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County fair attendance down from 2014 (w/video)
For the record
Local winery named best of Minnesota
Boys' soccer: Alexandria wins first game played at AAHS
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 21
Tennis: Alexandria falls in season opener at Bemidji
Much more than a weight room
Roste gets his shot at QB
Homeless, not hopeless
Grandparents go back to school
4-H summer daycamps wrap up at county fair
Fish decoys on exhibit at Evansville Art Center
Fall Adult Basic Education classes begin August 26
Engaged - Haburn and Carlson
Engaged - Mistele and Maloney
Engaged - Helberg and Schmidt
Getting to know the pelican
DNR announces fall duck, goose seasons
Fishing report: Anglers waiting through tough August bite
Bit by the bass bug
Kids tackle a tournament
Jerome Gerberding, 61
Roman Koep, 72
Laverne McCall, 58
Alice Hovland, 72
Notice - Donna Jo Love, 52
Utilities need time to comply with EPA regulations
In the Know: Remember those who help local causes when you shop
Observations from the archives, 1964: Safecrackers hit Millerville Liquor Store
Echo Press Editorial: The tragic consequences of trying meth
Thank you for the support
Douglas County Extension assists community garden
Farmers Union potluck hosted at Jensen home
Ag innovation was topic of meeting
When are my melons ready to pick?
Roers family honored as 2014 Farm Family of the Year
Community day of fun held at Knute Nelson
Charter to switch to all-digital network
Douglas Scientific and LGC team up
Dr. Shan Flatt joins Alexandria Clinic
Lakes Area News now delivers local TV weather
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July 4, 2014
Fourth fun on the water
Fourth of July festivities are taking place throghout Douglas County today, including on the water. The annual Lake Carlos Boat Parade once again drew some imaginative entrants. See Wednesday's Echo Press for more Fourth of July coverage.
July 4, 2014 - 3:28pm
Floatin' along on the Fourth of July
Dozens of boats took part in the 7th annual Ferrt Drive Pontoon Parade on Lake Osakis Friday afternoon. Each boat was decorated with a theme...
July 4, 2014 - 3:18pm
July 3, 2014
Tie-bar problem delays Broadway project
Alexandria’s Broadway reconstruction project hit a snag this week. The outside edge of some of the recently poured concrete, a strip of 12-inches, had to be removed and replaced because of a problem with the placement of tie-bars. Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson and City Engineer...
July 3, 2014 - 12:22pm
Broadway update: Traffic lights go up on Fifth
Alexandria's Broadway reconstruction project meets unexpected delays but continues to make progress. Here's the latest information provided by City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven as of July 2: "This week you may have noticed less work than we had hoped on Broadway. Between rain and...
July 3, 2014 - 10:09am
July 2, 2014
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