Beth is a reporter at the Echo Press. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in May 2015 with a degree in Communication and Hispanic Studies. Journalism has always been her passion, but she also enjoys blogging and graphic design. In her spare time, she's most likely at Crossfit or at home with her boyfriend and three dogs.
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DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Monday, May 21 Check welfare of person, friend has been sick and comp has not heard from her, Alex. Harassment, phone, Garfield. Theft, storage unit broken into, Alex. 911 hangup, checked area, unable to locate anyone. Public assist, caller looking for advice on a property exchange, Villard.
Woodland Elementary School staff started off Monday’s monthly meeting of Alexandria School Board by asking this question of its members: You have a better chance of becoming a professional athlete than receiving what award? The answer? The U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School award, which Woodland was awarded in September 2017.
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Friday, May 18 Suicide threat, stating no weapons and that ex is suicidal, denied going to ER. Harassment, Alex. Saturday, May 19 Suspicious activity, his renter found what looks like some sort of medieval weapon and a jar of some substance, Alex.
Scott Monson loved animals – so much so that when he died in January, he left $20,000 to the Lakes Area Humane Society. “We didn’t know (that he was leaving the money),” said Jim Monson, Scott’s brother. “He wasn’t one to boast about how much he liked to help people.” Scott, who lived in Alexandria and worked at Douglas Machine, had adopted his own dogs from the Lakes Area Humane Society and had donated to it through the years.
Women were busy building last week at Habitat's newest Alexandria home, as it marked National Women Build Week. National Women Build Week was launched by Lowe's Home Improvement in 2008 to encourage women across the country to devote at least one day to build affordable housing in local communities. From Wednesday, May 9, through Saturday, May 12, local volunteers spent time installing siding and insulation at Habitat's newest Alexandria home, located at 1900 Timber Lane Northeast.
Saving even one life — for Alexandria Police Captain Scott Kent, that's what it comes down to. Kent spoke to sophomore students at the Alexandria Area High School on Wednesday, May 16, ahead of the annual mock car crash. With student actors as crash victims and real first responders, the mock crash serves as a way to warn against the dangers of distracted driving.
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Tuesday, May 15 Suspicious activity, outside lights on the back of the house have turned off, comp says it was a burned out bulb, Alex. Fire, grass, Kensington. Suspicious activity, comp reporting a lot of glass on the road in front of her house, states she did not hear a crash and her husband said he didn't think it was there when he left this morning, unable to locate, Carlos.
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Monday, May 14 Suspicious activity, received a package with his own return address on it and he refused to sign for it, advised not to take package since he was not expecting anything, package from Brazil, comp will ask post office to dispose of it, Osakis. Harassment, Brandon.
A Forada man who law enforcement says was the victim of an assault in the early-morning hours of Saturday, May 5, has died. Steven “Beaver” Hlinsky, 46, a long-time Forada firefighter, died Sunday afternoon, May 13, at his home, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, which received a 911 call from the Hlinsky residence.
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Friday, May 11 Public assist, Garfield. Check welfare of person, caller says that she has not been able to get ahold of the couple that lives there, all OK, Alex Suspicious activity, caller says that renter of this cabin has a bunch of street signs from the area hanging up in the cabin, Alex.