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Ready, set, mow! Lawn mowers become battle-tested at fair
Weekend rain strains sewer plant's capacity
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, August 17
Drug conviction earns more than seven years in prison
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Matzo (w/video)
Sports schedule for Friday, August 18
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
Knute Nelson to celebrate Alexandria's seniors
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Habitat for Humanity dedicates two new homes
Photo of the Week
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
hires and promotions
on the street
December 30, 2016
Catch up on winter reading in library program
The holidays are over, and winter has begun. What a great time to settle in for some escapist reading in a comfy chair in front of a roaring fire. As long as you are reading, or listening to audiobooks, why don't you also earn a chance to win a Kindle Fire tablet, local gift certificates...
December 30, 2016 - 8:00am
December 28, 2016
Successfully growing traditional plants of the season
Several traditional holiday plants make their appearance in your local retail markets this time of year. If you're looking for a gift plant or...
December 28, 2016 - 10:00am
Holiday season is good time to discuss aging with loved ones
Minnesota's senior population is doubling as baby boomers reach retirement age, and that means many families have a growing number of older relatives. When families gather for the holidays, it can be a time in which changes in older relatives are noticed and concerns about their health...
December 28, 2016 - 9:00am
December 14, 2016
Holiday gifts for the constant gardener
Do you have an avid gardener on your Christmas list? There's still time to shop for that special, gardening Christmas present. Many local businesses...
December 14, 2016 - 11:00am
December 7, 2016
Help homeless animals at holiday bake sale
Looking for some scrumptious baked goods to serve at your holiday gatherings? The Lakes Area Humane Society will hold its annual Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 10, near the Brass Lantern at Viking Plaza in Alexandria, from 9 a.m. until all the goodies are gone. Those who wish...
December 7, 2016 - 10:00am
November 25, 2016
First Lutheran Church presents The Living Nativity
The members of First Lutheran Church in Alexandria will again present The Living Nativity on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a walk-through...
November 25, 2016 - 8:00am
November 16, 2016
Christmas in the Fort ushers in holiday season
The Runestone Museum will present its annual Christmas in the Fort, featuring the Parade of Trees, on Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, at Fort Alexandria. This holiday celebration is free and open to the public. Santa will make an appearance, and goodies and cider will be served....
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
November 9, 2016
Give to the Max day is Thursday, Nov. 17
GiveMN is gearing up for its eighth annual Give to Max Day, Minnesota's homegrown holiday of giving. Set for Thursday, Nov. 17, the 24-hour online fundraiser is expected to once again raise thousands for nonprofits and schools around the state. As is tradition for Give to the Max...
November 9, 2016 - 10:00am
Give gifts to children in need this Christmas
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties is offering two programs to help local families provide gifts for their children on Christmas. Following are a couple ways that you can get involved: Adopt a Family United Way is now accepting adopters for the Adopt a Family program. An organization,...
November 9, 2016 - 9:00am
November 4, 2016
Holiday craft/vendor event benefits Jingle Bells
The public is invited to attend a holiday vendor/craft event on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. All proceeds will be donated to Jingle Bells. Vendors will include Scentsy, Elli Lou Creations, Gourmet Cupboards, Lularoe, Thirty-One, Sweater...
November 4, 2016 - 10:00am
July 6, 2016
A festive Fourth
The Fourth of July celebration in the Douglas County area was a dandy. Evansville’s annual July Celebration from Friday through Sunday included...
July 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 24, 2015
Easy and festive last-minute holiday food ideas
By Sarah and Tony Nasello, Forum News Service As we get closer to the holidays, our inbox starts to fill with questions from our readers about...
December 24, 2015 - 7:00am
December 18, 2015
LETTER: Be kind and help garbage haulers
To the editor: I have read with interest the previous comments about our garbage haulers. As a wife of a garbage hauler, let me address some misconceptions. When you see a truck and you see garbage coming out of the truck, why not follow to the next stop and let them know? These are...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Recycle Your Holidays accepting lights through January
The Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) is holding a collection event for recycling holiday lights statewide in Minnesota through the end...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
Out & About Around the County: Thanksgiving dinner at St. Mary's
A hard-working crew of about 150 volunteers prepared a Thanksgiving Day feast at St. Mary’s in Alexandria last week. On Tuesday night, they...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am