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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15
Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson
Driver taken to hospital after car goes off Highway 29
County gives lakes group $50,000
Sports schedule for Sunday, Nov. 18
Girls hockey: Brainerd-LF downs Alexandria in CLC play
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 17
Alexandria's Boraas signs to play Division I golf
Vogeler wraps up standout career at DB after entering college as a quarterback
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
DeLaney Ann Jane
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
A big buck with grandpa
A decoy buck with a bow
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Robert "Bob" J. Johnston
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
It's Our Turn: America: Not a Christian nation
Letter to the Editor: Epilepsy is always newsworthy
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't be a victim of silent killer
Letter to the Editor: Start a path to health, vitality
1918: Soldier writes home
4-H holds county competition
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
Wendy's closes in Alexandria
'Making my dreams come true': Minnesota farmer harvests her first crop at 27
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
hires and promotions
on the street
November 17, 2018
Author to sign Christmas book Local author Adeline Owen will sign copies of her children's book, "The Night Before Christmas — The Rest of the Story," from noon-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Cherry Street Books in downtown Alexandria. Written in verse reminiscent of the classic...
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November 15, 2018
Tackle buckthorn in the fall
Autumn is a great time of year to spot and manage the buckthorn on your property. Buckthorn is a tall shrub or small tree that can reach 25 feet tall. It is commonly found in the understory of woodlands, fence lines and forest edges. Buckthorn is easy to identify at this point in...
November 15, 2018 - 5:29pm
November 14, 2018
Mechanics rescue kitten who took 80-mile ride under car hood
GRAND FORKS — Kenzie Holm's car purred, but not for the reason it is supposed to. A kitten that took an 80-mile ride in the engine compartment...
November 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
November 11, 2018
Operation Christmas Child to begin Living Waters Church in Alexandria will become a drop-off spot Nov. 12-19 for Christmas gifts for children around the world affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. Through Operation Christmas Child, contributors pack empty shoe boxes...
November 11, 2018 - 6:05am
November 4, 2018
Flu season is upon us
It's that time of year again — flu season. And although flu activity is currently low, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say...
November 4, 2018 - 6:58am
November 2, 2018
Fall Bazaar Bethesda Lutheran Church of Alexandria will hold its fall bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. It will sell pulled pork...
November 2, 2018 - 12:24pm
November 1, 2018
'Gratitude makes us happy'
If you were given three seconds, could you answer the question: What makes you happy? Over a six-month period, could you write down three good...
November 1, 2018 - 6:54am
October 27, 2018
Home is where the bus is: Family prepares for life aboard traveling house
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. — A Pequot Lakes family is giving “home makeover” a whole new meaning. Adam and Joanie Wegman are converting a retired...
October 27, 2018 - 2:36pm
Church hosts fall dinner St. John Nepomuk Church, located 13 miles southwest of Alexandria, will hold its annual fall dinner on Sunday, Oct. 28.
October 27, 2018 - 12:37pm
Trick or Treat times 2,000: Area Halloween happenings
Apparently young ghouls find Trunk or Treating pretty cool. Back in 2001, the first year kids could collect treats from car trunks at First Lutheran,...
October 27, 2018 - 8:30am
October 25, 2018
How to combat fall's unwanted home visitors
Fall, to many, is a beautiful time of year as the number of mosquitos and gnats decrease. However, homeowners find unwanted bugs in or around their home, especially boxelder bugs and Asian lady beetles — multi-colored beetles often mistakenly called ladybugs. Both of these insects...
October 25, 2018 - 5:18pm
October 20, 2018
Are trees foretelling a bad winter this year with all those seeds and acorns?
FARGO — Did you notice the heavy crop of seeds on the region's trees this summer and fall? Elm seeds fell by the millions this summer at...
October 20, 2018 - 9:00am
October 18, 2018
Fall color finds: Colors are out there, may require a bit of searching
Each year before winter sets in, nature treats us to a display of fall colors as the leaves change from green to yellow, red and orange. Typically,...
October 18, 2018 - 5:14am
October 17, 2018
Regional centers for mental health needed
Chris Uchello was completing his law degree at the University of Mississippi when complications from diabetes brought him to Minnesota to receive...
October 17, 2018 - 10:18am
October 14, 2018
Trott: Ease your houseplants back inside
It is that time of year to start preparing to dig up your tender bulbs such as dahlias, gladiolus, caladiums, canna and calla lilies and store them indoors for winter. If not dug up and stored in the proper manner, these tender bulbs will not survive the cold Minnesota winter temperatures....
October 14, 2018 - 7:53am