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An early morning fire destroyed a garage at 2015 Homestead Road NE near Nelson Saturday. The detached garage was a total loss. Two nearby vehicles where also heavily damaged. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Fire destroys garage, damages vehicles near Nelson
1 hour 26 min ago
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, December 14
December 15, 2017 - 9:17am
United Way staff members (left to right) Jen Jabas, Kris Chisholm and Kendall Brickweg organize gifts donated to the Adopt-A-Family program. This year, the United Way adopted 245 families. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Better to give: United Way Adopt-A-Family program grows
December 15, 2017 - 9:08am
Parks plan Christmas Bird Count
December 14, 2017 - 5:01pm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, December 13
December 14, 2017 - 8:55am
Alexandria Industries was named 2017 business Philanthropist of the Year by the Alexandria Technical and Community College Foundation. From left, Steve Schabel, the company's chief sales and marketing officer; foundation Executive Director Amy Allen; company CEO Tom Schabel; director of operations Jason Bachman; and ATCC President Laura Urban. (Contributed)
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
December 13, 2017 - 6:24pm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, December 12
December 13, 2017 - 10:55am
Franson releases statement about Tina Smith appointment
December 13, 2017 - 10:48am
Streetlights like this one at Minnesota Highway 27 and County Road 91 have been installed at 15 Douglas County intersections as part of a  project being largely funded by a federal grant. (Jeff Beach / Echo Press)
Lighting placed at 15 rural intersections: Study says lights improve safety
December 11, 2017 - 6:22am
Kid-friendly wall stencils, designed and printed at SignMax in Alexandria, were added to the visitation room at the Douglas County Jail last Wednesday. Helping put up the stencils were (left to right), Mike Anderson, jail administrative assistant; Lee Johnson, assistant jail administrator; and Connie Fields, coordinator of the Douglas County Early Childhood Initiative. Not pictured was Julie Desautels from Birthright. (Contributed)
Making jail visits less scary: Douglas County adds kid-friendly art, activities
December 8, 2017 - 1:23pm
Shelly Bergner Nelson performs on the set of the Jingle Bells Telethon at the Geneva Christian Center. More than 40 acts performed Saturday, Dec. 9. (Jeff Beach / Echo Press)
Talent, generosity shine at Jingle Bells
December 12, 2017 - 1:25pm
Robert Anderson
Alexandria man arrested on drug charges in Pope County
December 13, 2017 - 8:22am
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, December 11
December 12, 2017 - 9:32am
Blade play button
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Blade (w/video)
December 12, 2017 - 7:57am
Tax hearing turns testy
December 11, 2017 - 11:46pm

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