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Alexandria doctor harnesses the sun with $50,000 project

Erika Johnson could have dropped $50,000 on a luxurious month in Bora Bora, or a pretty decent boat, or a brand-new car. But Johnson, an obstetrician/gynecologist, worries about the planet. And the future. So instead, she spent the money on a towering solar installation on her Lake Brophy property.

ECHO PRESS - 2017-09-22 19:41:51

Former Alexandria couple rides out Hurricane Irma in Caribbean island of St. Martin

ST. MARTIN - David Townsend stood on the back of a battered pickup truck on the Caribbean island of St. Martin, watching as a U.S. Air Force plane took off with his wife, Kerri, and two sons, Boden and Luke, on board. He didn't know when he would see them again. Townsend's family was evacuated in th

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 11:33:00

Running for a reason -- suicide awareness

About 75 people took off on a 3.1 mile run/walk in Alexandria Saturday morning to support suicide awareness and education. Organizers with the local Community Suicide Awareness Education Group (CSAEG -- pronounced as "see seg") were thrilled with the participation in the "End the Silence 5K Run/Walk

ECHO PRESS - 2017-09-23 15:11:24

17-year-old injured in hunting accident

A 16-year-old Alexandria teen was injured in a hunting accident Saturday. At about 5:11 p.m., Douglas County sheriff's deputies responded to the Douglas County Hospital Emergency Room for a gunshot wound related to a waterfowl hunting, according to a news release. Deputies learned two teenage boys w

ECHO PRESS - 2017-09-24 12:34:31

Tennis: Cards beat Fergus Falls to continue winning streak

The Cardinals swept the singles lineup. Both Alli Prestby and Rachel Bitzan blanked their opponents in the third and fourth singles. Jamie Lanoue fought from behind in her second set in first singles, but she earned her point. Laura Wilmesmeier defeated Kalley Rastedt in two sets, 6-1, 6-1. Fergus F

ECHO PRESS - 2017-09-22 17:56:21

Public to get peek at city's 2018 levy Monday

Alexandria taxpayers will get their first look at the city's proposed 2018 budget and levy on Monday night. The Alexandria City Council will hold a public hearing on the issue at 7:30 p.m. during its regular meeting at City Hall, which starts at 7 p.m. Once the council approves a preliminary budget,

ECHO PRESS - 2017-09-22 15:20:18

Nice day for a run

A total of 275 Alexandria fourth and fifth graders ran hard at the "Dream, Believe, Achieve!" cross country fun run to the sound of cheering parents on Sept. 20. A team from Woodland Elementary School took first place with 56 points in the fourth grade race. Voyager Elementary School took first plac

ECHO PRESS - 2017-09-21 21:17:38

Cross Country: Cards take second and third in Rocori

The times over all weren't as fast as the previous meet, but the Cards still walked away with six season best times for the girls and 11 season best times for the boys. The boys came in second with 61 points behind Willmar with 47 points. Willmar is a Central Lakes Conference team. The girls came in

ECHO PRESS - 2017-09-22 19:15:03

Osakis, B-E gear up for Homecoming week

Brandon-Evansville's coronation will take place Sunday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. at the high school in Brandon. The candidates for Homecoming king and queen include Taylor Bitzan, Jake Hintermeister, Avery Wendt, Payton Schaefer, Emily Bukkala and Saffron Fletcher. A pep fest for students will take place

ECHO PRESS - 2017-09-22 21:21:06

Faith Events: Speaker coming to Osakis High

Speaker at Osakis High When high school farm kid Ben Hylden lost control of his car on an icy back road, he was tossed from the vehicle and came close to death. Ten years later, as a motivational speaker and author, he shares his story of a faith that sustained him through his recovery and gave him

ECHO PRESS - 2017-09-22 14:03:44

Westbound I-94 To Close In Lowry Tunnel For Several Nights Next Week

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Construction on the Lowry Hill Tunnel will continue next week with several overnight closures of the westbound lanes of Interstate 94. MnDOT announced Thursday that the closures come as crews need to install curb, permanent stripping and lighting in the tunnel. Next week's ove

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-21 22:24:00

Soft lockdown lifted at West Central Area Secondary School

The soft lockdown at West Central Area Secondary School in Barrett has been lifted, allowing the school to return to activity as normal. In an email sent to parents Thursday, Sept. 21, superintendent Barry Schmidt said the school had been placed on a soft lockdown. "A concern was brought forth an

ECHO PRESS - 2017-09-21 17:39:53

Controversy continues over Grant County Government facility: Residents gather in Elbow Lake to oppose $5.5 million plan

Nobody throws a county board meeting quite like the fine men and women of Grant County. Amidst the historic architecture of Elbow Lake's City Hall, roughly 80 people, plus commissioners and law enforcement, held a standing-room-only meeting in the building's upper floor. Vehicles were parked for blo

FERGUS FALLS DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 17:32:00

Morrison County Sheriff's Department

Sept. 15 - A resident on South Main Street in Upsala reported a phone scam. Sept. 15 - A resident on 153rd Street in Little Falls reported a theft. Sept. 15 - A resident on Balcony Road in Swanville reported a burglary, with a stove stolen from the home. Sept. 15 - A resident on Gordon Circle in L

MORRISON COUNTY RECORD - 2017-09-22 07:48:00

British actor, director Fiennes gets his Serbian passport

BELGRADE, Serbia - British actor and director Ralph Fiennes has received a Serbian passport from the Balkan country's president after he was granted citizenship earlier this month. President Aleksandar Vucic handed the passport to Fiennes at a meeting Sunday in the Serbian presidency building in Bel

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-24 10:45:00

Tyga: Kylie Jenner's baby is mine

Kylie Jenner's ex-boyfriend Tyga has claimed he is the father of her child. The 20-year-old reality star is reportedly expecting her first child, and whilst the father is presumed to be her current boyfriend Travis Scott, her former flame Tyga - who already has four-year-old King Cairo with his ex B

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-24 06:00:00

Brian Welch joins Chester Bennington tribute show line-up

Korn's Brian Welch will perform at the Chester Bennington tribute concert, despite having called him a "coward" for taking his own life. The 47-year-old guitarist took to Facebook shortly after the news of the Linkin Park frontman's tragic death was announced in July to blast the late singer for bei

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-24 05:42:09

Nebraska small-town citizens put money where their mouths are to keep rural grocery stores open

ELWOOD, Neb. - The sun rises over the bank branch on the other side of Smith Avenue and shines on the Elwood Hometown Cooperative Market, where pots of red geraniums greet customers and a woman sweeps sidewalk debris into a tidy pile. It's 8 a.m. on a Thursday, time to open the store, and a good day

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-24 05:15:00

Zoe Kravitz's 'fiery' pal Cara Delevingne

Zoe Kravitz has had to "pull" Cara Delevingne away from people on a night out because the British babe has such a "fiery" temper. The 'Big Little Lies' star loves hanging out with her model-turned-actress pal but admits the model-and-actress has a temper that can get her into trouble. She said: "Car

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-24 05:00:00

Seann William Scott didn't plan comedy career

Seann William Scott never wanted to do comedy films. The 40-year-old actor shot to fame as Steven Stifler in the hit 'American Pie' franchise and since the first movie was released back in 1999, Scott has starred in a number of successful movies but claims he never thought about doing comedies. Spea

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-24 05:00:00