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Law Enforcement Blotter: Oct. 16
Assist other agency, stopped vehicle for police officer who handled complaint of two young children, one in the front seat and one in the back, not buckled or in a car seat.Animal complaint, report of cows on the road, County Road 10 SE, County Road 3 SE, Osakis.Suspicious activity, caller reported
Commentary: Proposed Star Lake casino is dead
Editor's note: The Echo Press has reported about the proposed Star Lake casino, which would have been located about 65 miles from Alexandria. This column is by Mike McFeely, a former Echo Press sports reporter and Carlos native, who is a WDAY (970 AM) radio host and a columnist for The Forum of Farg
Osakis Police Blotter Oct. 3-9
Medical, decreased level of consciousness, no first responders, transported, W Main.
Sunday liquor falls a little flat: Some towns skip it; others...
Andy Mellgren, manager of the two city-owned liquor stores in Alexandria, and city liquor store employee Kersey Rock check the wine inventory at Plaza Discount Liquors. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Regional centers for mental health needed
Chris Uchello was completing his law degree at the University of Mississippi when complications from diabetes brought him to Minnesota to receive care at the Mayo Clinic. After months of treatment, he became depressed, began to struggle and eventually became homeless.
22 Northmen Brewing Company breaks ground
The Bredesons break ground on 22 Northmen Brewing Co.(L-R) Tara Bitzan (Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce), Tyler Bredeson, Michelle Bredeson, Kim Bredeson, Tami Bredeson and Nicole Fernholz (AAEDC).Joe Korkowski
Raking up support: Fergus Falls Mowing Club to host one-day, raking flash mob - The Fergus Falls Daily Journal
Inspired by their work from this summer, the Fergus Falls Mowing Club is expanding their services for a one-day, lawn-raking flash mob. Similar to an event they did this summer where they helped mow community members’ lawns. Taking into consideration the falling leaves, the group decided to help rak
Survey says buildings in need of repair: School board told that...
Dave Bergeron and Lori Christensen, consultants with ICS Consulting, the firm hired by the district to help assess its facility issues and needs, present information to the Brandon-Evansville School Board at Monday night's meeting.
Law Enforcement Blotter: Oct. 15
Property damage crash, vehicle versus deer, County Road 14 NE, County Road 3 NE, Miltona.Theft, caller reported two vehicles broken into, daughter’s purse was stolen, Red Fox Lane SE.Lost property, lost a dark blue snap on pontoon cover, Lake Mina.Theft, caller reported vehicle broken into, unsure i
More details released on school trespassing - The Fergus Falls Daily Journal
Christopher Randall Mitchell, a 22-year-old Fergus Falls man, has been named as the man arrested at Kennedy Secondary School on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Dog wakes up man in mobile home fire; he alerts neighbors
Mark Anderson, a student at the Alexandria Technical and Community College, had been living in the mobile home in the E7 lot at Viking City (formerly Olson's mobile home park) at 1611 Sixth Ave. East for about two weeks, according to Alexandria Fire Chief Jeff Karrow. Anderson was sleeping in the li
Alexandria man injured in Douglas County rollover
Around 8:45 p.m., near Carlos, the state patrol says a SUV was southbound on Highway 29 when the vehicle went off the road and into the ditch where it rolled. The SUV came to rest after hitting a tree.
Man charged after knife incident in Sauk Centre Walmart parking lot
Officers spoke to two people who said Christopher Wilson Dean Stone, 25, waved a large knife at them, according to the complaint.
A Carolina care package: 10,000 pounds of donations on way to...
Julie Nelson, a truck driver for Halvor Lines, will drive her semi full of donated items to North Carolina. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Pursuit leads to arrest, drug charges for Verndale man
At 9:55 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, a Deputy with the Wadena County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop a vehicle on 6th St SE in Wadena. The vehicle fled and led deputies on a pursuit that lasted approximately 7 miles, reaching high rates of speed at times. The vehicle traveled south into Todd County be
UPDATED: Hides for Habitat Program back on locally and state...
“Fortunately, an 11th-hour agreement between fur buyers and MDHA for a higher price for hides will enable MDHA to avoid a one-year pause in the program,” a release on Oct. 12 said. “MDHA has worked hard with fur buyers to negotiate prices that would allow the program to continue uninterrupted.”On Oc
Rollover sends driver to hospital
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, around 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Michael Allen was driving a 2015 Subaru Forester southbound on Highway 29, south of County Road 42, near Carlos. His vehicle went off the road to the right and then rolled before hitting a tree and coming to rest.
Ancient way of telling a story
‘In Pursuit of a Dream — Stories & Songs of 19th Century Immigration’ cast members are Anne O’Flynn, Al Lieffort, Greg Donahue, Patty Kakac, Todd Nelson, Paulette Friday, Terry Kennedy, David Bengtson, Sara Schwabe-Robinson. This photo was taken outside of the Andria Theatre in Alexandria, Minn., af
Woman arrested after stabbing incident at Fargo hotel
FARGO -- One man is in the hospital and a woman is in custody after a stabbing incident on Sunday, October 14th.According to the Fargo Police Department, they were called out to the Woodspring Suites at 1:26 p.m. for a reported stabbing.On arrival they found an adult male with a non-life threatening
Alexandria Named Retail Community of the Year
St. Paul (October 4, 2018) – After reviewing dozens of applications from across the state, the Minnesota Retailers Association is pleased to announce the community of Alexandria, MN as the Retail Community of the Year in the 2018 Minnesota’s Retail Champions program.“Alexandria was selected based on