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August 23, 2013
Out on Interstate 94 last Wednesday, a group of MnDOT workers, tow truck drivers and emergency responders learned more about the recently in-stalled high-tension cable barriers and how they work. Jay Winn (center) rep-resented the cable barrier manufacturer, Gibraltar, and showed the group how the system's posts function and can easily be repaired if struck by a vehicle.(Echo Press photo by Amy Chaffins)play button
VIDEO: Cable barrier goes up on I-94 near Alexandria
August 23, 2013 - 12:00am
August 21, 2013
Coby Schoumaker of Belgrade had a great time riding on the merry-go-round Friday afternoon at the Douglas County Fair. (Echo Press photo by Lowell Anderson)play button
VIDEO: Douglas County Fair draws crowds of 48,000
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
Jennie Hevern (center) received the 2013 Outstanding Senior Citizen of Douglas County last week and she was joined by Jessica Boyer and Paul Thompson of the United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties - one of the organizations Hevern volunteers her time with. Thompson nominated Hevern for the award.(Echo Press photo by Amy Chaffins)play button
VIDEO: Hevern honored for helping homeless, the hungry, those in crisis
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
Joe Gorghuber left his feet to try for an interception during a drill in last Thursday's practice. Gorghuber is one of many returning players this season who hope to benefit from their experience in 2012. (Photo by Eric Morken)play button
VIDEO: New look creates renewed excitement
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
Tom Bosek followed through on a throw during the Chargers' practice last Tuesday. Bosek will be the starting quarterback for Brandon-Evansville this year. (Photo by Blaze Fugina)play button
VIDEO: Chargers football aims for top of conference
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
August 16, 2013
More than 4,000 ears of corn were served at the annual Alexandria Rotary Club and Alexandria Fire Department's Corn and Pork Chop Feed. Jody Hanson, Echo button
VIDEO: Rotarians, firefighters serve 2,657
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
August 14, 2013
Alexis Bergs, 3, of Alexandria was all smiles in the kids' tractor pedal pull. (photo by Al Edenloff)play button
VIDEO: Out and About: Garfield Day
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am
August 13, 2013
Alexandria firefighters teamed up with fire departments from Carlos and Miltona to battle a house fire on Lake L'Homme Dieu this afternoon. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)play button
UPDATE: 7 A.M. TUESDAY: Firefighters battle house fire near Alexandria w/video
August 13, 2013 - 7:00am
August 7, 2013
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Out and About: Brandon Summer Fest w/video
August 7, 2013 - 12:00am
The 2013 Resorters champions include (left to right) Alexandria's Steve Herzog, Senior Division; Alexandria's Tom Eidsvold, Masters Division; St. Cloud's Daryl Schomer, Executive Division; Alexandria's Casey Vangsness, Men's Division; Monterey, California's Ryan Swedberg, Junior 13-15 Division; Maple Grove's Nathaniel Adams, Junior 10-12 Division and Samantha Falk of Glenwood in the Women's Division. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)play button
VIDEO: Four champs repeat at Resorters
August 7, 2013 - 12:00am
July 24, 2013
Contestants in a butter carving contest in Millerville tested their creativity by carving out a bunny during Butter Days Saturday. (Photo by Izzy Rusch)
VIDEO: Churning up some fun
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
July 17, 2013
For the second year in a row, European classic cars were a hit at the Minnesota Lakes Classic Boat and Car Show at Arrowwood Resort. (photo by Raeshel Betterman)play button
Out and About: Car show and boat show w/video
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
July 10, 2013
This pontoon, which played tribute to the reality TV show Duck Dynasty, won first prize in the Lake Carlos boat parade. (Photo by Jessica Sly)
VIDEO: Fired up on the Fourth
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am
July 2, 2013
The Jefferson High School Marching Band kicked off the Vikingland Band Festival on Sunday, heading a list of top-notch bands from throughout the state. For more photos and a video, go to (Photo by Al Edenloff)play button
VIDEO: And the bands played on...
July 2, 2013 - 12:00am
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Out and About: Car show w/video
July 2, 2013 - 12:00am