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Blue Smoke BBQ put messages on the building after a fire on Aug. 2, 2013. (Echo Press file photo)
Restaurant owner sentenced in arson case
November 17, 2017 - 10:09am
This photo of a mule deer was taken at Country Blossom Farm west of Alexandria recently. The young spike buck was seen by many people in the area but was recently killed after getting hit by a car on Highway 27 near the Lake Mary boat access. (Submitted photo)
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
November 17, 2017 - 11:51am
Farm accident victim sees positive signs
November 17, 2017 - 11:44am
Craig Bjerke, giving his two-year-old grandson, Joshua Bjerke, a kiss, was honored at the Unity Foundation luncheon when he was awarded the Ernie Unruh Christian Award. Family and friends, including his son, Aaron from New York (right) and his daughter, Jenna Langer from St. Paul (left) surprised Bjerke at the luncheon, which took place on Friday, Nov. 17, at Broadway Ballroom. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Bjerke 'made a difference,' earns Christian award
November 17, 2017 - 7:57pm
Parkers Prairie tight end Travis Yohnke (20) has been on a few game-day visits this fall at Minnesota and NDSU as his recruiting in football starts to pick up after three strong seasons in a Panthers uniform. (Emily Myrin / Echo Press)
Yohnke feeling out his football future
November 17, 2017 - 8:52am
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
November 17, 2017 - 8:34am
Gov. Mark Dayton, Lt. Governor Tina Smith, President of the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council Kim Halvorson (center left), and Douglas County 4-H member Katie Kent (center right) kick off Minnesota’s Thanksgiving festivities at the Minnesota State Capitol. They are joined by a 45-pound Minnesota-grown turkey named "Truman" from Alexandria. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the first-ever National Thanksgiving Turkey Ceremony, hosted by President Harry Truman in 1947. (Contributed)
Alexandria turkey visits governor
November 17, 2017 - 7:59pm
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
November 17, 2017 - 7:19pm
Joel and Susan Novak converse in their Alexandria home. Joel, an Iraq veteran, is in dire need of a kidney transplant as his kidneys are functioning at less than 17 percent. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
A tricky transplant: Iraq veteran found a kidney donor but needs temporary housing
November 17, 2017 - 1:07pm
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
November 17, 2017 - 2:26pm
Ann M. Nussbaum
November 17, 2017 - 9:17pm
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Facebook feud stabber sentenced
November 17, 2017 - 9:08am
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota recently honored the Alexandria Police Department with its Criminal Justice Award. (Contributed)
Police honored for work on mental illness cases
November 17, 2017 - 6:17pm
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'Something needs to happen': Minnesotans weigh in on accusations against Franken
November 17, 2017 - 6:34am
LETTER: False teacher in our midst
November 15, 2017 - 5:31pm