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Man charged with murder in connection to death of Henning teen
For the record
The Jacob Wetterling case file
AgweekTV: Elevator Embezzlement in Minnesota
Car vs. 750-pound elk collision reported in southern Minnesota
Football: Chargers dismantle the Bears on homecoming
Football: Knights erupt in easy win over W-DC
Football: BOLD flexes its muscle again as Warriors roll over Minnewaska
Football: Slow start dooms Panthers against USA
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 21
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
Richard "Shorty" Olson
Shirley Ann Battey
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
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
Letter to the Editor: Problems with medicare
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
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
Skid steer row: Burgeoning Alexandria industry makes attachments for skid loaders
Minnesota's unemployment rate drops to 19-year low
Fraud-stricken Minnesota grain co-op looks for quick sale
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
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June 4, 2017
Boat show makes a splash in Alexandria
If you like boats and playing out on the water, Alexandria is the place to be today, Sunday. The first-ever "On the Water Boat Show" —...
June 4, 2017 - 2:43pm
March 10, 2017
Cy the comedy guy
Most people would find hitting multiple deer in one night to be a disaster. But for comedian Cy Amundson, the situation has the makings of a...
March 10, 2017 - 9:00am
February 14, 2017
2017 Alexandria Polar Plunge registration is now open
Registration for the 2017 Alexandria Polar Plunge is now open. Come show your support for Special Olympics Minnesota and learn firsthand what it means to be "freezin' for a reason." The funds raised benefit more than 8,200 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes as they train, compete...
February 14, 2017 - 5:24pm
February 10, 2017
Never stop laughing
The Unity Foundation invites the public for an evening of fun and laughter at a show that draws couples together for marriage enrichment. The event is Friday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. Matt Loehr, president of Dare to be Different,...
February 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
February 1, 2017
Beer and wine tasting raises money for United Way
The public is invited to attend the eighth annual beer and wine tasting on Friday, Feb. 10, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. The event is a fundraiser for United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties. Admission allows guests to taste test a variety...
February 1, 2017 - 10:00am
December 14, 2016
COMMENTARY: Retail activity here rivals metro suburbs
By Michael Dempsey, Ida Township, MN I'd like to know what Sean Fleming meant by "pseudo-slave labor" in his Dec. 2 commentary ("Cheap wages should anger Alexandrians") in the Echo Press. (I suspect that he meant to say something like quasi-slave labor, but that's beside the point)....
December 14, 2016 - 9:00am
December 2, 2016
Empty Chair Gala to benefit REACH program
The Dragonfly Foundation will host the Empty Chair Gala on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. Social is from 5 to 7 p.m., following by dinner. A program and auctions begin at 8:15 p.m. A live auction will include many one-of-a-kind chairs created...
December 2, 2016 - 9:00am
November 22, 2016
Employee housing project faces opposition
A boarding house project at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria is drawing a lot of opposition from neighbors. The resort has...
November 22, 2016 - 6:00am
Foreign students filling employment gap
Look around the Alexandria area and you will see "Help Wanted" signs everywhere. And many of those signs are at restaurants and hotel and hospitality businesses. Several hotels and restaurants have turned to outsourcing for help to fill the employment gap. Arrowwood Resort and Conference...
November 22, 2016 - 6:00am
October 21, 2016
Resort, campground operators invited to Fall Conference and Expo
The Minnesota Resort and Campground Association invites all owners and managers of resorts and campgrounds in the state to attend its annual Fall Conference and Expo Oct. 25-27 at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. The conference theme, "Changing Through the Seasons,"...
October 21, 2016 - 8:30am
September 23, 2016
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
The 2016 Business and Industrial Appreciation Day event is fast approaching and will honor Carlos Creek Winery and its many contributions to...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
Midwest Soil Health Summit is Feb. 17-18 in Alexandria
The Sustainable Farming Association's (SFA) Midwest Soil Health Summit is set for Feb. 17-18 at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. The summit features soil health experts and farm leaders for two days of education and farmer networking, all geared at improving soil...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
Out and about: Fork and Cork introduces refined menu
The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Fork and Cork event on Friday, October 23. Chamber members, businesses and community...
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
Holiday Ball committee begins work
Preparations are under way for the 40th annual Holiday Ball, sponsored by the Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary. The Holiday Ball will take place on Saturday, December 5 at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. The event will feature a silent auction, raffle...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
Fork and Cork offers evening of food and friends
Time to pop the cork and ready your fork. That's right. The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce will present Fork and Cork on Friday, October 23 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center. Guests will travel in small groups to five food stations while learning about...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am