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Thankful he's alive: Motorcycle crash survivor says helmet, other...

Alex Olson of Alexandria, who was involved in a motorcycle crash July 31, sits in his bed with the gear he says helped save his life. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)

ECHO PRESS - 2018-08-15 10:02:00

Stratton knocked out in primary: Incumbent Meyer wins spot on...

"I knew I had a lot of good people behind me, supporting me, but I was surprised to be in the top," said Tim Kalina, a challenger for the commissioner seat in District 2.Kalina, along with the other challenger, Judy Backhaus, were the two top vote getters Tuesday, with Kalina drawing 38.7 percent of

ECHO PRESS - 2018-08-15 23:07:00

Deer runs into motorcycle driver: Safety gear saves his life

Beilke, editor of Alexandria-based SnowTech magazine, knows first-hand that helmets, along with a myriad of other protective gear, can save a person's life.

ECHO PRESS - 2018-08-15 11:04:00

Douglas County fair opens Thursday

Corbin Brouns, 8, explains how he made this small house for his 4-H entry into the fair. Brouns is from Osakis and is in his first year with the Fancy Farmer 4-H group. "He's very into crafts," said his mom, Karla Brouns. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)

ECHO PRESS - 2018-08-15 15:00:01

Interstate 94 temporarily closed due to multi-vehicle crash

The crash took place around 2:15 p.m. on Interstate 94 in the eastbound lane near the Brandon exit Monday, Aug. 13.According to scanner traffic, there were at least three vehicles and one semi truck involved in the crash with an estimated five patients. LifeLink III was initially called to the crash


Big turnout for Corn and Pork Chop Jubilee

However, those crowds can't compare to the one for the Corn and Pork Chop Jubilee, held the day before the Douglas County Fair.The jubilee is in its 53rd year, and on Wednesday, Aug. 15, folks flocked to the Alexandria Fire Hall by the thousands. For eight hours, the fire department and the Alexandr

ECHO PRESS - 2018-08-15 23:31:41

Opportunity awaits: Cardinals eager to fill in the spots left...

If the Cardinals are going to get back there for a fourth straight year, they will do it with a lot of new players leading the way. Alexandria lost 19 seniors from last season, many who played both ways. Head coach Mike Empting said a lot of that had to do with the fact that they just didn't feel li

ECHO PRESS - 2018-08-15 23:08:09

West Central Minn. man injured when tire comes off motorcycl...

The accident was reported at 9:40 p.m. on I-94 in Stearns County.According to the State Patrol, a 2002 Honda motorcycle driven by Shaun Michael Insley, 32, of Melrose was going east on I-94 when a tire came off the bike. The Honda crossed over into the left lane, striking the center cable barrier.In

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-08-16 11:49:55

YMCA consolidation clears first hurdle

In a membership meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9, members voted unanimously in favor of a proposed consolidation with the Fergus Falls YMCA by a 25-0 vote.

ECHO PRESS - 2018-08-15 17:05:00

Law Enforcement Blotter: August 13

Suspicious vehicle, caller reported man in red car following some girls who were walking, Evansville.Personal injury crash, multiple cars, Interstate 94.Suspicious vehicle, van parked in a driveway of old abandoned farm site.Theft, caller reported two outbuildings broken into and items stolen, Evans

ECHO PRESS - 2018-08-14 17:39:49

1993: Kalpin inducted into third Hall of Fame

1918, 100 years ago: Considerable interest is being manifested in the coming engagement of "Pershing's Crusaders," U.S. Official War Film, at the Howard Theatre. The films are taken by the U.S. Signal Corps and show what this country has accomplished in its first year of participation in the war. Sc

ECHO PRESS - 2018-08-15 15:13:00

Parkers Prairie burglary suspect arrested

George Alan Vanzee, 51, was being held Monday in the Stearns County jail on charges of felony-level burglary, probation violation, possession of burglary tools and fifth-degree drug controlled substance. The charges were in connection with his arrest, which took place at about 11 p.m. on Aug. 11 alo

ECHO PRESS - 2018-08-14 23:05:48

Six-vehicle crash injures three in Douglas County

The patrol says a SUV, slowing for the pickup and trailer, was rear-ended by a car which was hit by another car which was hit by another SUV. The two cars spun out and were hit by a semi. The semi then hit the trailer on the shoulder.


Ruptured gas line closes highways in Benson

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, sections of U.S. Highway 12 West and state Highway 29 South are currently closed.The gas company, fire department and emergency services are on site.The roads will remain closed until they are safe for traffic, according to MnDOT.For real-time

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-08-14 20:13:23

Zebra mussels' effect on local fisheries

When zebra mussels were first found in the Alexandria Chain of Lakes in 2009, one of the questions asked was how this would eventually affect game fish in infested waters.Fisheries biologists are looking closely at the data, and how things will look 10, 20 years down the road is yet to be determined

ECHO PRESS - 2018-08-14 22:00:01

Osakis waterboy fields football donations in place of birthday...

The day is inching nearer, and each birthday brings Staloch one year closer to growing into his dream. But for now, he’s helping others realize theirs.“The first day after my birthday party last year, I was like, ‘I don’t really want any more presents, so I might as well raise money for something.’

THEOSAKISREVIEW.COM - 2018-08-14 22:00:01

Injury crash shuts down portion of I-94 in Minnesota

BRANDON, Minn. (Valley News Live)A portion of I-94 has been closed in Minnesota due to a multi vehicle crash.The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened around 2:10pm Monday near Brandon, Minnesota in the eastbound lane.A detour was put it place between exit 90 near Brandon and exit 97 near Garfield


Letter to the Editor: Abortion terminates a life's possibili...

Isn't technology wonderful? Today we can make a call to just about anywhere from just about anywhere. We can ask the internet just about anything and get an answer. With a computer, we can solve complex problems in a fraction of a second. But what if these advances had never happened?


It's Our Turn: Wencl keeps music alive

It's always an impressive audience, whether the crowd nearly hits 2,000 as it did a few weeks ago for The Whitesidewalls, or when the usually-dependable summer weather turns threatening and reduces that number by several hundred. It's also a receptive audience, and they quickly pipe down to hear wha


Utility services to businesses dominates construction week - Pope County Tribune

Workers from Riley Brothers Construction will spend a few more days wrapping up work on the first, and most complex, block in Phase IV of the Glenwood Complete Streets project.