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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
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
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
June 30, 2010
Kids bunch for lunch at library
Reading throughout the summer can help maintain or improve children's reading skills when school is no longer in session. But including reading...
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am