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The Best Pumpkin Patch in Minnesota Is... | Keri Noble in the Morning | Cities 97.1

"Stopped here for pumpkins this year since my regular pumpkin place was out of stock for the year already. I was very happy with Knapton's! They have a very large selection of carving and ornamental pumpkins, gourds, corn, et cetera." - Melanie B.


Schools not reimbursed for state costs: Fewer fans, venue costs...

"That's the same sentiment I had," said Robert Brakke, assistant principal for activities at Alexandria Area High School.The school really racked up the state trips over the past year in what amounted to an extremely successful season. During the 2017-2018 school year, Alexandria had nine teams qual

ECHO PRESS - 2018-09-21 22:14:00

Update: Interstate 94 reopen

Reportedly, the semi was westbound on Interstate 94 when the driver, who has not yet been named, swerved to miss a group of deer standing on the roadway. The semi rolled over, blocking both lanes of traffic. The crash happened shortly before 2:30 a.m.Assisting the State Patrol were the Sauk Centre A


Long Prairie man Dies After ATV Overturns

The Todd County Sheriff's Office says around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, they were called to a report of an incident at 21438 County Road 36 in Long Prairie. Fifty-four-year-oldGlenn Middendorfhad been trying to herd a cow from the pasture on a farm. During the herding attempt, the ATV overturned.


Law Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 14-18

Suspicious vehicle, caller reported suspicious vehicle parked, driver was waiting for boyfriend.


DWI campaign nabs driver at dental office

Most recently, a woman is alleged to have driven while under the influence from Hancock to an Alexandria dental office, with her 3-year-old son in the vehicle. Hancock is about 40 miles from Alexandria.


Rooting for her favorite team: It's not the Vikings, Hall colors...

Jill Engebretson, hair stylist and owner of Hair A'la More, colors Randee Hall's hair purple for the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer's. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)


Police: "Multiple victims" in Maryland shooting

PERRYMAN, Md. --Authorities are responding after reports of shots fired in Harford County, Maryland, just south of Aberdeen,CBS Baltimore reports.


Law Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 19

Animal complaint, caller reported two large white dogs that chase people while they are out walking, caller’s family, along with others, are afraid to walk by, Osakis.


You can't park there: New signage, more enforcement puts teeth...

You're running late for work, you've got to get the kids dropped off at school and you don't have time to walk from a block away. Yes, those signs on Colfax next to the elementary school may say no parking, but everybody's doing it. Well, not anymore.


Fire Pit takes on emotional topic: 'The Father: A Tragic Farce'...

Cast members of "The Father: A Tragic Farce," Karmen Lemm and Al Alvig, run through their lines at a practice last week. The Fire Pit Productions show opens Friday, Sept. 21. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)


Charges: Man went on crime spree, shot Stearns Co. deputy with arrow

SAUK CENTRE, Minn. (KMSP)- A 31-year-old Alexandria, Minnesota man is charged in a crime spree that ended with him allegedlyshooting a Stearns County sheriff’s deputy in the arm with an arrowlast Thursday.


In the Know: A lot to like about street project

Needless to say, it was pretty disruptive for people driving through town before the end of July but now with the main intersection open for three directions (north, south and west) traffic on Highway 29 from Alex can head south on Minnesota 104 or west on Minnesota 28-29 without detours or disrupti


District weighs future building needs

During an hour and a half work session on Sept. 10, the Osakis School Board met with representatives Jacqui Coldman and Luke Pfotenhauer of InGensa, a Plymouth consulting firm that works with school districts to renovate and improve their facilities.


Minnesota Man Charged for Neglecting Miniature Horse Herd – The Horse

Investigator Mark Slater, of the Watonwan County Sheriff’s Department, in St. James, Minnesota, said personnel began investigating the care of 70 Miniature Horses at a farm owned by Michael Charles Johnson in rural Odin, Minnesota, in June. Investigators found the horses with curling hooves, indicat


Sauk Rapids woman accused of swinging 2-by-4 at man over sweatshirt

SAUK RAPIDS — A 38-year-old Sauk Rapids woman is facing charges on suspicion of swinging a 2-by-4 at a man who confronted her about a sweatshirt he said was stolen, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Benton County District Court.June Caroline Engler was charged with one felony count


UPDATE: Driver with medical problem dies after hitting pole

Ambulance personnel, police officers, firefighters and utility workers responded to a crash on County Road 82 in west Alexandria Thursday afternoon. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)


Alexandria Man Charged in Sauk Centre Police-Involved Shooting

ST. CLOUD -- The man accused of a crime spree ending in a police standoff in Sauk Centre has been formally charged and is being held on $2-million bail. The Stearns County Attorney's Office has charged 31-year-oldRamey Olsonof Alexandria with three counts of 1st-degree assault - use of deadly force


3 of 5 charges dismissed against Brooten man suspected of sex trafficking

ST. CLOUD — A Brooten man accused of trafficking a woman and attempting to recruit a teen girl had charges in one case against him dropped last week, days before he was scheduled to go to trial, according to court records.


Minnesota in Top 10 for College Debt

Nationally, about 65 percent of college seniors who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges in 2017 had student loan debt, a slight decrease from 2016. These borrowers owed an average of $28,650, which is only 1 percent higher than the 2016 average of $28,350.