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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Getting a jump on spring
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Panthers' Denny looks forward with almost entire team intact from runner-up finish
Morken's musings: Reason to believe in Gophers future
Where are they now: Duwenhoegger wins MIAC shot put title
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 21, 2013
Out and About: Around the county this week
Harmon Killebrew's legacy of work with hospice is alive and well more than two years after his passing away while using hospice services. A...
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
October 2, 2009
A strike against illiteracy
The Echo Press "Strike Out Illiteracy" bowling tournament September 17 raised more than $4,500 in an effort to help supplement learning in area...
October 2, 2009 - 12:00am
April 24, 2009
Ice meets its match
For nearly five long months, Lake L'Homme Dieu has been imprisoned by ice. On Tuesday, the lake shook off the last of its icy shackles. April...
April 24, 2009 - 12:00am
April 1, 2009
Roads in rough shape
Roads around Douglas County have taken a beating this winter. But it wasn't because of snow, sand or salt. "It's not even traffic," noted Douglas...
April 1, 2009 - 12:00am
March 25, 2009
When will ice leave?
If the dreary cold weather is bringing you down, lift your spirits with thoughts of spring - and when the ice will leave the lakes. It's time for the Echo Press' annual Ice Out Contest. The person who guesses when the ice will melt away on Lake L'Homme Dieu will win a fun summer-time...
March 25, 2009 - 12:00am
March 4, 2009
Free video course offers advice for getting out of debt
Worried about your finances? Struggling with a mountain of debt? Wondering how you will keep your home? The Unity Foundation of Alexandria will soon present a series of video presentations that will provide help and advice - for free. The "Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover" will...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
February 6, 2009
More townships pull of out CLRSD
Two more Douglas County townships have decided to drop out of the Central Lakes Region Sanitary District. Supervisors for both LaGrand and Moe Townships voted unanimously Monday to withdraw from CLRSD. Both townships were a part of the first phase of the district's proposed multimillion-dollar...
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
January 5, 2009
'Coalition for a People's Bail Out' plans rally at Capitol today
A coalition of organizations, bringing together union members, welfare rights organizations and others will hold a rally on the opening day of the Minnesota legislative session today. Their message: Demand that the state take concrete steps to protect low-income and working Minnesotans...
January 5, 2009 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
A smashing success
The Echo Press "Strike Out Illiteracy" bowling tournament last Thursday was a big success, according to organizers of the first-ever event. Thirty teams participated, winning prizes and bragging rights. Proceeds from the event - more than $4,000, according to initial estimates -...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
August 8, 2008
The community unites against crime
Jay Halverson (left) and Kevin Guenther (right), Alexandria police officers, helped Rob Solyntjes, an Alexandria firefighter, when he got tased by Jim Gripne, Alexandria police officer, during a demonstration at Community Night Out. The event, hosted by the Alexandria Police Department,...
August 8, 2008 - 12:00am
August 1, 2008
Community invited to rally against crime
The Alexandria Police Department and the city workers will join forces with thousands of other communities to celebrate the 25th annual "National Night Out." The local event, "Community Night Out - Growing Stronger by Building Strong Community Partnerships," is set for next Tuesday,...
August 1, 2008 - 12:00am
July 18, 2008
Police put brakes on car sale - temporarily
The Minnesota State Patrol and the Alexandria Police Department temporarily shut down a used car sale at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Wednesday morning. The reason? The dealer didn't have the proper license. Although Brandl Auto Connection, based in St.
July 18, 2008 - 12:00am