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Creating their future: B-E Class of 2018 turns tassels
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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
Baseball playoffs: Five area teams to host home playoff openers
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Listen to living veterans and their stories
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
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
Leadership program graduates 25
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
hires and promotions
on the street
March 1, 2018
Grand jury issues murder charge in snowmobile crash
ST. PAUL—A Chisago County grand jury has indicted a man accused of driving a snowmobile on Chisago Lake that struck and killed an 8-year-old boy who was preparing to go ice fishing with his family. According to the Associated Press, 45-year-old Eric Coleman, of Chisago City,...
March 1, 2018 - 8:07pm
March 10, 2017
Big Ole Round-Up delivers stories of strength, hope
The 13th annual Big Ole Round-Up is a fellowship weekend for members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-anon. Everyone is invited to attend this event starting on Friday, March 17, at 3 p.m. to Sunday, March 19, at noon at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Speakers over the three-day weekend...
March 10, 2017 - 9:00am
March 8, 2017
Sunday liquor sales passes, but needs local OK
A bill repealing Minnesota's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor store sales is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton, but Alexandria and many other municipalities will need to take action at the local level. The Minnesota House voted 88-39 on Thursday, March 2, to accept the Senate's version...
March 8, 2017 - 6:00am
February 24, 2017
Sunday liquor draws mixed feelings
A historic Minnesota House vote to legalize the sale of liquor on Sundays drew mixed feelings from local lawmakers. The measure passed by an...
February 24, 2017 - 6:00am
February 3, 2017
After a life of drugs, alcohol and gambling, God's word is now the focus
"Drugs, alcohol and gambling were keeping me in the dark. LifeRight Outreach was shining the light and Jesus led the way to Alexandria without...
February 3, 2017 - 10:00am
November 16, 2016
LETTER: Is alcohol profit worth a life?
To the editor: (Re: Echo Press, Alexandria liquor stores turn a profit, Nov. 2, Page A1.) Just a quote: "Every day, 28 people are killed by drunk drivers. The time period between Thanksgiving and New year's Day includes some of the deadliest days on the road due to drunk driving...
November 16, 2016 - 7:00am
October 21, 2015
Plans proposed for city's first brewery
Craft beer drinkers can clink their mugs to this: Alexandria may soon have its first brewery/tap room. Copper Trail Brewing Company's applied for a conditional use permit, which was recommended for approval by the Alexandria Planning Commission Monday night.
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
All clear for 'strong' beer
Cheers, Douglas County. This week, county commissioners passed an ordinance allowing bars, clubs, golf courses and other establishments in the county with a 3.2 beer and wine license to also serve strong beer. Strong beer is an intoxicating malt liquor; 3.2 beer has a lower alcohol...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
September 5, 2014
Editorial: Expecting moms need to remember 0-4-9
Every week in Minnesota, more than 100 babies are born with a greater risk of developing brain damage. All because their mothers decided to drink alcohol during their pregnancies. It’s a tragic, preventable problem that begs for more awareness, action and solutions. And now is...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
May 14, 2013
Spotlight shines on drug, alcohol abuse this week
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed May 12-18 as Prevention Week in Minnesota (PDF) in conjunction with National Prevention Week. This coincides with progress on Minnesota's first comprehensive plan to address substance abuse, as several recommendations in the Minnesota State Substance...
May 14, 2013 - 12:28pm
February 6, 2013
Safety on tap at Depot Express via the IntoxBox
Two dollars could keep you out of jail and possibly save a life. Some bars hopped on the electronic pull-tab bandwagon in recent months. Bill...
February 6, 2013 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
Spirited debate over alcohol
A few new options may await vacationers looking to enjoy a drink this tourist season. Douglas County commissioners approved two liquor-licensing requests. A public hearing was held on May 8 during the commissioner's meeting for Viking Bay Resort and Lodge on Lake Miltona to carry...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
January 20, 2012
Douglas County Sheriff's Office issues correction on alcohol checks; Blade's Store passes check
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office issued the following statement this morning: In December of 2011, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office conducted alcohol compliance checks on all licensed retailers, both on and off sale, throughout Douglas County. Some of the retailers did not...
January 20, 2012 - 11:46am
December 21, 2010
Bemidji council allows 2 a.m. bar closing option
Last call just got a little later in Bemidji. The Bemidji City Council voted 4-3 Monday night to allow city bars the option of serving alcohol one hour later, from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. The council voted to amend its existing alcohol ordinance to allow for the later bar closing time....
December 21, 2010 - 12:17pm
December 4, 2010
DWI patrols are coming to town
If Minnesota motorists drive impaired in December, they will likely have themselves a merry little time in jail. Around 400 city and county law enforcement agencies will partner with the Minnesota State Patrol to conduct a statewide DWI enforcement crackdown throughout the month of...
December 4, 2010 - 11:35am