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On The Street
December 21, 2015
Track Santa's movements on Christmas Eve
By Wade Rupard, Forum News Service Every kid anxiously awaits Christmas morning so they can wander to the tree and see what Santa Claus left...
December 21, 2015 - 9:54am
December 5, 2015
Holiday fun in Osakis
Osakis Public School was the place to be Saturday morning, as families came out to enjoy some holiday fun. Along with visits with Santa, children...
December 5, 2015 - 12:09pm
December 4, 2015
Here comes Santa Claus!
Get your wish list ready, kids — Santa Claus will be in Alexandria next week to meet with you in-person. The Echo Press will host Santa Day on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m.
December 4, 2015 - 8:29am
Santa Claus makes a stop in Garfield
Santa Claus is coming to Garfield on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Garfield City Hall. All are welcome to attend. Soup and sandwiches will be served for $5 each or $15 for a family of four. All proceeds will go to support the Garfield First Responders. Donations...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
December 3, 2015
Prairie Christmas features Santa, crafts
The public is invited to attend the annual Prairie Christmas, a family event, on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School. The cost is $2 or $1 with a food shelf item. The event will include more than 50 unique crafters and vendors. Santa will be available...
December 3, 2015 - 4:49pm
December 2, 2015
Sensitive Santa offers sensory-friendly experience
The Windmill Project will host its annual Sensitive Santa event on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Grand Arbor in Alexandria.
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
May 13, 2015
A legacy continues
Nonprofit started to honor local Santa
May 13, 2015 - 12:00am
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...
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...
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...
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