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August 31, 2016
The Hospice of Douglas County includes nurses, medical director, hospice aides, chaplain, musc and massage therapists, along with more than 45 volunteers. (Contributed)
Hospice serves more than cancer patients
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
August 26, 2016
When carving and painting decoys, artists typically develop their own style. Sometimes the decoys may be realistic, while other times they are more folk art.  (Photos by Beth Leipholtz, Echo Press)
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 24, 2016
Phil Noonan, founder of Little Bit O’ Heaven and Noonan Park.  (Contributed)
Then and now: A history of Noonan Park
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
August 17, 2016
Abigail (left) and Olivia Moos of Alexandria get a close look at a butterfly they released in memory of their grandfather.  (Photos by Lowell Anderson, Echo Press)
On a wing and a prayer
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
August 12, 2016
The three members of "The M Club" paddle out to collect zebra mussels.  (Contributed photos)
Saving the lakes, one mussel at a time
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
David Barthel’s photo, Lake Effect, shows a dramatic Lake Superior under a cloudy winter sky. Barthel runs North Shore Images Photography.  (Contributed photo)
A treasure trove of crafts awaits at Art in the Park
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 22, 2016
Three new cabins at Luther Crest in Alexandria are close to completion.  (Contributed photos)
Luther Crest gets whole new look
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 21, 2016
Lions Club International is one of the largest service organizations in the world.  (File photos)
Two local Lions Clubs merge together
July 21, 2016 - 9:37am
July 15, 2016
Brody Uhlenkamp, 15, of Osakis, tried out for The Voice in Minneapolis on June 25.  (Contributed photos)
An experience to grow
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Tracy Anderson stands with some of her new portraits to show the scale of the 30”x40” creations. The oil portraits total 13 and are on display at Sixth Avenue Wine and Ale in Alexandria.  (Photo by Jessica Sly, Echo Press)
Silent conversations
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
Calvin deRuyter’s watercolor “The Sun Settles” was awarded Best in Show at Hopkins Center for the Arts, 2016.  (Contributed photos)
Art abounds in the lakes area
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
July 6, 2016
A proud owner sits inside his classic boat on display at a past Minnesota Lakes annual Classic Boat Show. This year’s event will be July 8-9.  (Contributed photos)
Classic boat show brings history to Alexandria
July 6, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
Parades, fireworks, celebrations round out the Fourth
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 17, 2016
Dancing off Broadway dancers put on a show for spectators at last year’s Osakis Festival.  (Echo Press file photos)
It's festival time in Osakis
June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
At age 27, Kate Schienbein of Alexandria has had two heart transplants and is awaiting her third. After each transplant and pacemaker placement, patients like Schienbein are given a heart-shaped pillow with an illustration of the anatomical heart.  (Photo by Beth Leipholtz, Echo Press)
Three decades, three transplants
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am