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Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23
Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cirkus (w/video)
Searcher finds missing 9-year-old: 'The look on her face was priceless'
Beautiful day for Applefest
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
September 30, 2016
Food shelf expanding to meet growing need
A growing need to feed the hungry and keep volunteers safe prompted the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf to start its fifth expansion. The...
September 30, 2016 - 2:15am
Keeping the food shelf stocked
Did you know that some of the food donated to the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf comes from local businesses? Did you know that some of...
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
Local food shelf receives $64,000 grant
The Outreach Food Shelf of Douglas County recently received a grant for $64,000. The Otto Bremer Trust Grant will go into a building fund to help make conditions safer for volunteers. Because of where the garage is located on the property, it experiences runoff that causes a slippery...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Annual car show to support local food shelf
The public is invited to attend the Vintage Car Club (VCC) of Alexandria’s annual car show and swap meet on Sunday, June 26 at the Douglas...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 25, 2016
Outreach Food Shelf receives $10,000 grant
The Outreach Food Shelf of Douglas County was awarded a grant of $10,000 on April 18 from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless. The grant will help make necessary upgrades to the food shelf to ensure that hungry people in Douglas County can continue to access healthy food for...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
Jingle Bells continues to fight local hunger
With additional funds coming in since the 67th annual Jingle Bells Telethon, The Jingle Bells Foundation is able to increase its level of helping with hunger beyond the Christmas season. The additional donations raised the total amount to more than $92,000. The Jingle Bells Foundation...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 3, 2013
Students raise funds for local food shelf
Students from New Testament Christian School in Alexandria, including teacher Jennifer Holmquist with 1st and 2nd grade students Rachel Wegner,...
April 3, 2013 - 12:00am
December 12, 2012
Holiday Train to roll into town Friday, December 14
The Holiday Train will roll into Alexandria this Friday, spreading a message of Christmas cheer and giving. The train, which raises money for food shelves, is scheduled to arrive at the 8th Avenue East railroad crossing near the Hubbard Feed Mill shortly before noon. The Holiday...
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
December 7, 2012
New bowling tournament helps food shelf
On November 24, Garden Center Lanes ran the first SunOpta one-day bowling tournament to raise money for the Douglas County food Shelf. Bowlers participated from throughout all of Minnesota, from Alexandria to as far away as Aberdeen, South Dakota. With the combined money from a...
December 7, 2012 - 12:00am
April 27, 2012
ASB donates time, food, money to local food shelf
Employees of American Solutions for Business in Glenwood donated $200 and 12 boxes of food to the local food shelf recently. American's Community...
April 27, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Alpha Pi Phi chapter asks guests to bring food, books to ATCC graduation
The Alpha Pi Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Alexandria Technical and Community College will participate in "Project Graduation...Feed a Body, Feed a Mind." This initiative is designed to help alleviate hunger and illiteracy in the community. Graduating students...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
Joining the fight against hunger
Alexandria Motor Company joined local efforts to fight children's hunger. During the month of March, it donated $20 for every new and used...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
December 4, 2010
Santa Claus is coming to Echo Press today
Today's snowy conditions aren't stopping a visit from Santa Claus at the Echo Press. The newspaper's annual "Santa Day" will take place from 9 a.m. to noon today, Saturday, at the Echo Press office, 225 7th Avenue East, Alexandria. Parents are encouraged to bring non-perishable...
December 4, 2010 - 9:04am
December 3, 2010
The Holiday Train is coming to town!
The Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway Holiday Train is stopping in Alexandria on Tuesday, December 14 at 1 p.m. It will arrive at the railroad crossing...
December 3, 2010 - 12:00am
May 26, 2010
Family fun for a good cause
Lincoln Elementary School in Alexandria recently held family fun night. Families played bingo, dodge ball, and danced at the annual event. Donations...
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am