Skip to main content
Community says farewell to economic development leader
Grant County deputy recovering from odd vacation accident
Alexandria man faces felony sex charges
Law enforcement blotter: March 4, 2015
Anderson to serve as U of M regent
Chargers advance past Battlers on strong second half
6AA North girls basketball: Osakis overcomes offensive struggles to advance past LPGE
Girls basketball: Cardinals roll to 8AAA semifinals
Section 6A South boys basketball: VanErp's surprise return sparks Battle Lake over WCA in title game
Knights go 1-2 as team at state
Two local Scouts earn Eagle award
Runestone Museum makes New York Times Magazine
Alexandria teams rank high at Tri-College Math Contest
ATCC students dominate at competition
County library is a resource and a treasure
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Engaged - Hafdal and Gay
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
Funeral - Richard Clauson, 92
Funeral - Nelorie Moberg, 85
Jean Stark, 88
Nelorie Moberg, 85
Echo Press Editorial: Increased LGA is wise investment in rural cities
Column: Observations from the archives, 1965: Loneliest man advertises for a wife
In the Know: Thank you, farewell and parting thoughts
Gross misdemeanor needed as third option for careless driving
Very thankful for our local medical community
Crop disaster assistance deadline approaches
State Fair accepting Century Farm applications
Submit your specialty crop grant proposals
Organic farm transition support returns for 2015
Conservation Stewardship Program deadline extended
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
December 12, 2012
Out and About: Time for Santa
Santa Claus is popping up everywhere in Alexandria. He was spotted water-skiing on Lake Geneva on Sunday afternoon, December 2. Mike Bistrow of Alexandria, who took a photo, noted, "I don't know who the actual Santa was but thought this fit with the season!" Santa is also featured...
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
Santa for Seniors enters second year
Spread a little Christmas cheer by supporting the second annual Santa for Seniors, a program that provides a holiday gift basket and visit from kids to seniors in the Alexandria community. To donate a monetary or non-perishable gift, call or stop by United Way of Douglas and Pope...
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
December 6, 2012
Santa coming to Miltona
On Saturday, December 8 at the Miltona Community Center in Miltona, the Miltona Fire Department will offer activities and visits from Santa in the community center for Miltona Santa Day. Among the activities will be a craft sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., make and take crafts for all...
December 6, 2012 - 1:55pm
Have breakfast with Santa at Alexandria UMC
Alexandria United Methodist Church will host its fourth annual Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 8 between 9 and 10a.m. All children will receive a free photo with Santa, as well as a book from United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties. Alexandria UMC youth will also provide...
December 6, 2012 - 1:34pm
December 1, 2011
Santa Day at Echo Press is this Saturday
Santa Claus is coming to town! Echo Press Santa Day is this Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Stop by the Echo Press office at 225 7th Avenue East, Alexandria with a donation for the food shelf and have your child's photo taken with Santa. And you'll receive a free 4x6 print...
December 1, 2011 - 12:15pm
December 29, 2010
I want a green dinosaur. Bring my brother Mitchell some Legos. Thanks! Alisah There is like this little video Barbie, who's necklace is a camera. And she has a square back that you can take pictures on. It's a video Barbie. I'd like her. I'd also like some Zhu Zhu pets and Baby...
letters / life
December 29, 2010 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
'I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus'
The Alexandria Arts Association (AAAA) will present I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus, a murder mystery dinner theater experience. The evening will feature food and wine with a dash of murder. The production is set for Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1 at 7 p.m. at Carlos...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 4, 2010
Santa Claus is coming to Echo Press today
Today's snowy conditions aren't stopping a visit from Santa Claus at the Echo Press. The newspaper's annual "Santa Day" will take place from 9 a.m. to noon today, Saturday, at the Echo Press office, 225 7th Avenue East, Alexandria. Parents are encouraged to bring non-perishable...
December 4, 2010 - 9:04am
December 3, 2010
United Methodist Church invites you to breakfast with Santa Claus
Santa Claus will be at the Alexandria United Methodist Church's December community breakfast on Saturday, December 11 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend the free sausage and pancake breakfast. Children will receive a free photo with Santa. The church is located...
December 3, 2010 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Helping the hungry, hearing Christmas wishes
There were smiles, tears, hesitation, excitement and more during the 12th annual Echo Press Santa Day. More than 200 kids were photographed with Santa during the Saturday event at the newspaper office. The event is an annual fundraiser for the food shelf. A total of 19 boxes of...
December 11, 2009 - 12:05am
December 4, 2009
Health officials check Santa off the list
Santa Claus sometimes must say "no" to a naughty child, but now health officials are saying "no" to him. Two organizations representing department store Santas nationally asked that their members be vaccinated against H1N1 swine flu now because snotty-nosed, and possibly sick, kids...
news / state
December 4, 2009 - 12:00am
December 5, 2008
Sit with Santa; help the food shelf
The 11th annual Echo Press Santa Day is scheduled for this Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m.
December 5, 2008 - 12:00am