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February 24, 2017
Luci DiCenso has been playing the violin for about 10 years and started to pursue teaching lessons to students of all ages two years ago. (Jessica Sly | Echo Press)
Maestro in the making
February 24, 2017 - 9:00am
February 22, 2017
The original receipt of purchase (right) for the 1917 LaFrance fire truck is framed and displayed in the fire department’s museum, as is the photo of firefighters atop the truck (left). (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Marking a century
February 22, 2017 - 7:00am
February 10, 2017
Barb Blom and Ecumen Bethany Community nursing assistant Kesha Johnson pose with the giant bingo card that was constructed to commemorate Barb’s return to playing the game at the Elks. (Contributed)
Back at bingo
February 10, 2017 - 11:00am
February 8, 2017
A sign at the entrance to the arena honors Billy Scheffler, one of the original members of the Alexandria Muskies. Bill died last March after playing with the team since it began in 2011. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
A special opportunity
February 8, 2017 - 9:00am
February 3, 2017
Mark Foss is the director and founder of the LifeRight Outreach center in Alexandria. LifeRight is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with an event Thursday, Feb. 9 at Arrowwood Resort and Conferencce Center in Alexandria. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Living up to potential
February 3, 2017 - 10:00am
January 27, 2017
Christina Kuismi (right) presents the 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award to Kris Massmann of Osakis. (Contributed)
Fostering community pride
January 27, 2017 - 9:00am
January 25, 2017
Ali Wolbeck (left) and Taylor Eastlund, both seniors at Osakis High School, stand in front of the donated pop tabs they brought to the Ronald McDonald House. (Contributed)
Tying a project together
January 25, 2017 - 10:00am
January 20, 2017
James (center) played by Harry Greathouse, talks to his insect friends, played by Brody Uhlenkamp (left) and Ari Janssen (right).  (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
A peach of a show
January 20, 2017 - 10:00am
January 18, 2017
People who contributed stitches to the art project led by Kristi Kuder were asked to share something about where they are from and sign a canvas that will be the backing for the artwork. (Photos by Jeff Beach / Echo Press)
An artist's touch
January 18, 2017 - 9:12am
January 13, 2017
Jeff Bergs from Alexandria works full-time at Downtown Liquor and he is also a comedian. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Packing a punch line
January 13, 2017 - 11:00am
January 11, 2017
The hometown coloring books are filled with pages featuring familiar sights from around the towns. The Alexandria one features Big Ole, Noonan Park and the Alexandria Area High School logo, among other Alexandria landmarks. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Putting some color in Alexandria
January 11, 2017 - 9:00am
January 6, 2017
In November, Pamela Baer was legally blind and made an appointment with the Minnesota Eye Institute to figure out what her options were. After deciding she could not afford cataract surgery, Dr. Kent Carlson encouraged her to apply for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s Operation Sight program. She was approved and now has 20/20 vision. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
From legally blind to 20/20
January 6, 2017 - 10:00am
January 4, 2017
Pete Pfeffer and his daughter, Maggie, leave for a mission trip to Africa January 12. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
A mountain of a mission
January 4, 2017 - 9:00am
December 29, 2016
Chad Carlson of the Brandon Fire Department worked his way down the runway to Toby Keith’s “As Good As I Once Was” during the tight T-shirt portion of the competition at last year's show. (File photo)
Strutting their stuff for a cause
December 29, 2016 - 3:02pm
December 23, 2016
Though it is not common for women in Africa to be firefighters, many do serve on the medical teams. Someday they aspire to also be firefighters like Karin Anderson, who is a firefighter and EMT in Kensington. (Contributed)
Bringing fire education to Africa
December 23, 2016 - 10:00am
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