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Interstate temporarily closed between Alex and Osakis
Law Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 14-18
Board dissects report card data
DWI campaign nabs driver at dental office
Enrollment in BE school district goes up again
Volleyball: Osakis makes quick work of Upsala
Geneva crowns club champs
Volleyball: Knights edge Ortonville in five sets
Tennis: Osakis coasts to a 12th win
Girls soccer: Defense, Paschka help Cards to a fourth-straight win
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
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Minnesota Treasured Places event coming to Alexandria
DNR release: Despite wet spring, state pheasant index up 19 percent from 2017
Shirley Ann Battey
Donald "Don" Skrove
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Letter to the Editor: Feedback welcomed on B-E strategic plan
In the Know: A lot to like about street project
An Echo Press Editorial: Early smoking carries big risks
Paid Political Letter: Claims against Franson are ridiculous
Paid Political Letter: Franson's flippant excuses linger
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
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
Widseth Smith Nolting, Carlos Creek Winery recognized
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
hires and promotions
on the street
September 4, 2018
Carlos Creek named Winery of Year Carlos Creek Winery was declared the 2018 Winery of the Year during the 10th annual International Cold Climate Wine Competition this month at the University of Minnesota. The competition focuses on wines made with cold hardy grapes, fruit, or mead...
September 4, 2018 - 7:01am
June 20, 2018
What's happening in old Kmart building?
The newspaper has received a few phone calls from readers wondering about the building that once housed Kmart along Highway 29 South in Alexandria,...
June 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
July 24, 2017
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
Aagard Group continues to increase their capabilities, beginning with a 40,000 square-foot building expansion. Of the 40,000 square feet, 31,000...
July 24, 2017 - 4:52pm
May 1, 2017
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
After substantial growth in 2016, Aagard leaders identified a need for a tool program for current and new employees, evident through witnessing...
May 1, 2017 - 8:26am
February 3, 2017
Lining up job recruits
Heather Elmer-Slack of Aagard was at one of the first booths that job-seekers could see as they stepped inside the Alexandria Area Job Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Aagard, a packaging machinery manufacturer, has gone through a "huge burst of hiring" in the past year after it expanded...
February 3, 2017 - 6:00am
May 20, 2016
Aagard transforms old Kmart building
Something exciting is happening inside the old Kmart building in Alexandria that's bigger than a blue light special. It's been transformed into...
May 20, 2016 - 11:11am
December 4, 2015
Aagard makes final gift donation to high school
Aagard, an Alexandria-based company that designs, engineers and manufactures automated packaging machinery, presented the fifth and final $200,000...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
February 24, 2012
Tri-State Manufacturers' Association to tour Aagard Group
Tri-State Manufacturers' Association (TSMA) will host a general meeting on Tuesday, March 6 at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Participants are scheduled to tour Aagard Group LLC at 4 p.m. Aagard Group has experienced exponential growth and nationwide success with designing, engineering...
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 28, 2009
Business and Industrial Appreciate Day honors The Aagard Group of Alexandria
The 2009 Business and Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) event is fast approaching and will honor The Aagard Group, LLC of Alexandria. The 2009 BIAD event will take place Tuesday, October 27 at 11:30 a.m. at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center. The BIAD award is presented annually...
August 28, 2009 - 12:00am