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August 17, 2018
Presley Tveter of Fargo (left) and Madysin Saathoff of Alexandria enjoy the Blizzard ride at the fair Friday.  (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
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Friday at the fair (Photos/Video)
August 17, 2018 - 8:41pm
Alexandria's Matthew Carlsen takes the snap during an offensive drill at an Aug. 14 practice. Carlsen, a junior, will take over the quarterback job for the Cardinals this season after the graduation of Michael Empting. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Carlsen's chance: Matthew Carlsen set to take over at QB for the Cards
August 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
Robyn Hagel keeps potbelly pigs in her home in Ottertail. (WDAY)
Woman makes final plea to city to keep her pet pigs
August 17, 2018 - 2:55pm
Nate Petrie lobs in a pitch during Wednesday's slow-pitch championship at the Nelson Softball Fields. Petrie and Diamond Jim's prevailed with the title. (Micah Friez / Echo Press)
Slow-pitch softball: Nelson League lobs up entertaining atmosphere
August 17, 2018 - 1:54pm
Minnewaska football coach Jeremy Christensen talks with his team after a win against Maple Lake on Aug. 31, 2017. Christensen and the Lakers won seven games last season and will have a new look this fall with a lot of players graduating from that team. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Football: Lakers faced with inexperience after successful 2017
August 17, 2018 - 1:32pm
The Fireball ride provides thrills for a group of daring fairgoers Thursday afternoon. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
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Thursday at the fair (photos & video)
August 17, 2018 - 12:57pm
Canadian wildfires are making their presence known in the Alexandria area for the second straight week, as the sun struggled to be seen through the smoke Friday morning. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Canadian wildfires prompt another air quality alert
August 17, 2018 - 12:28pm
Faith news
August 17, 2018 - 11:58am
Letter to the Editor: Come to the political meeting tomorrow
August 17, 2018 - 9:49am
For the record
August 17, 2018 - 7:45am
Johnson-Pawlenty race tighter here
August 17, 2018 - 6:00am
Christine Jacobson / Echo Press
'Remember Eric Dean': Number of children removed from homes rising in Douglas County
August 17, 2018 - 5:44am
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
August 16, 2018
Bowen Tesch (left) and Carter Suchy go through a figure-eight drill on their bikes during an Alexandria Area Mountaineers practice on Aug. 14. Tesch and Suchy are a couple of the experienced cyclists in the program's now third year of existance. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Mountaineers grow in year three
August 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
UPDATE: City, school races to spice up ballots
August 16, 2018 - 4:21pm