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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
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
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
A big bass for Beau
Brandon D. Randt
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
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
June 17, 2016
Tell your story through nonprofit advocacy
Local nonprofits are teaming up to sponsor a nonprofit legislative advocacy training session on Wednesday, June 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Alexandria Technical and Community College, 1601 Jefferson Street in Alexandria. The workshop is free and open to the public. Susie Brown,...
June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
Get certified as short-call substitute teacher
People who want to teach but don't have the full credentials will have an opportunity to become certified as short-call substitute teachers under the Minnesota Limited, Short-Call Substitute program. A four-year bachelor's degree is required to qualify. Resource Training and Solutions...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
Egenes attends state 4-H counselor training
4-H youth attended a 4-H Camp Counselor training on April 2 at the Extension Regional Office near Morris. Megan Egenes of Alexandria and Chippewans...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
Driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a four-hour refresher course on Tuesday, April 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School, 411 S. Otter Avenue, Parkers Prairie. The cost is $20. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
LETTER: Rural Medical Scholars Program gives future doctors hands-on experience
To the editor: We want to thank the excellent family physicians and their colleagues in Alexandria who have graciously and effectively served as teachers for medical students from the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus over the past year. Dr. Douglas Griffin has...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
Smoke-free housing training offered for landlords, property owners
Smoke-free policies are preferred by 75 percent of potential renters in Minnesota. Having a smoke-free policy lowers cleaning and turnover costs and saves time and money. Live Smoke Free, the Public Health Law Center and Horizon Public Health will offer training on the benefits...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
November 6, 2015
COMMENTARY: Apprenticeship - Workforce training for today and tomorrow
By Commissioner Ken Peterson, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Minnesota’s workforce is experiencing tremendous transition. Thousands of our experienced baby boomers are retiring, while many employers are seeking a workforce capable of meeting increased levels of skill...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
Burnin' it up
Fire was ablaze Tuesday night in Forada, shooting high in the sky. But don't worry. It was an intentional fire. The Forada and Villard fire...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
How to respond to a shooter
What is the best way of dealing with someone who starts firing a gun inside a school or a business? Nineteen people from law enforcement,...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Training prepares snowplow operators for winter
More than 100 snowplow operators recently participated in an intensive training program to prepare them for the worst road conditions a typical Minnesota winter has to offer, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The training session ran September 21 through...
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
December 30, 2014
Lakes Area Humane Society offers dog obedience classes
The Lakes Area Humane Society in Alexandria will offer a basic dog obedience class starting on Tuesday, January 6. It will run one night per week for five weeks and will cover the basic obedience commands of “heel, sit, stay, come” and more. The cost is $60 and the profits will...
December 30, 2014 - 4:30pm
September 18, 2013
A crash course in emergency response
The scenario was chilling: A plane crashes at the Alexandria Airport, bursting into a fireball of flames and smoke as trapped passengers scream...
September 18, 2013 - 10:25am
September 17, 2013
Messiah Lutheran Church launches Habitudes training
Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman sent youth minister Charis Bjorklund and recently retired WCA teacher Pat Hanson to Atlanta, Georgia, to be trained in Habitudes in June. Habitudes is a student leadership training experience for the next generation (Generation Y). As the materials...
September 17, 2013 - 1:25pm
July 26, 2013
Area nonprofits invited to apply for board leadership training
The Board Leadership Academy is accepting applications from nonprofits in west central Minnesota to participate in its 2013 training. Sponsors West Central Initiative, Bremer Bank and HBH Consultants will offer customized training to help nonprofit board and staff leaders work together...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
June 21, 2013
Basic motorcycle training offered
The Alexandria Technical and Community College is again offering the Basic Rider Motorcycle course this summer at the college. The course is 14 1/2 hours in length and combines practice riding, classroom discussion and a pre-course homework assignment. The classroom discussion helps...
June 21, 2013 - 12:00am