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The winner of the Ice Castle fish house was Sanford Olson (second from left). He's shown with Paul Brickweg (owner of Paul’s Small Engine, which donated the prize) and Fishing for the Cure committee co-leads, Nancy Waldorf and Robbie Betterman. (Contributed)
Alexandria Industries' event reels in $50,000 for cancer research
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February 23, 2018
Steve Johansen, Douglas County Public Works maintenance superintendent, shows where the salt/sand mixture comes out of the back of a snowplow. In a typical year, the county uses around 1,000 tons of the salt/sand mixture. So far this winter season, the county hasn't even used half that amount. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Easy on the salt: Douglas County seeks ways to prevent runoff into lakes but keep roads safe
February 23, 2018 - 12:11pm
February 22, 2018
Conservation plan pays farmers
February 22, 2018 - 8:40am
February 15, 2018
The J.C. Penney location in the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria will be closing May 12.
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
February 15, 2018 - 2:12pm
February 12, 2018
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USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
February 12, 2018 - 6:11am
Martial arts students Anthony Larson (left) and Abby Kangas (right) run a drill during class on Tuesday, Feb. 6. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
February 12, 2018 - 6:10am
February 10, 2018
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Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
February 10, 2018 - 2:40pm
February 9, 2018
Estate planning seminar on Tuesday
February 9, 2018 - 12:14pm
February 6, 2018
The Herberger's in Alexandria is located in the Viking Plaza Mall.
Herberger's owner closing 47 stores, but not Alexandria
February 6, 2018 - 10:23am
February 5, 2018
Aisha Rush
On The Street
February 5, 2018 - 8:30am
February 3, 2018
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How the region's farmers and researchers are working to save bees
February 3, 2018 - 8:30am
January 26, 2018
State ponies up for high-demand fields
January 26, 2018 - 5:57pm
Maria Haug
Top 5 Under 40 to be honored at Chamber banquet
January 26, 2018 - 10:59am
January 24, 2018
U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, with the city visible through massive glass doors and windows on the west end, uses both clear roof panels and modern television lights to allow fans to enjoy temperature-controlled weather while natural light falls on the field. Minnesota Vikings photo
People outside Twin Cities hope for Super Bowl benefit
January 24, 2018 - 2:51pm
January 19, 2018
"Owner's retiring," proclaims a For Sale sign on the window of Carriage House Antiques and Furnishings, one of four downtown Alexandria antique stores. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
Downtown loses antique store
January 19, 2018 - 6:13am