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August 31, 2016
Those attending a meeting about the new "Live Wide Open" campaign listen to Brad Barth, president of the West Central Initiative. The meeting took place at Alexandria City Hall on Aug. 26. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
New effort seeks to draw people home
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
Time to cast your vote
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
August 29, 2016
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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
August 29, 2016 - 4:42pm
Officials direct the search and rescue teams on Lake Le Homme Dieu. play button
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
August 29, 2016 - 4:31pm
August 26, 2016
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
The Minnesota Vikings Gjallarhorn is on a tour of Minnesota, and two of the stops are local: Kensington Rune Stone Park and the statue of Big Ole in Alexandria.  (Contributed photo)
A prop for Big Ole: Viking 'Gjallahorn' to stop in Alexandria, Kensington
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
Carlos Creek Winery is the first in the Midwest to be able to bottle wine in single-serving plastic miniatures. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Wild about wine: Carlos Creek to sell in Xcel Center
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 24, 2016
Phil Noonan, founder of Little Bit O’ Heaven and Noonan Park.  (Contributed)
Then and now: A history of Noonan Park
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
New effort tries to draw more people into area
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
August 19, 2016
After a wet start to the Douglas County Fair on Thursday, Calorie Lane was packed with hungry people Friday evening.
Douglas County Fair is in full swing
August 19, 2016 - 8:11pm
August 18, 2016
Mike and Sarah Sprengeler help their daughter, Julia, with her 4H entry in the poultry barn at the Douglas County Fair Wednesday. Poultry are returning to the fair this year after a statewide ban last year due to the bird flu outbreak.
Poultry return to the fair
August 18, 2016 - 12:16pm
August 17, 2016
School board approves NCA's release time request
August 17, 2016 - 4:42pm
August 16, 2016
Cody Drewes (right) talks about his Lego spaceship entry with 4H judge Dyan Tigges Monday evening at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Tuesday is Open Class entry day, with the fair beginning on Thursday.
Douglas County Fair begins Thursday
August 16, 2016 - 8:37am
August 10, 2016
Singers invited to raise up voices in new choir
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am