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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 26, 2016
Photo of the Week: Rainbow
Shirley Saathoff of Brandon had a special opportunity to see a full rainbow stretching across a cloudy sky. “Rainbows are caused by the light...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 19, 2016
Photo of the Week: Mermaids
Linda Roberts caught a candid moment of her "mermaid" granddaughters. Roberts and her daughter-in-law created the costumes. If you have a great...
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
August 12, 2016
Photo of the Week: Loons on Lake Ida
Near the end of July, against a dazzling sunset on Lake Ida, Meghan Miller spotted 27 juvenile loons congregating in the water and captured the...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
July 22, 2016
Photo of the Week: Reflection on Smith Lake
While Carol Messner was working in her lakeside garden, she stood up and noticed that the water was reflecting the sky and clouds with amazing...
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2016
Photo of the Week: Summer sprinkler
Stephanie Heseltine of Alexandria remembers the simple joy of running through the sprinkler in the summer when she was a kid. Now, she has passed...
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
Photo of the Week: Sunset over L'Homme Dieu
Using a camera timer, Logan Koehn made himself the subject of his own photography and captured his silhouette against a dramatic burst of color...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
July 1, 2016
Photo of the Week: Fireworks at Awake the Lakes
After a long day of tasty ribs, music and fire department water fights at Awake the Lakes RibFest, Tim Erickson aimed his camera across Lake...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
June 10, 2016
Photo of the Week: Wood duck and turtles
Wendy Silbernick took this photo on the west side of Lake Ida near Christopherson Bay of this wood duck and duo of turtles seconds before the...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Photo of the Week: Geese
On a pleasant afternoon in May, Jeff Roste left work early to enjoy the afternoon in the woods by west Lake Carlos and take wildlife photographs....
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
Photo of the Week: Pelicans
Erin Frederiksen marked the day, April 22, when the neighbors moved back into town. These feathery friends took up residence at Skoglund Slough...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Photo of the Week: Eagle
While on a bike ride, Clifford Mogard stopped at the Geneva-Victoria lake connection to take this picture of a bald eagle majestically overlooking...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
Photo of the Week: Barred Owl
With the rise of spring, feathered friends from all over are popping up in area treetops, such as this unamused barred owl, which watches from...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
Photo of the Week: Albino squirrel
This little albino squirrel visits Lois Wood’s bird feeder every day at her home near Lake Lakota, so she took a photo of the critter. Albinism...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
Photo of the Week: Bike trail
As Logan Koehn strolled along the bike trail near Lake Geneva on March 15, he captured this symmetric scene of a gray sky and pavement bookended...
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
Photo of the Week: February camping
Heather Swanson snapped a candid moment of Elle Heydt, Greta Oldenkamp and Skylar Swanson, all of Alexandria, prepping their sleeping bags for...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am