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June 1, 2016
The Memorial Day parade began at Ninth Avenue and Broadway in Alexandria and traveled to Kinkead Cemetery where a program was held. Along the way, the parade leaders stopped and sent patriotic wreaths into the water at Lake Agnes in memory of veterans who lost their lives fighting for freedom.  (Photo by Beth Leipholtz, Echo Press)
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June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
LETTER: Observing Memorial Day
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 28, 2016
MnDOT urges travelers to use caution in work zones over Memorial Day weekend
May 28, 2016 - 7:00am
May 27, 2016
World War II veteran Harry Arvidson talks to Japanese reporters about a box he brought back from Japan after the war. He was interviewed in November 2015 about his experience aboard the Japanese mega-submarine I-400.  (Contributed photos)
Aboard the I-400 super sub
May 27, 2016 - 8:14am
May 13, 2016
Ecumen Bethany Community honors those that serve
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
May 22, 2015
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May 22, 2015 - 6:42pm
May 26, 2014
Osakis honored service members who died for their country with a Memorial Day parade and march. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)
Honoring the price of freedom
May 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
Memorial Day services to salute soldiers
May 26, 2014 - 8:06am
May 29, 2013
Following the parade, the tribute continued with a ceremony at Kinkead Cemetery, which included an address by Captain Frederick Eckersen of the U.S. Marine Corps. He also served as grand marshal of the parade.
VIDEO: Out and About: Remembering freedom's price
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
May 27, 2013
Today's Memorial Day services, parades salute fallen soldiers
May 27, 2013 - 6:00am
May 22, 2013
Patty Roth of Alexandria is a critical care nurse at the Kandahar Hospital in Afghanistan. (Contributed photo)
A glimpse into military life and death
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
This year's Awake the Lakes ribs, once again provided by Elden's Fresh Foods in Alexandria, were a big hit with the Rib Fest crowd. They were sold out within 50 minutes. (Photo by Al Edenloff)
VIDEO: Despite downpour, tourists poured in for Awake the Lakes
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
Veterans and soldiers marched in the Memorial Day parade with flags held high. (Photo by Crystal Dey)
VIDEO: Memorial Day dedication - 'Our freedoms are not free'
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 26, 2012
Veterans can get into Valleyfair free this weekend
May 26, 2012 - 7:17am
May 25, 2012
Dennis Carstens
Grand marshal of Alexandria Memorial Day parade wants all veterans in spotlight
May 25, 2012 - 11:45am