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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
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Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 20, 2012
Hardee's to add Red Burrito menu
Biscuits, burgers and now - burritos. Hardee's in Alexandria is converting its restaurant at 605 50th Avenue West (by Interstate 94) to a dual-branded Hardee's/Red Burrito location. On Wednesday, May 2, the addition of the Red Burrito menu will give Hardee's customers a chance to...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
Pipeline Travel sold; it will get new name, several improvements
Pilot Flying J recently acquired Pipeline Travel Plaza on Evergreen Lane just off Interstate 94 at exit 100 into Alexandria. It will be remodeled into the Flying J Travel Plaza to feature full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The travel plaza will remain...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
February 24, 2012
Dinham transfers CPA practice
Jeffrey Dinham, sole shareholder of Dinham, Folkert and Associates in Alexandria, agreed to transfer his CPA practice to Ed Desautels and Chris Bartosiewski, effective January 1, 2012. The new CPA practice will be called Desautels Bartosiewski and Associates CPAs LLC. Dinham has...
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
Misfits of Magic store to open February 1
The Misfits of Magic store will open to the public on February 1 at 111 6th Avenue East in Alexandria. Magicians Tom E. Lee and Quincy Roers, owners of the store, offer the only exclusively retail magic store in central Minnesota and North Dakota. Retail products will be stocked...
January 28, 2011 - 12:00am
January 14, 2011
Former county attorney opens law office in Alexandria
Former Douglas County Attorney Chris Karpan has announced the opening of Chris Karpan Law, LLC, located at 504 3rd Avenue East, at what is more commonly known as "that log building on Third." Karpan is a 1993 graduate of Hamline University School of Law and joined Schauer Law Office...
January 14, 2011 - 12:00am
November 25, 2010
Retail yarn shop opens in Alexandria
Paula Hurley recently opened Bellissima Yarns, a full-service retail yarn store, at 503 Hawthorne Street, Suite 106 in Alexandria. A grand opening will take place Saturday, November 27. With more than 40 years of knitting experience, she hopes to share her passion, enthusiasm and...
November 25, 2010 - 12:00am
Best Western opens in Alexandria
Best Western International announces the addition of the Best Western Alexandria Inn, located at 508 Twin Blvd, the former site of Motel USA. Owned by Dee Bhakta, the hotel offers 47 guest rooms. Hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center and a complimentary...
November 25, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
New window treatment business opens in Alexandria
Interior Affairs, a window treatment business, recently opened at 1862 Golden Drive, Alexandria. Owner Judy Lee said the business specializes in custom window treatments, including valances, draperies, comforters, duvet covers, decorator pillows, table runners and place mats. It...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
September 24, 2010
Deja Moo Milk introduced in Alexandria, Sauk Centre
"After hearing from many consumers who have told us they want fresher tasting milk made from cows not treated with growth hormones, I am very excited to announce we have introduced Deja Moo milk in Alexandria and Sauk Centre," said Deja Moo Dairy Brands President Jim Odney. Odney...
September 24, 2010 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
New construction management firm opens in Alexandria
Metz Construction Management, LLC recently announced plans to open business in Alexandria. The office will be located at 1210 Broadway, Alexandria.
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
Knute Nelson embarks on Grand Arbor
A ceremonious ground blessing and breaking for Grand Arbor, the newest lifestyle community for aging adults by Knute Nelson (KN), was held on...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Brophy Bay Mart opens on County Road 82
Brophy Bay Mart, located on County Road 82 in Alexandria, re-opened on Memorial weekend under new ownership. The mart will feature many of the...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
Rock band joins Chamber of Commerce
A rock band joining a Chamber of Commerce? Why not? That's what members of "Whiplash" are doing. They recently became members of the Alexandria...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
June 4, 2010
New YMCA opens
The new Alexandria YMCA - officially named the Maynard "Bud," Sylvia, Diane, Neil and Bruce Peterson Program Center - opened on Tuesday. Charter...
June 4, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
New paint store opens in Alex
Color-Tek Paint and Supplies recently opened at 405 22nd Avenue West in Alexandria. The store's services include paint and stain color matching, product specification, on-site application training, delivery, a competitive paint and wood finish line, LEED and low VOC products, and...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am