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Sauk Centre CNA charged for exploiting clients at assisted living home
Amelia Story, 31, has been charged with one felony count on suspicion of fraudulent transactions with a debit card.
'Remember Eric Dean': Number of children removed from homes rising...
"We do a lot more assessments than we used to," said Laurie Bonds, the Douglas County Social Services director. "Even now when people are upset they mention that case."By the end of June, Douglas County had removed 72 children from their homes, surpassing the 49 removed during all of 2013 and the 52
Canadian wildfires prompt another air quality alert
The alert runs through noon Sunday.According to the MPCA, a large area of Canadian wildfire smoke was expected to cover much of the northern half of the state by early Friday morning.Air pollution monitors show a rapid rise in fine particles with values exceeding an Air Quality Index value of 100 al
Thursday at the fair (photos & video)
The Douglas County Fair in Alexandria starts Thursday morning and runs through Sunday evening. Check back throughout the day for more photos and video.Click right and left arrows on the sides of the photo to see more photos.
Air quality alert leads to burn restrictions across northern...
As a result, the state will not issue burning permits for brush or yard waste for all areas north of Alexandria, Minn., including Mille Lacs and Pine counties.
Long Prairie woman charged with forgery
Tamara Lynn Kingbird, 37, Long Prairie, is facing a felony check forgery charge in Morrison County District Court.The charge stems from a May 5 incident, when Kingbird allegedly purchased groceries from a Swanville store, using a check from a man in Todd County.
DNR invites public to attend deer open houses
According to the DNR announcement, these area-level engagement meetings are one of the first steps identified for implementing the state's new White-tailed Deer Management Plan."The format of the meetings will be similar to the ones held in April, when our draft plan was released," said Erik Thorson
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
Law Enforcement Blotter: August 14-15
Driving complaint, female driving with a revoked license, has been pulled over several times, vehicle unable to locate.
Finding your fit at the fair
Gabriel Heidelberger, 5-years-old of Garfield, looks over all of the fish species in the aquarium at the Department of Natural Resources building during the Douglas County Fair on Thursday. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Mountaineers grow in year three
Just getting numbers into the program was the most important piece that year, and about eight kids took part. Year two saw that number jump to about 16 kids. On Tuesday, participants had more than doubled again for the program as 34 athletes in grades 7-12 joined coaches for the start of a two-hour
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
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
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)
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.
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
Sidewalks Bar and Grill helps Someplace Safe
Sidewalks Bar and Grill in West Union donated the proceeds from bandanas sales for its "Old Timers Run" to Someplace Safe. Shown (left to right) are owner Deb Stelling, Ila Anderson (a client advocate for Someplace Safe) and Katie Judd. (Cindy Drevlow / Osakis Review)Each year, the Sidewalks Bar and
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
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
Osakis Police Blotter Aug. 1-7
Medical, caller thinks he has a loose wire on his pacemaker, transported, W Pike.August 2Nuisance violation, letter sent concerning inoperable vehicle ordinance, given 2 weeks, Pike.Nuisance violation, letter sent concerning inoperable vehicle ordinance, given 2 weeks, E 1st Ave.Nuisance violation,