2011 – A year filled with tragedy
Published 12/30/2011, Alexandria Echo Press
Looking back, 2011 was marred by tragedies in Douglas County. There was a murder in Osakis, several bad fires that destroyed or severely damaged homes and businesses, and terrible crashes in the air, on the roads and even a double-fatality on a lake. Residents also had to persevere through some unusual forces of nature – a late 10-inch dumping of snow, an earthquake, flash flooding, high water problems and a heat wave.Word count: 2615
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