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Jac-e Challes (right) of Alexandria was diagnosed with leukemia this spring and she’s pictured here with her sons, Steven (left), Bradley (back) and Andrew (front). She battled her way to remission but underwent a bone marrow transplant this week. A benefit will be held September 7 to help cover medical costs associated with her cancer journey. (Contributed)
Local lab tech self-diagnoses cancer
11 hours 23 min ago
Broadway update: Rain slows operations
11 hours 57 min ago
Lahn to take second leave of absence
20 hours 58 min ago

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Downtown Alexandria
12 hours 20 min ago
Workers at the Country Blossom Farm stand at the Alexandria Farmers Market shared smiles with one of their younger customers of the day. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)
A bumber crop of healthy food choices
20 hours 58 min ago
Hannah Eklund competes in the 200 yard individual medley on Tuesday at Discovery Middle School. Eklund took first place in the race, one of three victories for the Alexandria girls swimming and diving team in the dual meet against Melrose. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)
Cardinals swim team starts season in loss to Melrose
August 27, 2014 - 9:40am
City gets better bond rating, interest rates
August 27, 2014 - 12:00am
Wilfred Woida proudly poses with his homemade bluebird houses. This specific bird house can be hung five different ways. (Courtney Bitzan/Echo Press)
Birdhouses built for ease
August 27, 2014 - 12:00am
Evansville farmer Jeffrey Larson discusses his soybean crop with a group of soybean and soybean meal buyers from South East Asia during a tour at his farm last Wednesday. Larson, a former member of the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council board, is active in promoting soybeans locally and globally. (Contributed)
Asian soybean buyers tour Minnesota farms
August 27, 2014 - 12:00am
Alexandria’s Missy Erickson holds her hands high after winning a national championship at the 2014 USA Cycling Elite Track Championships in Rock Hill, South Carolina. (Contributed photo from USA Cycling)
Erickson earns two national titles
August 27, 2014 - 12:00am
Broadway update: water and sewer extended to buildings
August 26, 2014 - 10:09am
Disc golfing tossed out in Alexandria
August 26, 2014 - 8:31am
Police seek help in finding vehicle stolen in Starbuck
August 26, 2014 - 10:15am
News Briefs: NDSCS student dies from gunshot wound to head, autopsy finds
August 25, 2014 - 9:47am
One of the vehicles in the crash rolled down an embankment off of Highway 27. The other vehicle remained on the roadway. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)
UPDATE: Two-vehicle crash west of Alexandria causes injuries
August 23, 2014 - 8:20pm