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UPDATED: Victim identified in fire; smoke detectors helped children escape
Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
Boys basketball: Turnovers haunt Ashby in home-opener
Gymnastics: Cardinals lose close one to Brainerd in home opener
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Harriet M. Johnson
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 18, 2012
Ten holiday warning signs seniors need help
The holiday season may be one of the few times local families get together and realize their elderly loved ones are in deep trouble and need immediate help. Adult children who don't live nearby often come home to holiday heartbreak with deteriorating relatives they aren't prepared...
November 18, 2012 - 11:22am
October 26, 2012
Holiday Crafters' tour is here again!
The 28th annual "Through the Town and Around the Lakes" Holiday Crafters' Tour will be held Thursday, November 1 from 4:30 to 8 p.m., Friday,...
October 26, 2012 - 12:00am
October 5, 2012
Carolers will soon don gay apparel!
The Jefferson High School (JHS) Carolers are gearing-up for another holiday season. This year marks the group's 50th anniversary. The Carolers...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
January 4, 2012
Card girls' basketball: Alexandria grabs own holiday tournament
The Cardinal girls' basketball team kept their own holiday tournament trophy at home, defeating Robbinsdale Armstrong in the championship game...
January 4, 2012 - 12:00am
December 1, 2011
Ag leaders warn consumers to look out for invasive weed in holiday decorations
As Minnesotans decorate their homes for the holiday season, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is asking them to watch for Oriental bittersweet, an invasive weed easily mistaken for a common decorative holiday vine called American bittersweet. Oriental bittersweet is native...
December 1, 2011 - 11:35am
December 24, 2010
Slumberland helps families during holidays
Slumberland Furniture is working to provide families in need with new beds through its annual Making Homes for the Holiday program. Company-wide,...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 17, 2010
Deadline for holiday issue
The Echo Press will be combining its Wednesday and Friday issues into one publication the week of December 27. That publication will be published Wednesday, December 29. Because of that, all Variety section news, events, photos, etc. must be in no later than 10 a.m. on Monday, December...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
December 15, 2010
A saucy gift from the kitchen
This time of year many of us are up to our ears in butter, flour and sugar as we mix and pat and roll and bake. Many holiday bakers will wrap...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am
December 12, 2010
This season, heed the financial ghosts of Christmas
"Bah Humbug!" This famous line from Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" sums up the way many of us react when its time to talk finances. Money may be the last thing you want to think about this season, but take a lesson from Scrooge and heed the financial Ghosts of Christmas past, present...
December 12, 2010 - 12:14pm
December 10, 2010
Where are your favorite holiday decorations?
They twinkle. They shine. They dazzle. It's show time for Christmas lights and decorations in the area. For many families, driving around the...
December 10, 2010 - 12:00am
December 1, 2010
Countdown to Christmas
"10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1..." And Alexandria's new Christmas decorations flickered to life Friday night. The countdown was part of "Christmas...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
November 26, 2010
Alexandria's new decorations to shine tonight
New Christmas tree decorations are spanning five intersections in downtown Alexandria and they'll start glowing tonight. The annual lighting ceremony is part of the Runestone Museum's "Christmas in the Fort" that's set for today, Friday, November 26. At 3:30 p.m., Santa and Mrs....
November 26, 2010 - 11:40am
November 7, 2010
How to get a temporary job over the holidays
Many job hunters will get an early present this year as retailers are increasing the number of hires for the holiday season. Competition for these jobs will likely be fierce, and the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) recommends applying early and taking steps...
November 7, 2010 - 11:49am
July 3, 2010
Fourth of July travelers advised of road construction zones
As the 2010 construction season heats up and the July 4 holiday weekend is here, motorists will need to be aware of highway construction work zones around the state, including: --St.
July 3, 2010 - 7:23am
An explosion of Fourth of July fun planned in Douglas County area
Happy Fourth of July weekend! From land, lakes and air, many events will take place today, Saturday, and tomorrow in and around the county to celebrate Independence Day. Here's a list of just a few of the many events scheduled: Alexandria Star Storm 2010 is scheduled for Sunday,...
July 3, 2010 - 6:51am