Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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A setting September sun shone through the stained glass chapel windows casting a radiant glow onto the loving couple anxiously awaiting the precise moment when they would be pronounced Mrs. and Mrs. Kathy Hodges, in a crisp red dress shirt and pressed black slacks, stood proudly by her 4’ 9-¾” bride, Patty Puyear, wearing a flowing red dress and heels on their wedding day, Friday, September 13, 2013.
Author presents different twist on the Kensington tale
Family funeral homes are dying. Traditionally a blood-to-blood inheritance, recent generations have been choosing to explore careers outside of what has been naturally adopted by their ancestors. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria revealed it has joined the gild of family funeral homes to cease tradition. "After four generations, this was not an easy decision for my brother and I," said Tom Anderson. "We had to make some kind of a plan in case our children don't want to continue the practice."
APD pays tribute to fallen heroes on 9/11
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The 2013 AFD Explorers earned fourth place in the 15th annual Governor's Fire Prevention Day Explorer competition in St. Paul.
Why you should never forget to live
I love Lucy. You love Lucy. Everybody loves Lucy. Carlos Creek Winery is plumping up its production for the 13th annual Grape Stomp Festival beginning, befittingly, on Friday, September 13, 2013. This year, comedy duo Tina and Lena (Sue Edwards and Annette Olsen) will be reenacting the "Grapes of Laugh" barrel brawl between Lucille Ball and the Italian lady from the I Love Lucy episode "Lucy's Italian Movie," which originally aired in 1956. "This is going to be the best quality reenactment we've ever had," said Tami Bredeson, Carlos Creek Winery owner.
Douglas County commissioners accepted grant funding and agreed to allocate money to the county Housing and Redevelopment Agency during their regular county board meeting on August 27.
A man was found lying face down in the alley of the 1100 block between Irving and Jefferson Streets in Alexandria on Friday, August 30. Alexandria Police and ambulance personnel provided first aid to Rick Prentice, 56, of Alexandria. Prentice was transported to the Douglas County Hospital by North Ambulance Service. Preliminary indications are that Prentice's death is medical related. An investigation is ongoing. The Alexandria Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and North Ambulance Service responded to the call.