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October 21, 2016
The tennis courts at the intersection of Jefferson Street and 17th Avenue in Alexandria are owned by the Douglas County Hospital. The plan is to bulldoze them and add green space, including trees and grass. (Will Benson | Echo Press)
YOU ASKED: Who owns the tennis courts?
October 21, 2016 - 6:30am
The sky glows molten gold over Lake Osakis as the sun peeks over the horizon for a new day. Anne Wiener captured the warm ambiance from her kitchen window and noted that the motionless flag in the distance resembles a sailboat. If you have a great photo, email it with a brief description to
Photo of the Week - Osakis sunrise
October 21, 2016 - 6:30am
Shawn Olson
Candidates for Legislature vie for votes
October 21, 2016 - 6:00am
Jeff Karrow serves as both the Alexandria Fire Chief and the owner of Karrow Jewelers. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Fire and ice: Jewelry business owner also serves as fire chief
October 21, 2016 - 6:00am
Led by student ambassadors, Sam Kuennen and Kendall Kohler, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, takes a tour of Alexandria Area High School Tuesday. Following behind him are Superintendent Julie Critz and Principal Chad Duwenhoegger. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Sen. Franken 'knocked out' by new high school
October 21, 2016 - 6:00am
Dawn Crouse, Recorder
It's up to the voters
October 21, 2016 - 6:00am
October 20, 2016
West I-94 lane near Evansville to close Monday
October 20, 2016 - 5:40pm
County Road 3 to close for roadwork
October 20, 2016 - 4:50pm
Reward offered to solve theft at Central Specialties trailer
October 20, 2016 - 3:19pm
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Oct. 19
October 20, 2016 - 9:38am
Fire destroys truck in Alexandria
October 20, 2016 - 7:44am
October 19, 2016
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Oct. 18
October 19, 2016 - 10:54am
MNsure CEO Allison O'Toole says 100,000 Minnesotans qualify for reductions in health insurance premiums, but they have not applied for them. (Don Davis | Forum News Service)
Growing insurance premiums frustrate farmers
October 19, 2016 - 8:00am
Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson presents the Mayor's Peace Award to Dennis Thompson, a member of the United Communities Advocating Non-Violence, while UCAN leader Chuck Nettestad looks on. (Contributed photo)
Thompson receives Mayor's Peace Award
October 19, 2016 - 7:00am
Starry Stonewort pulled from Lake Koronis in Stearns County. (Contributed | Department of Natural Resources)
Threat of another AIS
October 19, 2016 - 6:00am