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Body found in Park Rapids lake; crash victim identified
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
'Good progress' reported on Highway 29 bridge in south Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, August 25
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
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
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
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
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 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
In the Know: Alexandria shows controlled growth
The Alexandria area has a history of steady population growth. I would describe it as controlled growth as contrasted with explosion growth. Controlled growth lets the community react to the growth with the necessary infrastructure as it occurs and allows for good financial and long-range...
September 3, 2014 - 12:00am
August 15, 2014
Community day of fun held at Knute Nelson
A hungry and happy crowd gathered at Knute Nelson’s annual community picnic on Tuesday, August 12 in Alexandria. Multiple generations enjoyed...
Business/On The Street
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am