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Alexandria residents invited to help plan future
'Don't be pushed over'
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Alexandria taxes may drop for some
Electric car owners to power up in Alexandria
Volleyball: Arrows swept by CGB
Boys soccer: Cathedral upends Cards in 4-3 final
Girls soccer: Crusaders halt Alex winning streak
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 25
Volleyball: Chargers regroup to knock off Knights in four
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
Morken: Hunters find ducks flying on opener
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
Kevin Donald Revering
Donald "Don" Skrove
Richard "Shorty" Olson
Shirley Ann Battey
Paid Political Letter: Hearings are a Democratic circus of deception
Paid Political Letter: U.S. senators lack compassion
Paid Political Letter: Know your candidates before you vote
Letter to the Editor: Farmers face risks while improving water quality
It's Our Turn: Home abroad in a purple world
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
On The Street
Skid steer row: Burgeoning Alexandria industry makes attachments for skid loaders
hires and promotions
on the street
September 5, 2018
An Echo Press Editorial: Printed papers dodge a bullet
The Echo Press has been closely following the U.S. Department of Commerce's actions last January to impose a tax, or tariff, of more than 30 percent on Canada's uncoated groundwood paper — paper that newspapers use for newsprint. Anyone who enjoys reading newspapers that they...
September 5, 2018 - 6:15am
August 15, 2018
Who's the best in the Lakes Area? It's time to cast your vote!
Douglas County residents: the Echo Press needs your vote. Do you have a favorite place to get a hamburger? How about the best place to enjoy...
August 15, 2018 - 5:35am
July 18, 2018
An Echo Press Editorial: A guide to newspaper terms
When talking about a particular topic, it's helpful to know the lingo. If you're a baseball fan, for instance, it's useful to know what an ERA is (earned run average for pitchers; the lower number, the better) or what OPS means (on-base plus slugging percentage for batting; the higher...
July 18, 2018 - 10:08am
May 9, 2018
Ice finally retreats on May 4
The ice stubbornly held on until Friday, May 4 before melting away on Lake L'Homme Dieu, making this the latest ice-out in five years. May ice-outs are rare. They have happened only twice before in the past 20 years — May 13, 2013 and May 2, 2008. The ice has left the lake on...
May 9, 2018 - 10:41am
April 6, 2018
Morken, Bosek honored at Viking Sportsmen's banquet
Eric Morken, the Echo Press' Sports and Outdoors Editor, was the recipient of the first-ever Friend of Viking Sportsmen Award. He was presented...
April 6, 2018 - 11:08am
January 27, 2018
When will ice leave Lake L'Homme Dieu?
If you're growing weary of winter, here's a way to think spring: Enter the Echo Press Ice Out Contest. The person who comes closest to guessing when the ice will be gone on Lake L'Homme Dieu in Alexandria will win a $50 gift certificate from Elden's Fresh Foods. In case of a tie,...
January 27, 2018 - 9:36am
December 28, 2017
Top 5 Under 40 Young Professionals announced
The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Echo Press announce this year’s Top 5 Under 40 Young Professionals in the Alexandria...
December 28, 2017 - 4:52pm
EDITORIAL: Five tips to kick the habit in 2018
Here's a great way to start off the new year — with a breath of fresh air. We know quitting smoking is extremely difficult. Many ex-smokers say it's the hardest thing they've ever done. Why is it so difficult to stop? In a word — nicotine. Smokers get addicted to it and...
December 28, 2017 - 9:20am
December 20, 2017
Premium magazine offered in Dec. 29 Echo Press
The Echo Press continues its program called the Echo Press Extra, in which subscribers will receive Chicz magazine delivered to their home along with their newspaper. The Chicz holiday magazine will be included in the Dec. 29 issue of the Echo Press. The Echo Press Extra cost is...
December 20, 2017 - 12:20pm
October 25, 2017
Echo Press to kick off new premium magazine offer
The Echo Press is kicking off a new program called the Echo Press Extra, in which subscribers will receive Chicz magazine delivered to their home along with their newspaper. The Chicz holiday magazine will be included in the Friday, Nov. 3, issue of the Echo Press. The Echo Press...
October 25, 2017 - 3:25pm
September 1, 2017
Readers can select 'Best of Lakes Area'
Do you have a favorite spot in the Alexandria lakes area to go for happy hour? How about to enjoy an ice cream cone? Or to work out? Who do you...
September 1, 2017 - 9:22am
July 31, 2017
Cassie & The Bobs to perform free concert
Channeling their inner Patsy Cline, Cassie & The Bobs will perform a free concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn in Alexandria on Thursday,...
July 31, 2017 - 12:10pm
June 17, 2017
Get your free trial of the Echo Press digital edition today!
Want digital? Try it free! Stay up-to-date with local and national news with our e-edition newspaper. This digital edition is easy and...
June 17, 2017 - 10:00am
March 1, 2017
When will ice leave lake?
Even though the weather hasn't been warm lately, it's still a good time to start thinking about spring — and when the ice will melt away...
March 1, 2017 - 6:00am
Dancing, fitness and hypnosis
Dancing, a fitness demonstration, hypnosis and lots of vendor exhibits added up to fun and excitement at the 23nd annual Echo Press Lifestyles...
March 1, 2017 - 6:00am