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Lauren Wensmann, left, is now running the Lakes Area Humane Society, while former executive director Christin Klimek, right, offers guidance. Klimek served as director for nearly 18 years. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
Humane society director steps aside: Almost 18,000 pets went through door during Klimek's watch
16 hours 57 min ago
September 7, 2018
Frank Chan of Forada stands next to his beloved 1958 Edsel Pacer, the identical car he had wanted to buy 61 years ago. He got another chance a few years ago, and has been driving it ever since. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)
Good things come to those who wait: Forada man now owns same car he wanted in the '50s
September 7, 2018 - 6:35am
August 31, 2018
Bruce Nelson will retire on Friday, Aug. 31, after spending 40 years as executive director of the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
Nelson reflects on 40 years of overseeing sewer
August 31, 2018 - 8:49am
August 26, 2018
Jerome Hanson, right, is collecting donations to pose with this World War II-era Harley Davidson motorcycle. He hopes to raise money to help veterans including Jim Clermont, left, of Garfield, who was on the first destroyer at the Normandy invasion in World War II. (Contributed)
Man with a bike: Hoffman auctioneer hopes to send Garfield World War II vet to Normandy celebration
August 26, 2018 - 6:54am
August 25, 2018
Twins Braxton and Auvianna will soon have two little sisters.  WDAZ-TV photo
Northwest Minnesota woman pregnant with second set of twins
August 25, 2018 - 3:27pm
August 24, 2018
Viola Larson, 100, of Alexandria, visits with lifelong friend, Elvira Blank, 100, of Miltona. The two have known each other their entire lives and have remained good friends throughout the last century. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
August 24, 2018 - 5:36am
August 22, 2018
Carol Meyer, a retired bank officer with extensive volunteer experience, was honored with the 2018 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award for women at the Douglas County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 16. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
'Not about me'
August 22, 2018 - 10:39am
August 17, 2018
Lewis Struthers of Parkers Prairie shows off his observation hive that will be used during his beekeeping and horticulture presentation at the Douglas County Fair on Friday. (Alexis Habberstad / Echo Press)
All the 'buzz' of the fair: Beekeeper of more than 70 years to give live presentations
August 17, 2018 - 5:41am
July 27, 2018
An L.A.-based film crew and actor Peter Stormare (fourth from left, in back), shown here during a May visit, will return to Alexandria on Friday, July 27. (Contributed)
'Fargo' actor returns to Alex
July 27, 2018 - 12:05pm
Six of the nine men who have been getting together for the past 40 years at a cabin on Lake L'Homme Dieu look through photo albums, reminiscing and sharing stories, including (clockwise from right) Mark Lueder, Tim Miesen, John Fischbach, Mike Grogan, Steve Davis and Pete Miesen. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Camaraderie keeps them coming back: Nine guys celebrate 40th 'boys weekend' on the lake
July 27, 2018 - 5:19am
June 29, 2018
By happenstance, Alexandria realtor Craig Mische wound up taking photos and videos of a wedding on Lake Darling last Friday, June 22. Coincidentally, it was the wedding of a former classmate, Michelle Fette Thoennes. (Photo courtesy of Craig Mische)
Drone captures pontoon wedding on Lake Darling
June 29, 2018 - 5:15am
June 27, 2018
As the new executive director of the Legacy of the Lakes Museum and Gardens, Carol Swenson plans to broaden the story the museum tells of who used Minnesota lakes and how. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
New captain steers Legacy Museum
June 27, 2018 - 8:45am
June 22, 2018
Jerika Neubauer, missing since June 19.
Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department seeks help locating runaway teen
June 22, 2018 - 2:05pm
Jevnager wears a GoPro while flying his powered paraglider and captures images such as this one. He typically flies at about 500 feet. (Contributed)play button
Up in the air: Powered paraglider's flights are eye-catching
June 22, 2018 - 10:55am
Members of the Alexandria chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, including (left to right) Tom Scearcy of Alexandria, Steve Carlson of Frazee (formerly of Garfield) and Merl King of Evansville, rode their motorcycles to Washington, D.C. to take part in the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally. Not pictured: Gary Modlin  of Lowry. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
June 22, 2018 - 4:53am