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Man found dead in Big Kandiyohi Lake
Remembering those with us in spirit w/ videos
It's time to chase their dreams
BHS yearbook adviser on paid leave
Remembering the uncle he never met
Softball: Hardy cruises as Cards get second straight playoff shutout
Viking Speedway: Shaw wins nice payday, Miltona's Hellerman takes her first feature
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Still duty bound: Inspiration Peak Legion conducts military honors
Memorial Day events
Photo of the week
Learn about easy-to-grow veggies
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Timothy D. Claussen
Kathleen Rose Kaar
It's Our Turn: Sharing a strong bond – recovery
Letter: March for Truth in Glenwood
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 17, 2017
YMCA encourages kids to "charge into summer"
To inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active, the Alexandria Area YMCA will host a free community event, Healthy Kids Day, the Y's national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families, on Saturday, April 29. Healthy Kids Day takes place at the Y...
April 17, 2017 - 1:03pm
April 15, 2017
Updated - Run bunny run
Despite the gloomy wet weather, runners - adults and children, alike - participated in the Alexandria Area YMCA's annual Easter Bunny Run Saturday...
April 15, 2017 - 12:48pm
December 14, 2016
YMCA celebrates New Year with the community
The Alexandria Area YMCA invites the community to its annual New Year's Day Community Day from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1. Admittance to the YMCA is free, permitting members and guests provide one item per person or a monetary donation to benefit the Alexandria Outreach Food...
December 14, 2016 - 11:00am
November 30, 2016
Earning their turkey
Nearly 120 racers earned their right to eat some extra turkey or maybe an extra slice of pie for participating in the Alexandria Area YMCA's...
November 30, 2016 - 6:00am
November 11, 2016
Alexandria Area YMCA emphasizes prediabetes risk
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a good time for people to gauge their risk for prediabetes and diabetes and to talk to their doctors. Of the 86 million people with prediabetes, only 10 percent know their condition. In addition to the high risk of developing type 2 diabetes,...
November 11, 2016 - 9:26am
April 27, 2016
Healthy Kids Day aims to improve health, wellness
The Alexandria Area YMCA will hold a free community event, Healthy Kids Day, on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. This year marks the 25th annual YMCA's Healthy Kids Day, the Y's national initiative to improve health...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
Register for YMCA youth programs
Registration is now open for a number of youth programs coming to the Alexandria Area YMCA beginning in April. Following are the available programs: Baseball Pitching Clinics — Sundays, April 3, 10, 17: Three day pitching clinic led by Gerry Hoelscher for grades 3-6. Junior...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
YMCA puts focus on diabetes prevention
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the Alexandria Area YMCA is addressing the risks of prediabetes with its Diabetes Prevention Program. An estimated 86 million American adults have prediabetes, a condition in which a person's blood glucose is higher than normal...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
One way to celebrate Easter: Run
The Alexandria Area YMCA held an Easter Bunny Run today, Saturday. At the starting line, YMCA CEO Conrad Bostron thanked the nearly 100 runners...
April 4, 2015 - 12:59pm
September 12, 2014
Alexandria Area YMCA 'raises the roof'
The public is invited to take a look at the construction that is under way for the Phase II expansion of the Alexandria Area YMCA. Community...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
September 5, 2014
Letter: Disc golf courses bring in revenue
To the editor: Ball golfers of all ages drink, smoke and swear. What made people think men wouldn’t behave like men whether it is disc or ball golf? But most players of both sports behave well and just want to play the game. Alexandria needs a disc golf course to attract out-of-town...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
March 24, 2014
Bartholomew resigns from YMCA; search is on for new director
Jeff Bartholomew, executive director of the Alexandria Area YMCA since 2006, has resigned his position. On Saturday, the local YMCA board issued the following statement: "The board of directors thanks Jeff for his years of dedicated service to the Y. We wish him well in the future." The...
March 24, 2014 - 3:09pm
August 28, 2013
Recreation groups reach agreement
ABOUT THE YMCA The Y is one of the nation's leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children — regardless of age, income or background —...
August 28, 2013 - 3:57pm
May 10, 2013
YMCA and Knute Nelson team up
The Alexandria YMCA and Knute Nelson in Alexandria will participate in National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 29. Senior Health and Fitness Day is focused on health, prevention, fitness and fun.
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
YMCA offers health seminar
The Alexandria Area YMCA is offering a healthy living seminar, Defensive Dining, on Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA in Alexandria. Participants will learn tips to order lower fat, lower calorie meal options, while enjoying the pleasure of restaurant dining. The seminar...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am