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Speed limits to increase on Highways 27, 114
One person injured in semi, SUV crash in Otter Tail County
Updated: Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Minnesota leaders look for ways to reduce health insurance premiums and 'reinsurance' may help
AgweekTV: Changes in antibiotics in livestock
Boys basketball: Savageau's big day helps Osakis edge B-E
Basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 20
Wrestling: Braves get past Minnewaska in dual
Wrestling: Knights sweep three at KMS duals
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm rolls over Alex at the RCC
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
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Births - Jan. 13, 2017
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Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
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Byron S. Gunderson
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 14, 2016
YMCA celebrates New Year with the community
The Alexandria Area YMCA invites the community to its annual New Year's Day Community Day from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1. Admittance to the YMCA is free, permitting members and guests provide one item per person or a monetary donation to benefit the Alexandria Outreach Food...
December 14, 2016 - 11:00am
November 11, 2016
Ready your hands for community-wide Service Blast on Nov. 16
First Lutheran Church in Alexandria will host a Service Blast for the entire congregation and community on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 3 to 6 p.m....
November 11, 2016 - 1:00pm
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