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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, August 24
Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned
Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Osakis tennis runners-up at Highway 10 Open
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
William 'Bill' Bretz
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
May 26, 2014
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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