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On The Street
Old building removed for new development
The old Champion Auto building on the west side of the Viking Plaza property, between Allure Tan and the Verizon building, is gone. It was demolished to make way for a new 11,000-square-foot retail center that will house Qdoba (a fast-casual Mexican restaurant) and a Dollar Tree...
July 2, 2014 - 11:47am
June 30, 2014
Kids try to catch the Cardinal at Lakes Area Endurance (w/video)
A thunderstorm and the threat of more rain didn't spoil the fun at the Lakes Area Endurance runs in Alexandria Friday and Saturday. Sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the races began Friday night with a One-Mile Family Fun Run where children were encouraged to catch...
June 30, 2014 - 3:25pm
Alexandria ranks in 'Top 10 Best Small Towns in America'
We knew it, now it's out for everyone else to discover - Alexandria is a great place to live. Alexandria is ranked seventh on the list of...
June 30, 2014 - 12:33pm
June 29, 2014
Vikingland Band Festival is a blast
The Vikingland Band Festival in Alexandria celebrated its 30th year of entertaining crowds with precision marching and tuneful routines Sunday. This year's parade featured 23 marching groups that traveled down Broadway beginning at 1:30 p.m. This year’s parade route was two blocks...
June 29, 2014 - 9:17pm
June 27, 2014
Broadway update: Paving to begin today
Big changes will be happening on Broadway. Here's the latest update about Alexandria's Broadway reconstruction project as provided by City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven today, Friday: "The first mainline paving is happening today. If all goes well the outside two travel lanes between...
June 27, 2014 - 1:59pm
June 25, 2014
Broadway update: Curb work begins today
Here's an update of Alexandria's Broadway reconstruciton project as provided by City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven today, Wednesday: "The first of the curb and gutter will be placed today. The first sections poured will be the tangent (straight) sections between the blocks. This curb...
June 25, 2014 - 9:52am
June 24, 2014
High flying fun at the circus (w/video)
The Shrine Circus in Alexandria delighted a big crowd at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Friday afternoon. There were acrobatics, magic, aerial performances, balancing acts and more. At intermission, children rode elephants and a camel. See Wednesday's Echo Press for more circus...
June 24, 2014 - 10:38am
Should Alexandria residents be allowed to have chickens and bees?
Should Alexandria residents be allowed to keep chickens and bee hives on their property? It’s an issue the Alexandria City Council is grappling with and it wants to hear what residents think. Alexandria City Planner Mike Weber talked to the council about it Monday night, noting...
June 24, 2014 - 8:15am
June 23, 2014
Fire destroys mobile home near Rose City w/video
Fire destroyed a mobile home north of Rose City Friday afternoon. Firefighters from Miltona and Parkers Prairie responded to the call at 18611 County Road 18 NE, Eagle Bend, the home of Tom and Carrie Price, at about 4:30 p.m. When they arrived on scene, the mobile home, which...
June 23, 2014 - 8:38am
June 21, 2014
Penguins, unplugged, perform at Maritime Museum
The first concert of the season for "Music in the Gardens" at the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum in Alexandria kicked off Friday evening with a special event thanking sponsors and donors who helped bring life to the gardens project. The Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins took the...
June 21, 2014 - 9:59am
June 20, 2014
Broadway update: Underground utility work complete in phase one
Here's an update about Alexandria's Broadway reconstruction project, as provided by City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven today, June 20: "All of the major underground utility work is now complete in phase one. Since the start of the project on May 12, we have installed approximately...
June 20, 2014 - 10:16am
June 19, 2014
Thunderstorm rumbles through area; expect more today
A thunderstorm rumbled through Douglas County last night, causing some scattered damage such as knocking down part of a large tree near the intersection of Sixth Avenue East and Spruce Street in Alexandria. More thunderstorms are in the forecast today.
June 19, 2014 - 7:15am
June 17, 2014
Broadway update: Project is about a week behind schedule
Here's the latest on Alexandria's Boradway reconstruction project, as provided by City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven today, June 17: "Work continues on the installation of water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer services to the buildings and the setting of storm sewer catch basins. This...
June 17, 2014 - 10:57am
June 16, 2014
I-94 lanes near Alexandria to close Tuesday, Wednesday
Motorists traveling on Interstate 94 west of Alexandria will encounter intermittent delays and lane closures on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 17-18, for work on the CapX2020 transmission line project. Traffic will reduce to a single lane in each direction during daytime hours while...
June 16, 2014 - 10:43am
Because of high water, boaters advised to slow down
The Todd County Sheriff's Office is requesting boaters in the Todd area to operate their watercraft at slow or no-wake speeds until further notice. Extremely high water levels, combined with wakes created by boat traffic, are causing shoreline erosion on lakes in the area. ...
June 16, 2014 - 10:39am