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August 26, 2016
Shirley Saathoff of Brandon had a special opportunity to see a full rainbow stretching across a cloudy sky.  (Contributed)
Photo of the Week: Rainbow
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
This path off of Kenwood Drive in Alexandria leads to the esplanade trail along Lake Agnes. It's part of a reconstruction project on Kenwood.  (Photos by Al Edenloff, Echo Press)
YOU ASKED! What is the cut-through off Kenwood Drive?
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
Mike Burke, executive director of the Alexandria Opportunities Center, speaks Tuesday, Aug. 23 during a forum on housing and employment for people with disabilities. (Jeff Beach / Echo Press)
Advocates for the disabled voice frustrations
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 25, 2016
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, August 24
August 25, 2016 - 2:00pm
Haley Hinrichs, representing Goodhue County, was crowned the 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds last night, Aug. 24. (Photo courtesy of Midwest Dairy Association)
Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned
August 25, 2016 - 9:09am
August 24, 2016
Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
August 24, 2016 - 4:08pm
Bob Welsh (middle), storyteller and former state patrolman, is pictured with Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen (left) and Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels. Welsh spoke at a law enforcement appreciation luncheon last week.  (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
August 24, 2016 - 10:12am
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
August 24, 2016 - 9:10am
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Alayna Haag, 7, holds a candle Tuesday during a vigil in memory of Alayna Ertl at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Watkins. Haag is going into the second grade at Eden Valley-Watkins Schools.
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
August 24, 2016 - 7:54am
New effort tries to draw more people into area
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
This aerial photo shows where NorthStar Christian Academy (smaller building on top of photo) is being constructed. It's located to the north of Alexandria Area High School.  (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
Ten school, city elections contested
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
Two people bounce around and into each other in the Xtreme Ball area at the fair. The ball-shaped body suits were new at this year's fair and were very popular.  (Photos by Lowell Anderson, Echo Press)
Douglas County Fair deemed a success
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
Bev Bales, Carlos, was honored as a community builder on the 50 over 50 list.
AARP honors Bev Bales as 50 Plus Leader
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
August 23, 2016
Zachary Todd Anderson has been booked in the Crow Wing County Jail Saturday on suspicion of first-degree murder and kidnapping of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl of Watkins, Minnesota.   Booking photo/Crow Wing County Jail
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, death of 5-year-old
August 23, 2016 - 1:12pm