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Alexandria to hire two new police officers
K9 unit deployed after chase with suspect
Law enforcement blotter: January 23-25, 2015
News Briefs: Dayton signs tax conformity bill
Brady says he's moving on from distractions
Sports schedule for Monday, January 26
NFL, YouTube announce partnership
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
Sports roundup from Saturday, January 24
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
Take a spiritual journey
Where are they now?
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Ruby Benson, 73
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Allan Altnow, 87
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Memorial Day services to salute soldiers
Memorial Day services will take place throughout Douglas County today, honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. In Alexandria, a parade will begin at 10 a.m., starting at Second Avenue and Kenwood Drive and continuing along Second Avenue to Kinkead Cemetery....
May 26, 2014 - 8:06am
May 29, 2013
A sign of being soldier friendly
Alexandria Street Department workers Justin Marthaler (left) and Peter Holmquist put a sign in place on County Road 82 west of town that indicates...
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
May 22, 2013
Delivering comfort to wounded warriors
Piece by piece, stitch by stitch, quilt by quilt - a local group of quilters volunteered their talents over the last 18 months to deliver comfort...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
A glimpse into military life and death
Editor's note: The following is part one of a two-part blog entry written by Patty Roth of Alexandria. She's deployed in Afghanistan as a critical...
news / region
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
January 13, 2013
Nominees sought for employers who support Guards, Reservists
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, is encouraging Guardsmen and Reservists to nominate their civilian employers for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award before the January 21 deadline. The Freedom Award is the...
January 13, 2013 - 11:41am
November 14, 2012
VIDEO: Saluting soldiers' sacrifices
Veterans come from all walks of life. They're ordinary people living ordinary lives who are asked to do extraordinary things for their country. Their...
news / state
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
Send a package to a soldier
Do you currently have a friend or family member deployed overseas? The Blue Star Mothers of Alexandria are looking for addresses of military personnel on active duty overseas, so packages/letters can be sent to show them they are supported by those back home. The Blue Star Mothers...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
Giving soldiers a helping hand
Service members and their families have a whole new level of support in Alexandria and in Douglas County. Governor Mark Dayton recently presented...
news / state
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Pay restored for local Guard
ST. PAUL -- The Pentagon will restore military personnel leave time that was stripped from nearly 50,000 soldiers in October. President Barack Obama Friday signed into law a bill co-sponsored by all of Minnesota's congressional delegation that will return up to 27 days of paid leave...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 29, 2012
Free legal clinics available for veterans
The St. Cloud Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic and several community partners have teamed together to provide free legal consultation services for veterans. Legal consultations are available for a wide variety of topics, including housing, consumer affairs, child support, employment,...
news / region
May 29, 2012 - 2:52pm
May 28, 2012
Minnesota National Guard soldiers speaking at Memorial Day ceremonies across state
Minnesota National Guard citizen -soldiers and -airmen are speaking at Memorial Day ceremonies across Minnesota today. "The Minnesota National Guard shares in the sorrow and grief felt by the families who have lost loved ones defending the freedoms of our Nation," said Army Maj....
May 28, 2012 - 7:39am
April 25, 2012
The troops are back
We knew it was going to happen soon and on Monday we found out when. Four buses rolled into Alexandria around 1 p.m. reuniting Alpha Company of the Minnesota National Guard Red Bull soldiers with family and friends after a year-long deployment in Kuwait. People sat waiting on benches...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 31, 2012
St. Cloud VA TO host POW recognition ceremony
Friday, April 6, has been designated as Prisoners of War (POW) Recognition Day throughout the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. A ceremony honoring Minnesota's former Prisoners of War will be conducted at 10 a.m. in the Auditorium (Building 8), on the St. Cloud VA campus. More than...
news / region
March 31, 2012 - 10:39am
March 18, 2012
Town hall meeting to address Agent Orange issue
The Minnesota State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of American is hosting at Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, March 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Avenue South, Bloomington. All veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange are invited to come to...
March 18, 2012 - 8:08am
February 16, 2012
Klobuchar calls on defense department to ensure Red Bull soldiers receive full benefits
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) yesterday called on the U.S. Department of Defense to ensure that Minnesota National Guard soldiers serving overseas receive the full benefits they were promised when they return home. The defense department recently reduced the...
February 16, 2012 - 8:13am