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Art in the Park underway at City Park
Crews to work on I-94 ramps in Alexandria Sunday
UPDATED: Vehicle and motorcycle collide in Miltona
Pilot dies in plane crash en route to Wisconsin air show
Access to close temporarily on Big Chippewa Lake
Minnesota 17U Comets crowned champs at national tourney
Senior men's state baseball tourney hits area in late August
Talent abounds in 2016 Resorters
Local team finishes 1-2-3 at Grant County Fair's lawnmower demolition derby
Alex 13U youth baseball team wins Marshall tourney
Living in a terroristic world
Gospel crusade brings mission to Alexandria
Jazz band gives concert at Mount Carmel
Music, sweet music
Billy and the Willies will perform Aug. 4
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Big smallmouth caught during boat parade
Locals make good on Minnewaska
DNR release: Muskies to be stocked in Gull and Fairmont chain of lakes
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
David Kenneth Holm
Jeri L. (Petterson) Harris
Ardelle Margaret Muzik
Myrna A. Zimmerman
IT'S OUR TURN: Yellowstone memoirs – The impact of experience
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: Helping people see truth is true compassion
LETTER: Repent your sins before it's too late
LETTER: Yes, let the truth be known
Save money, water by using rain barrels
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Gardening for the senses
Bell State Bank and Trust to simplify its name
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
September 24, 2010
Marcil retiring as Forum's publisher
FARGO - William C. Marcil, publisher of The Forum for the past 41 years, will step down on December 1 and hand the reins to his son, Bill Marcil Jr. The 74-year-old Marcil is relinquishing his role as publisher and CEO but will remain chairman of the board of Forum Communications...
September 24, 2010 - 12:00am
September 15, 2010
Newspaper offers gift certificates to shop at area businesses
Echo Press readers can cash in on special savings starting this week. Residents can purchase gift certificates through the Echo Press that can be used to buy goods and services at more than 80 area businesses. The certificates are available online right now at www.echopress.com....
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
August 12, 2010
Beware of scam involving phony newspaper caller
The Echo Press has learned of a scam involving bogus telephone calls. Some people who have placed advertisements in the paper have been contacted by someone claiming to be from Echo Press collections. The newspaper does not make random collection calls. People should not send money...
August 12, 2010 - 10:36am
August 10, 2010
Ability to comment on stories temporarily down
Because of technological improvements being made to the Area Voices blog section, the feature allowing readers to post online comments to stories is not functioning today. The system is expected to return to normal tomorrow.
August 10, 2010 - 12:21pm
May 7, 2010
Larson joins Echo Press telesales
Denise Larson was recently added to the sales department as an inside telesales person at the Echo Press. She will be selling advertising for special projects published by the Echo. A 1987 graduate of Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Larson received bachelor of arts degrees...
May 7, 2010 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
Man charged with kidnapping 14-year-old girl on her paper route
OLIVIA, Minn. -- Matthew Thomas Fahey, 25, of Marshall, Minn., is facing charges with possible prison sentences ranging from 30 to 50 years for allegedly abducting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl Tuesday in Fairfax. The Renville County Attorney's Office filed four counts...
May 5, 2010 - 4:17pm
April 30, 2010
Spreading the word
Rick Jones knew that somebody had to do it - he just didn't think it would be him. God thought otherwise. So Jones listened and added a title...
April 30, 2010 - 12:00am
April 16, 2010
An excellent expo
They laughed. They clapped. They watched children dance. They ate food samples. They received flu vaccine.
April 16, 2010 - 12:00am
April 5, 2010
Ice makes early exit
Lake L'Homme Dieu's last bit of ice melted away on Friday, April 2 this year, making it the earliest ice out in 10 years. The last time the ice retreated so soon was in 2000 when it left on March 25. This year's ice out - as determined by official Echo Press lake watchers - was...
April 5, 2010 - 12:04pm
March 3, 2010
Newspaper seeks your ideas
In its continuing effort to be a better newspaper, the Echo Press is calling for volunteers to serve on its reader advisory board. There are four openings right now on the 12-member board.
March 3, 2010 - 12:05am
Echo Press wins 8 state awards
The Echo Press was honored with eight awards in the Minnesota Newspaper Association's "Better Newspaper Contest." Echo Press employees picked...
February 3, 2010 - 12:05am
December 23, 2009
Printing press in Wadena to cease operations; Echo Press to print in Detroit Lakes
The Wadena printing plant still best known to locals as WATCO will make its final press run in early January before consolidating its operation with a Detroit Lakes plant. Wadena will move its equipment and operations to Forum Communications Printing of Detroit Lakes in a consolidation...
December 23, 2009 - 11:23am
October 16, 2009
Echo Press welcomes VanKeulen to staff
Nathan VanKeulen was recently added to the customer service/classified ad sales team at the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria. He will assist with walk-in customers, answering phones, customer callbacks and help with classified ad sales. VanKeulen graduated from Minneota High School...
Business/Hires and Promotions
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
Shop for big bargains today; certificates are selling fast
Get ready to cash in on some special savings starting today, Tuesday, August 4. Readers can purchase gift certificates through the Echo Press that can be used to buy goods and services at nearly 120 area businesses. The gift certificates are being sold to readers at a deep discount...
August 4, 2009 - 11:00am
July 24, 2009
Newspaper idea hopes to stimulate local economy
The second phase of the Echo Press' "Ready, Set, Save Spectacular," which is designed to stimulate the area's economy, will begin early Tuesday morning, August 4. Starting at 7 a.m., readers can purchase gift certificates through the Echo Press that can be used to buy goods and services...
July 24, 2009 - 12:00am