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Songs for the season
Osakis celebrates Christmas Downtown
House in Evansville catches fire
Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
Light Up the Night!
Boys basketball: Cards falter late in loss to section power Detroit Lakes
Sports roundup from Saturday, December 20
Sports roundup from Friday, December 19
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Pushing for a new identity
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
Melvin Paradis, 75
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Donald Huwe, 82
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Andes Tower Hills holds Spring Fling
With cold weather but great snow conditions, Andes Tower Hills in rural Kensington held its annual Spring Fling on March 16 and 17. There were...
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
November 23, 2012
Premier showing of 'Anthropology' set for November 29
Action Sports Ministries is hosting a movie premiere for the snowboard documentary Anthropology, created by Nations Foundation. It will take place Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. It is free and open to all ages. Pro snowboarders Nick Visconti...
faith / sports
November 23, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
Jumps, jams, wipeouts and wildcats - Faction Challenge winners announced
In the midst of a pre-spring thaw, snowboarders held onto what may have been the last snowboarding event of the season during the 9th annual...
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
Snowboarders to jam at Andes Saturday
The Faction Board Shop in Alexandria will present its ninth annual "Faction Challenge" at Andes Tower Hills this Saturday, March 10. The event is an all-day "jam session" for snowboarders, featuring a new set-up using the entire Serendipity Run at Andes. It will include jumps from...
life / variety
March 9, 2012 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
Carlson shoots for Nationals
Alexandria snowboarder Cody Carlson has positioned himself to make a run at nationals after putting together two days of solid runs at a qualifying event at Wild Mountain in Taylor Falls last weekend. The USA Snowboard Association held two of Minnesota's four "slopestyle" national...
Cardinals / sports
January 28, 2011 - 12:00am
March 5, 2010
Snowboard contest heats up at Andes this Saturday
The Faction Boardshop in Alexandria is hosting the 7th annual Faction Challenge Snowboard Contest this weekend. The competition is set to take place Saturday, March 6 at Andes Tower Hills. Registration will take place between 10 and 11 a.m.
March 5, 2010 - 12:00am
January 15, 2010
Body recovered near Vail was Grand Marais snowboarder missing for week
The worst fears have come true for family and friends of missing snowboarder Jasper "Jazz"' McGrath, as Eagle County, Colo., authorities confirmed Thursday afternoon they were recovering a body off the mountain at Blue Sky Basin ski area near Vail. McGrath, 19, of Grand Marais, Minn.,...
news / region
January 15, 2010 - 11:46am
January 14, 2010
Northern Minnesota snowboarder missing in Colorado
Family members of Jasper "Jaz" McGrath of Grand Marais flew to Colorado this week to help look for the 19-year-old snowboarder who has been missing for more than a week. McGrath, who left Grand Marais in November to snowboard in Vail while staying with his brother, Joe, left his...
news / region
January 14, 2010 - 12:43pm
March 13, 2009
Snowboard movie premier at the Barn in Alexandria
On Saturday, March 14, the Nations Foundation will show the premier of its new snowboard movie "One Year" at 7 p.m. at the Barn next to the Holiday Inn. The film portrays the positive side of snowboarding with life changing stories. Some of the pro snowboarders in the film include...
March 13, 2009 - 12:00am
March 6, 2009
Snowboarders face weather, competitors at Faction Challenge
More than 70 competitors from across Minnesota competed in the 6th annual Faction Challenge at Andes Tower Hills last Saturday, despite the frigid...
March 6, 2009 - 12:00am
February 13, 2009
Faction to present 6th annual snowboard contest
The Faction Boardshop in Alexandria is hosting its 6th annual snowboard contest. The Faction Challenge Jump and Rail Jam Snowboard Contest will take place Saturday, February 28 at Andes Tower Hills. Registration for what is considered the largest snowboard contest in western Minnesota...
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Catching big air
A local snowboarder tweaked a "tailgrab," grabbing onto the tip of his board, while launching off a jump, or "kicker," at a "Big Air" competition at Andes Tower Hill ski resort, located near Kensington. The event, which featured both boarders and skiers, was organized by the Frozen...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am