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December 9, 2016
Nicole Getz (far right) was killed in a boating accident on Lake Victoria five years ago. Now her mother, Janet Getz (second from right) takes part in the Compassionate Friends candle lighting ceremony each year, as well as leads the area grief group for parents who have lost children. (Contributed)
Embracing grief
December 9, 2016 - 6:00am
December 7, 2016
Kyle Anderson of iTry Studios talks about the different methods of soap making at a recent soap making class. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Giving new things a try
December 7, 2016 - 6:00am
November 22, 2016
Christopher and Briana Ingraham, with twin sons Charlie, left, and Jack, check out their backyard garden in Red Lake Falls, MN, recently. photo by Eric Hylden/Forum News Serivce
Making his move
November 22, 2016 - 6:00am
November 18, 2016
Richard Hardine and his wife, Karen, are pictured next to their kitchen counter, part of which is lower so it is wheelchair accessible. Hardine designed the entire home to be wheelchair accessible, knowing that as time went on he would be spending more time in the chair. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Polio brings a lifetime of challenges
November 18, 2016 - 6:00am
November 16, 2016
During a dress rehearsal, the cast of Footloose poses after the show’s final number. Performances of the musical will take place Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
A great fit in Footloose
November 16, 2016 - 5:50am
November 11, 2016
Shelly Engfer-Triebenbach, an Osakis music teacher who is also the director of the Greater Minnesota Children’s Choir, has become an advocate for those fighting lung cancer. (Echo Press file photo)
Lung cancer: Not just for smokers
November 11, 2016 - 9:04am
November 9, 2016
The Gjallarhorn, the horn used during Minnesota Vikings home games, is pictured this summer in front of Big Ole. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Norse secrets in Vikings stadium
November 9, 2016 - 8:00am
November 4, 2016
Robby Friederichs (left) has been working at La Ferme with chef and owner Matt Jensen (right) for one year. Robby has asperger’s, a form of autism, that can result in trouble focusing and paying attention. With Jensen’s support, he has excelled in working in the kitchen two days per week. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
One smart cookie
November 4, 2016 - 9:00am
November 2, 2016
Each Monday and Wednesday, Kristen Peterson leads a group of 10 3, 4, and 5-year-olds attend forest school through Butterfly Hill Nature Preschool. The program is year round in any weather, and focuses on allowing children to learn in a natural environment. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Trees of knowledge
November 2, 2016 - 6:00am
October 28, 2016
The Alexandria Holiday Arts and Crafters Tour’s featured crafter, Cindy Klemenhagen, works with a Minnesota theme to design jewelry, pillows, home decor and more. (contributed)
Crafter's Tour kicks off holiday season
October 28, 2016 - 10:00am
October 26, 2016
Megan Townsend shows off some of the potatoes she grew for the Outreach Food Shelf for a Girl Scout project. (Contributed)
Garden project earns Townsend top Girl Scout award
October 26, 2016 - 7:30am
Chicken Enchilada Soup is sure to become a family favorite. (Forum News Service photo by Jessica Karley Rerick)
Soup's on! Warm up with a bowl of easy 'dump soup'
October 26, 2016 - 7:30am
October 21, 2016
The Service Fair at Viking Towers provides senior citizens and those with disabilities with the resources to lead a higher quality of life.
Living quarters turned community
October 21, 2016 - 8:30am
October 19, 2016
Irene Seppanen of Alexandria first started participating in the local Farmers' Market in the 1970s. At that time, the Farmers' Market was on Fillmore Street. (contributed photo)
A pioneer in local farmers' market retires
October 19, 2016 - 7:00am
Andy Dibley, now more than one year sober, says his physical appearance is only one of the many aspects of his life that sobriety has improved. (Contributed)
A second chance
October 19, 2016 - 6:00am