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Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
March 12, 2010
Letter - Help stop the spread of hunger
To the editor: March is Food Share Month. Hunger affects everyone. In 2009 there were about 3 million food shelf visits statewide and 61 million pounds of food were distributed to Minnesota families by food shelves. More than 50 percent of adult food shelf visitors are employed...
March 12, 2010 - 12:00am
February 10, 2010
'What if' idea feeds hungry
A food drive challenge among several clubs and programs at Alexandria Technical College resulted in nearly $730 in donations and more than 500...
February 10, 2010 - 12:00am