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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
December 21, 2016
Wayne Becker, a member of the Alexandria Model Railroad Association, controls the trains included in the association’s Christmas display. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
A train trip back in time
December 21, 2016 - 8:00am
December 16, 2016
Trevor and Shelly Ludwig decorated their home with neat, sophisticated white and blue lights, earning them Most Elegant.
Light Up the Night winners
December 16, 2016 - 6:00am
December 14, 2016
Carla Wheeler, who was recently diagnosed with stage four colon cancer, receives her second chemo treatment at the Dougals County Hospital. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
'Little Fighter' battles cancer
December 14, 2016 - 6:00am
December 9, 2016
Nicole Getz (far right) was killed in a boating accident on Lake Victoria five years ago. Now her mother, Janet Getz (second from right) takes part in the Compassionate Friends candle lighting ceremony each year, as well as leads the area grief group for parents who have lost children. (Contributed)
Embracing grief
December 9, 2016 - 6:00am
December 7, 2016
Kyle Anderson of iTry Studios talks about the different methods of soap making at a recent soap making class. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Giving new things a try
December 7, 2016 - 6:00am
November 22, 2016
Christopher and Briana Ingraham, with twin sons Charlie, left, and Jack, check out their backyard garden in Red Lake Falls, MN, recently. photo by Eric Hylden/Forum News Serivce
Making his move
November 22, 2016 - 6:00am
November 18, 2016
Richard Hardine and his wife, Karen, are pictured next to their kitchen counter, part of which is lower so it is wheelchair accessible. Hardine designed the entire home to be wheelchair accessible, knowing that as time went on he would be spending more time in the chair. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Polio brings a lifetime of challenges
November 18, 2016 - 6:00am
November 16, 2016
During a dress rehearsal, the cast of Footloose poses after the show’s final number. Performances of the musical will take place Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
A great fit in Footloose
November 16, 2016 - 5:50am