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May 6, 2016
Merodie Seykora’s pottery displays her versatility in firing techniques and construction. Her work will be on display in the “In the Potter’s Hands” exhibit at the Lakes Region Arts Council McKnight Gallery in Fergus Falls through Friday, May 27.  (Contributed photo)
Local artist's pottery shown in new exhibit
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
May 4, 2016
Don’t Throw the Turtle, sixth grade, includes (left to right) Matthew Wieberdink, Boris Tantay and Isaac Loeffler. It placed first in the middle level age category at regionals and fourth at state.  (Contributed photos)
Destination ImagiNation teams perform well at regionals, state
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
Brady Berberich records how Rayna Zimmel plans to help the earth on Earth Day, April 22. (Contributed photos)
Silverstreaks assist preschoolers on Earth Day
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
Lillian Graf was a natural on the stage as she modeled clothing from Little Darlings Children’s Boutique in Alexandria, while her mother, Samantha Graf, modeled styles from Maurices.  (Photos by Tara Bitzan, Echo Press)
Vintage glam!
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 22, 2016
Spectators enjoy a meal and entertainment at a past Bootleggers Bash at Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 30 starting at 5 p.m.  (Contributed photos)
Bootleggers Bash transports guests to Roaring '20s
April 22, 2016 - 12:00am
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