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Nolan wants Enbridge Sandpiper route moved south
Genealogical society re-elects same officers
Trooper answers your trailer, license questions
West Fargo mother charged in her baby’s death
Missing Minnesota park employee found OK after nine-hour search
No. 8 seed DL upsets top-seeded Blues at Legion tournament
‘No Mercy III’ will follow up on MMA success
‘Shorty Memorial’ is July 28-30 in Frazee
Records on Super Bowl bid show NFL request for snowplowing priority
Kluwe’s quest for justice turns in different direction
In the Zone
Photo of the Day
Host families needed for exchange students; group forming soon
Goeun Park: Little brothers can grow up to be friends
Holly McCamant: Camp counselor has best three weeks at camp ever
STAR competition: LPA students head to national conference
Friends & Neighbors
WE Fest 2014
79th Annual Northwest Water Carnival
Garden-grown delights: Union Central residents enjoying fresh veggies this summer
Kings of the kitchen
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Minnesota DNR to allow more licenses, set higher harvest level for 2014 wolf hunt
Minnesota scales back deer hunt
Mussels on Green Lake?
Brad Laabs: High water can cause dramatic changes on area lakes
Blane Klemek: Adaptable kestrels probably the most observed raptor
Continental Land Co. of LP hires Monson
MN gas prices take nearly 9-cent drop
Radiologist joins DL’s Essentia-St. Mary’s
Tuning up the business: Oil isn’t the only thing Valvoline is changing
Gasoline experts say ‘shop around’ for dips
Water Carnival hit all high notes
Lynn Hummel: War is hell and never over for many vets
Ventura gets leafy spurge; Roses to BCBS
Letter: Politicians shouldn’t expect Israel to give up land
Letter: Poor decision by county to re-surface Frazee Main St.
It’s no tall tale: Library has scoop on MN folklore
The Shadows will play Friday at Holmes
ChalkFest set Aug. 11
Artist creating painted keepsakes for lakes area residents
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