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UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
Composting among new director's priorities
Done Trash Talking: Olmscheid retiring from solid waste
Power outage planned for north Alexandria
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Track and field: A-B-E sends eight to sections
Guitarist performs for First Friday in Evansville
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Runestone, Legacy of the Lakes museums unveil new exhibits
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
Have questions? The library has answers
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Kathleen Rose Kaar
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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On The Street
February 4, 2011
Echo Press website named best in state
The Echo Press website was once again honored by the Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA). For the third straight year, the site received a...
February 4, 2011 - 12:00am
Santa Claus is coming to Echo Press today
Today's snowy conditions aren't stopping a visit from Santa Claus at the Echo Press. The newspaper's annual "Santa Day" will take place from 9 a.m. to noon today, Saturday, at the Echo Press office, 225 7th Avenue East, Alexandria. Parents are encouraged to bring non-perishable...
December 4, 2010 - 9:04am
September 24, 2010
Echo unveils new look
Welcome to our new look! The Echo Press, which traces its roots back to 1891, has gone through a variety of design changes over the years and this latest look was launched with our readers foremost in mind. The goal is to make the newspaper more appealing and easy to read for everyone. "The...
September 24, 2010 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
Newspaper site gets new look
The Echo Press launched a redesigned website today, Wednesday. The address - www.echopress.com - will stay the same. Visitors to the new site...
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Show-stopping fun for shoppers
The Echo Press' 15th annual Lifestyles Expo at the Viking Plaza Mall on April 4 attracted a large crowd of shoppers who browsed nearly 80 exhibits...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
March 31, 2009
Snowstorm delays delivery of newspaper
Because of today's winter storm and dangerous driving conditions, the delivery of this Wednesday's issue of the Echo Press newspaper will be delayed. The paper will be delivered on newsstands starting tomorrow morning, Wednesday. Subscribers will receive the paper in the mail on...
March 31, 2009 - 11:12am
March 28, 2009
Newspaper's dining club offers free meals
Everyone likes a free meal - especially in these challenging economic times. You can find 35 free meals by joining the Echo Press' Dining Club. The spring/summer 2009 edition of the dining club cards is now available for $20 at the Echo Press office, 225 7th Avenue East in Alexandria. The...
March 28, 2009 - 8:02am
March 25, 2009
When will ice leave?
If the dreary cold weather is bringing you down, lift your spirits with thoughts of spring - and when the ice will leave the lakes. It's time for the Echo Press' annual Ice Out Contest. The person who guesses when the ice will melt away on Lake L'Homme Dieu will win a fun summer-time...
March 25, 2009 - 12:00am
Editorial - Those who violate online comment rules face consequences
The Echo Press online comment section is a popular way for people to express an opinion about a story, an issue and other people's viewpoints. It's amazing how well this kind of informal, interactive forum has caught on. Some stories generate hundreds of comments. The tone of the...
March 25, 2009 - 12:00am
March 13, 2009
Plan now for this year's Lifestyles Expo
Lifestyles Expo 2009, in its 15th year, is quickly approaching. Central Minnesota's annual premier family celebration, the Echo Press' Lifestyles...
March 13, 2009 - 12:00am
February 6, 2009
Echo Press designer wins state ad contest
Karla Mikkelson of Alexandria, a graphic designer with the Echo Press, was named the first place winner in the Minnesota Newspaper Association's...
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Echo Press Web site named best in state
Web surfers in Douglas County have the best site in the state for getting local news. The Echo Press Web site - www.echopress.com - earned first...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
Editorial - Internet blogs are worth checking out
It's been said that the Internet - with its funny, risqué and bizarre content - has turned the country into two types of people: exhibitionists and voyeurs. But there are other features on the Internet that are opening up a new kind of dialogue, a new way of looking at things and...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
February 2, 2009
Echo Press publisher elected president of Minnesota Newspaper Association
Jody Hanson, publisher of the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, was elected president of the Minnesota Newspaper Association on Friday, January...
February 2, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Here's a new way to send valentines
Do you want to tell your sweetheart how much you love her? Do you want to share your feelings about him with the world? Does your business want to advertise its Valentine's specials? The Echo Press has a new online feature called Cupid's Corner. Online users can post special messages...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am