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The Alexandria boys cross country team holds its section title plaque last Thursday at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria. The team includes (back row, left to right) Cody Lanman, Keaton Gruber, Grant Rudolph, Colton Sailor, John Kumorowiczk; (front row) Jimmy Pfeffer, Jesse Groettum, Brandon Jerde and Aaron Runge. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)
Pushing forward
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Senior Chris Leary rushes St. Cloud Tech quarterback Chris Backes in the playoff opener on October 21. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)
Changing the culture
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Alexandria’s Liz Schultz goes up with both hands to win the battle to a ball at the net against Monticello in the first round of the Section 8AAA tournament last Friday night. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)
No slowing down
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Council approves e-cigarette rules
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ALP rates to jump
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Level-three sex offender moving to Alexandria
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ALP electric rates to jump significantly
October 30, 2014 - 10:17am
Attendees at the Lakes Area Manufacturers and Support Industries Breakfast toured the build and design lab at Alexandria Area High School, which supports the engineering, manufacturing technologies academy curriculum. They checked out equipment like this BenchMill. Students program the machine’s movements to carve their initials in plastic blocks. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)
Event highlights need for skilled work force prep
October 29, 2014 - 7:20am
Junior Morgan Melrose tips a ball over the block of Monticello last Friday night in the Section 8AAA quarterfinals match in Alexandria. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)
Cruising to the semis
October 29, 2014 - 12:00am
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The old Kmart building near Highway 29 South may be transformed into an around-the-clock manufacturing center for Aagard. (Echo Press file photo)
Big plans for Kmart building
October 29, 2014 - 12:00am
Keeping schools a safe place
October 29, 2014 - 12:00am
Domestic violence: What legislation is doing to help
October 29, 2014 - 12:00am
After receiving the 2014 AARP Minnesota Andrus Award for Community Service during a ceremony Thursday, Kathryn LeBrasseur pointed to all the other people in the room who have helped revive the Alexandria Senior Community Center. (Tara Bitzan/Echo Press)
A ‘champion of the community’
October 29, 2014 - 12:00am
The 2014 Brandon-Evansville sixth grade Lions Peace Poster Contest winners are (left to right) Morgan Bitzan, second; Anakin Bosek, first; and Mikenna Pattrin, third. This year’s poster theme is “Peace, Love and Understanding.” (Contributed)
Winners announced in Peace Poster Contest
October 29, 2014 - 12:00am
Incumbent Sheriff Troy Wolbersen (left) and State Trooper Rich Homan listened as the rules to Thursday’s forum were announced. The event, sponsored by the Alexandria League of Women Voters and the Echo Press, took place at Alexandria City Hall. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)
Sheriff candidates square off
October 28, 2014 - 10:48am