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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Titus (w/video)
Riding with purpose: Motorcycle group promotes safety, education
Searchers comb areas near trail for signs of missing teen
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, August 22
Viking Speedway: Tim, Zach Johnson part of feature winners
Sports schedule for Wednesday, Aug. 23
Eagles Horseshoe League standings
Alexandria chiropractor helps Gophers, USA wrestling compete at top form
Lacrosse to AAHS?
Discovery school open house Aug. 30
Garden experiment produces sky-high sunflowers
Refresher courses offered for older drivers
Johnson - Engebretson
Northern on Brophy
Beau knows bass
Lecy strings some nice ones
Lake Ida Tourney sets record weight for Reel Team Bass
DNR: Starry stonewort confirmed in Lake Minnewaska
Walter Leonard Hoefer
Jon Thomas Dingwall Jr.
Angeline "Angie" K. Blake
Lois D. Anderson
Echo Press editorial: How to defuse hate-filled protests
Letter: Minneapolis' move to restrict menthol is inspiring
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Tomato tasting at the library
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
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
hires and promotions
on the street
May 3, 2017
Kennedi's Karnival to benefit Hay family
Kennedi's Karnival, a benefit for the family of 4-year-old Kennedi Hay, will be held on Sunday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Runestone Community Center in Alexandria. The carnival will include lunch, cake walk games, music, magician, a chance to win prizes, children's crafts,...
May 3, 2017 - 6:05am
March 22, 2017
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
The public is invited to attend a cancer benefit for Randy Beman on Sunday, March 26, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. The...
March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
February 17, 2017
Leukemia patient awaiting donor match
On what seemed like a routine Monday morning last September, Josh Molden's parents pulled him out of class at Alexandria Area High School and...
February 17, 2017 - 1:36pm
February 15, 2017
Spaghetti dinner to benefit 'Hayloft' Bob Wallgren
A spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held to benefit "Hayloft" Bob Wallgren on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Herby's in Carlos. Freewill donations will be accepted. Just before Christmas, Wallgren was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He and his wife, Janet,...
February 15, 2017 - 5:42pm
January 25, 2017
Hasch's Hope Benefit is set for Jan. 28
A benefit and silent auction for Jill Hasch as she battles pancreatic cancer will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nelson Gables Governor's Room in Alexandria. All money raised will go toward assisting Hasch and her family with medical expenses. This benefit...
January 25, 2017 - 10:00am
January 20, 2017
Benefit dinner to raise funds for Scott Bakke family
A dinner to benefit Scott Bakke will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at 55 Lake St. S., Forest Lake. It will raise funds for Bakke and his family to defer costs while he battles aggressive colorectal cancer. Bakke was diagnosed in 2012 at the age of 43. Since that...
January 20, 2017 - 10:00am
December 14, 2016
'Little Fighter' battles cancer
When she was a little girl participating in tae kwon do, Carla Wheeler's instructor gave her the nickname, "Little Fighter." Who knew how much...
December 14, 2016 - 6:00am
December 7, 2016
Dairy Queen hosts fundraiser to benefit Carla Wheeler
Carla Wheeler, a nine-year employee of Dairy Queen South in Alexandria, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Her husband, Chris;...
December 7, 2016 - 10:00am
Benefit set for Brian Berg
Longtime contractor and Alexandria native Brian Berg suffered cardiac arrest on June 2, resulting in an anoxic brain injury. Berg is facing a long road of rehabilitation at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul in the long-term acute care center for medically complex patients. He is currently...
October 7, 2016 - 12:00am
September 1, 2016
Bridge event to benefit Habitat for Humanity
The annual Bridge Benefit for the local Habitat for Humanity will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. at First Congregational UCC in Alexandria. The event will begin with a continental breakfast, followed by the games at 9:30 a.m. Guests can attend alone or bring a partner or...
September 1, 2016 - 8:49am
July 27, 2016
Benefit for Steve Pederson family is July 30
The public is invited to attend a pancake breakfast benefit for the Steve Pederson family on Saturday, July 30 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Kensington...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
Music, prayer to benefit Jon Odell
A time of special music and prayer for Alexandria resident Jon Odell will be held on Friday, May 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Common Grounds Coffee House, Sixth and Hawthorne in Alexandria. Donations will be accepted. Mark Anthony of KXRA will lead the evening of music, followed by...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
February 12, 2016
Larry Gettel benefit set
A silent auction and dinner to benefit the Larry Gettel family of Osakis will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at McDonald's North in Alexandria. McDonald's will donate 50 percent of sales to the Gettel family. On Christmas Eve, Gettel was transported by ambulance to...
February 12, 2016 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Kevin Dawson benefit set
A dinner and bingo benefit for Kevin Dawson of Alexandria will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19 at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Doors open at 6 p.m., with bingo starting at 7:30 p.m. Dawson was found incoherent by his wife and their 1-year-old on Sept. 28. He was taken by ambulance...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
November 20, 2015
Janice Hollatz benefit set
A benefit for Janice Hollatz will be held Saturday, November 21 from 4 p.m. to midnight at Leaf Valley Town Hall. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., with DJ David Kraemer performing at 8 p.m. A free-will offering will be accepted. There will also be a silent auction all evening and...
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am