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February 1, 2018
Three barns were destroyed by a fire near Kensington Wednesday night. Some bales were still smoldering Thursday morning. (Jeff Beach / Echo Press)
Calves, barns lost in fire near Kensington
February 1, 2018 - 6:34am
January 12, 2018
vehicle crash
Driver uses cell phone to guide rescuers to her vehicle
January 12, 2018 - 3:43pm
December 2, 2017
A grass fire broke out at midday about six miles north of Kensington on Saturday, Dec. 2. (contributed / Brooke Knabe)
Grass fire burns 30 acres near Kensington
December 2, 2017 - 4:31pm
Brandon man dies in rollover near Kensington
October 2, 2017 - 6:45am
September 8, 2017
As Calvary Lutheran celebrates this year's Hostfest, preparations are already underway for the 2018 celebration. On Tuesday, a long-arm, computer-directed quilting machine at Dawn's Quilt Shop in Alexandria stitches a flower pattern into the quilt for the 2018 Hostfest raffle. (Karen Tolkkinen | Echo Press)
Faith Events: Mr. History, Host Fest on horizon
September 8, 2017 - 8:29am
August 11, 2017
Dave and Amy Staples of Kensington were named this year's Douglas County Farm Family of the Year. They will be recognized at the upcoming Douglas County Fair. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Douglas farm family of the year 'truly a family affair'
August 11, 2017 - 10:29am
July 27, 2017
Volunteers work together to assemble the new playground at West Central Area South Elementary School in Kensington on Thursday, July 20. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Kensington builds an improved space for play
July 27, 2017 - 8:02am
June 23, 2017
Three generations of the Nelson family, from left to right: Erica Sawatzke, Dana Nelson, Vernal Nelson, Marlene Nelson and Paul Nelson. The Nelson’s farm suffered extensive damage from the June 13 storms. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
'Everything was a mess:' Kensington turkey farm cleaning up after storm
June 23, 2017 - 8:51am
Dan Persons, a sheep farmer in rural Kensington, trims the nails off one of his sheep as his wife, Kay, looks on. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Raising sheep for a cure to Huntington's disease
June 23, 2017 - 6:50am
June 21, 2017
A rendering of the new playground in Kensington, which will be installed in July. (Contributed)
Colorful for a cause: Fundraiser for Kensington playground takes place during Runestone Days
June 21, 2017 - 3:22pm
June 16, 2017
The Kensington Rune Stone Park Visitor Center is still on track to be completed by mid-September. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Kensington Rune Stone Visitor Center progress on schedule
June 16, 2017 - 5:32am
June 15, 2017
Kensington kicks up its heels this weekend
June 15, 2017 - 5:43pm
February 1, 2017
Six-year-old Wilgaëlson on the day he came to the Espwa Berlancia malnutrition center (left) and three months later, on the day he left and returned home (right). (contributed)
A helping hand in Haiti
February 1, 2017 - 6:00am
December 23, 2016
Though it is not common for women in Africa to be firefighters, many do serve on the medical teams. Someday they aspire to also be firefighters like Karin Anderson, who is a firefighter and EMT in Kensington. (Contributed)
Bringing fire education to Africa
December 23, 2016 - 10:00am
Work on County Road 1 near Kensington started last week
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am