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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
Losing mom
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
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
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
February 19, 2016
Preparation and prevention
February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
Floding, Klemenhagen are valentine royalty
February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
February 17, 2016
Jefferson High School graduate David Bauer recently published a book detailing his positive experiences with international Internet dating.
The world of international Internet dating
February 17, 2016 - 12:00am
February 12, 2016
The sweet joy of sharing
February 12, 2016 - 12:00am
Renee and Durlyn Stomberg were married at Rose City Evangelical Free Church in Eagle Bend only one week after meeting in person for the first time.
An untraditional love story
February 12, 2016 - 12:00am
February 10, 2016
Bears, monkeys and other plush toys were purchased by the Knute Nelson Helping Hands group. They were given to PlusKids on Feb. 3 to be distributed to foster kids.
Helping hands, helping hearts
February 10, 2016 - 12:00am
February 5, 2016
Grace Lardy has gone to work with her mom, Megan, every day since she was 6-weeks-old.  (Photo by Beth Leipholtz, Echo Press)
An early start
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger is this year’s Community Read selection. It follows a 13-year-old boy in Minnesota in 1961.
Community Read features 'Ordinary Grace'
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
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