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Attendees at the Lakes Area Manufacturers and Support Industries Breakfast toured the build and design lab at Alexandria Area High School, which supports the engineering, manufacturing technologies academy curriculum. They checked out equipment like this BenchMill. Students program the machine’s movements to carve their initials in plastic blocks. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)
Event highlights need for skilled work force prep
October 29, 2014 - 7:20am
Junior Morgan Melrose tips a ball over the block of Monticello last Friday night in the Section 8AAA quarterfinals match in Alexandria. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)
Cruising to the semis
October 29, 2014 - 12:00am

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The old Kmart building near Highway 29 South may be transformed into an around-the-clock manufacturing center for Aagard. (Echo Press file photo)
Big plans for Kmart building
October 29, 2014 - 12:00am
Keeping schools a safe place
October 29, 2014 - 12:00am
Domestic violence: What legislation is doing to help
October 29, 2014 - 12:00am
After receiving the 2014 AARP Minnesota Andrus Award for Community Service during a ceremony Thursday, Kathryn LeBrasseur pointed to all the other people in the room who have helped revive the Alexandria Senior Community Center. (Tara Bitzan/Echo Press)
A ‘champion of the community’
October 29, 2014 - 12:00am
The 2014 Brandon-Evansville sixth grade Lions Peace Poster Contest winners are (left to right) Morgan Bitzan, second; Anakin Bosek, first; and Mikenna Pattrin, third. This year’s poster theme is “Peace, Love and Understanding.” (Contributed)
Winners announced in Peace Poster Contest
October 29, 2014 - 12:00am
Incumbent Sheriff Troy Wolbersen (left) and State Trooper Rich Homan listened as the rules to Thursday’s forum were announced. The event, sponsored by the Alexandria League of Women Voters and the Echo Press, took place at Alexandria City Hall. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)
Sheriff candidates square off
October 28, 2014 - 10:48am
Council approves e-cigarette rules
October 28, 2014 - 12:21am
Big plans for old Kmart building
October 27, 2014 - 10:44pm
Minnesota announces Ebola plan
October 27, 2014 - 3:21pm
Crash victim remains in critical condition
October 27, 2014 - 10:38am
Representatives of the staff of Ecumen Bethany Community in Alexandria accepted the 2014 Business and Industrial Appreciation Day award at a luncheon Tuesday. (Tara Bitzan/Echo Press)
Ecumen Bethany Community earns public accolades
October 24, 2014 - 12:00am
Allen Parks helps his son, Sean, make gummy worms wiggle by placing them in a mixture of water, baking soda and vinegar. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)
Ghoulish goo
October 24, 2014 - 12:00am