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April 20, 2016
Bruce Olson, director of the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum in Alexandria, talks about efforts to preserve Minnesota lake culture and history on Pioneer Public Television’s Postcards program.  (Contributed photo)
Maritime museum featured on public TV program
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
Yellow umbrellas add a pop of color to one of “Spamalot’s” many musical productions. (Photos by Lowell Anderson, Echo Press)
Going to the guys
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
April 11, 2016
The Loween family is currently in the process of adopting a 2-year-old boy from Korea. As a way of fundraising, Jaci Loween makes pillows from place mats.  (Contributed photo by Skiler Norton)
Preparing for a homecoming
April 11, 2016 - 1:08pm
April 6, 2016
Katelyn Tracy created this masterpiece of “Hairy Potter,” earning first place in the Adult Amateur division.
Creativity abounds at Edible Book Festival
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 1, 2016
1972 was the final year for the white roof. Through 1991, the Highway Patrol shield was printed on white vinyl and applied to the doors to give the look of a painted door without the cost.  (Contributed photos)
The evolution of the state patrol squad car
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
Neva Andrews is the author of the five book series of the fictional tomboy Jo Barkley. (Photo by Jessica Sly, Echo Press)
Life to fiction
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
Wearing this showstopper during the 2015 event, Kinsey Dokken-McFann posed in a dress made from paint samples, mosaic tile, Plexiglas and spray paint. (Echo Press file photo)
Constructing a night of dazzling creativity
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
March 16, 2016
Before traveling to Nepal, Levi Vaagenes spent three months in Hawaii preparing for the mission trip. This year, he will return as a group leader. (Contributed photos)
A calling to serve
March 16, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
(Left to right) Michelle Wencl, Anne O’Flynn, Chuck Wencl, Mikko Cowdery and Doug Tatge will play traditional Irish pub songs at the Friday, March 18 show at 7:30 p.m. at the Alexandria Area Arts Association Theatre in Alexandria. (Contributed photo)
A Celtic celebration
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
Loaded with lush lettuce, the Tower Garden at Edgewood Vista in Alexandria was harvested March 3 for salads served to residents that day. (Contributed photo)
Aeroponic gardens sprouting healthy living lessons
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Losing mom
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra members rehearse for the upcoming Symphony at the Cinema concert. It will be held Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m. at the Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center. (Contributed photo)
Cinema favorites featured by Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
During the competition, teams were judged in five categories: design, portfolio, teamwork, challenge and overall. Here, Parkers Prairie students Alex Koep and Nathan Willard test their prototype in front of the judges. (Photos by Beth Leipholtz, Echo Press)
Ready, set, compete
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
As a leapling, someone whose birthday is on leap day, Josh Eken will celebrate his eighth birthday in leapling years on Feb. 29. Here's a peek back at his official eighth birthday in 1992. (Contributed photos)
Leaping through life
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
Wally Roers (left) and Louis Nehk, both of Alexandria, spent a combined total of 96 years distributing beer locally before retiring. (Photo by Lowell Anderson, Echo Press)
The beer guys
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am