Weather Forecast


Jeff Karrow

June 10, 2019
New firefighting equipment could save lives
June 10, 2019 - 9:12pm
May 13, 2019
Hustad Mobile Home Park on McKay Avenue in Alexandria is one of three parks that now have evacuation plans for tornadoes. The council approved the plans Monday. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)
Getting shelter from the storms
May 13, 2019 - 10:01pm
May 6, 2019
Firefighters from the Alexandria Fire Department battle a house fire at 2180 Sunfish Lane SW near Lake Andrew Friday evening. The Forada Fire Department also responded to the scene. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Fire damages house near Lake Andrew
May 6, 2019 - 10:51am
February 11, 2019
The Alexandria Fire Station will soon receive a new rubber roof. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Fire station to get new roof
February 11, 2019 - 9:18pm
February 1, 2019
Firefighters from 11 departments battled a blaze at SunOpta in January 2011 when temperatures were at least 20 degree below zero. (Echo Press file photo)
Fighting fires in winter more challenging
February 1, 2019 - 7:08am
January 28, 2019
Seeking shelter from the storms
January 28, 2019 - 10:07pm
January 11, 2019
Professional snowmobile driver Colt Dellandrea leans into the first turn at the Viking Speedway during the 2018 Winter Spectacular. The Winter Spectacular races ran in Alexandria from 2014-2018 but will not be back this February for a sixth straight year. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Winter Spectacular won't be held in 2019
January 11, 2019 - 5:00pm
October 15, 2018
A mobile home caught fire in the Viking City mobile home park at 1611 Sixth Ave. East in Alexandria at about 2:30 a.m. Monday. (Contributed)
Dog wakes up man in mobile home fire; he alerts neighbors
October 15, 2018 - 5:46pm
July 29, 2018
Smoke billows out of a house on County Road 22 as Alexandria firefighters work on putting the fire out. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press) play button
UPDATE: Explosion causes house fire in Alexandria
July 29, 2018 - 3:23pm
May 1, 2018
Members of the Alexandria, Garfield and Carlos fire departments worked to beat down a grass fire Friday morning near Carlos Creek Winery and Oakwood Terrace. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Douglas County, others in burning ban
May 1, 2018 - 7:46am
Gunnar Sterne of West Chicago, IL leans into a turn at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria during the Champ 440 20-lap final during last year’s Winter Spectacular. Sterne won the race and the entire 2017 TLR Cup Championship Tour season series. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Snowmobilers to converge on Viking Speedway again
February 1, 2018 - 8:35am
January 24, 2018
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Answering the cry for help: Man helps neighbors escape deadly fire
January 24, 2018 - 6:48am
January 9, 2018
Smoke billows out of a mobile home at 1611 Sixth Ave. E. in Alexandria, three hours after firefighters responded to the call. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
No smoke detectors in fatal fire
January 9, 2018 - 6:31pm
January 5, 2018
Smoke billows out of a mobile home at 1611 Sixth Avenue East in Alexandria, three hours after firefighters responded to the call. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Update: Two people die in mobile home fire - names released
January 5, 2018 - 8:44am
September 14, 2017
Erick DeLong, a member of the Alexandria Fire Department Explorers, helps his nephew, Chase DeLong, put out "flames" in a window of a cut-out house at last year's open house.  (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Alexandria Fire Department gets safety award
September 14, 2017 - 4:45pm