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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
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
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
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
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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