Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.
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DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* August 17 Child protection issue, Evansville. Child protection issue, predatory offender possibly living with juvenile children, social services to handle investigation, Alex. Report of contractor scam,...
Alexandria native Noah Peterson, 27, of Alexandria was killed in a crash in Omaha, Nebraska on August 16, according to KMTV News. According to law enforcement, Peterson, of Valley, Nebraska, was killed when the Subaru Forester he was driving was involved in a crash with another vehicle around 7 p.m. Sunday. Investigators say Peterson was heading west when his SUV crossed into the opposite lane and hit an oncoming vehicle. The crash is still under investigation. Peterson is the son of Howard and Patty Peterson of Alexandria.
A search of a local house Friday turned up drugs. The drug bust happened at 206 Cowdry Heights NW, just west of Alexandria. The Douglas County SWAT team executed the...
There were minor injuries reported in a two-vehicle crash Friday around 5:20 p.m. The crash happened at the intersection of Jefferson Street and 22nd Avenue East in Alexandria. According to...
A dozen kids took part in Saturday's nature stories and activities program at Lake Carlos State Park. It's been ongoing through the summer and this weekend's topic was moths and...
Roundabout coming later this season
Runestone Museum ramps up fundraising momentum
Expanded clinic hours coming soon; video visits are new option
Rain blamed for causing spinout
An Alexandria man was arrested and charged after his alleged involvement in a high-speed chase that started in Alexandria and ended in Todd County early Thursday, August 6. According to authorities, the Alexandria Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office were working with the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force to stop a vehicle in Alexandria late Wednesday, August 5. The driver, Trevor Warner, 29, was reportedly involved in a task force investigation and when officers tried to make