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September 18, 2015
Amateur (HAM) radio brings people, electronics and communication together. From talking over the airwaves to using Morse code, HAM radio allows the message to get through when other forms of communication, such as Internet and telephones, are down. (Annie Harman | Echo Press)
Osakis man connects with 330 countries
September 18, 2015 - 12:00am
September 4, 2013
Larry Preston
Here comes the Midnight Blue Express
September 4, 2013 - 10:48am
July 2, 2013
Tracy Ford offers everything from hard ice cream to cookie bouquets at her new store, The Sugar Shack in Alexandria. (Photo by Caroline Roers)
Sweet memories at the Sugar Shack
July 2, 2013 - 12:00am
June 28, 2013
Bob Winter of rural Garfield had a startlingly rare exchange with this deer back in May. Now, the deer, fondly named "Buckie," stops by from time to time for a pat on the head... and a nibble on the Winters' apple tree. (Contributed photo)
Bob and Buckie
June 28, 2013 - 12:00am
June 14, 2013
The Alexandria Shrine Circus will present daring stunts and comedic acts, including a balancing show by guest performer Guiming Meng (above), on Friday, June 21, with shows at 2:30 and 7 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. (Contributed image)
Time for the circus!
June 14, 2013 - 12:00am
May 22, 2013
After having the helmet fitted and bike seat adjusted to her height, Ruth Clayton of Alexandria took the semi-recumbent bike out to the road behind Grand Arbor. (Photo by Amy Chaffins)
Rollin' into spring at Grand Arbor
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
Georgia Thesing (right), a quilter with the local chapter of Quilts of Valor, is pictured with a soldier at Fort Knox. Thesing said, "I had made this quilt from start to finish so I was pretty excited that I got to see somebody pick my quilt." After a soldier chose a quilt, their name and the date were written on a tag sewn onto each quilt. Each quilt also includes a handwritten thank you card and a pillowcase that can be used to carry the quilt. (Contributed photo)
Delivering comfort to wounded warriors
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
May 15, 2013
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Replace summer boredom with plenty of summer fun!
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
May 8, 2013
Pictured are Geannie and Ron Klimek. Geannie was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2009. (Photo by Megan Radermacher)
Don't take your health for granted
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
Scott and Linda Lind are pictured with their sons (left to right) Brady, Caleb and Evan. Brady was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in April. (Contributed photo)
An 'accidental' discovery
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
April 24, 2013
Larry and Joan Holverson of Alexandria have been dealing with Larry's Parkinson's disease for about seven years. They've received a lot of help and support from local Neurofit classes and a Parkinson's support group. (Photo by Tara Bitzan)
'Busy and active and socially happy' despite Parkinson's diagnosis
April 24, 2013 - 12:00am
March 13, 2013
So much to do, so little time
March 13, 2013 - 12:00am
March 6, 2013
Mittens that heal
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
February 27, 2013
Megan Ausen and Kara Capelli will depart March 2 for a three-month, cross-country bike trip. Megan, a 2005 Jefferson High School graduate, is the daughter of Dave and Mary Ausen of Alexandria. (Contributed photo)
Biking across America
February 27, 2013 - 12:00am
January 18, 2013
This is the church in Haiti pastored by the father of the family that Mickey McRoberts and Tammy Hagstrom are helping. (Contributed photo)
A haven in Haiti
January 18, 2013 - 12:00am
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