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County pursues part-time drivers, shuttle service as possible options for veterans
13 hours 37 min ago
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, February 16 through Monday, February 19
21 hours 20 min ago
County hires first HR director
February 19, 2018 - 4:07pm
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
February 19, 2018 - 3:03pm
Sidney Enninga
Alexandria student seeking national office
February 19, 2018 - 6:05am
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Red Bull Band performs with high school band
February 18, 2018 - 4:59pm
Cole Thomas of Parkers Prairie gets his northern weighed at the Fishing for the Cure tournament Saturday on Smith Lake. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press) play button
Battling the elements for cancer: Fish tournament raises more than $50,000
February 18, 2018 - 4:48pm
Alexandria pilot and veteran, Jim Conn, who volunteers his time and plane for Veteran Airlift Command, took his first volunteer flight Feb. 11. Conn picked up Danielle Francis, an Army veteran, in St. Louis, Missouri and brought her to a doctor's appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. (Contributed)
Giving veterans a lift: Alexandria pilot joins program that flies veterans to clinics for free
February 16, 2018 - 3:02pm
Rehearsing for their first play, "'night, Mother," are Alexandria actresses, Kristi Greathouse (left) and Kristen Roers. The two are the stars of the newly formed Fire Pit Productions first production. They play the roles of a mother-daughter duo, Thelma and Jessie Cates. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Small theater, big topics: New production company tackles edgier topics
February 16, 2018 - 12:24pm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, Feb. 15
February 16, 2018 - 9:35am
Lincoln Elementary School kindergarten teacher Tom Miller reads to two of his students, Charly Hills (middle) and Alyse Suchy, who will graduate in 2030.  Miller has been a kindergarten teacher in the Alexandria School District for the past 11 years. (Contributed)
A big day for Class of 2031: Next week's kindergarten registration gets parents started on transition into school
February 16, 2018 - 6:04am
Bryce Sward (left), Kali Scoeck (center) and Brooke Flynn (right), eighth-grade students from Osakis, focus on positioning their prototype so it can grasp and move a wooden block. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press) play button
Fluid motion: Students gain knowledge of fluid power through competition
February 15, 2018 - 3:13pm
The J.C. Penney location in the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria will be closing May 12.
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
February 15, 2018 - 2:12pm
JP (left) and Allison (left center) Lundsetter with Allison’s parents, Chris (right center) and Keith (right). (Photo by Amber Lee Caldwell)
Tears and joy: Couple rushes wedding so ill father can walk daughter down the aisle
February 14, 2018 - 9:25am
Mallards swim in the water and sit on the ice of Lake Winona near Knute Nelson Ballpark in Alexandria with the temperature reading 4-degrees on Feb. 9. People frequently feed the ducks here but can do more harm than good when feeding them foods with no nutritional value to the birds such as bread. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
February 14, 2018 - 8:29am

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