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Deputy saves woman after car goes off bridge near Alexandria, Minn.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. (KMSP)- A Douglas County sheriff's deputy saved a woman's life Saturday after she drove off a bridge into Lake Latoka near Alexandria, Minnesota.

FOX9.COM - 2018-06-17 17:03:00

Deputy pulls woman from sinking car in Minnesota lake

The Douglas County sheriff’s office says it happened Saturday night in a construction zone on Interstate 94 near Lake Latoka, southwest of Alexandria. The sheriff’s office says 76-year-old Beverly Toso, of Hoffman, couldn’t stop in time before she drove off a bridge that’s being replaced. Her car la

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-06-18 02:22:15

Alexandria Area Auction • Saturday, June 23

Due to health reasons, we will sell the following at auction located from Broadway Ave. in Alexandria, MN 3.5 miles west past the Douglas County Fairgrounds on County Tar #82, then ó mile south on Town Hall Road; or exit Interstate 94 at the Highway #27 exit (Exit #100), then from the Pilot Truck St

HOMETOWNSOURCE.COM - 2018-06-18 13:48:00

76-year-old injured after car vaults off interstate and into lake

Alexandria, MN (KFGO) - A 76-year-old Hoffman, Minnesota woman escaped serious injury after the vehicle she was driving launched off I-94 and into a lake Saturday night.

KFGO.COM - 2018-06-17 13:00:00

Sprinkles don't ruin fun in Kensington

Gage and Hadlee Gabrielson of Garfield scurry to a piece of candy that was tossed their way during the Kensington Runestone Days Parade on Sunday afternoon while their father, Andrew Gabrielson, watches from the curb. (Al Edenloff/ Echo Press)

ECHO PRESS - 2018-06-17 21:28:58

Car plunges into Lake Latoka

At about 9:15 p.m., Beverly Toso, 76, of Hoffman was driving a 2010 Toyota Avalon east on I-94 in the westbound lanes that were closed for construction near milepost 100 west of Alexandria, according to the State Patrol accident report. She was unable to stop in time at the bridge that had been remo

ECHO PRESS - 2018-06-17 15:00:33

Fond memories of Herberger's

George Herberger, father of G. Robert Herberger, had acquired two stores on the westside of Broadway as payment for a loan. One store eventually became the Iverson Shoes store, and the other the first Herberger's in Alexandria. I researched this in "Our Livelihood, Vol. II," published in 1985. On pa

ECHO PRESS - 2018-06-18 11:20:00

Carlos Creek Winery's owners are starting a Viking-themed brewery in Alexandria

Carlos Creek Wineryin Alexandria, Minnesota, has been a destination for wine lovers in the state since 1999. The winery has grown a lot since opening, adding a new production building in 2015, cider in 2016, and, come summer 2019, craft beer under the brand22 Northmen Brewing.


Alexandria host site for regional K-9 field trials: Public invited...

The 96 dogs from a five-state region, along with their handlers, will be taking part in the United States Police Canine Association's regional patrol dog certification and competition on June 17-19.According to Sgt. Wade Lerfald with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, a public demonstration will t


One person detained after drug search in Alexandria

A man was detained in Alexandria today, Thursday, after authorities executed a narcotics related search warrant.


Shooting for a busy weekend

The Minnesota State High School Trap Shooting Championship is the largest event of the year at the Alexandria Shooting Park. It is estimated that over the course of the nine-day event, 25,000 to 30,000 people will attend. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)


What happened to you?

Marie Heller, who scored a 9 out of 10 on an Adverse Childhood Experiences questionnaire, now trains others in becoming aware of how negative events affect children even through adulthood. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)


Minnesota dairy farm with highest-quality milk sold its herd

But the top producer on the Department of Agriculture'snewest list, a Stearns County family farm, sold its cows last November after four years in the red.


High school trap shooting is going over with a bang — and needs more help

The Minnesota high school trap shooting championship this year will attract more than 8,000 students over nine days, but youth participation in bird hunting, deer hunting and fishing has been declining rapidly.

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-06-16 17:14:00

Monson pleads not guilty to federal weapons charges

Chad Lee Monson, 46, appeared before U.S. Judge Becky Thorson in a hearing that lasted just three minutes, according to court documents.


Law Enforcement Blotter: June 12

Abandoned vehicle, car has been on the side of the road for two days, Osakis.Patrol request, comp reported semis hauling wood chips have been driving 65 mph or more, County Road 3, Osakis.Harassment, person being harassed by someone she bought a dog from.Water-related incident, fail to display curre


Osakis Voices: How does Galeon use donations?

Many of you have likely seen advertisement and publications for fundraising efforts at Galeon such as Galeon Appreciation Night with the Minnesota Lynx, pie sales, local business donations, etc. As a result, we have received questions such as: What do we plan to do with the money earned? Can't Galeo


1993: Minor earthquake shakes west-central Minnesota

1918, 100 years ago: A nearly fatal accident happened to Victor Alm, storekeeper at Rose Corners. While going to Carlos with a team of mules after a load of freight, it seems the tongue of the wagon came down and the team ran away, throwing him out in the road. He lay unconscious on the road until J


Franson and Kulp will face off again

Incumbent Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, and DFL-endorsed challenger Gail Kulp, also of Alexandria, both filed for office.


MN-based Clay Target League is exploding

The Alexandria Shooting Park has been a host site for the Minnesota High School Clay Target League'sTeam Championshipsfor years. Alexandria has been one of the schools to join the fastest growing sport in the state, and soon to be the nation. The first time I covered the tournament was in 2012. T