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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
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
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 21, 2013
Leaders change direction; try to avoid special session
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislative leaders and Governor Mark Dayton talked for days about the need to hold a special session to help communities recover from late-June floods and storms, but Friday night decided to look at ways to provide money short of calling all 201 legislators...
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
July 12, 2013
Special Olympians take gold at summer games
Six Special Olympic athletes from the Alexandria Area Gymnastic Club competed for medals at the 2013 State Summer Games that were held on June...
July 12, 2013 - 12:00am
June 26, 2013
Area 4 Special Olympics holds gymnastic meet
The Alex Area Gymnastic Club was the site for the 2013 Area 4 Special Olympic gymnastics meet held Saturday, May 11 at the Lakes Area Gymnastic facility with 20 athletes from Alex area, St. Cloud and Perham competed in both artistic and rhythmic events. The event began with the opening...
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
July 20, 2012
Special Olympics gymnasts at State Summer Games
The Alexandria Area Special Olympics Gymnastics Club sent 12 athletes to the 2012 State Summer Games in either rhythmic or artistic competition,...
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
August 12, 2011
Special Olympics bocce ball team brings home 20 firsts
The Alexandria Area Special Olympics bocce team brought back 20 first place finishes from the Moorhead meet July 21. SPECIAL OLYMPICS BOCCE MOORHEAD MEET SINGLES FIRST PLACE - Casey Ohren, Darwin Delles, Gene Hoff, Gideon Hartsell, Heather Boisclair, Amanda Nelson, Steven Nye,...
August 12, 2011 - 12:00am
June 3, 2011
Alexandria hosts Area 4 Special Olympics gymnasts
The Alexandria Special Olympics gymnastics team hosted the Area 4 meet on May 7 and took home plenty of top finishes. The meet included Alexandria,...
June 3, 2011 - 12:00am
November 27, 2010
Alexandria City Council to meet in special session Monday
The mayor and Alexandria City Council will meet in a special work session on Monday, November 29 at 5 p.m. in the large conference room at the Alexandria City Hall. The purpose of this work session is to review and discuss the 2011 Board and Commission appointments and the 2011 fee...
November 27, 2010 - 10:21am
November 12, 2010
Special Olympics bowlers host tourney
Dane Bellefeuille, Justin Hanson-Simmons and Matthew Froemming competed at the regional Special Olympics bowling competition in Duluth recently, with Froemming finishing first, Hanson-Simmons fourth and Bellefeuille fifth. The Alexandria Lakes Area squad also hosted the Area 4 competition...
November 12, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Special Olympians compete in Fall Festival golf
Alexandria Area Special Olympics golfers competed in the recent Minnesota Special Olympics Fall Festival at Oak Marsh Golf Club in Oakdale, competing in individual skills, and 3- and 9-hole competitions. More than 75 athletes, coaches and alternate shot partners competed in the event. The...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
October 19, 2010
More counties eligible for disaster aid
October 19, 2010 - 12:05pm
Lawmakers approve flood, tornado relief
ST. PAUL -- State disaster relief is on its way to flood- and tornado-damaged communities, but officials said they may be back for more help next year. Minnesota legislators unanimously approved $80 million in disaster relief during a brief special session Monday, with most heading...
October 19, 2010 - 7:11am
October 18, 2010
Emotions run high in disaster session
October 18, 2010 - 11:11am
October 16, 2010
Legislators prepare for disaster-relief session
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators head back to St. Paul Monday to approve spending disaster-relief funds in what is supposed a neat, clean afternoon affair where lawmakers hear the proposal, vote for it and go home. At least that is what Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he and legislative...
October 16, 2010 - 1:10pm
October 1, 2010
Feldmann finalist for national honor
Alexandria's Carol Feldmann was recently honored for all she does with the Special Olympics organization by being named one of the five finalists for the Special Olympics North America 2010 Coach of the Year Award. The annual award is given to a Special Olympics coach who exceeds...
October 1, 2010 - 12:00am
September 24, 2010
Alexandria's Feldmann finalist for Special Olympics North America 2010 Coach of the Year
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Sept. 24, 2010 - Carol Feldmann of Alexandria, Minn. has been selected as a finalist for the Special Olympics North America 2010 Coach of the Year Award. The annual award is given to a Special Olympics coach in North America who exceed the highest standard of excellence...
September 24, 2010 - 10:09am