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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
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
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
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
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
June 17, 2016
The father's responsibility
The story of Abraham and Isaac is one of the most beautiful in the Bible of a father-son relationship. Isaac was born in answer to the prayer of a father’s heart. Long years, Abraham had waited on God, believing that He would keep that promise. Then, when Isaac came, there grew...
June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
March 26, 2016
Are dark superhero moves OK for kids to watch?
By Ryan Johnson, Forum News Service Anders Lien loved "Deadpool," but the 6-year-old didn't care for the sadness in Disney movie "The Little...
March 26, 2016 - 10:00am
January 22, 2016
Foster, adoptive families needed
Douglas County is searching for additional foster providers to open their homes to children of all ages who are in need of temporary, long-term and permanent/adoptive families. Douglas County Social Services will hold a free informational meeting for families interested in learning...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
August 13, 2014
Do you know your roots?
Have you ever wondered from which country your family originated? Or maybe why you’re the only one in your family with your hair color? The...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
Roers family honored as 2014 Farm Family of the Year
The Kevin and Ellen Roers family of Garfield was recently honored by the University of Minnesota as the 2014 Farm Family of the Year for Douglas...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
May 16, 2014
Adventure day offers games and learning
The public is invited to attend the eighth annual Lakes Area Kids and Family Adventure Day on Saturday, May 17 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Luther Crest Bible Camp in Alexandria. There is no cost, and those who attend may register to win prizes. Event participants will be able to...
May 16, 2014 - 11:13am
March 28, 2014
Local parent recognized for leadership in home and community
Lisa Tickhill is member of Alexandria Area Circle of Parents group
March 28, 2014 - 12:00am
March 21, 2014
Fathers invited to Great Dads Seminar
Fathers, grandfathers and future fathers are all invited to attend a Great Dads Seminar on Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn, Alexandria. Check in and a continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. A free will offering will be accepted. The seminar is...
March 21, 2014 - 12:00am
March 19, 2014
Learn about foster care opportunities
Douglas County Social Services will hold a free informational meeting for families interested in learning more about providing foster care for children in Douglas County. The meeting will be Tuesday, March 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Douglas County Public Works Building, 526 Willow Drive,...
March 19, 2014 - 12:00am
February 26, 2014
Technology and social media: what parents need to know
Parents are invited to attend a technology and social media Community Education session on Thursday, March 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Discovery Middle School media center in Alexandria. Keeping up with technology and social media provides both an opportunity and a challenge for parents....
February 26, 2014 - 12:00am
February 12, 2014
Join ECFE for a family event
Join ECFE for a family event February is I Love to Read Month, and Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) will celebrate with a family event on Sunday, February 23 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Library and Lakes Area Recreation gym, both in Alexandria. Story time...
February 12, 2014 - 12:00am
Expecting the worst - Blessed with the best
Garfield couple’s devastation over unborn baby’s condition turns to celebration at delivery
February 12, 2014 - 12:00am
January 15, 2014
Construct a Muppet sock puppet and put on a show
Does your child like the Muppets? Would your child like to build his or her own puppet, write a script and put on a show? In Puppetry Arts, youth in grades 1-6 will learn to create their own Muppet sock puppet and open up their imagination to write the script, produce and star in...
January 15, 2014 - 8:47am
St. Cloud Hospital announces top names of 2013
The St. Cloud Hospital recently compiled the top girl and boy names for babies born in the Family Birthing Center at St. Cloud Hospital in 2013. They are as follows: GIRLS 1 – Ava 2 – Olivia 3 – Emma 4 – Aubrey 5 – Lillian 6 – Avery 7 – Claire 8 – Madison 9...
January 15, 2014 - 8:43am
December 10, 2013
Special needs children invited to sensory-friendly Santa event
The Windmill Project invites families with children who have sensory or other special needs to attend its annual Sensitive Santa Event on Sunday, December 15 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Grand Arbor in Alexandria. The event is open to families that have children with special needs, and...
December 10, 2013 - 9:53pm