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Willmar hospital and clinic seek affiliation with CentraCare of St. Cloud
Grand Forks man dies, another injured in head-on crash in Becker County
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, May 24
Pearl Harbor victim from Minnesota has remains returned home
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
Girls golf: Lakers first after day one of 3AA Tournament
Golf: Knights send three on to section tournament
Sports schedule for Thursday, May 25
Softball: Perham upsets Osakis in subsection semis
Alexandria horseshoe league results
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
Have questions? The library has answers
Flags to fly on Veterans Hill
Alexandria students write their own play within a musical
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
Letter: Memorial Day meaning can get lost
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 6, 2017
Level-three sex offender returns to Alexandria
A level-three sex offender, who has moved in and out of Alexandria several times, is returning to the area. Calvin Maurice Larkins Jr., 24, is...
March 6, 2017 - 11:54am
March 3, 2017
Alexandria again tops list of Minnesota retirement spots
For the second year in a row, Alexandria has come out on top of a survey that ranks the best cities in Minnesota for retirees. The rankings by SmartAsset.com consider access to health care, taxes, and recreational and social opportunities in the community. In the three years of the...
March 3, 2017 - 9:00am
Where are the sex offenders?
When people hear that a sex offender is moving to their town, alarm bells ring in their heads. Another one? Why are they moving here? Should...
March 3, 2017 - 6:00am
February 24, 2017
From a mess to success
A reconstruction project on Alexandria's Broadway in 2014 was a big mess that ripped up the street, disrupted traffic and worried business owners....
February 24, 2017 - 6:00am
February 17, 2017
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
To the editor: I watched the Thursday video of the marchers on Broadway. They appeared to me to be some of the most uninformed, misled and misinformed people I have ever seen. It was like looking at the Democratic talking points. I am not an immigrant. We are not all immigrants....
February 17, 2017 - 10:04am
February 14, 2017
Level-three sex offender moving to Alexandria
A level three sex offender will be moving to Alexandria next week. Charles Gerald Mikkelson, 47, will be released on Feb. 21 after serving his...
February 14, 2017 - 3:01pm
February 10, 2017
Unclaimed mysteries: Police seek owners of stolen property
Are you missing a telescope or a piece of art? Authorities may have found it. Last month, the Alexandria Police Department released a couple...
February 10, 2017 - 6:00am
February 8, 2017
UPDATED: Exposure, burglary charges filed against chase suspect
A man suspected of burglarizing a house in Nelson and later exposing himself outside the Target store in Alexandria was arrested after a chase...
February 8, 2017 - 3:33pm
EDITORIAL: Marches show that people care
Public marches, rallies, protests, demonstrations, whatever you want to call them, are as American as the Boston Tea Party. Gatherings give people...
February 8, 2017 - 7:00am
February 6, 2017
Rollover causes minor injuries near Alexandria
A 22-year-old Minneapolis man suffered minor injuries in a rollover east of Alexandria Saturday afternoon. Abdirahman Shukri Gama was driving a Kia Rio west on Interstate 94 about three miles east of Alexandria at about 1:15 p.m. He told the State Patrol that he was worried about...
February 6, 2017 - 10:01am
January 27, 2017
Anhalt leaves them laughing
So many memories. So many pranks and jokes shared with coworkers. So many listeners who will miss him. Dennis Anhalt, KXRA Radio news director...
January 27, 2017 - 6:00am
January 20, 2017
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
Sexual abuse claims are tricky for editors. Newspapers generally do not identify people who are victims of sexual abuse and the Echo Press follows that guideline. The exception usually comes when a person comes forward to say they were a victim of sexual abuse. That was the case in...
January 20, 2017 - 8:00am
Climate change movie to be shown in Alexandria
A movie about climate change, "Years of Living Dangerously," will be shown at the Grand Arbor Theater, 4403 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria on Monday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. Produced by National Geographic, the movie tells the story of citizen activism in Congress and the advances in transforming...
January 20, 2017 - 7:00am
January 16, 2017
Update: Four pets die in mobile home fire (w/video)
The Alexandria Fire Department was paged to a mobile home fire at Meadowland Estates near the Viking Plaza at about 11 a.m. this morning, Friday....
January 16, 2017 - 7:34am
January 13, 2017
State says police did not discriminate against mentally ill man
After an investigation into the way Alexandria police responded to a case involving a mentally ill man, a state agency has decided that the officers didn't discriminate against the man based on his disability. The recent ruling by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights stemmed from...
January 13, 2017 - 10:00am