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November 22, 2017
Terrie Premis of Alexandria gets a hug from John Peshek, chairman of the board for the Douglas County Car Care Program. Premis was the recipient of the 200th vehicle donated to the program. She received the car Wednesday, Nov. 22. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Program gives away 200th car; 'I can better provide for myself,' recipient says
9 hours 31 min ago
One of the "toxic toys" Minnesota regulators have found.  Submitted photo
Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
10 hours 54 min ago
Kristen Sletto has worked at Target for five years. She is currently taking the courses for the retail management certificate, and says her employers have noticed improvements in her customer service skills. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Stepping up for shoppers: Retail management certificates pay off in the workforce
11 hours 42 min ago
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, November 21
13 hours 46 min ago
A benefit for Jasmine Block (center) was held Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center. Johnny Holm (right) performed with his band. (Contributed)
Block family adjusting to life after month-long disappearance
17 hours 42 min ago
November 21, 2017
Sen. Dan Schoen, DFL-Cottage Grove, announced his resignation from the Minnesota Legislature on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.
Sen. Dan Schoen, Rep. Tony Cornish to resign amid sexual harassment allegations
November 21, 2017 - 8:53pm
President Donald Trump waves to the crowd after he pardoned the presidential turkey Tuesday afternoon at the White House. In this screenshot from a video after the event, President Trump is joined by Douglas County 4-H members (left), Kerryn Lund, Katie Kent, Kodi Bundermann, Kayla Egenes and Christina Kuismi. To Trump's right is his son, Baron, and his wife Melania, along with Wyatt, Nick, Sharlene and Carl Wittenburg of Alexandria.
White House 'nice': Trump pardons turkey raised in Douglas County
November 21, 2017 - 5:13pm
Chad Larson, county attorney
County to sue drug companies
November 21, 2017 - 4:34pm
A police dog who helped in the arrest of a Minnesota woman is pictured with what was estimated as $1.37 million worth of marijuana on Interstate 94. Submitted photo
Minn. woman arrested on I-94 stop in ND for $1.37 million in pot
November 21, 2017 - 2:59pm
Bio Corporation at 2911 Nevada Street in southwest Alexandria supplies animal specimens that are preserved and shipped to classrooms around the country. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Alexandria company 'not scared' by animal cruelty accusations
November 21, 2017 - 2:10pm
Greater Minnesota cities urge action on bonding, aid, streets
November 21, 2017 - 1:13pm
Investigators find rifle was hidden from view
November 21, 2017 - 12:57pm
The Johari Tribe, a belly dancing group, entertains the crowd at the Brandon History Center's fundraiser last Wednesday, Nov. 15. (Izzy Rusch / Echo Press)
$11,000 raised for Brandon History Center
November 21, 2017 - 11:13am
Nearly every seat was filled at the Monday, Nov. 20 meeting of the Alexandria School Board, due to the board making a decision on whether to financially support the Alpine ski team. Rather than make the sport a school-sponsored one, the board chose to grant a $1,200 stipend to the team. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Alpine ski team to remain a co-op
November 21, 2017 - 10:22am
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, November 20
November 21, 2017 - 9:21am