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
7 hours 51 min ago
City gets better bond rating, interest rates
17 hours 32 min ago
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
17 hours 32 min ago

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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
17 hours 32 min ago
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
17 hours 32 min ago
Broadway update: water and sewer extended to buildings
August 26, 2014 - 10:09am
Disc golfing tossed out in Alexandria
August 26, 2014 - 8:31am
Police seek help in finding vehicle stolen in Starbuck
August 26, 2014 - 10:15am
News Briefs: NDSCS student dies from gunshot wound to head, autopsy finds
August 25, 2014 - 9:47am
A resident in Nelson provided this photo of trees that were damaged in last night
Severe thunderstorm rolls through area
August 24, 2014 - 12:12pm
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
Hicktown Mafia is one of the bands to perform next weekend. (Contributed)
Launching a Labor Day tradition
August 22, 2014 - 12:00am
Baby ‘boom’ recorded at hospital
August 22, 2014 - 12:00am
The Red Letter Band will perform a free concert on Thursday, August 28 at 7 p.m. on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn, Alexandria. (Contributed)
Red Letter Band to perform concert on Thursday
August 22, 2014 - 12:00am
Sports roundup from Tuesday, August 26
6 hours 40 min ago