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Changes improve child support services
ATV safety training offered to youth
Out and About: VBA Home Tour
Time to cast your vote
After seizure scare, family grateful for diagnosis
From Oman to Alex: Walker steps in as head swim coach
Experience to lean on: Cards welcome back plenty of talent on the gridiron
Boys soccer must replace top offensive threats
Filling in the gaps: Girls soccer adjusting offense from middle up
Talented volleyball returnees has B-E looking up
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Take care of extra zucchini by making noodle dishes
The search is on for Mrs. Douglas County
Aging Mastery Program offered
Class reunions scheduled
Hospice serves more than cancer patients
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
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
IN THE KNOW: Opioids carry serious risk of harm
From the Archives - 1991: Location decided for new library
EDITORIAL: Here's information that landlords, tenants should know
LETTER: Promote healthy foods in schools
LETTER: We need some backbone
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
Women invited to quarterly agriculture seminar
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
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 24, 2016
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
Lasting Imprint will host its seventh annual walk to raise awareness of congenital heart defects (CHD). One in 100 babies are born with CHD. The walk is on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Alexandria City Park. Registration starts at 8 a.m., with the walk at 9 a.m. Early registration is $25....
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
Walk for multiple sclerosis
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter Walk MS: Christopher and Banks Alexandria Walk 2016 will be held on Sunday, May 1. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria Participants will walk a 1.7- or 3.5-mile scenic route. The National...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
May 8, 2013
Take a walk for Mental Health Month
The public is invited to join a walk on Wednesday, May 15 at 2 p.m. at Big Ole in Alexandria to celebrate Mental Health Month. Participants will walk to City Hall and then return to Big Ole. They will also receive a free T-shirt. Water will be provided during the walk, and cookies...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
May 3, 2013
Stepping out for a good cause
More than 85 people, including many men walking gingerly on high heels, took to the streets of Alexandria Tuesday night in a new communitywide...
May 3, 2013 - 12:00am
April 26, 2013
Someplace Safe invites you to 'walk a mile in her shoes'
There's still time to be a part of a new communitywide effort against sexual assault. As part of April, National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Someplace Safe of Douglas County organized its first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: Men's March to End Sexual Assault and Gender Violence. It...
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
August 25, 2012
Walk to raise awareness about mental illness
NAMIWalks, Changing Minds One Step at a Time, is a 5K walk to increase public awareness of mental illnesses, fight stigma, and raise funds for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota. The walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m., at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis...
August 25, 2012 - 10:59am
July 18, 2012
Cancer relay raises $105,000
Under a clear, starry night on July 13 and 14, about 700 people gathered at Citizen's Field in Alexandria to participate in the American Cancer...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
Walkers raise awareness of mental health issues
Mental health was the focus of a walk in Alexandria last Thursday afternoon. Participants in the Walk for Wellness gathered at the Big Ole Viking...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Walk a 10K at state park
The NorthStar Trail Travelers (NSTT) will sponsor a walking event at Lake Carlos State Park near Alexandria on Sunday, May 6. It will take place at the park's Visitor Center. Walkers can start any time from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., finishing by 3 p.m. The event is sanctioned for 10K. NSTT...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
October 9, 2011
Thousands of school kids expected to walk or bike to school
Governor Mark Dayton has declared October Safe Routes to School Month to highlight the benefits of walking and bicycling to school. Across Minnesota, thousands of kids are expected to walk and bicycle during events held at local schools. The events are part of local, state and national...
October 9, 2011 - 2:20pm
September 23, 2011
Operation Bootstrap Africa walk to generate funds for children
The 13th annual Operation Bootstrap Africa walk will be held on Saturday, October 1. The three-and-a-half-mile walk will begin at 11 a.m. at...
September 23, 2011 - 12:00am
September 17, 2011
Walk to raise awareness about mental illnesses
More than 3,000 people from around the state are expected to join in NAMIWalks Minnesota, a 5K walk to raise awareness about mental illnesses on September 24 at 1 p.m., at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis and Whitney Memorial Park in St. Cloud. The walk supports the efforts of NAMI,...
September 17, 2011 - 11:56am
September 22, 2010
'Walk for Life' planned for October 17
The Alexandria chapter of the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) will host a "Walk for Life" pro-life rally and walk on Sunday, October 17. The Alexandria City Council was informed of the event at its September 13 meeting and approved the group's plans. Organizers have...
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
September 17, 2010
OBA walk raises funds for African classrooms
This year marks the 12th year of the local Operation Bootstrap Africa (OBA) walk. It will take place Saturday, October 9 at 11 a.m. The walk will begin and end at First Lutheran Church, 822 Douglas Street in Alexandria. Lunch will be served at the conclusion of the walk. The purpose...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 10, 2010
'It's My Heart' awareness walk set for September 11
"It's My Heart" of Southern Minnesota will host an awareness walk this Saturday, September 11. The non-profit organization supports families of children with congenital heart disease (CHD), which is the most common birth defect in the United States. The first-ever CHD awareness...
September 10, 2010 - 12:00am