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B-E pushing for August vote on school building
Gays, lesbians rally at Capitol; Alexandria event on May 4
Tanner's Team backing Moldens, other families facing serious illness
Westrom helps shape ag, environment bills
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 26
Snowmen look to round out roster for inaugural season
Local curling team records rare eight-ender
Sports schedule for Friday, April 28
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Alexandria's Beth Hill publishes first novel
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 7, 2017
Second annual community Easter vigil planned
The Easter vigil celebrated on Saturday evening before Easter is an ancient yet ever-new Christian tradition that highlights the themes of faith that arise from questions in the search for meaning. All are invited to a community and inter-church Easter vigil service on Saturday, April...
April 7, 2017 - 7:28am
November 11, 2016
Ready your hands for community-wide Service Blast on Nov. 16
First Lutheran Church in Alexandria will host a Service Blast for the entire congregation and community on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 3 to 6 p.m....
November 11, 2016 - 1:00pm
August 24, 2016
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
WATKINS, Minn—Hundreds of people, perhaps a thousand, attended a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl. They...
August 24, 2016 - 7:54am
July 27, 2016
Center for Small Towns seeks community project proposals
The University of Minnesota, Morris Center for Small Towns (CST) is seeking proposals for community-based projects. Projects employ the skills of university students, staff and faculty to provide comprehensive services to small communities, connecting community partners to resources...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
RibFest turnout may have been best ever
A small rain shower that quickly blew through the area Saturday afternoon didn't stop those attending this year's annual Awake the Lakes RibFest....
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 20, 2016
Jabas to lead local United Way
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties (UWDP) welcomed a new leader to the non-profit organization. Jen Jabas is in her second week on the job as UWDP's executive director. "I've had nothing but a warm welcome from board members and the staff," Jabas said. She's an Alexandria native,...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
IN THE KNOW: The Iowegian is going
When I walked into the Chamber of Commerce office on August 11, 1997, I anticipated leading a vibrant business community that was very economically diverse. I expected I would serve in this position about six years, given the average nationwide “life expectancy” of a Chamber director...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
IN THE KNOW: This area is an age-friendly community
“Age Friendly Community” is a relatively new term in most of our vocabularies. However, it is not a new term. It was started by the World...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
IN THE KNOW: Let's give them the recognition they deserve
Here it is, time again for another article by Paul. Again I am putting something on paper that is somewhat personal but will wind up something...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
November 11, 2015
IN THE KNOW: Partnership is doing something remarkable for students and community
When the talk of the new Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) was starting a few years ago, the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) never wondered if we could help in any way, it was always – how can we help? The answer was found with my position as the community...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
In the Know: AAEDC focus is job creation, community investment and quality of life
What is economic development? It can be an intangible concept that is hard to explain. The book definition takes a policy perspective: Economic development is the efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
Family fun, community connections made at Night Out
Alexandria’s annual Community Night Out is about making connections, and this year thousands of connections were made. A crowd of 1,200...
August 7, 2015 - 11:08am
It's Our Turn: Blotter will continue to run
As many readers are aware, the Echo Press publishes a local law enforcement blotter in every issue. It is a brief summary of calls received by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Alexandria Police Department. Because of the space this takes up and because of some of the...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
September 9, 2014
In the Know: Fix the broken window to prevent crime
Building partnerships with other organizations has always been a top priority for the Alexandria Police Department. We firmly believe that residents need to feel secure both in their homes and out in public, and it is the police department’s job to ensure that feeling is realized....
September 9, 2014 - 11:57am
September 3, 2014
Out and About - around the county this week - Explosion Alexandria
A new Labor Day tradition was started this weekend, with the first-ever Explosion Alexandria! Part of the proceeds from the event will go to...
September 3, 2014 - 8:21am