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Gas prices in Alexandria dip below $2
St. Cloud loses air link to Chicago one year after getting it
UPDATE: Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
Fergus Falls council member dies in crash after fleeing from police
Alex boys basketball: Torrid start carries Cards to win over Delano
Aces past and present help set an unofficial world record
Party like it's 1990
Sports schedule for Saturday, December 27
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 23
Culinary class studies safety, sanitation
High school Christmas concert shines
Ask a trooper: Can you plow snow onto highways?
Bringing cheer to all
Theatre Off the Cuff to lead New Year’s comedy show
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
A helping hand
Candlelight trails set at Lake Carlos State Park
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Carl Kremer, 67
Funeral - Ricahrd Sjerven, 72
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Letter: We just have to behave ourselves
It's Our Turn: Unconditional, crazy love
In the Know: Aging can be adventurous fun
Observations from the archives, 2004: Mental health facility to be built in Alexandria
Guest Editorial: With state surplus, use restraint, not wide-eyed greed
Minnesota on alert to keep pine beetles out
Farmers invited to attend crops education seminar
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Going green for United Way
New TV station launches in Central MN
Hull named Assistant Principal of the Year
Hospital board members recognized
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
December 12, 2012
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
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
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