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June 10, 2019
New firefighting equipment could save lives
June 10, 2019 - 9:12pm
January 14, 2019
Sara Carlson
Mayor's word for 2019: collaboration
January 14, 2019 - 10:11pm
July 13, 2018
Hawthorne Estates residents stand by the flagpole and flag they installed for the Fourth of July. (Contributed)
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
July 13, 2018 - 5:04am
May 4, 2018
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
May 4, 2018 - 10:23am
April 30, 2018
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, addresses the Minnesota State Fire Department Association during its annual meeting in Alexandria Saturday. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
A new way of saving firefighters from cancer -- research
April 30, 2018 - 5:07pm
February 16, 2018
A Motley firefighter sprays water Friday morning on the Richard Swartz’s family dairy barn Friday morning. The early morning blaze killed 17 dairy cows, a calf and chickens on the farm east of Motley. The Motley and Pillager fire departments fought the blaze in sub-zero temperatures. Steve Kohls / Forum News Serviceplay button
Fire destroys dairy barn filled with animals in northern Minn.
February 16, 2018 - 6:35pm
January 13, 2018
Justin Stallman of Donnely Fire strikes a pose for the audience during the third annual Firefighter Runway and Comedy Show at the Forada Supper Club Saturday night. Proceeds from the event go to the Lakes Area Crisis Response Team, a self-funded organization that offers stress mitigation and debriefing services to area emergency response agencies. The team serves 11 fire departments in Douglas County, as well as agencies in Pope, Todd and Grant counties. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Firefighters strut their stuff
January 13, 2018 - 8:44pm
January 6, 2018
Bill Thoennes with the Alexandria Fire Department takes a selfie while he makes his way down the stage at the Firefighter's Runway Competition and Comedy Show last year. This year's event is set for Saturday, Jan. 13. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Firefighters to strut their stuff for good cause
January 6, 2018 - 8:10am
December 11, 2017
Alexandria eyes big projects for 2018
December 11, 2017 - 11:40pm
August 30, 2017
Becky Strand of Alexandria (middle) and Cheryl Schaffran (right) speak with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar about their husbands, Kurt Strand and Jamie Schaffran, who died from cancer. Both men were firefighters. Klobuchar was in Alexandria Wednesday to talk about her bipartisan bill to establish a national cancer registry for firefighters. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Stalking a silent killer: Senator stops in Alexandria on campaign to track firefighter cancer rates
August 30, 2017 - 5:34pm
June 9, 2017
Alexandria Fire Department firefighters Bill Thoennes (left) and Jason Schmidt (right) place their gear in an extractor, which removes soot, hydrocarbons and other toxins using special cleaning fluids. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
A hidden danger for firefighters: Cancer
June 9, 2017 - 6:00am
June 7, 2017
A high-tech, 53-foot tractor-trailer unfolds into a 1,000-square foot exhibit which diplays steel beams from the towers, documentary videos and recordings of first responder radio transmissions. It will visit the Douglas County Fair August 17-20.
9/11 exhibit to roll into Douglas County Fair
June 7, 2017 - 5:34am
January 10, 2017
Stephen VanLuik with the Forada Fire Department dances down the catwalk at the Firefighter's Runway Competition and Comedy Show at the Broadway Ballroom Saturday night. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)play button
Firefighters show their dance moves - w/video
January 10, 2017 - 2:19pm
December 13, 2016
Council approves rec agreement
December 13, 2016 - 12:21am
October 15, 2016
Alexandria firefighters and explorers reach out their boots for motorists to fill as part of the Fill the Boot fundraising campaign. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Firefighters fill the boot
October 15, 2016 - 11:23am