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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
October 7, 2016
Foster parents needed for kids
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is seeking foster parents for kids who need a safe and stable home. "Foster parents have the potential to change the lives of children who may have experienced chaos, loss and trauma in their lives," said Mary Weaver, foster care coordinator. Children...
October 7, 2016 - 4:00am
August 6, 2016
Festival brings out the smiles (w/video)
There was a lot of fun to be had in the city of Brandon this weekend during the annual Brandon Summer Fest. A street dance, parade, bean bag...
August 6, 2016 - 2:58pm
May 2, 2015
Safety first, then fun at bike rodeo Saturday
Families made their way to a bike safety rodeo in Alexandria on Saturday. The event featured free bike inspections and lunch, plus prize drawings...
May 2, 2015 - 12:05pm
May 1, 2013
Let's Go Fishing with Kids
The Let's Go Fishing with Kids program will hold a class for those in grades 3-6 who are interested in learning to fish on Thursday, May 2 from 3-6 p.m. at Carlos Elementary School.
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
April 5, 2013
Let's Go Fishing with Kids
The Alexandria Youth Fishing Federation and the board members of the Alexandria Let's Go Fishing with Seniors are bringing back Let's Go Fishing with Kids for 2013. This year's program will mimic 2012 with some improvements. All students will leave the class with a new Lew's Rod...
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
September 19, 2012
My belly, their baby
Sam's oven no longer worked. But she needed somewhere to put her bun. That's where Amanda Dahmes came in. "I have something that was taken...
September 19, 2012 - 12:00am
September 12, 2012
Area moms invited to join MOPS group
Being a mom can be rewarding and fun, scary and overwhelming, all at the same time. A local organization offers all mothers of preschoolers - working moms, stay-at-home moms, stepmoms, expecting moms, new moms, single moms, married moms, foster moms, adoptive moms and moms of all...
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
July 13, 2012
Toy industry foundation launches 'Make a Stand for Kids'
The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) recently launched a new program that lets kids, communities and companies make a stand - a lemonade stand - that will help give the gift of play to disadvantaged children around the country. "Make a Stand for Kids" is a charity-based initiative that...
July 13, 2012 - 12:00am
June 3, 2012
New study shows health care challenges for families in Greater Minnesota
For families in Greater Minnesota, accessing and affording critical basic needs can be extremely stressful and keep them from achieving economic stability. The 2012 KIDS COUNT Data book found that access to health care, food, jobs, and child care is limited in many regions throughout...
June 3, 2012 - 9:21am
May 16, 2012
Lakes Area Kids' Day is May 19
The 7th annual Lakes Area Kids' Day is set for Saturday, May 19 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Luther Crest Bible Camp in Alexandria. Kids can learn about health, wellness, safety, nutrition, community and the environment. Entertainment will include Beetles mascot Ringo Radar; a juggler...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
Healthy Kids Day set
The Alexandria Area YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day today, Friday, with a free community event for kids and families in the greater Alexandria area. More than 1,900 Ys across the country are taking part in the celebration, meant to kick start physical activity and learning throughout...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Reconnecting children and nature
Think back to your favorite childhood experience. For many, it's being outside on a quest to build a fort in the woods, ride your bike, or freely explore the neighborhood. Today, instead of hiking, biking and climbing trees, children are more likely to have limited direct experience...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
March 30, 2012
Kids get chance to go fishing
Hey, kids, how'd you like to go fishing this summer? A local group is offering the perfect opportunity. Members of Let's Go Fishing Kids hope...
March 30, 2012 - 12:00am
July 9, 2010
World-class soccer players connect with kids
For the last five years, toward the end of July, some of the world's best soccer players get a kick out of coming to Alexandria. Their goal:...
July 9, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Fishing day hopes to reel in lots of kids
The Douglas County Lakes Association is co-sponsoring a "Kids' Fishing Day" at Fleet Farm in Alexandria on Saturday, July 10. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The purpose is to educate youth and adult visitors about the threats posed by aquatic invasive species and...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am