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February 3, 2017
Mark Foss is the director and founder of the LifeRight Outreach center in Alexandria. LifeRight is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with an event Thursday, Feb. 9 at Arrowwood Resort and Conferencce Center in Alexandria. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Living up to potential
February 3, 2017 - 10:00am
January 27, 2017
Christina Kuismi (right) presents the 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award to Kris Massmann of Osakis. (Contributed)
Fostering community pride
January 27, 2017 - 9:00am
January 25, 2017
Ali Wolbeck (left) and Taylor Eastlund, both seniors at Osakis High School, stand in front of the donated pop tabs they brought to the Ronald McDonald House. (Contributed)
Tying a project together
January 25, 2017 - 10:00am
January 20, 2017
James (center) played by Harry Greathouse, talks to his insect friends, played by Brody Uhlenkamp (left) and Ari Janssen (right).  (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
A peach of a show
January 20, 2017 - 10:00am
January 18, 2017
People who contributed stitches to the art project led by Kristi Kuder were asked to share something about where they are from and sign a canvas that will be the backing for the artwork. (Photos by Jeff Beach / Echo Press)
An artist's touch
January 18, 2017 - 9:12am
January 13, 2017
Jeff Bergs from Alexandria works full-time at Downtown Liquor and he is also a comedian. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Packing a punch line
January 13, 2017 - 11:00am
January 11, 2017
The hometown coloring books are filled with pages featuring familiar sights from around the towns. The Alexandria one features Big Ole, Noonan Park and the Alexandria Area High School logo, among other Alexandria landmarks. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Putting some color in Alexandria
January 11, 2017 - 9:00am
January 6, 2017
In November, Pamela Baer was legally blind and made an appointment with the Minnesota Eye Institute to figure out what her options were. After deciding she could not afford cataract surgery, Dr. Kent Carlson encouraged her to apply for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s Operation Sight program. She was approved and now has 20/20 vision. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
From legally blind to 20/20
January 6, 2017 - 10:00am
January 4, 2017
Pete Pfeffer and his daughter, Maggie, leave for a mission trip to Africa January 12. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
A mountain of a mission
January 4, 2017 - 9:00am
December 29, 2016
Chad Carlson of the Brandon Fire Department worked his way down the runway to Toby Keith’s “As Good As I Once Was” during the tight T-shirt portion of the competition at last year's show. (File photo)
Strutting their stuff for a cause
December 29, 2016 - 3:02pm
December 28, 2016
Vanilla Bourbon Sauce tops this quick and easy holiday dessert. (Forum News Service photo by Jessica Karley Rerick)
Bread pudding a slice of heaven straight from the oven
December 28, 2016 - 10:00am
December 23, 2016
Though it is not common for women in Africa to be firefighters, many do serve on the medical teams. Someday they aspire to also be firefighters like Karin Anderson, who is a firefighter and EMT in Kensington. (Contributed)
Bringing fire education to Africa
December 23, 2016 - 10:00am
December 21, 2016
Wayne Becker, a member of the Alexandria Model Railroad Association, controls the trains included in the association’s Christmas display. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
A train trip back in time
December 21, 2016 - 8:00am
December 16, 2016
Trevor and Shelly Ludwig decorated their home with neat, sophisticated white and blue lights, earning them Most Elegant.
Light Up the Night winners
December 16, 2016 - 6:00am
December 14, 2016
Carla Wheeler, who was recently diagnosed with stage four colon cancer, receives her second chemo treatment at the Dougals County Hospital. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
'Little Fighter' battles cancer
December 14, 2016 - 6:00am