Skip to main content
10th annual Hog Wild Fest under way
Crushing cancer with hope
One person injured in crash Friday
You asked: Why do locals call Alexandria ‘Alek?’
VFW 16s start tournament with a loss
A lifetime of coaching
Alexandria Legion Post 87 wins eighth straight
Fargo’s Arneson wins big payday
Alex to host VFW tourney
The Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboys to perform free concert on Thursday
Fun for all ages planned at Millerville Butter Days
Stoddard and Wood to entertain at Evansville Art Center
Miltona Tornado Days set for July 18-20
Art of the Lakes studio tour features local artists
Engaged - Grove and Thorstad
Births - Douglas county Hospital through July 7, 2014
Engaged - Jackson and Pachan
Engaged - DeRienzo and Husman
Engaged - Smith and Woodford
Worth every cast: Lure of trophy muskies is too much for many to ignore
DNR release: Too many boaters not following aquatic invasive species laws
Fishing report: Fish showing up along deeper weed lines
Repetition is key to holding a child’s interest in fishing
Good things happen when in harmony with the land
Rosemary Hayne, 71
Funeral - David Diedrich, 25
Memorial Service - Rosemary Hayne, 71
Funeral - Harriet Gaffaney, 91
Funeral - Eileen Guderian, 84
Take a page from Reagan’s playbook to address climate change
Minnesota’s biodiesel mandate is costly, risky and unfair
It's Our Turn: Time to put an end to silence
Echo Press Editorial: Veterans looking for work get well-deserved boost
Echo Press Editorial: Here’s how to save the world in your own yard
Peace, solitude and privacy
Farm Bill provision to help beginning farmers, ranchers
Mosquitoes, oh my!
Flooded gardens and short season crops
The funny side of life on the farm
Douglas County K-9 units earn top scores
On the street
Brenton Engineering expands its facilities
Dr. Gregory Gesell joins local hospital
Minnesota workforce, business needs align
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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