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Law Enforcement Blotter: Oct. 16
Sunday liquor falls a little flat: Some towns skip it; others report mixed success
School district's 2018 enrollment dips slightly
Minnesota attorney general files insulin pricing lawsuit
Survey says buildings in need of repair: School board told that communities not unified
Cross country: Lakers compete at WCC Championship
Swimming and diving: Cardinals’ depth helps fend off the Otters
Volleyball: Class AA’s Paynesville snaps Osakis’ winning streak
Sports schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 17
Cross country: Osakis runs at CMC meet as boys finish top three
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....
Lloyd and Rosie Schouweiler
Don & Arnie Henry
Lloyd and Rosie Schouweiler
Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Minnesota youth deer season gets underway Thursday
UPDATED: Hides for Habitat Program back on locally and statewide
Minnesota promoter, innovator among 2019 inductees into Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
Zebra mussels discovered in another Otter Tail County lake
Wilma (Zierman) Korkowski
Douglas "Doug" Bakke
James Anthony Rocheford
Letter to the Editor: Let's move forward with respect
In the Know: State must make public transit a priority
A Guest Editorial: How to support troops without getting duped
Commentary: Proposed Star Lake casino is dead
It's Our Turn: Is your letter a bullseye?
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
Alexandria named Retail Community of the Year
Is hemp Minnesota's next big crop?
State to fund school coolers, livestock farmers
Minnesota-born SuperAmerica becomes Speedway
hires and promotions
on the street
October 9, 2018
Alexandria police to get body cams in December
Alexandria police officers are expected to start wearing body cameras starting in December. On Monday evening, the Alexandria City Council approved...
October 9, 2018 - 5:06pm
September 12, 2018
In the Know: Body cams, budgets and baseball
School will have started as you read this — you may wonder as I do — where did the summer go. The city was certainly busy with tourists...
September 12, 2018 - 9:14am
June 28, 2018
In the Know: Caring makes Alexandria unique
Summer in the Alexandria area makes our whole area swell with people and we are so fortunate that it does! I am so proud of our city and surrounding...
June 28, 2018 - 4:56am
June 20, 2018
New rec site raises questions
Questions are swirling around a plan to build a $5 million facility for Lakes Area Recreation on the former Jefferson High School site in Alexandria...
June 20, 2018 - 4:17pm
March 21, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Get engaged in your community
Engage is my word for the year and this is the perfect time for us to "get engaged!" With the nicer weather we will be outside doing our spring...
March 21, 2018 - 10:42am
January 3, 2018
IN THE KNOW: The word for 2018: Engage
Happy 2018! I feel so privileged to be the first person to write the "In the Know" column for 2018 for this area! We are going to have a great...
January 3, 2018 - 1:15pm
December 11, 2017
Tax hearing turns testy
Homeowners in Alexandria can expect a slight decrease or increase in the city portion of their tax bills next year, depending on their property values. Following a "truth in taxation" hearing Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a 2018 levy of $6,725,676, a 4.01 percent...
December 11, 2017 - 11:46pm
October 19, 2017
LETTER: City plans for next five to 50 years
Fall in Alexandria! There is no place more beautiful that this area in the fall! The changing colors are really amazing and we are truly blessed...
October 19, 2017 - 11:03am
August 25, 2017
Carp removal a solution nobody wants to pay for on Lake Winona
There are some very happy carp these days, poking around in Lake Winona's shallow waters. They take part of the blame for a lake so yucky that...
August 25, 2017 - 11:10am
August 9, 2017
In the Know: Alexandria -- a city of civility
What a great year I had as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities! It was an honor, pleasure and privilege to represent this group that represents the very specific needs of rural Minnesota cities through members voting a slate of issues and legislative lobbying to...
August 9, 2017 - 6:22am
August 8, 2017
Mayor recognized for work for rural cities coalition
One of the first things Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson did as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities was to urge the Republican-controlled...
August 8, 2017 - 9:09am
June 16, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Council needs fresh start
It's not easy running a city. There are tough decisions to make. You can't please everyone all the time. There are different personality types to deal with. A staff to oversee. You have to have a good understanding of budgets, zoning, long-range planning, transportation, tax incentives,...
June 16, 2017 - 10:09am
June 12, 2017
Batesole not censured -- for now
Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson used strong words to describe city council member Virgil Batesole's behavior — that he's been less than respectful,...
June 12, 2017 - 10:47pm
May 11, 2017
In The Know: Spring -- flowers, shoppers, tourists and more
Once again it is springtime in the city! You will notice that things begin to happen as the city comes back to life. Yes, the flowers appear...
May 11, 2017 - 2:39pm
City leaders urge Legislature to boost aid to cities
With the session deadline looming, Greater Minnesota city leaders held a press conference today to urge legislators to act on taxes, bonding...
May 11, 2017 - 2:29pm