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Douglas County Honor Guard members stand silently amongst nearly 3,000 flags placed in the lawn near 3M in Alexandria. Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Students and parents try not to get wet as the cross the parking lot at Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria Tuesday morning. Tuesday was the first day of school for public schools in the area. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Like many people, I'm addicted to YouTube videos. When I have time, I love to relax with the iPad and watch the latest videos about health and fitness, guitar playing, or whatever else I happen to be interested in at the time. It's truly amazing what you can find on YouTube — as well as how much time you can waste, if you're not careful.
Two people were awoken by a person who returned home to discover a fire at a Brandon house Friday morning, and all escaped the fire. The fire was reported at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 31, as an attached garage fire at 9981 Chippewa Heights NW, Brandon.
Alexander and William Kinkead built a cabin on the shore of Lake Agnes in 1858, ushering in an era of resorts, hotels and lake homes for those seeking rest and relaxation. Although area lakes still draw in a lot of tourists, the number of resorts has declined over the years.
Greg Bowen and his wife, Angela Dotty, never planned on owning a resort. It just sort of happened. About 10 years ago, they had a construction business in Arizona where they built retirement communities. When one of their lenders acquired a foreclosed resort near Alexandria, Bowen was asked to come up here to fix it up so it could be sold. "We bought it instead," he said, "and here we are." Now they can't imagine doing anything else.
A mock crash designed to simulate an overturned school bus was held on 41st Avenue west of Target in Alexandria Monday evening. The training exercise was a collaboration with local law enforcement, Alexandria Public Schools, the Alexandria Fire Department, North Memorial Ambulance and Alomere Health. More information about the drill will be published in Friday’s Echo Press. -(Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
The Douglas County Fair runs through Sunday, August 19, in Alexandria. Click the right and left arrows in the photo for more photos.
The Douglas County Fair in Alexandria starts Thursday morning and runs through Sunday evening. Check back throughout the day for more photos and video.
For most kids, a lemonade stand is a way to earn some money to buy something for themselves. However, for three Alexandria girls, it has become a way to help others and make a difference in the world. Mackenzie Goodwin, Mya Stender and Madison Melby, all age 13 and going into 8th grade, decided to sell lemonade and cookies in 2017 to raise money to send to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which does research and provides treatment and for children with cancer. The three best friends raised more than $200 in one day last year, and hoped to double that amount this year.