Beth is a reporter at the Echo Press. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in May 2015 with a degree in Communication and Hispanic Studies. Journalism has always been her passion, but she also enjoys blogging and graphic design. In her spare time, she's most likely at Crossfit or at home with her boyfriend and three dogs.
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DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Friday, January 19 Suspicious vehicle, RV parked on road, gone on arrival, Alex. Public assist, wishes to speak with deputy about her stranded husband, Carlos. Public assist, has questions on her license being revoked, Brandon. Threats, inmate reporting a threat from two years ago, Alex.
Helpless. That is the only word Judith Young could produce as she explained what it felt like to watch her neighbor's home burn, knowing the couple was inside. The early morning fire at the Viking City mobile home park on Friday, Jan. 5, claimed the lives of Rose Marie Couillard, 59, and James "Jimmy" Willis Chandler, Jr., 49, as well as the lives of their two dogs.
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Thursday, January 11 Suspicious activity, comp stating she heard someone outside of her house in the back, checked area and did not locate any individuals or see any foot tracks in the snow near residence, Miltona. Property damage crash, 3rd St W/Prairie Ave, Brandon. Public assist, requesting assistance in getting her property and her pet back, Alex.
"Shark Tank" is coming to a stage in Alexandria — but not ABC's version of the program. Instead, Alexandria Area High School students will soon have the opportunity to present projects they've been working on with local businesses, while also having the chance to win scholarship money.
The Echo Press and the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria present this week’s “Pet of the Week” – Alvin. Alvin is a 4 to 5 month old male labrador retriever. The LAHS says, "My name is Alvin. I'm a playful puppy who loves to go for walks and get attention." If you are interested in adopting Alvin, call the LAHS at (320) 759-2260.
The first of three men charged in the kidnapping of 15-year-old Jasmine Block has pleaded not guilty. Joshua Lee Holby, 31, pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and false imprisonment during a hearing Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Douglas County Courthouse. Rather than a jury trial, Holby's representation requested a settlement conference, which has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, April 19.
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Wednesday, January 10 Public assist, has some questions about a property dispute he is having with his brother, Garfield. Public assist, student hasn't been to school for four days, Brandon. Public assist, reporting a family member states they are enroute to remove them from the house, they would like a deputy to respond, Alex.
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Tuesday, January 9 Suspicious activity, would like to speak to a deputy regarding a license plate they have in custody that belongs on a vehicle in Douglas County. Public assist, property exchange, Garfield.
Eighty eighth-grade students from nine schools came together on Friday, Jan. 5, for a workshop in order to prepare for the third annual Fluid Power Action Challenge, sponsored by Alexandria-based manufacturer FORCE America, which will take place at the Alexandria Technical and Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 14.
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Monday, January 8 Suspicious vehicle, comp states a white GMC truck has been at the cemetary all day, owner hunting nearby, Alex. Threats, comp had a death threat. Property damage crash, Co Rd 30 NE/Co Rd 74 NE, Nelson. ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Monday, January 8