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Josie Seela, stage name Josie Nelson, has performed musically more times than she can estimate. It started with doing what scared her.
The Echo Press contacted Brad Bonk and Dion Turgeon to find out what the maintenance plan is for the Central Lakes Trail.
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:


  • A new U.S. Bike Route that includes the Central Lakes Trail. 
  • Two sets of young Afghan refugees are expected to arrive in Alexandria soon.
  • An Alexandria police officer was honored for getting a “hat trick.” 
  • In Life, a hearing center that’s expanding treatment for musicians
  • In Sports, the first female will be inducted into the Viking Speedway Hall of Fame.
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Absentee ballots were popular, accounting for nearly 18% of the total votes

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This warm blob has been created by a large region of high pressure in the atmosphere.
The West African Monsoon season is likely to start generating large tropical waves.
Tomassoni, an independent lawmaker from Chisholm, was first elected to the Minnesota Legislature in 1992. He revealed his diagnosis with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, in 2021, and continued to serve as a senator.
The Iron Range lawmaker's legacy will include a $25 million law that will help fund research of ALS, which he had for the last year of his life.
What's coming up for the Alexandria Planning Commission, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management

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