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Students in grades 9-12 headed into the new Alexandria Area High School for the first day of school Tuesday morning. 
Photo by Lowell Anderson of Echo Press.
Back to school!
2 hours 36 min ago
A thunderstorm dumped quarter-sized hail in Alexandria at about 6 p.m. This hail fell in northwest Alexandria. (Photo by Celeste Edenloff)
Hail storm rumbles through Alexandria
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Emergency crews look at a damaged vehicle on I-94 near Evansville on Saturday night. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)
Two injured in I-94 crash near Evansville
August 31, 2014 - 10:47pm
Downtown Alexandria
August 29, 2014 - 8:37am
Jac-e Challes (right) of Alexandria was diagnosed with leukemia this spring and she’s pictured here with her sons, Steven (left), Bradley (back) and Andrew (front). She battled her way to remission but underwent a bone marrow transplant this week. A benefit will be held September 7 to help cover medical costs associated with her cancer journey. (Contributed)
Local lab tech self-diagnoses cancer
August 29, 2014 - 9:34am
Broadway update: Rain slows operations
August 29, 2014 - 9:00am
Lahn to take second leave of absence
August 29, 2014 - 12:00am
Hannah Eklund competes in the 200 yard individual medley on Tuesday at Discovery Middle School. Eklund took first place in the race, one of three victories for the Alexandria girls swimming and diving team in the dual meet against Melrose. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)
Cardinals swim team starts season in loss to Melrose
August 27, 2014 - 9:40am
City gets better bond rating, interest rates
August 27, 2014 - 12:00am
Wilfred Woida proudly poses with his homemade bluebird houses. This specific bird house can be hung five different ways. (Courtney Bitzan/Echo Press)
Birdhouses built for ease
August 27, 2014 - 12:00am
Evansville farmer Jeffrey Larson discusses his soybean crop with a group of soybean and soybean meal buyers from South East Asia during a tour at his farm last Wednesday. Larson, a former member of the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council board, is active in promoting soybeans locally and globally. (Contributed)
Asian soybean buyers tour Minnesota farms
August 27, 2014 - 12:00am
Alexandria’s Missy Erickson holds her hands high after winning a national championship at the 2014 USA Cycling Elite Track Championships in Rock Hill, South Carolina. (Contributed photo from USA Cycling)
Erickson earns two national titles
August 27, 2014 - 12:00am
Broadway update: water and sewer extended to buildings
August 26, 2014 - 10:09am
One of the vehicles in the crash rolled down an embankment off of Highway 27. The other vehicle remained on the roadway. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)
UPDATE: Two-vehicle crash west of Alexandria causes injuries
August 23, 2014 - 8:20pm