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Truck hauling hazardous chemicals catches fire; homes near Paynesville evacuated
Man sentenced to five years in prison after shotgun confrontation
For mother of missing Alexandria girl, 'worst feeling ever'
Updated: Two children injured in ATV rollover north of Millerville
Search uncovers body of missing 29-year-old man in Brainerd
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
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Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Alexandria's Enterprise plays courthouse concert
Faith Happenings: Running legend to speak at Faith @ Work Lunch
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
John "Jack" McLaughlin
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
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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
January 11, 2017
Tragic night turns to celebration
The last time many first responders saw North Memorial pilot Joshua Jones, flight paramedic Miles Weske and flight nurse Scott Scepaniak, the...
January 11, 2017 - 10:17am