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Council considers ban on e-cigarettes
Douglas County offers free water checks
'Everything was a mess:' Kensington turkey farm cleaning up after storm
Be prepared: Marching bands are coming
Raising sheep for a cure to Huntington's disease
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Boys Basketball: Hintermeister set for head coaching job
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Legion Baseball: Post 188 tops Osakis at home
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Gary Kermit Backlund
Lee Edward Hutchins
Orville Arnold Botner
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Eurasian milfoil appears in Lake Oscar
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 5, 2012
4-H celebrates Awards Night
Douglas County 4-H held its annual 2011-12 awards night celebration on Saturday, November 10 at 6 p.m. at the Douglas County Public Works building in Alexandria. The evening began with dinner and a slide show, sharing interviews with 4-H alumni and members in partnership with the...
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
November 9, 2012
Fifth annual Christian service award presentation set for November 16
The Unity Foundation invites everyone to attend the 5th annual Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award presentation on Friday, November 16. This event is in conjunction with the monthly Faith at Work Lunch at the Broadway Ballroom, noon to 1 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Tickets can...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
Elden's Fresh foods honored at fall food show
Elliot and Dennis Christensen of Elden's Fresh Foods in Alexandria were honored with an award in Omaha, Nebraska at the CenturyLink Center in...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
October 31, 2012
Douglas County 4-H members earn ribbons at Minnesota State Fair
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
October 5, 2012
Ryder Lenarz qualifies for international tractor pull
Ryder Lenarz, son of Mike and Jenny Lenarz of Garfield, has been competing in pedal tractor pulls throughout the summer. He finished in first...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
September 14, 2012
Newspaper to salute top professionals
Do you know someone who is an outstanding asset to their company as well as to their community? Nominate them for possible inclusion in the upcoming special section Top 20 Professionals in the Lakes Area. Each year, 20 professionals are selected and honored in this publication,...
Business/On The Street
September 14, 2012 - 12:00am
August 10, 2012
Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen receives arts award
Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria) received an Arts All Star Award from Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) on August 2 at the Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) Theatre.
August 10, 2012 - 12:00am
July 6, 2012
More than 600 years of educational service commended
Six hundred and twenty-seven years of service to Alexandria School District 206's educational community were commended at the annual retirement...
July 6, 2012 - 12:00am
Alexandria Precision Machining facility achieves ISO certification
Alexandria Industries' Precision Machining facility received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 certification. The achievement recognizes the well-defined and documented quality management process and procedures for continual improvement that Alexandria...
July 6, 2012 - 12:00am
June 29, 2012
Alexandria Rotary honored at district conference
The Alexandria Rotary Club was recognized at the annual conference of Rotary District 5950, held April 13-14 in Bloomington. The Alexandria...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
June 21, 2012
Charger baseball: Schaffer named Pheasant Conference pitcher of the year
The Chargers' Dan Schaffer was named the Pheasant Conference Pitcher of the Year as a part of five Brandon-Evansville players who were named to the all-conference team that was announced recently. Senior Levi Hintermeister, freshman Tom Bosek and juniors Billie Juul and Craig Campbell...
June 21, 2012 - 12:00am
June 14, 2012
Douglas Scientific to receive award
The Alexandria Area Economic Development commission (AAEDC) and Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce announce that Douglas Scientific of Alexandria has been selected to receive the 2012 Business and Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) award. The BIAD award is presented annually...
June 14, 2012 - 2:37pm
Helget receives top Fish Decoy Association World Point Championship
Troy Helget, owner of Top Notch Artworks of Alexandria, was awarded the National Fish Decoy Association World Point Championship. He has carved...
June 14, 2012 - 2:35pm
June 6, 2012
Ed Brands awarded Faculty Research Program Grant
Ed Brands, assistant professor of environmental studies, received funding for his project Mapping Manure in West Central Minnesota Watersheds through a Faculty Interactive Research Program (FIRP) grant. Awarded through the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, FIRP's purpose is...
June 6, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Curves recognized as part of Women's Health Week
The Alexandria City Council formally declared May 17, 2012 as the inaugural National Curves Day. A proclamation was signed by Mayor Dan Ness on May 14. National Curves Day was initiated in celebration of National Women's Health Week, May 13-19, in partnership with the Office on Women's...
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am