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Willmar lays drowned boys to rest
Fargo, Moorhead police collar 18 men on suspicion of soliciting minors for sex
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, June 28 through Wednesday, June 29
Charges: Hibbing man beheaded after sex assault allegation
'Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener ...'
Girls track: Alex's historic season honored
15U Babe Ruth: Pitching committee leads Osakis past Long Prairie
Track: Osakis programs chock-full of honorees
Softball: Alex recognizes state tourney run
Baseball: Hittle, Anderson named Cards' MVPs
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Meals on the grill maximize taste, minimize cleanup
Driver improvement program offered
Independence Day travel numbers to break records
Parades, fireworks, celebrations round out the Fourth
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Engaged - Berglin and Wood
Engaged - Dahlquist and Ripley
Births - June 17, 2016
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Natalie M. Klein
Warren V. Meissner
David Steve Edmunds
Ruth Augusta Wenner
DuWayne Allen Averill
LETTER: Beware of barbecued bugs
LETTER: We should be forever grateful
COMMENTARY: A constitutional response to gun violence
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Oscar Lake Church in Farwell to celebrate 100th anniversary
EDITORIAL: Beware of business 'vanity awards'
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
October 16, 2015
RCC expansion draws debate
People continue to give the Alexandria City Council feedback about a proposed $9.9 million expansion and renovation of the Runestone Community Center. In the third public hearing on the idea on Monday night, two people spoke against the plan and four supported adding a third rink. Byron...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
Knute Nelson breaks ground for Grand Arbor expansion
Knute Nelson in Alexandria broke ground for its Grand Arbor expansion on July 17. The addition to Grand Arbor will be connected to the existing...
Business / New Business
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
September 12, 2014
Alexandria Area YMCA 'raises the roof'
The public is invited to take a look at the construction that is under way for the Phase II expansion of the Alexandria Area YMCA. Community...
News / region
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
September 3, 2014
Carlos Creek Winery receives funds from U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development state director Colleen Landkamer recently announced nearly $1 million to help seven rural Minnesota businesses and entrepreneurs expand their operations and create new products to market. Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria received...
country / agriculture
September 3, 2014 - 6:35am
August 13, 2014
North Memorial Ambulance expanding fleet
More demand and a growing community have prompted North Memorial Ambulance Service - Alexandria to add an ambulance to its fleet. “We are adding an additional truck for eight hours per day, seven days per week,” Scott Johnson told the Echo Press. Johnson, manager of the local...
News / region
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Varitech gets tax break for expansion
The Alexandria City Council approved a request to provide tax increment financing (TIF) for FORCE America. The tax break will help the company build a 45,000 square foot manufacturing facility for its property on Iowa Street near Varitech Industries, one of its subsidiaries. The...
Business / News
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
January 23, 2013
YMCA's expansion campaign under way
The Alexandria YMCA's fundraising campaign for a major expansion project is off and running. The J.A. Wedum Foundation in Minneapolis recently...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
December 5, 2012
YMCA gets $500,000 boost for expansion
It's fun to play at the YMCA, now more than ever. The J.A.
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
Verizon Wireless expands 4G LTE network in Alexandria
Verizon Wireless has expanded its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Alexandria, enabling customers in more areas of Minnesota to take advantage of the nation's largest 4G LTE network. The expanded 4G LTE coverage area in Alexandria includes north to the chain of lakes, south...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
June 8, 2012
Caring Hands Dental Clinic expands to provide more service
Caring Hands Dental Clinic recently hired two full-time staff dentists, two full-time hygienists and dental assistants and a complete office and management staff. Because of community support, the clinic has been able to provide dental care and education to thousands of underserved...
June 8, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Alexandria Y announces major expansion plan
An expansion plan is in the works for the Alexandria YMCA. The official start of a $2.5 million YMCA Phase II Expansion Capital Campaign was...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
Opportunities Center to serve more people
Douglas County commissioners approved a license capacity increase for the Alexandria Opportunities Center (AOC). The AOC is a development achievement center that gives people with developmental challenges an opportunity to work. Companies that use the service include 3M, Tastefully...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
February 24, 2012
Bethany begins $3 million expansion
Big things are happening at Bethany. Ecumen, a nonprofit senior housing and services company, is expanding senior living and service offerings...
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
April 1, 2011
Pro-Ag plans $1.1 million expansion
Pro-Ag Farmers Cooperative is expanding its operation near Brandon. There are plans to build two new buildings along County Road 7, near Interstate 94, in Brandon Township. One building will be an 11,000 square foot fertilizer plant and the other a 14,000 square foot office, warehouse...
April 1, 2011 - 12:00am
October 13, 2010
New hospital era dawns
"Wow, what a day! What a facility!
October 13, 2010 - 12:00am