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The day Curt Felt died
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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
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February 16, 2018
Small theater, big topics: New production company tackles edgier topics
A new theater production company has formed to bring more thought-provoking, edgier plays to the Alexandria lakes area. Fire Pit Productions...
February 16, 2018 - 12:24pm
February 14, 2018
Tears and joy: Couple rushes wedding so ill father can walk daughter down the aisle
Editor's note: The Echo Press asked readers to send us their touching stories for Valentine's Day. Here was one story we wanted to share. Allison...
February 14, 2018 - 9:25am
February 9, 2018
Nourishment for body and soul: Coffeehouse provides free soup Tuesday nights
It was the winter of 2008. Though below freezing and often snowing, Robert Janousek made his home in the alleyways of Alexandria. If he couldn't...
February 9, 2018 - 12:04pm
February 8, 2018
Bully for music: Military, high school bands pair up
Alexandria Area High School band teacher Casey Skalbeck will be pulling double duty at an upcoming concert — both as a band member and...
February 8, 2018 - 2:00pm
February 5, 2018
'A light in a dark place': Two years after LifeRight, Garfield mom has job, kids back
Kayla Hager had done stints in jail before. But her last time behind bars was different. "I was cool with it," she said. "I got to be a light...
February 5, 2018 - 12:19pm
Board now running LifeRight
Seven months after LifeRight Outreach founder and executive director Mark Foss stepped aside, the organization has no plans to hire another executive director, said board chairman Rick Jones. Instead, he said, the board will run the outreach, which provides temporary housing and Christian-based...
February 5, 2018 - 6:32am
February 3, 2018
God loves us just because
I'm not above a bribe, particularly when it comes to getting my kids to try something new. Last year during swimming lessons, my kids were determined...
February 3, 2018 - 10:36am
February 2, 2018
Community worship Common Ground Coffee House will host a community worship night at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at 516 Hawthorne St. in Alexandria....
February 2, 2018 - 10:37am
February 1, 2018
'A different kind of life': Alexandria parents adjust to medical needs of 5-month-old
Most parents don't have to come to terms with a serious medical diagnosis before their child is even born, let alone face numerous diagnoses....
February 1, 2018 - 8:00am
January 29, 2018
Pedaling with honor: Jail administrator rides for fallen deputy Curt Felt
In June 1978, Jackie Notch was only 11 years old. She doesn't remember much about the day a Douglas County sheriff's deputy was shot and killed...
January 29, 2018 - 6:50am
The day Curt Felt died
On June 29, 1978, Deputy Curt Felt was called in from road duty to transport a prisoner to the jail in Fergus Falls as Douglas County was in...
January 29, 2018 - 6:49am
January 25, 2018
Day to shop: Free shopping day precedes Night to Shine
Willie Wrede of Osakis pulled silky gown after silky gown out of her dryer, hung them up and fluffed their skirts. Her dryer has a steam function,...
January 25, 2018 - 12:03pm
January 24, 2018
What is the crazy weather doing to perennials?
Welcome to the rollercoaster of our Minnesota winter! This year we have had temperature extremes that can vary 50 degrees in 24 hours. Add to this the slim to none snow cover and we are looking at a long winter that may severely impact some of our most hardy herbaceous perennials,...
January 24, 2018 - 9:59am
January 20, 2018
Douglas County Hospital January 8 Girl, Chelsey and Andrew ray, Alexandria January 11 Boy, Joci and Matthew Fischbach, Alexandria Births from Jan. 1 to Jan. 11, 2018: 22
January 20, 2018 - 7:57am
January 19, 2018
Faith news: Right to Life breakfast; lutefisk dinner
Right to Life breakfast The local Knights of Columbus chapter will host a Right to Life breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Jan. 21, at the St. Mary's School gym. They will serve pancakes, maple sausage, French toast, orange juice, milk and coffee and will accept a free will...
January 19, 2018 - 5:29pm