Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.
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A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle near Lake L’Homme Dieu around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The incident happened on County Road 42 between the lake and Bug-a-Boo Bay. According to...
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE July 10 Check welfare, caller’s husband on the road and ill, hasn’t heard from him in 30 minutes, checked both rest areas in county, unable to...
The Alexandria teen who contracted a rare and severe brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake has died. Hunter Boutain, 14, died Thursday at University of Minnesota Medical Center...
Step by step, stride by stride, hundreds gathered in Alexandria Friday night for the annual Douglas County American Cancer Society Relay For Life. As the evening kicked off at 6 p.m., this year's relay honorees led the first lap around the track at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. For the next lap, they were joined by fellow cancer survivors. The relay runs through 6 a.m.
A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle near Lake L'Homme Dieu around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The incident happened on County Road 42 between the lake and Bug-a-Boo Bay. According to law enforcement at the scene, Nathan Thompson, 64, of Shoreview was driving northbound on County Road 42 when a group of people were walking in a crosswalk from the lake to the west side of the road. Jill Cihlar, 39, of Big Lake, was struck by Thompson.
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE July 9 Suicide threats, person went to ER for evaluation, Alex. Report of paddle board floating in lake, reunited with its owner, Lowry. Caller with question...
Hunter Boutain has died. Boutain, 14, reportedly contracted a rare and severe brain infection from an amoeba organism while swimming recently in Lake Minnewaska in Pope County. A family spokesperson...
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