, Nov. 18
Girls hockey: Brainerd-LF downs Alexandria in CLC play
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
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....
DeLaney Ann Jane
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
A big buck with grandpa
A decoy buck with a bow
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Robert "Bob" J. Johnston
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
Letter to the Editor: Try a plant-based roast this Thanksgiving
Commentary: What happens in mental health therapy?
It's Our Turn: America: Not a Christian nation
Letter to the Editor: Epilepsy is always newsworthy
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't be a victim of silent killer
4-H holds county competition
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
Wendy's closes in Alexandria
'Making my dreams come true': Minnesota farmer harvests her first crop at 27
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
hires and promotions
on the street
October 24, 2018
In the Know: School Resource Officers play vital role
I'd like to take this opportunity to recognize a portion of the Alexandria Police Department that has been around for years but hasn't been getting the attention that it deserves — our School Resource Officers (SROs).
October 24, 2018 - 4:55pm
October 9, 2018
Alexandria police to get body cams in December
Alexandria police officers are expected to start wearing body cameras starting in December. On Monday evening, the Alexandria City Council approved...
October 9, 2018 - 5:06pm
August 29, 2018
Police chief issues warnings of scams, theft
The Alexandria Police Department is warning citizens to be wary of scams and to lock vehicles because of numerous thefts being reported in the...
August 29, 2018 - 10:59am
August 27, 2018
Body cams for officers on hold
The Alexandria Police Department's decision to have officers wear body cameras has been put on pause — at least until the budgeting can be worked out. At the Alexandria City Council's Monday meeting, Police Chief Rick Wyffels talked about the body cam policy he put together,...
August 27, 2018 - 11:41pm
August 24, 2018
Shooting call a suspected case of 'swatting'
An investigation into a suspected case of "swatting" is underway after a man called the Douglas County dispatch center late Thursday night claiming...
August 24, 2018 - 3:43pm
Time changed for body cam hearing
A public hearing about the Alexandria Police Department's policy regarding portable recording systems, including body cams, will occur at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, during the Alexandria City Council meeting. The hearing was initially listed to begin at 7:30 p.m. on the council's...
August 24, 2018 - 9:41am
Body cams: There's more to it than meets the eye
Drafting a policy for police body cameras may not seem complex. But there are several questions to consider: When will the cameras go on? Should...
August 24, 2018 - 7:38am
August 15, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Great turnout, support for Community Night Out
To the editor: On behalf of the Alexandria Police Department as well as the city of Alexandria, I would like to extend my deep appreciation to all the organizations that contributed to our annual Community Night Out, which was held at Alexandria City Park on August 7.
August 15, 2018 - 6:09am
July 25, 2018
In the Know: Police trained for mental health crisis
I continue to be reminded why Minnesota is such a great place to work as a police officer. We continue to make improvements and adjustments that keep our members of law enforcement well trained and well equipped with the proper tools to respond to a variety of situations.
July 25, 2018 - 9:59am
July 11, 2018
Search warrants lead to drug arrests in Alexandria
Four people were arrested and booked on various drug-related charges Tuesday morning after authorities executed two search warrants on the 900...
July 11, 2018 - 4:26pm
May 2, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Gift shows community's support
As I sit down to write this column, something I enjoy very much, I reflect on how amazing the members of our community really are. I consider it to be a great privilege to be able to not only live and work in such a fine community, but to have the opportunity to interact with the...
May 2, 2018 - 8:32am
February 15, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Are you ready to take the plunge?
It's hard to believe that the Polar Plunge has been happening in Alexandria for over a decade already. Perhaps some of our community already...
February 15, 2018 - 9:19am
January 18, 2018
Fire investigation: Cause of death released but not ID
A preliminary autopsy indicates that the cause of death for the 19-year-old woman who died in an apartment fire in Alexandria Monday was smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide toxicity. According to a news release from the Alexandria Police Department, toxicology studies are pending...
January 18, 2018 - 12:36pm
November 29, 2017
IN THE KNOW: A street cop's office: the squad car
The first Ford Model T automobile rolled off the assembly line a little more than 100 years ago. This was considered the first automobile that was widely available and affordable to the general public and would change the way people got from place to place forever. This of course...
November 29, 2017 - 1:50pm
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