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Ole Oppe Fest dishes up some wings
A rainy Memorial Day
Alexandria Memorial Day program moved inside
Two men injured after plane crash in Lake Minnewaska
Runners 'Awake the Grapes' at Carlos Creek
Track and field: A-B-E takes Pheasant title
Baseball: WCA ends regular season in extra innings
Baseball: B-E takes five-game winning streak into tournament
Baseball: Section seeding is set for area teams
Sports roundup from Thursday, May 21
57 Chevy to kick off Red Willow Arts Coalition concerts
Christians are all equal under God
Faith Lutheran offers Church for Busy People
Alexandria Covenant begins GriefShare series
Former pastor to present worship service concert Sunday, May 24
Engaged - Fraser and Lunneborg
Births - Douglas County Hospital through May 20, 201
Wedding - Erickson and Larsen
Engaged - Flynn and Connell
Births - Douglas County Hospital through May 11, 2015
Living her dream: Osakis' Swenstad pursues a passion in the outdoors with no hesitation
Mike Frisch: Keep it simple
Council seeks funding requests from Outdoor Heritage Fund
Fishing opener comes with a quiet bite
Dean Rasmussen, 69
Mary Haaland, 85
Marvin Buker, 84
Donna Rae Pugh, 88
Gary Eastlund, 71
Echo Press Editorial: Are you forgetting something this Memorial Day?
It's Our Turn: Cat, a day in the life
Dog should be under owner’s control
Should keep pet at home
Will USA soon become Humpty Dumpty?
Gardening Tips: Grow your best tomato yet
The best field for new college graduates: agriculture
MN dairy uses wasp larvae to control flies
Ag producers must file for federal crop insurance
Protect your pet
ALP Utilities earns Safety Award of Excellence
Marco recognized for service excellence
North Dakota’s Small Business Person of Year has local connection
Hospice of Douglas County receives honors
OfficeMax invests in teachers, students
Hires and Promotions
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May 22, 2015
The picture-perfect weather this friday will slowly turn to rain over the weekend. But slowly. Saturday will bring increasing clouds but nothing...
May 22, 2015 - 6:42pm
May 26, 2014
Honoring the price of freedom
Communities throughout Douglas County honored those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country by holding Memorial Day ceremonies this morning. See Wednesday's Echo Press for more details and photos.
May 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
Memorial Day services to salute soldiers
Memorial Day services will take place throughout Douglas County today, honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. In Alexandria, a parade will begin at 10 a.m., starting at Second Avenue and Kenwood Drive and continuing along Second Avenue to Kinkead Cemetery....
May 26, 2014 - 8:06am
May 29, 2013
VIDEO: Out and About: Remembering freedom's price
With a Memorial Day parade on Broadway on Memorial Day, the Alexandria community paid tribute to the brave men and women who gave the ultimate...
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
May 27, 2013
Today's Memorial Day services, parades salute fallen soldiers
Today, the nation will observe Memorial Day to honor the U.S. men and women in military service who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Here is a list of Memorial Day events in the area: ALEXANDRIA The Memorial Day parade will form at 7th Avenue and Broadway at 10 a.m....
May 27, 2013 - 6:00am
May 22, 2013
A glimpse into military life and death
Editor's note: The following is part one of a two-part blog entry written by Patty Roth of Alexandria. She's deployed in Afghanistan as a critical...
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May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
VIDEO: Memorial Day dedication - 'Our freedoms are not free'
Droves of people lined Broadway to see the Memorial Day parade in Alexandria on Monday. After steady downpours during Awake the Lakes on Saturday,...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
VIDEO: Despite downpour, tourists poured in for Awake the Lakes
Into each life, a little rain must fall. But does it have to always happen during Rib Fest time? That's what Coni McKay, director of the Alexandria...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 26, 2012
Veterans can get into Valleyfair free this weekend
Valleyfair is honoring "hometown heroes" with Military Appreciation Days this Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28. Any member of the armed service, active or veteran, will receive a free regular admission ticket into Valleyfair. Along with free admission, members of the military...
May 26, 2012 - 7:17am
May 25, 2012
Grand marshal of Alexandria Memorial Day parade wants all veterans in spotlight
For years, Dennis Carstens of Alexandria has marched in the Memorial Day parade. This year, if he's able to, he'll ride in a convertible and serve as grand marshal. Carstens, 66, was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and it has since spread to other parts of his body. He is now in hospice...
May 25, 2012 - 11:45am
Summer's here! Here are Awake the Lakes events
Hello, summer! Memorial Day weekend is viewed as the unofficial start of the summer season and the Alexandria lakes is brimming with ways to celebrate it. The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce's "Awake the Lakes" festival offers a variety of activities - ribs, blues and...
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
A time to remember those who died for our freedom
Next Monday is much more than a day off from work or school. It's a time to honor all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country's freedom. Here is a list of Memorial Day events in the area: Alexandria. Led by Grand Marshal Dennis Carstens, the Memorial Day parade...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
'Disaster Pastor' to deliver message
The official unofficial beginning of summer commences on Memorial Day each year. This year's Memorial Day keynote speaker, "Disaster Pastor" Phil Blom, will deliver a remembrance speech in Alexandria following the parade on May 28. Blom devoted 31 years to ordained ministry in various...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2011
Memorial Day services moved to Jefferson High School gym
Because of the weather, Alexandria's Memorial Day Day parade has been canceled and services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Jefferson High School gym.
May 30, 2011 - 9:59am
June 2, 2010
A mother's view of Memorial Day
From a soccer mom to a military mom, Loni Barnes of Alexandria shared her perspective at Monday's Memorial Day service at Kinkead Cemetery. Her...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am