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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 22-23 (Sheriff only)
4 hours 11 min ago
A mixed bag of property tax levies
9 hours 47 min ago
While out shopping at the Viking Plaza Mall last Friday, Nov. 17, Teresa Ohren of Ashby drops a donation into the Salvation Army's familiar red kettle. She also visited with Salvation Army bell ringer, Roger Schultz. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Jingling bells start Red Kettle Campaign
23 hours 45 min ago
Terrie Premis of Alexandria gets a hug from John Peshek, chairman of the board for the Douglas County Car Care Program. Premis was the recipient of the 200th vehicle donated to the program. She received the car Wednesday, Nov. 22. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Program gives away 200th car; 'I can better provide for myself,' recipient says
November 22, 2017 - 4:02pm
Kristen Sletto has worked at Target for five years. She is currently taking the courses for the retail management certificate, and says her employers have noticed improvements in her customer service skills. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Stepping up for shoppers: Retail management certificates pay off in the workforce
November 22, 2017 - 1:51pm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, November 21
November 22, 2017 - 11:47am
Hundreds of Douglas County school children pitched in to decorate Christmas in the Fort this year, crafting lots of these old-time Scandinavian Christmas heart baskets. They will hang from windows and rafters in buildings on the grounds of the Runestone Museum. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Children put hearts into Christmas in the Fort
November 22, 2017 - 9:14am
President Donald Trump waves to the crowd after he pardoned the presidential turkey Tuesday afternoon at the White House. In this screenshot from a video after the event, President Trump is joined by Douglas County 4-H members (left), Kerryn Lund, Katie Kent, Kodi Bundermann, Kayla Egenes and Christina Kuismi. To Trump's right is his son, Baron, and his wife Melania, along with Wyatt, Nick, Sharlene and Carl Wittenburg of Alexandria.
White House 'nice': Trump pardons turkey raised in Douglas County
November 21, 2017 - 5:13pm
Chad Larson, county attorney
County to sue drug companies
November 21, 2017 - 4:34pm
Bio Corporation at 2911 Nevada Street in southwest Alexandria supplies animal specimens that are preserved and shipped to classrooms around the country. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Alexandria company 'not scared' by animal cruelty accusations
November 21, 2017 - 2:10pm
The Johari Tribe, a belly dancing group, entertains the crowd at the Brandon History Center's fundraiser last Wednesday, Nov. 15. (Izzy Rusch / Echo Press)
$11,000 raised for Brandon History Center
November 21, 2017 - 11:13am
Nearly every seat was filled at the Monday, Nov. 20 meeting of the Alexandria School Board, due to the board making a decision on whether to financially support the Alpine ski team. Rather than make the sport a school-sponsored one, the board chose to grant a $1,200 stipend to the team. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Alpine ski team to remain a co-op
November 21, 2017 - 10:22am
The Brandon School. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
B-E looks to add paraprofessional
November 20, 2017 - 9:52pm
This assignment was given to ninth-graders at Parkers Prairie high school, leading to concern from some parents. (Contributed)
Parkers Prairie zombie apocalypse homework assignment leads to controversy
November 20, 2017 - 9:44am
Sara Severson, a local musician in the band Blonde & the Bohunk, plays live music in the Knute Nelson memorial care unit. She will soon become the fourth current certified music practitioner in the state of Minnesota. (Contributed)
Healing through music: Local musician on path to become fourth certified music practitioner in state
November 20, 2017 - 9:24am

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