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Saved in Vietnam: Former Osakis man’s war story to air on PBS tonight
Rollover sends one to hospital
Brainerd International Raceway owner dies in Florida swimming accident
Sheriff: Apparent stray bullet kills former northwest Minn. police chief on forest hunting trail
Jump into cold river cools off Minnesota shoplifting suspect for police
A top-two finish at state for Mountaineers' middle schoolers
Volleyball: Chargers rack up big LEC honors
Sports briefs: B-E boys basketball alumni game set for Jan. 5
Section swim: Cardinals' 4x400 relay earns a spot at state
Blizzard hockey: Lumberjacks defend their home ice for weekend sweep of Alexandria
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Ruth Willman Dahl
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Minnesota opening weekend deer harvest down from last year
An opener to remember
Deer report November 4: Another close call, the ultimate frustration
Gary A. Fjoslien
Dale Gordon Serum
Bruce Allen Jaspersen
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
Letter to the Editor: Be kind toward our president
Letter to the Editor: Abuse survivors are inspirational
Commentary: Streamline drug approval process
It's Our Turn: The marvelous makeup of Minnesodah
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
4-H holds county competition
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
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
Land rent workshop set
'The Empire' rises on North Broadway: Eyesore property gets new look
'Remember to look up': Power company offers safety tips
hires and promotions
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Most Minnesota small-game hunter numbers fall again
DULUTH — The number of Minnesota small-game hunters dropped last fall compared to 2015, continuing a steady trend, the Minnesota Department...
August 13, 2017 - 6:00am
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