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Fish and Wildlife obtains wetland easement
1 min 24 sec ago
After using a chainsaw to cut out several large squares of ice, Jim Bosek stands on an ice section to make it sink while using a bar to maneuver it under uncut ice. The extra layer then makes the ice stronger and reduces the possibility of the vehicle breaking through again when it is pulled up. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Fishing out vehicles
1 hour 1 min ago
During an informational meeting about Evergreen Community School, it was announced that the school would be located at Luther Crest Bible Camp. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Community school to be at Luther Crest
1 hour 1 min ago
Bryce Brickweg transplants pansies in the greenhouse at Colorful Seasons Garden Center in Alexandria last Wednesday. Although it has looked like spring for a while in the greenhouse, the first actual day of spring was Monday. The spring equinox occurs each year when days and nights reach approximately the same length. The length of days will now gradually increase until the summer solstice on June 21, which is the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Getting a jump on spring
15 hours 46 min ago
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
19 hours 12 min ago
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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
19 hours 27 min ago
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
22 hours 10 min ago
The owners of Blue Smoke BBQ demolished the building in April 2014 after a fire damaged the building the previous August. (Echo Press file photo)
Arson trial set for Blue Smoke BBQ owner
March 22, 2017 - 6:00am
Joe Wavra of Red Lake Falls stands next to a couple of the bigger pieces of work he brought with him to the Runestone Community Center for the Rudy Zwieg Show this past Saturday. Wavra does all his work with a chainsaw and now carves full time through his business, Klondike Carvings. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
Art of every size, shape and color
March 22, 2017 - 12:00am
$915,000 in school projects approved
March 21, 2017 - 3:02pm
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, March 20
March 21, 2017 - 11:51am
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19
March 20, 2017 - 11:02am
The bridge on Minnesota Highway 27 at the Osakis exit will be replaced, causing some lane closures and detours. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Bridge at Osakis exit to close March 27
March 17, 2017 - 4:03pm
The J.C. Penney location in Viking Plaza in Alexandria was not on a closure list released by the company. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Alexandria's J.C. Penney store not on closure list
March 17, 2017 - 2:32pm
Jeffrey Carlson and his late wife, Arni. Carlson recently paid $355 for a coffee mug in her memory.
Alexandria man pays $355 for coffee mug to honor late wife
March 17, 2017 - 11:46am

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Torren is available for adoption through the LAHS.

The Echo Press and the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria present this week’s “Pet of the Week” – Torren.

Torren is a 1 to 2 year old male ...

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