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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Walter (w/video)
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Miltona celebration combines Oktoberfest with Fire Prevention Week
Second body recovered from plane that struck power lines and crashed in Mississippi
Events mark domestic violence awareness
Sports schedule for Monday, Oct. 16
Football: Panthers win on senior night
Tennis: Lanoue falls in quarterfinals
Swimming & Diving: Alex takes fourth at True Team tournament
Section 8A boys soccer: Cardinals fall just short at Hillcrest
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Small change adds up for youth groups
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
Sizing up the local deer herd
Lori K. Thorson
Lorraine R. Juul
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
Letter: Overpaid for defending a lousy football
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
Arvig school partnership nets cash for Osakis schools
State Farm agent retires after 35 years, welcomes two new agents
Myrin joins Echo Press sports staff
hires and promotions
on the street
June 19, 2009
Viking Speedway race results
SATURDAY, JUNE 13 LATE MODEL HEAT 1 - 1. Pat Doar, 11, New Richmond, WI, 2. Jeff Wildung, 50, Nassau, 3. Jeff Hinkemeyer, 4F, St. Cloud, 4. Rick Nelson, 12N, Alexandria, 5. Shaun Peterson, 32, Alexandria, 6. Tim Jodsaas, 33, Alexandria, 7. Dave Tyrchniewicz, U1, St. Andrew, MB,...
June 19, 2009 - 12:00am
June 17, 2009
"Great Alexandria Bike Race" set for Saturday and Sunday
The Alexandria Bike and Ski Club is getting ready to host the "Great Alexandria Bike Race" on June 20-21. Both citizens and USA Cycling (USAC) licensed bikers will get a chance to race the same 36-mile long course. The two-day event begins with a road race on Saturday, which starts...
June 17, 2009 - 12:00am
February 11, 2009
Commentary - Help us to 'Race to the Finish'
By Alexandria Area YMCA campaign chairs David Kjos, Larry Ortloff and Vern Anderson Each day, the Alexandria Area YMCA moves one step closer to raising the necessary $8,885,000 to construct a 56,000 square foot facility that will provide much needed programs and services for thousands...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
January 7, 2009
Senate race long ways from over
ST. PAUL -- Al Franken entered halftime of Minnesota's U.S. Senate race in the lead, but Norm Coleman is hoping for a come-from-behind victory. Coleman, whose term as senator ended Saturday, is going to court in his bid to win the drawn-out race and a second term.
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
January 1, 2009
Franken lead at 50; absentee ballots remain
ST. PAUL - Al Franken increased his slim lead over Senator Norm Coleman by a few votes Monday morning as another phase of the U.S.
January 1, 2009 - 12:00am
Vintage snowmobiles have been postponed
The 3rd annual Big Ole Holiday Spectacular race for the Vintage One Lunger Series has been postponed. The race was set for Saturday, January 3 on Lake Agnes in Alexandria. According to organizers, in the past few weeks, there has been almost three feet of snow, which has put a lot...
January 1, 2009 - 12:00am
December 25, 2008
Big Ole VOLS race set for January 3
The 3rd annual Big Ole Holiday Spectacular race for the Vintage One Lunger Series is set for Saturday, January 3 on Lake Agnes in Alexandria. Sign in will be from 8-11 a.m. at the Depot Express, 104 Broadway Street, in Alexandria. Hot laps will run from 11-11:30 a.m. with races starting...
December 25, 2008 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
Commentary - No such thing as a perfect election
By Kent Kaiser, Professor of Communication, Northwestern College As we come to the end of the U.S. Senate election recount in Minnesota, there is one fact that everyone must realize: There is no such thing as a perfect election. No matter how well-trained our election officials...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Board set to examine Senate ballots
ST. PAUL - The state Canvassing Board began what is expected to be a four-day meeting Tuesday, with the goal of determining who won Minnesota's U.S. Senate race. But with incumbent Republican Norm Coleman leading Democrat Al Franken by fewer than 200 votes, no one really expects...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Differences clear in Senate race
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's U.S. Senate race pits a former war protester against two candidates who protest continuing the Iraq war. Pick a major issue and it is likely Republican Senator Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken disagree. Nowhere is that more evident than on the war. Coleman,...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 10, 2008
Editorial - Here are our guidelines for political letters
With the political races heating up, now is a good time to remind readers of the Echo Press' guidelines for political letters to the editor. As in the past, letters to the editor that endorse a particular candidate or political party will be charged 5 cents per word. The newspaper...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
July 23, 2008
Bike race draws 47 entrants
Alexandria's Justin Schoenack and Missy Erickson led all 47 racers in the first Alexandria 35 Bike Race and Tour event held Sunday. The event, sponsored by the Alexandria Bike and Ski Club, also had 17 tour participants. Schoenack was the overall men's winner, followed by Charlie...
July 23, 2008 - 12:00am
July 16, 2008
Ventura out of Senate race?
ST. PAUL - One of the country's most expensive U.S. Senate races may not be quite as entertaining as it could have been, with former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura declining to run. Ventura, who turned 57 Tuesday, told CNN's Larry King on CNN Monday night that he will stay out...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00am
June 27, 2008
Bike/Ski Club hosts race July 13
The Alexandria Bike and Ski Club will be holding its first-ever Alexandria 35 Bike Race this summer. The event is set for July 13, with registration starting at 9 a.m. at Second and Irving Street in the park by the bike trail. The race begins at 11 a.m. at Alex Extrusion. Cyclists...
June 27, 2008 - 12:00am