Echo Press staff
A woman was taken to the hospital Thursday night after her car went off Highway 29 and into the ditch near Forada. Jewel Dahl, 40, of Glenwood, was driving a 2011 Buick Enclave north on Highway 29 when the car left the roadway at Douglas County Road 4 in Lake Mary Township and went into the east ditch, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. It was reported at 11:03 p.m., and road conditions were described as snowy/icy. Dahl was taken by North Memorial ambulance to Alomere Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A single-car crash under snowy and icy conditions Tuesday night on Interstate 94 sent two people to Alomere Health with non-life threatening injuries. The crash was reported at 7:07 p.m. on I-94, west of Highway 114 in La Grand township. According to the Minnesota State Patrol: Drew Quame, 23, of Eagle Lake, was driving a 2005 Nissan Titan westbound on the freeway when he lost control of the vehicle. It left the interstate and came to rest on its side in the right ditch.
The Alexandria Area Holiday Arts and Crafters Tour is back for a 34th year, with nine homes thrown open to the public to showcase its wares. The tour, which opened Thursday and runs for three days, is a juried tour. The festively-decorated homes are full of quality, handmade items created by talented local artisans. The hours for the final day of the tour Saturday, Nov. 3, are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The addresses for the homes being showcased are: • 4365 County Road 82 NW • 613 Quincy St. • 316 Nokomis • 820 Roosevelt
The months-long road construction project in Glenwood is nearly complete. The final detour of Highway 28/Minnesota Avenue has been removed, and traffic has resumed on the main roadway. All that is left is for crews to complete final striping of the road and various cleanup work. Since April, portions of Highway 28/Minnesota Avenue have been closed as part of a resurfacing and reconstruction project on Highways 28, 29 and 104.
It was all hands on deck Sunday at Alexandria Technical & Community College, for its fall open house. Instructors from all of the college's programs were present to meet with prospective students, answer their questions and provide information on the ATCC's offerings, latest technology and equipment. The open house ran from noon to 3 p.m.
Selective TV — a non-profit, member-supported group that has been retransmitting over the air several stations from the Twin Cities and elsewhere to the Douglas County area — will be switching its channel lineup. The organization announced on its website that it expects the changes to occur Monday, Oct. 29, and possibly the following day. While the work is being done, TV signals will experience outages for unspecified periods of time.
A semi-truck carrying a load of turkeys tipped over on Highway 29 Thursday morning, Oct. 25. The semi was heading south about 8 miles south of Alexandria when it veered off the road and tipped on its side, spilling into the west ditch, at about 6:45 a.m. It was raining and roads were wet at the time, according to the Minnesota State Patrol, and the truck's load shifted as it entered the curve. The driver, George Kates of Redwood Falls, was conscious and alert, and was transported to Alomere Health with non-life threatening injuries, a trooper said.
Incoming and continuing students at Alexandria Technical & Community College were busy moving into the area this weekend, in advance of the start of another school year. Classes at ATCC for the fall semester are set to begin Monday, Aug. 27.
A 23-month-old girl was run over by a vehicle at Chippewa Park in Brandon Township Saturday afternoon and was flown by helicopter to Children's Hospital in the Twin Cities, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Saturday. The girl’s condition was unknown, and her name was not being released at this time.
An investigation into a suspected case of "swatting" is underway after a man called the Douglas County dispatch center late Thursday night claiming he had assaulted a female with a firearm. Swatting is the act of making a prank call to law enforcement in an attempt to spur the dispatch of numerous armed police officers to a particular address.