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November 8, 2018
For 40 years, Patty Dusing has kept a small stone her father gave her. "It is one of a kind, just like you," he said. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
A father's legacy: Dusing uses modeling, fashion and jewelry to build up girls, young women
November 8, 2018 - 6:34am
January 19, 2018
"Owner's retiring," proclaims a For Sale sign on the window of Carriage House Antiques and Furnishings, one of four downtown Alexandria antique stores. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
Downtown loses antique store
January 19, 2018 - 6:13am
October 27, 2017
The Mustard Seed is moving from its long-time home at 607 Broadway St. to the Walmart-Fleet Farm commercial zone near the Interstate. (Contributed)
Mustard Seed leaves downtown
October 27, 2017 - 10:06am
October 2, 2017
Recently opened at 630 Broadway Street, Flourish Boutique sells a variety of women’s clothing, jewelry, makeup and Minnesota apparel. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
New in town: Several retail businesses open in Alexandria
October 2, 2017 - 8:16am
July 21, 2017
Aubrie Johnson cools off by running through water sprayed by a fire truck at the annual Party in the Street in downtown Alexandria Friday evening. Other events Friday evening include slow bike races, karaoke, a bean bag tournament, a beer garden, and Music and dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. with the band Switch. The party will last until 11 p.m. Friday night. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Alexandria celebrates in the streets
July 21, 2017 - 5:32pm
Jay Zuccala has opened a new tattoo shop, Valhalla Tattoos, in the old Randy’s Menswear location on Broadway. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
July 21, 2017 - 12:17pm
June 23, 2017
Cards like these will be placed in the windows of downtown businesses participating in the Amazing Alex Race. (Alexis Habberstad | Echo Press)
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
June 23, 2017 - 11:07am
May 26, 2017
A new "Andria" spire was recently put in place at the Alexandria Area Arts Association building on Broadway. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
May 26, 2017 - 4:17pm
July 22, 2016
Bud Grant, former Vikings coach, will sign autographs (on purchased items only) from 5-7 p.m. outside of Past and Present Home Gallery.  (Contributed photo)
'Party in the Street' takes place today
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
Downtown businesses in Alexandria were busy over the winter months. Of the 12 stores that were contacted for this story, most reported winter sales ranging from OK to good. (Echo Press file photo)
A kind winter for downtown businesses
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
February 17, 2016
June and Rory Roers (center) have owned Roers Bakery in downtown Alexandria for 20 years. They’re the latest operators of the bakery that has operated at the corner of Fifth and Broadway for the last 130 years. Their sons, Quincy (left) and Casey (right) also work at the bakery; their daughter, Naomi (not pictured), also worked at the bakery when she was growing up.
Downtown sweet spot for 130 years
February 17, 2016 - 12:00am
February 27, 2015
A semi whizzes past parked vehicles at what some members of the community view as an unsafe speed and proximity on Broadway in Alexandria. After a summer of construction, mixed feelings about the outcome of the reconstruction can be heard around town. (Annie Harman | Echo Press)
The good, the bad, the ugly
February 27, 2015 - 12:00am
November 16, 2012
On Friday, November 23 at 5:15 p.m., Santa will pull the switch to light up Broadway in Alexandria, and the holiday season will officially be under way.
Time to light up Alexandria!
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
July 20, 2012
Paul Meland, Becky Christensen and Joe Korkowski (pictured left to right) and Jeff Meland distributed the flower baskets. (Contributed photo)
Flower baskets brighten downtown
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
July 13, 2012
'Where's Waldo?' coming to downtown Alexandria
July 13, 2012 - 12:00am