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As state wants DNA from families of the missing, retired cop remembers the first to come forward
Kensington builds an improved space for play
Raises approved for four county officials
5 charged for holding pregnant Minnesota woman at gunpoint who they thought was meth dealer
For the record
Junior Legion state baseball: Alexandria takes lessons from 0-2 trip
Local teams ready to compete for Region 16C title
Resorters veteran wins MGA Amateur Championship
Bison Bound: Brock Anderson commits to NDSU
A wish come true for Kennedi Hay
A sweet setup to fight cancer
Garden concert features New Orleans sound
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Big smallmouth caught on Miltona
Equipment switch does the trick
A sunny day on Cowdry
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Alvin E. Sibell
Steven Brian Ignowski
Shirley Ann Faehnrich
David "Dave" A. Dittberner
Observations from the Archives: 1967: High-voltage wire claims three lives
Letter: Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors
Echo Press Editorial: Keep school debate on the high road
Commentary: Memories of a heroes' welcome home
In The Know: Preparing for emergencies
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
hires and promotions
On The Street
July 1, 2016
Former Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness passes away
Former Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness died this morning, July 1, at his home after battling acute myeloid leukemia, a type of blood and bone marrow...
July 1, 2016 - 3:20pm
January 21, 2011
Letter - Zero tolerance is needed for bullying
To the editor: Just over a year ago, the Alexandria City Council approved the establishment of the Cultural Inclusiveness Committee (CIC) to advise the city on matters that foster a community that is welcoming, vibrant and inclusive of diversity. We believe that diversity enriches...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
A $1 million pickle: Cities in area stand to lose $1 million in state cuts
Alexandria stands to lose $661,124 - 6.5 percent of its total budget - if the latest budget proposal from the Minnesota Legislature is enacted. House...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Mayor Ness elected to VP post with League of Minnesota Cities
Mayor H. Dan Ness of Alexandria has been elected as first vice president of the board of directors for the League of Minnesota Cities. Elections for new board members and officers were held last week at the league's annual conference at the St.
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
December 31, 2009
Alexandria mayor honored by state accountants group
H. Dan Ness of Alexandria was recently recognized with a Lifetime Membership award from the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA). Ness, mayor of Alexandria, has been a member of the MNCPA since 1963. He is a CPA and president of H. Dan Ness, Inc. in Alexandr...
December 31, 2009 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Alexandria mayor relieved that cities will have more time
When Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness found out that Governor Tim Pawlenty had, at least for the moment, spared local government aid (LGA) from the chopping block, he was relieved. "I was cautiously optimistic and elated," said Ness when contacted by the newspaper on Wednesday, a day after...
December 11, 2009 - 12:05am
July 8, 2009
Ness elected to League of MN Cities board
Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness has been elected to serve as second vice president of the board of directors for the League of Minnesota Cities. Elections for new board members and new officers were held last week at the league's annual conference in St. Paul. Other league board officers...
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
May 13, 2009
No limo for the mayor
Editor's note: The following story was provided by Gerry Hoelscher and his 5th grade class at Washington Elementary School in Alexandria. This past month, the 5th grade classes at Washington Elementary School studied the U.S. Constitution and the three branches of government.
May 13, 2009 - 12:05am
January 7, 2009
New Year's baby arrives
And the first Douglas County baby born in 2009 is...Avery Ness. The daughter of Ashley and William Ness Jr. of Garfield, Avery was delivered...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Ness vs. Batesole
Taxes, transportation, growth and future challenges - all four topics and more popped up at an Alexandria mayor candidate forum Monday. Speaking...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Mayoral candidates answer a question
For the first time in eight years, a mayoral race is taking place in Alexandria. Voters will decide between incumbent mayor Dan Ness and challenger...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
September 11, 2008
Challengers file for Alexandria City Council
Races for key positions in Alexandria city government will spice up this fall's elections. Three seats are being contested. Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness filed for re-election and will be running against challenger Virgil Batesole, owner of The Alexson Apartments. Harvey Weisel, council...
September 11, 2008 - 12:00am