Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.
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DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* February 18 Traffic hazard, drifting on CR42, county highway will take care of it, Rotary Beach. Child protection issue reported by social services, 5th St, Carlos...
Shine a blue light at your home or business and show your support for the Fargo police officer shot and killed in the line of duty. Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer was shot during a standoff after a domestic disturbance Wednesday; he didn't survive. Moszer, 33, was a Fargo officer for six years and leaves behind a wife and two children. The Douglas County Sheriff's Federation is asking the community to leave a blue light shining outside their homes to show their support for Moszer's family and the law enforcement community.
Paul Anderson, 88, of Alexandria is a stud muffin. His sticky nickname inspired a decadent bakery delicacy that will be featured this month in a wildly popular Chicago bakery. Here's how it happened: Anderson's friend, Janet Baker, a chef at the Alexandria Senior Center, entered Anderson in a "Stud Muffin Naming Contest." The winner would get a cupcake named after him. Baker dressed up Anderson in incognito glasses and a beanie, gave him the name "Hans Coco Puff," snapped a photo and entered the contest.
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* February 17 Juvenile trouble, comp concerned about daughter being harassed via social media, advised comp to have daughter block the girl harassing her, gave advice on...
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* February 16 Patrolled storage business, nothing suspicious observed, Alex. Theft of some change, no answer on callback, unable to leave message, 1st Ave, Evansville. 911 hang...
Since 1886, a bakery has operated at the corner of Fifth and Broadway in downtown Alexandria. "It's never, as far as I know, been closed and it's always been owned by a family," said Rory Roers, co-owner of Roers Family Bakery. Rory and his wife, June, have staked their claim to the baking locale for the last 20 years. "It is, as far as I know, [one of] the oldest building existing in downtown Alexandria," Rory told the Echo Press. "That foundation is solid rock downstairs and it isn't going anywhere."
There was glitz, glamour and an abundance of smiles Friday evening at the Night to Shine event in Alexandria. New Life Christian Church hosted the prom night experience for local people with special needs, ages 16 and older. There were top hats and sequined dresses, laughter and hors d'oeuvres, tears of joy and proud parents and caregivers all swirled into a fun, festive atmosphere as about 110 prom-goers walked the red carpet, donned corsages and boutonnieres, played games and danced the night away.
Two men were injured in separate crashes near Alexandria Sunday. The first crash happened on Interstate 94 at 7:53 a.m. According to Minnesota State Patrol, Jeffrey Kaiser, 58, of Bloomington was westbound on I-94 when he slowed down due to road conditions. The vehicle behind him, driven by Scott Rudolph, 45, of Bowlus reportedly rear-ended Kaiser's truck. Kaiser received minor injuries. Rudolph wasn't injured, nor were the passengers in his vehicle. It was steadily snowing with windy conditions in Alexandria when the crash happened.
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* February 15 Fight/disturbance between father and daughter over use of phone, no threats made, male getting a ride to leave for the night, CR34, Alex. Property...
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* February 12 Comp being harassed on social media, after blocking suspect he’s now attacking comp’s business Facebook page, advised to block suspect on all social media,...