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Tearful father supports poison control funds
Deadly bird flu strain makes first strike at a poultry farm in Mississippi Flyway
Transportation brings together Bakk, Dayton
DL sex offender going back to prison
Local woman sentenced for felony check forgery
Albany knocks off top-seeded Lakers in Section final
Titans end Raiders season in 6A subsection
McArthur leads Bombers to 6A subsection semis
Vikings edge Hornets in 8AA playoff thriller
Freeman advances to state diving finals
The ‘hairy’ issue of pet vaccinations
Local team developing anti-body for dog virus
Ice caves draw thousands opening day
Death in the family: Getting a refund from the airline
Friday Matters: Everyday Valentine
Friends & Neighbors
Business manager named for DL Newpapers
Waller joins Bell State Bank in Detroit Lakes
Eyelash extension tech opens DL studio
Refinery issues spark fuel price jump in MN
Booking a scam-free vacay
Artists to take up residence at Kirkbride
Book ‘1965’ shines spotlight on music’s ‘most revolutionary year’
Emerging writers grant meeting is set for March 16 in Bemidji
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Letter: Thanks for supporting Giving Hearts Day
Letter: Environmental record ‘mischaracterized’ in letter
Federal shield law sorely needed
An Oscar for school bus drivers
Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Search for lone wolf in Voyageurs National Park comes up empty
Wolf seen pursuing snowmobiles in Voyageurs National Park
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
September 16, 2009
Minnesota Food and Wine Festival attendance up this year
ALEXANDRIA -- It was a stomping good time this weekend at Carlos Creek Winery. The annual Minnesota Food and Wine Festival was hailed as a success, according to winery owner Tami Bredeson. "The weather gods blessed us this year with some of the best grape-stomping weather in years,"...
September 16, 2009 - 10:00am
September 13, 2009
Infant killed by horse in Eagle Bend
ALEXANDRIA -- A 9-month-old infant died after being stepped on by a horse near Eagle Bend Tuesday. The Todd County Sheriff's Office responded to the accident at the Dan Miller farm, 35164 165th Avenue, Eagle Bend, at 7:24 p.m. When deputies arrived, they found the male infant,...
news / accidents
September 13, 2009 - 3:56pm
Crack addict says Minnesota Teen Challenge saved her life
ALEXANDRIA -- It's not too often that someone is grateful for being arrested. Nikol Foss was. If the police hadn't pulled her over, searched her car and arrested her, she would probably be dead. That one fateful evening was the beginning of the end of a lifetime of drug addiction. Starting...
news / crime
September 13, 2009 - 3:53pm
September 4, 2009
Alexandria schools feel pressure over Obama school speech
ALEXANDRIA -- Should schools show a back-to-school address by President Barack Obama this coming Tuesday? Some parents and groups are pressuring schools not to show the televised live address, claiming that political agendas should be kept out of public classrooms. According to...
September 4, 2009 - 3:55pm
August 27, 2009
Douglas County man in critical condition after tree trimming fall
ALEXANDRIA -- A Douglas County man is in critical condition after falling 40 feet while trimming trees Saturday morning. According to a preliminary report filed at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Joe Steinhagen was working from a scissor platform near Kluver Addition Road Southeast...
news / accidents
August 27, 2009 - 8:28am
August 19, 2009
Motorcyclist escapes serious injury after landing on roof of SUV in crash near Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA - A motorcyclist escaped serious injury Tuesday when he rear-ended an SUV and landed on top of the vehicle, the Minnesota State Patrol said. According to the patrol: Both vehicles were west-bound on State Highway 27 east of Alexandria about 8:46 p.m. when the 2003 Kawasaki...
news / accidents
August 19, 2009 - 8:46am
August 9, 2009
Colorado man died in a tubing accident near Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA - A 32-year-old Colorado man died in a tubing accident Thursday evening on Pocket Lake. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, a 911 call came in shortly after 5:30 p.m.
news / crime
August 9, 2009 - 1:01pm
July 29, 2009
Zebra mussel alert issued for whole Alexandria chain - seven lakes tagged as infested
ALEXANDRIA - Since the end of June, zebra mussels have only been found in one lake on Alexandria's chain of lakes - Lake L'Homme Dieu. When...
news / outdoors
July 29, 2009 - 9:15am
July 22, 2009
Help-wanted ad in Alexandria newspaper tried to scam applicants of money
ALEXANDRIA - An ad that ran in the Wednesday, July 15 Echo Press on page B5 for a full time experienced nanny/housekeeper is reportedly a scam. The Echo Press received several phone calls about the ad and was contacted by law enforcement on Monday, July 20, notifying the paper that...
news / crime / business
July 22, 2009 - 9:20am
A new worry for Alexandria: emerald ash borer
ALEXANDRIA - A new worry has arisen throughout the streets of Alexandria. The beautiful ash trees that line the streets of the city are in possible...
July 22, 2009 - 9:17am
July 14, 2009
Hungry for a cure -- If left to own devices, Alexandria child would eat himself to death
If Matthew Senstad had the chance, he would eat himself to death. There are locks on his cupboards and locks on the refrigerator.
July 14, 2009 - 9:30am
July 13, 2009
Douglas County will keep sending its juvenile offenders to Moorhead
ALEXANDRIA - A decision regarding where Douglas County should send its juvenile offenders was made during a special board meeting July 6. In a 5-0 vote, Douglas County Commissioners decided to keep sending its juveniles to the West Central Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Moorhead...
crime / news
July 13, 2009 - 12:48am
June 27, 2009
Motorcyclist killed after striking deer in Otter Tail County identified
The driver of a motorcycle killed when he struck a deer Friday in Otter Tail County was identified Saturday by the Minnesota State Patrol. Thomas E. Turner, 44, Alexandria, Minn., died after his motorcycle struck a deer on Highway 210 two miles east of Highway 29. Joan M. Turner,...
news / outdoors
June 27, 2009 - 7:52pm
Swept-away swimmers rescued in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA - Two Alexandria girls escaped a near drowning Thursday morning. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Chelsea Lane, 13, and Nicole Currier, 8, were swimming in the Lake Cowdry-Darling channel when the current overtook both of them shortly before 11 a.m. The...
June 27, 2009 - 10:45am
Pot sting leads to three arrests in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA - Three people were arrested Tuesday night after a month-long marijuana investigation in Alexandria. Agents from the West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension made arrangements to deliver 20 pounds of marijuana to Dale...
June 27, 2009 - 9:46am