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Alex Horseshoe League hands out 2016 awards
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DNR Report: Drawdown underway on Pope County lake
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2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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On The Street
October 21, 2016
YOU ASKED: Who owns the tennis courts?
It may not be the right season for tennis right now, but we've had several readers ask who owns the tennis courts on the corner of Jefferson...
October 21, 2016 - 6:30am
August 10, 2016
What do you do if you get pulled over?
You're driving along when all of a sudden you glance in your rearview mirror and see a sight you don't want to see: red and blue flashing lights. The familiar sound of a police siren drowns out the music coming from your stereo. You panic and realize you are getting pulled over. Now...
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
YOU ASKED: Who owns a lake?
Who owns a lake? If your land runs all the way around a lake, can others legally access it if there is no public access? What is an environmental...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
YOU ASKED: Will sidewalks be built on Scenic Heights Road?
A reader sent the newspaper a question about Scenic Heights Road, a heavily traveled street that connects from McKay Avenue and provides a route...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
YOU ASKED: Can something be done about old signs?
We've all seen them hanging around town, long after anyone wants to see them. They're outdated and just no longer useful. They're old signs for...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
February 17, 2016
Alexandria's flag pole has rich history
Does the city of Alexandria have a flag pole? How about an official city flag? Readers recently asked the newspaper those questions and the answer...
February 17, 2016 - 12:00am
December 16, 2015
You Asked: What authority do law enforcement students have?
An Echo Press reader submitted the question: "What kind of authority do Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) law enforcement...
December 16, 2015 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
YOU ASKED! - What happens at Carlos State Park in the winter?
An Echo Press reader submitted a question regarding what kinds of activities take place at Lake Carlos State Park during the winter. One thing's...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
December 9, 2015
What is digging work on County Road 82?
A reader wanted to know about the big trenching project along County Road 82, west of Alexandria. It's part of a major undertaking by Alexandria...
December 9, 2015 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
YOU ASKED: Why does the library need video surveillance?
Everyone has seen them in one establishment or another: the signs warning patrons that there is video surveillance and they may be on camera. However,...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
You asked: Is there a train derailment plan?
An Echo Press reader who resides near the railroad tracks submitted a question concerning what would happen if an oil tanker overturned in Alexandria...
November 4, 2015 - 9:08am
September 23, 2015
You Asked: What's up with the slippery handicap parking lines?
A question was submitted to the Echo Press regarding the usage of blue paint on the handicap parking lines. The reader noted that this paint...
September 23, 2015 - 12:00am
September 16, 2015
You Asked: Why does Alexandria have a Smokey Bear sign?
Have you ever noticed the Smokey Bear fire danger sign standing on 17th Avenue West and Broadway Street in Alexandria? Echo Press reader Mary...
September 16, 2015 - 12:00am
You Asked: What’s up with the increased helicopter traffic?
More medical and military flights happening
September 16, 2015 - 12:00am
September 11, 2015
You Asked: Can you leave an unoccupied car idling?
A recent “You Asked” article about leaving pets alone in running cars spurred one reader to ask, “isn’t it unlawful to leave a car running when unattended?” While some states do have laws against leaving vehicles idling, Minnesota does not. However, individual cities...
September 11, 2015 - 12:00am