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December 21, 2017
Most elegant (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Best and brightest: Check out winners of lights contest
December 21, 2017 - 6:23am
December 16, 2016
MacKenzie Peterson, 8, of New London takes a front seat view of the carriage ride on Saturday afternoon in Spicer during the Spicer Winterfest as she stands alongside the carriage driver/owner Fred Zwart of New London. RON ADAMS / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Wagon driver injured when horses spooked dies
December 16, 2016 - 9:15am
December 2, 2016
Submit your Light Up the Night entries
December 2, 2016 - 10:00am
November 25, 2016
Alexandria Light and Power workers install Christmas decorations and lights above Broadway in Alexandria Monday. The lights will be turned on Friday night during the annual Christmas in the Fort event at the Runestone Museum. The free event starts at 3 p.m. The community also  can view the Parade of Trees on Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Ready to light up tonight
November 25, 2016 - 9:37am
November 23, 2016
It's time for Light Up the Night
November 23, 2016 - 10:16am
October 28, 2016
Bremer Bank accepting video contest entries
October 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
December 16, 2015
PRETTIEST: Dale and Lorna Erickson, 1022 Cedar Street, Alexandria
Love. Joy. Hope. That’s what you’ll feel (and see) as you stop to look at this display. White lights, symmetrical designs and inviting ambiance pushed this look into the winner’s circle. The pop of color from the red door, mail box and planters, as well as the sophisticated illumination of surrounding shrubs, tie it all together.
Winners announced for lights contest
December 16, 2015 - 1:15pm
December 11, 2015
Old, tangled and broken holiday lights can be properly recycled through January 2016. (Photo courtesy of
Recycle Your Holidays accepting lights through January
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
December 3, 2015
Last call for Light Up the Night entries!
December 3, 2015 - 2:58pm
November 20, 2015
First lights parade now accepting float applications
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
Mr. and Mrs. Claus pulled the switch at last year's lighting ceremony in the fort. (Echo Press file photo)
Lights, action, Christmas!
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
November 16, 2012
On Friday, November 23 at 5:15 p.m., Santa will pull the switch to light up Broadway in Alexandria, and the holiday season will officially be under way.
Time to light up Alexandria!
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
December 19, 2011
Last chance to tell Echo Press about Christmas displays
December 19, 2011 - 9:44am
December 24, 2010
Lowell Anderson  |  Echo Press
Dennis Sprenger's yard at 514 North Park Street in Alexandria includes a variety of festive decorations - Santa Claus, toy soldiers, wise men on camels, a manger scene, a Christmas star and more.
All is merry and bright
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 16, 2010
Time is running out to nominate best holiday displays
December 16, 2010 - 3:00pm