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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15
Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson
Driver taken to hospital after car goes off Highway 29
County gives lakes group $50,000
Gov. Dayton back in hospital after post-surgery complications
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 17
Alexandria's Boraas signs to play Division I golf
Vogeler wraps up standout career at DB after entering college as a quarterback
Sports schedule for Friday, Nov. 16
Class A state swim: Cardinals’ 4x400 relay advances to finals
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....
DeLaney Ann Jane
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
A big buck with grandpa
A decoy buck with a bow
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Robert "Bob" J. Johnston
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
It's Our Turn: America: Not a Christian nation
Letter to the Editor: Epilepsy is always newsworthy
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't be a victim of silent killer
Letter to the Editor: Start a path to health, vitality
1918: Soldier writes home
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
Young female farmer harvests her first crop at 27
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
Minnesota unemployment rate remains steady
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
hires and promotions
on the street
February 13, 2018
Minn. couple lose game, find love on Swedish reality show
HALLOCK, Minn. — It was an improbable romance between strangers in a faraway place. Nathan Younggren was a 25-year-old farmer who raised...
February 13, 2018 - 7:39pm
November 17, 2017
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
CBS affiliate WCCO is turning off its KCCO-TV signal for the Alexandria area at the end of the year, but Selective TV based in Douglas County is hopeful it will be able to relay WCCO programming. Selective TV is a non-profit over-the-air television programming system supported by...
November 17, 2017 - 8:34am
September 25, 2017
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
MINNEAPOLIS — A former Olympic swimmer and current sports psychologist and college professor who lives in Excelsior, Minn., will compete...
September 25, 2017 - 4:48pm
January 20, 2017
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
Alexandria-based Kool-TV has launched a new TV show featuring long-time broadcaster and meteorologist Mark Anthony and his wife, Tracey Anderson....
January 20, 2017 - 9:00am
Five shows to binge on Netflix now
By Anna G. Larson, Forum News Service My ideal night involves takeout, my couch and Netflix. I'll start a series and keep watching until I can't...
March 20, 2016 - 11:00am
August 15, 2014
Charter to switch to all-digital network
Charter Communications will soon complete its move to a 100 percent all-digital network.
August 15, 2014 - 10:27am
Lakes Area News now delivers local TV weather
Lakes Area News now delivers local televised weather for Central Minnesota. New Lakes Area News team member, Mark Anthony, will deliver daily weather updates on weekdays and a weekend forecast every Friday. Anthony was the chief meteorologist at KSAX-TV, and has filled in on a regular...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
September 4, 2013
TV show highlights Alexandria girl's smile mission
A 12-year-old Alexandria girl's efforts to help others will be spotlighted on the KSTP-TV program, "On the Road with Jason Davis." The show about Emersyn Harris will air this Sunday, September 8 at 10:30 p.m. and will be broadcast again on September 9 at 11 a.m. The segment is called...
September 4, 2013 - 4:37pm
April 24, 2013
KSAX-TV improves UHF signal
KSAX-TV in Alexandria is expanding and improving its over the air signal. Starting April 23, KSAX will offer the following channels: KSTP-TV in high definition.
April 24, 2013 - 12:00am
March 6, 2013
'Prairie Yard and Garden' begins new season
The 26th season of Prairie Yard and Garden (PY&G) continues on Thursday, March 7. Larry Zilliox, former University of Minnesota Extension educator from Alexandria, hosts the 30-minute program. PY&G airs Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
March 1, 2013
Lakes area to be featured on fishing show
The Alexandria area will be featured on Fishing the Midwest TV show the weekend of March 9-10. The Fishing the Midwest crew fished in the Alexandria...
March 1, 2013 - 12:00am
January 4, 2013
'Your Legislators' 2013 season premiers January 10
Pioneer Public Television's Your Legislators will premiere on Thursday, January 10. The 8 p.m. live question and answer program will feature legislatures from both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Your Legislators provides an opportunity for Minnesota residents to present...
January 4, 2013 - 12:00am
December 14, 2012
A tweet to a crooner pays off
When Carole Henderson's son decided to become a Green Beret, she did what any devoted mother would do. She started to tweet. How else could...
December 14, 2012 - 12:00am
June 29, 2012
UPDATE: KSAX discontinues broadcasts
For many viewers, it's like losing a long-time friend. KSAX-TV, which has provided news programming in the Alexandria area for 25 years, announced...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
Charter brings new HD channels to Alexandria customers
Charter TV, a leading broadband communications company, is adding 27 new high definition (HD) channels for customers with HD service in the Alexandria area on June 20. These additions are part of the evolution of Charter, which includes a growing number of HD channels and on demand...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am