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The wooden railroad crossing on Sixth Avenue East just past Nokomis Street in Alexandria contains bolts that are sticking up or bent over. This crossing and another on Eighth Avenue will be fixed this summer. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Bumpy drive over tracks to get smoother
9 hours 23 min ago
Five things to know from city council
9 hours 26 min ago
Tastefully Simple's zoning request approved
9 hours 27 min ago
Eric Bjurman
Bjurman resigns from assistant principal
15 hours 11 min ago
Otto Anderson, a  fourth-grade student from Woodland Elementary School, makes an attempt on the high jump during the Elementary Track and Field Days at Alexandria Area High School Friday. His jumping ability earned him a first-place win in the fourth-grade boys high jump contest.  (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Update: Elementary Track and Field Days smashes records
15 hours 59 min ago
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21
16 hours 58 min ago
Rolo play button
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Rolo (w/video)
18 hours 23 min ago
Senate slows drive for tougher penalties for genital mutilation
19 hours 48 min ago
The Brainerd High School yearbook page that has generated so much controvesy. (Forum News Service)
Student in BHS yearbook: 'It is not what I said'
May 21, 2017 - 7:25pm
Alexandria's Elton Gruber celebrates at the 2016 state adapted bowling meet as he went on to win the CI Singles title last year. Gruber came close to winning another one this year after bowling a 473 series and taking second on Friday. (File photo)
State bowling: Cards well represented as medalists again
May 20, 2017 - 11:04am
A friendly wave and a generous gift: B-E school land donor known as a private person
May 19, 2017 - 2:15pm
Joel Dahlheimer, a farmer in Alexandria, works to repair a part needed for spring planting. Though this is his 39th crop year, Dahlheimer says there are still new obstacles each year. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
From cool to chaos to crop: Farmers overcome obstacles during spring planting
May 19, 2017 - 11:40am
Tekoa Omega Dotson
Law enforcement asks for assistance in locating girl
May 19, 2017 - 10:40am
Lakeland Mental Health will build on the south side of 34th Avenue East in Alexandria, across the street from the Legacy apartments. (Contributed)
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
May 19, 2017 - 9:46am
Work continues at a fast clip at the Douglas County Hospital Monday afternoon. The $15 million project will add 7,500 square feet of surgical suites and remodel 25,000 square feet for a specialty clinic. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
What's happening at the hospital?
May 18, 2017 - 5:20am

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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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