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January 6, 2017
In November, Pamela Baer was legally blind and made an appointment with the Minnesota Eye Institute to figure out what her options were. After deciding she could not afford cataract surgery, Dr. Kent Carlson encouraged her to apply for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s Operation Sight program. She was approved and now has 20/20 vision. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
From legally blind to 20/20
January 6, 2017 - 10:00am
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
January 6, 2017 - 9:00am
January 4, 2017
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Chase suspect sentenced
January 4, 2017 - 12:23pm
The city's sidewalk snow and ice removal policy states that the owner or tenant of private property abutting the public sidewalk is responsible for removing all snow and ice within 24 hours after the snow or ice event has ended.
Is your sidewalk clear of snow?
January 4, 2017 - 7:00am
December 29, 2016
A sedan lies on its roof after skidding off eastbound Interstate 94 just west of Barnesville, Minn., and rolling. The accident was one of 32 reported by 1 p.m., Minnesota State Patrol Sgt Jesse Grabow said. Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Patrol
Blow ice turns west-central Minnesota roads into ice rinks
December 29, 2016 - 2:49pm
December 23, 2016
After Blair Walsh was cut from the Vikings on Nov. 15, Daniel Jackson, 10, decided to create his own team and ask Walsh to be one of the players. On Dec. 22, Daniel received a package in the mail from Walsh, including a letter agreeing to be on the team and some kicking equipment. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
A Christmas gift that fits to a 'tee'
December 23, 2016 - 4:12pm
Alexandria city leaders, Chamber of Commerce representatives and others cut the ribbon on new energy upgrades that were made at the Runestone Community Center and other city buildings. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Alexandria celebrates RCC upgrades
December 23, 2016 - 8:57am
Water covered the Legion Park basketball court in Alexandria Tuesday after the park department flooded it to prepare for ice skating this winter. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Ice skaters urged to be patient
December 23, 2016 - 6:00am
Nicole Fernholz (left) of the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission, Nicole Botzet (center, back), a friend of Escape Room owner Lindsay Auran, and Kristen Faber (front, right) of Explore Alexandria Tourism work through the first puzzles in Aunt Bea’s Cabin. If players get stumped, Auran can feed them clues through the monitor in the room. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Make your escape to a new attraction
December 23, 2016 - 6:00am
December 22, 2016
Water covered the Legion Park basketball court in Alexandria Tuesday after the park department flooded it to prepare for ice skating this winter. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Ice skaters urged to be patient
December 22, 2016 - 9:01am
December 20, 2016
A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the end of a two-year project on Highway 29 in south Alexandria took place on a chilly Monday afternoon in the Fleet Farm parking lot near the bridge. City and county leaders attended, along with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the contractor, Central Specialties. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
The end of a long road
December 20, 2016 - 10:55am
December 19, 2016
Bello Cucina will be closed for two weeks for repairs after a pipe burst.
UPDATE: After pipe burst, Bello Cucina to reopen Tuesday
December 19, 2016 - 3:11pm
December 14, 2016
Juvenile trumpeter swans are gray in the fall and winter.  (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Trumpeter swans finding a home around Alexandria
December 14, 2016 - 12:00am
December 13, 2016
City bumps levy up 2.75 percent
December 13, 2016 - 12:28am
December 12, 2016
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is one of two that travel across Canada and the U.S. in November and December. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Singing in the snow
December 12, 2016 - 5:08pm
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