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New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
Ten school, city elections contested
Douglas County Fair deemed a success
AARP honors Bev Bales as 50 Plus Leader
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
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Balancing act: Osakis tennis staggers lineup to begin fall
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
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
Youth day comes together
Arland E. Hirman
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Arland E. Hirman
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
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
December 31, 2015
The perfect pair: Insider tips for wine and cheese pairings
By Pamela Knudson, Forum News Service If you're hosting a get-together to ring in the new year, you may have everything planned to a "T"--except...
December 31, 2015 - 2:00pm
Try these festive drink options for New Year's Eve
By Ryan Johnson, Forum News Service A flute of Champagne is right up there with "Auld Lang Syne" as an iconic part of ringing in the new year.But...
December 31, 2015 - 9:02am
December 21, 2015
Track Santa's movements on Christmas Eve
By Wade Rupard, Forum News Service Every kid anxiously awaits Christmas morning so they can wander to the tree and see what Santa Claus left...
December 21, 2015 - 9:54am
December 18, 2015
Slumberland Furniture donates beds to area families
This holiday season, Slumberland Furniture is working to provide families in need with new beds through its annual Making Homes for the Holidays...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
December 15, 2015
Christmas caroling in Osakis (w/video)
A variety of holiday fun took place in Osakis today, Saturday. Sponsored by the Osakis Area Chamber of Commerce, "Christmas in Osakis" featured...
December 15, 2015 - 10:27am
December 13, 2015
Enjoy a gingerbread day at the lake
By Tracy Briggs, Forum News Service If you were to survey the world's moms and grandmas about their experience with gingerbread houses, most...
December 13, 2015 - 11:00am
December 11, 2015
LETTER: Together we can make a difference
To the editor: On behalf of the Jingle Bells Foundation and the Alexandria Jaycees we want to thank everyone who helped make the 67th annual Jingle Bells Telethon a huge success! A special thank you to the dedicated staff at Selective TV, Gardonville Telephone Cooperative and KPS...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
November 18, 2015
Help offered for those grieving
Anyone grieving the death of a loved one is invited to attend the 25th annual Getting Through the Holidays on Thursday, November 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 822 Douglas Street, Alexandria. The event will offer insight and strategies from area professionals, and...
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
December 2, 2013
Take the chance to give on Giving Tuesday
With the community at the end of an extended weekend of shopping and buying, Kiwanis International Foundation invites the public to take the chance to give on Giving Tuesday, December 3. Giving Tuesday is a new movement and a chance to use money in a way that fits a season of hope...
December 2, 2013 - 3:32pm
January 16, 2013
Outpatient VA clinics closed for federal holiday
St. Cloud VA health Care System outpatient clinics and administrative offices, including Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Brainerd, Montevideo and Alexandria, will be closed on Monday, January 21. This is in observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., a federal holiday. The...
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
December 28, 2012
Embracing the holidays with aging parents
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The winter holidays contain different meanings for different folks. However, the holidays are much about spending time with family. Hopefully you will be able to see your aging parents sometime over the holiday season. If your parents are lonely...
December 28, 2012 - 12:00am
December 19, 2012
Give the gift of a safe holiday
Shopping, decorating, baking and holiday entertaining are all part of what makes the holiday season a cherished time for family and friends. Although this may be the most wonderful time of the year, you may not realize it can also be the most hazardous; worse than any lump of coal....
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
Wrap up the holidays safely
When the holidays are over, Otter Tail Power Company reminds people to pack and store electrical decorations so they are safe for next year. Holiday decorations are meant for temporary use.
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
December 16, 2012
Tracking your spending can steer you out of trouble this Christmas season
Holiday season can be stressful for Minnesota consumers, especially if the prospect of buying gifts will add to an already burdensome debt load. "Careful planning and active communication are important tools to effectively managing personal finances, particularly if a consumer...
December 16, 2012 - 3:35pm
Follow these tips to have a safe holiday season
Minnesota Department Public Safety and Department of Health officials are urging Minnesotans to be aware of safety hazards in the home as they celebrate the holidays and settle in for the winter. Fires, unsafe toys and carbon monoxide are among the biggest concerns this time of year,...
December 16, 2012 - 3:31pm