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Ten-year-old Hakyma Von Bargen of Alexandria takes aim with a slingshot as Brian Krebs of the Douglas County Pheasants Forever chapter helps her out during the second annual parent/daughter night hosted by the local PF and Viking Sportsmen’s clubs. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)
Getting girls to the outdoors
July 30, 2014 - 12:00am
Downtown Alexandria
July 30, 2014 - 9:22am
These green mailboxes that seem to be sealed off and unaccepting of outgoing mail can be found throughout the neighborhoods of Alexandria, leaving many wondering about their purpose. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)
What’s up with those abandoned mailboxes?
July 30, 2014 - 12:00am

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This is an undated courtesy photo of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, 47, who was killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Patrick was shot and killed while making a traffic stop Wednesday.
Slain officer has local ties
17 hours 51 min ago
Resorters Golf Tournament
53 min 49 sec ago
Study prediction: Fewer doctors by 2024
10 hours 53 min ago
Alex golfers play in MGA Amateur Championship
10 hours 53 min ago
Alexandria 16s second baseman Michael Helgeson tries to turn a double play as the Alexandria 15s’ Brock Anderson slides into second to help break it up in the district title game on Monday night. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)
VFW 15s ready for state
10 hours 53 min ago
Weekend interstate crackdown is national effort
19 hours 57 min ago
No-wake restriction on local lakes expires
20 hours 9 min ago
News Briefs: Woman charged with attempted murder in campground stabbing
July 31, 2014 - 7:20am
UPDATE: Suspect in Mendota Heights cop killing arrested after shootout in St. Paul
July 31, 2014 - 7:12am
An online auction of the remaining items in Jefferson High School started on July 24 and will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6. Two open houses are scheduled for Sunday, August 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Monday, August 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. to allow the public to view the items they wish to bid on. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)
Closing out JHS with an online auction
July 30, 2014 - 12:00am
Hunter Schoenrock watches a pitch in the first game between the Alexandria VFW 16s and 15s last night at Minnewaska Area High School. The VFW 16s won the first game between the two teams, but Schoenrock delivered the game-winning RBI in the second contest to give the VFW 15s a spot in the state tournament. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)
Alexandria VFW 15s advance past 16s for state tournament berth
July 29, 2014 - 9:39am
Olof Ohman, the farmer who found the Kensington Runestone, is shown flanked by two soldiers in a 1927 celebration of the stone’s discovery that took place near Fahlin’s Point on Lake Oscar. About 10,000 people attended the event. (Contributed)
Runestone...the musical?
July 30, 2014 - 12:00am