Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.
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A classic country concert next week will raise funds to help send veterans to Alaska for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Veterans to Alaska, a non-profit organization, has partnered with musicians Alaska Opry for a live show on Monday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Tickets are $15 and $10 for veterans. Proceeds from the show will help fund the veterans' trip.
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* January 7 Minor crash, CR82/Gran St, Evansville. Minor crash, CR5/Silver Ln, Evansville. Vehicle fire, Hwy 29, Alex. Littering complaint about trailer losing construction debris on road,...
The Douglas County Agricultural Association (DCAA) is regrouping and taking action now for future financial viability. "That's really what we're here today to discuss. What can we do to make this fair better?" said Earl Anderson, DCAA president. Anderson and two other representatives from the DCAA, which operates as the county fair board, met with Douglas County commissioners in December to share details of DCAA's financial situation, future plans, and to ask if the county would consider assisting.
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* January 6 Theft from storage unit, lock cut off, Hwy 29, Alex. Comp reported house nearby has windows open, no one around, thought it was odd,...
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* January 5 Comp heard female crying in bedroom, thinks she’s being sexually assaulted, deputy spoke with female who denied being assaulted, she was there of her...
Douglas County's Board of Commissioners has extended its support to the city of Alexandria as it pursues state money to fund, in part, the proposed $8.5 million expansion of the Runestone Community Center (RCC). With a 5-0 vote last week, commissioners authorized incoming board chairman Jim Stratton to draft a letter of support on behalf of the county board.
As part of our "You Asked" feature, reader Willie Woida of Alexandria contacted the Echo Press and asked, Lake Brophy, Brophy Lake — What is the correct name of the lake? If it is Brophy Lake, why is the park named the opposite? Woida also wanted to know if the public was given a chance to have input on the park and its name and who made the decision of what to name it? Good questions, Willie; here's what we discovered: Q: Lake Brophy, Brophy Lake — What is the correct name?
Should Douglas County employees be required to punch in or log in at the beginning and end of their shifts? Should they be put on a time-tracking system? During the Dec. 29 county board meeting, Heather Schlangen, county coordinator, requested the county board's permission to establish a new committee to look into the feasibility of a time tracking system.
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* January 4 Vehicle in ditch, CR110/CR77, Villard. Check welfare of mother, comp unable to contact her, mother doing fine, didn’t hear phone, Lake Carlos Dr, Carlos...
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* December 31 Foot patrol, Brandon. Injury crash, I94. Child protection issue reported by social services, concern about welfare of children in mother’s care, 39th Ave, Alex...