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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 14, 2013
Season wraps up for Blue Anchors
In his first year as the Blue Anchors' manager, Al Newman did not achieve the record he envisioned for the inaugural season of the new franchise...
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am
August 9, 2013
Sports roundup from Thursday, August 8
NORTHWOODS LEAGUE Alexandria 6, Wisconsin Rapids 0 Spencer Koopmans of UC Davis saved his best for last on Thursday night as he tossed a gem in his final start of the summer to lead Alexandria to a 6-0 win over Wisconsin Rapids. Koopmans finished off the complete-game shutout...
August 9, 2013 - 8:33am
Blue Anchors baseball: Alex players gain exposure
The Alexandria Blue Anchors are not gearing up for postseason play this season, but experiences in the Northwoods League have given many of the...
August 9, 2013 - 12:00am
August 8, 2013
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 8
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 BLUE ANCHORS BASEBALL Wisconsin Rapids at Alexandria, 7:05 p.m.
August 8, 2013 - 8:50am
August 7, 2013
Blue Anchors host doubleheader tonight
The Alexandria Blue Anchors were rained out last night and will host a doubleheader with two seven-inning games against the La Crosse Loggers today at Knute Nelson Memorial ballpark. First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. This week is the last chance for fans to catch a Blue Anchors game...
August 7, 2013 - 9:30am
Blue Anchors baseball: Alex drops three of four over weekend
The Blue Anchors lost three of the four games they played over the weekend as they started their final homestand of the season. Alexandria fell 12-1 to Waterloo on Sunday evening. The Blue Anchors also lost a game earlier Sunday to Willmar and split a two-game series on Friday and...
August 7, 2013 - 12:00am
August 2, 2013
Blue Anchors baseball: Alex prepares for final home-stand
The Alexandria Blue Anchors struggled to get the bats going in La Crosse Tuesday night, losing their second interleague game against La Crosse 10-0. A pair of singles from Albert Baur and Aaron Gretz were the Blue Anchors' only two hits of the night. The pitching staff did not fare...
August 2, 2013 - 12:00am
July 31, 2013
Blue Anchors baseball: Alex falls to 9-13 in second half
The Alexandria Blue Anchors opened the interleague schedule with a 7-3 loss in an away game against La Crosse on Sunday. Taylor Simpson was given the loss for the Blue Anchors after giving up a run in three innings of relief. Kevin Hatcher started the game, giving up two earned runs...
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
July 26, 2013
Three Blue Anchors all-stars play in 7-5 north win
All three of the Blue Anchors players selected to the Northwoods League All-Star Game had some playing time in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Tuesday. The North Division defeated the South Division in the game 7-5. Albert Baur had the most playing time for the Blue Anchors, going 1-for-5...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
July 24, 2013
Blue Anchors baseball: Newman seeing improvement
Alexandria Blue Anchors Manager Al Newman is happy with some of the steps his players have made to improve to 7-11 in the second half of their...
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
July 19, 2013
Blue Anchors baseball: Three Anchors earn all-star bids
Three Alexandria Blue Anchors have been selected as representatives to play in the Northwoods League All Star Game next Tuesday in Eau Claire,...
July 19, 2013 - 12:00am
July 17, 2013
Blue Anchors baseball: Alex drops three of four over weekend
The Alexandria Blue Anchors are now 3-8 in the second half of the season after losing three of their four games over the weekend in Waterloo and Mankato. The Blue Anchors lost two games in Waterloo over the weekend, splitting a doubleheader on Friday and losing an 11-3 game on Saturday....
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
July 16, 2013
Sports roundup from Monday, July 15
NORTHWOODS LEAGUE Alexandria 10, Mankato 5 The Blue Anchors (14-32, 4-8 second half) blew open a tie game by scoring seven runs over their final two innings in a 10-5 win over Mankato on Monday night. Kevin Hatcher gave the Blue Anchors three solid innings of relief through the...
July 16, 2013 - 9:47am
July 12, 2013
Blue Anchors baseball: Alex drops two against Waterloo
The Blue Anchors slid to a four game losing streak after dropping two games to the Waterloo Bucks 8-5 on Monday and 7-1 on Tuesday in Alexandria. The Blue Anchors bats went cold in a 7-1 loss against the Bucks on Wednesday, and starting pitcher Chase Rihtarchik picked up a loss after...
July 12, 2013 - 12:00am
July 10, 2013
Blue Anchors baseball: Alex starts second half 1-2
The Alexandria Blue Anchors opened the second half of the season 1-2 after falling 5-3 to the Duluth Huskies on Sunday night. It was the second straight loss to the Huskies after Alexandria had opened the second half on July 4 with a 10-9 win over Willmar. The Blue Anchors couldn't...
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am