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School bus involved in minor crash
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, January 22
Discovery's Aker earns regional honor
Human trafficking: See something? Then say something
Developer seeks tax help for two big apartment projects
Patriots QB Tom Brady’s ties to central Minn. town makes return to state nostalgic
Wrestling: Knights win eighth straight dual
McFeely: No miracle, only more disappointment for Vikings
Wrestling: Cardinals win 15-team tournament
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria swept by New Ulm, drops fourth straight
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Anthony "Tony" Mark Olhausen
Roger E. Cole
Virginia "Ginger" M. Bjurlin
Faye M. Luberts
Evelyn J. LeSuer
#MeToo and #TimesUp: Are men safe?
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
On The Street
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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...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
August 13, 2014
In the Know: A community dream has become a reality
The start of the 2014/2015 school year is right around the corner and with this fresh beginning there are many new and exciting changes happening...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
Community Night Out fills City Park
Thousands of communities nationwide gathered in a celebration against crimes and drugs during the 31st annual National Night Out on Tuesday,...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
It's Our Turn: We can all be proud of AAHS
On Tuesday, the public was able to get a first-hand look at what they’ve been watching unfold for what seems to be a very long time – a brand new high school. An open house and dedication event to celebrate the new Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) were overwhelmingly attended...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
June 26, 2013
Celebrating the strength of community
The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) and Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce announced the upcoming Business and Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) luncheon. The 30th annual BIAD Award Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m. to...
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
June 7, 2013
Promoting a healthy community
Members of the Alexandria Bike Club recently organized a Central Lakes Trail clean up. It took several trips to clean the trail of debris from...
June 7, 2013 - 12:00am
May 15, 2013
Students learn to serve the community
A service learning class was offered at Brandon-Evansville High School this past winter. It provided a way for young people to learn and develop...
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
September 19, 2012
Honor a professional
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,...
September 19, 2012 - 12:00am