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Jay Jenson of Alexandria is the pastor of The Church, is the academy director of the Northstar Christian Academy and he is also a bodybuilder. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Strong faith, strong body
2 hours 3 min ago
Workers at Mortenson Construction do a series of stretches after lunch on Monday before going back to work on the Douglas County Hospital expansion in Alexandria. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Bending is the rule
2 hours 3 min ago
Alexandria City Council members meet with local legislators to go over the city's priorities for the upcoming session. Those attending included (left to right) Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, Sen. Torrey Westrom, council member Todd Jensen, Mayor Sara Carlson and council member Dave Benson. Council members Bobbie Osterberg and Bob Kuhlman were also there, along with City Administrator Marty Schultz. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
City presents 'wish list' to legislators
2 hours 3 min ago
Morghan Mitchell, an ATCC student with three finals this week, takes a break from studying to pet Paxtor and Murphy, both therapy dogs. The dogs visited the school in order to give students a reprieve from finals preparation. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Stress relief from furry friends
2 hours 3 min ago
Nicole Getz (far right) was killed in a boating accident on Lake Victoria five years ago. Now her mother, Janet Getz (second from right) takes part in the Compassionate Friends candle lighting ceremony each year, as well as leads the area grief group for parents who have lost children. (Contributed)
Embracing grief
2 hours 3 min ago
Alexandria senior Ben Bogart gains control in his match against Brainerd's Brad Patnode on Thursday night. Bogart won the 132-pound match by fall in 1:52. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
Wrestling: Young Cards still learning after loss to CLC power Brainerd
9 hours 12 min ago
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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Aurelia (w/video)
17 hours 54 min ago
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More snow, frigid temps on the way
19 hours 50 min ago
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Dec. 7
22 hours 43 min ago
Mall evacuated after bomb threat; no bomb found
December 8, 2016 - 7:03am
County increases tax levy by nearly 2 percent
December 7, 2016 - 6:00am
Tennessee Roadhouse is located in south Alexandria along theTarget frontage road and Highway 29, which have both been under major construction.  (File photo)
Tennessee Roadhouse taxes paid off
December 7, 2016 - 6:00am
Hayley King, a survivor of the commercial sex industry, speaks to a crowd at the Alexandria Area High School. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Sex industry survivor: 'I still feel filthy'
December 7, 2016 - 6:00am
Alexandria man sentenced in gun case
December 6, 2016 - 2:48pm
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Dec. 5
December 6, 2016 - 8:38am

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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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