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Sheriff: Wetterling investigation went 'off the rails' as FBI chased multiple leads, killer remained free
County halts lakeshore practice
Law Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 19
Update: Interstate 94 reopen
Interstate temporarily closed between Alex and Osakis
Volleyball: Chargers fly by Arrows in 3-0 sweep
Football: Chargers a little banged up as Bears come to town for homecoming
Alexandria football: Proud Rocori program arrives for homecoming
Officially short: Minnesota working through referee shortage
Zebra mussels confirmed in Barrett Lake in Grant County
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Zebra mussels confirmed in Barrett Lake in Grant County
Drawdown underway on Lake Christina
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Shirley Ann Battey
Donald "Don" Skrove
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
1968: St. Ann's gets new church
Paid Political Letter: Warlow represents Minnesota values
Letter to the Editor: Feedback welcomed on B-E strategic plan
In the Know: A lot to like about street project
An Echo Press Editorial: Early smoking carries big risks
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Minnesota's unemployment rate drops to 19-year low
Fraud-stricken Minnesota grain co-op looks for quick sale
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
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September 10, 2018
Council revises hangar leases
At the request of the Alexandria Airport Commission, the Alexandria City Council agreed to revise a few items in the leasing conditions of the T-hangar at the airport. New language was added that allows tenants to have more than one aircraft in a hangar. Another revision concerns...
September 10, 2018 - 9:17pm
June 8, 2018
Civil Air Patrol to train at airport
A search and rescue exercise is taking place at the Alexandria Municipal Airport this weekend and the public is invited to watch. The Alexandria...
June 8, 2018 - 6:02am
January 22, 2018
How accessible are Alexandria's sidewalks?
The Alexandria City Council is taking steps to make sure all sidewalks, ramps and traffic signals in the city comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. At its meeting Monday night, the council approved a transition plan to make the improvements. The plan is required for all...
January 22, 2018 - 10:35pm
January 19, 2018
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
To the editor: I'd like to thank the Echo Press for giving me an opportunity to provide some perspective on Wednesday's article regarding pilots at our local airport with the goal of clarifying my role and providing some background.
January 19, 2018 - 4:07pm
January 17, 2018
Pilots complain about hangar use but airport manager sides with Cunninghams
Several pilots who park their airplanes at the Alexandria Municipal Airport say they are unhappy that an Alexandria couple has kept their hangar...
January 17, 2018 - 7:56pm
July 3, 2017
‘He was always there, cheering us on’: Victim of plane crash in Moorhead remembered as devoted father, builder
MOORHEAD -- Sons of a Breckenridge area man who died Sunday evening, July 2, in a plane crash near Moorhead remembered their father on Monday,...
July 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
May 8, 2017
City buys jetter truck from sewer district
At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council voted to purchase a 1992 International high-pressure sewer jetter truck from Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District for $15,000. The truck will be used to clean sewer lines. It will upgrade a 1987 jetter in the city's public...
May 8, 2017 - 10:26pm
March 13, 2017
City hires company to build new website
A new city website, a ground lease on the airport, seasonal liquor licenses and other odds and ends were part of the Alexandria City Council's March 13 meeting. Here's a recap of items not reported in other stories about the meeting. New website The council agreed to hire CyberSprout...
March 13, 2017 - 11:48pm
September 19, 2016
UPDATE: Helicopter wreckage pulled from crash site w/video
Wreckage of the helicopter that crashed along the shore of Lake Winona on Saturday was being pulled from the trees Monday as the investigation...
September 19, 2016 - 8:10pm
June 15, 2016
Around the County: Alexandria Airport Weekend
A shiny array of aircraft, vintage automobiles and a LifeLink helicopter were on display at the Alexandria Airport on Friday and Saturday. It...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
Gearing up to revive local Civil Air Patrol squadron
Efforts are under way to revive a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadron in Alexandria. CAP is an auxiliary — or volunteer unit — of the...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
December 26, 2014
St. Cloud loses air link to Chicago one year after getting it
By Mark Sommerhauser St. Cloud Times It appears St. Cloud will lose its coveted air-service link to Chicago less than a year after flights began. SkyWest Airlines, which operates twice-daily United Airlines flights from St. Cloud Regional Airport to Chicago O’Hare International...
December 26, 2014 - 2:01pm
October 11, 2013
New airport hangar to open in May
The building could keep corporate jets around Alexandria longer
October 11, 2013 - 9:09am
August 13, 2012
Alexandria pursues plan to keep geese away from airport runways
Will a plan to make Alexandria's airport safer by keeping geese away from the runways work or will it be a wild goose chase? The Alexandria City Council voted 4-0 Monday night to give it a try.
August 13, 2012 - 11:17pm
Plan to offer flights from St. Cloud to Chicago takes off
A plan for bringing air service to St. Cloud has been set, and now city leaders say it's time for it to take flight. Today, the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation (GSDC) officially kicks off a joint effort with the City of St. Cloud and the St. Cloud Regional Airport to secure...
February 13, 2012 - 10:43am