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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A 12-year-old girl who drowned in Alexandria on April 28 entered the water on her own before getting swept up in the current and going under water, according to a media release from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The release also states that JaLysa Anne Cook of Alexandria died as a result of freshwater drowning, based on the findings of Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.
ALEXANDRIA—A call that began as a stolen vehicle over the weekend ended with traffic at a standstill on Interstate 94 as numerous law enforcement agencies worked to apprehend a 25-year-old man who had climbed on top of a semi-truck. About 1:51 p.m. Saturday, March 18, the Alexandria Police Department received a report of a vehicle stolen from NAPA Auto Parts in Alexandria.
A stray kitten has found a home in an unlikely place — a Garfield family's chicken coop. Micah and Allyson Radach say the kitten, not more than a few months old, first showed up at their home in mid-November. "He was just tiny," Allyson said. "I don't even know how much longer he would have survived (if we hadn't found him)." The couple's children, Lylah, 7, and Rhea, 4, took a liking to the kitten. Lylah named him Caramel due to his white and gold coloring.
Names have been released following the shooting of a 31-year-old man during an undercover operation by Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents in downtown Alexandria Tuesday afternoon. The man shot was Adam Jo Klimek, of Carlos, a small town nine miles northeast of Alexandria. According to the St. Paul Police Department, who are conducting the investigation into the shooting, the BCA operation involved the sexual solicitation of minors.