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Franson's food, clothing drive a success
MnDOT urges caution near snowplows
Bronze stars should be placed by next Memorial Day
'48 Hours' to feature 1995 disappearance of former Alexandria TV anchor
Who stole the baby Jesus?
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria wins marathon shootout over Breezy Point
Girls basketball: Knights erase 16-point deficit to beat Breckenridge
Boys basketball: Knights run past CGB
Boys basketball: First half sinks B-E against Mora
Boys basketball: Osakis keeps rolling with win over Upsala
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
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Morken: Buck tag left to fill? Why this could be the week
Presumptive positive for CWD in wild deer found in Houston County for first time
Mike Frisch: In the blink of an eye
DNR announces two December deer hunts as part of CWD management efforts
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Willie E. Norton
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It's Our Turn: Don't be afraid to be silly
Commentary: An update on B/E school plans
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In the Know: Stories show impact of giving
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
Christmas on the Ranch: With a Purpose
Farm bill sails through House with momentum for Trump's signature
More store closings greet holiday shoppers: Sears, Payless to close its doors
Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill compromise, House vote expected as soon as Wednesday
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Putting STEM skills to work: Area students to compete in robotics tournament
Future creative minds will be competing this weekend in a Legos-based robotics tournament in Alexandria. On Saturday, Dec. 15, more than 200...
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December 14, 2018
Enger to sign books Best-selling fiction writer Leif Enger will sign copies of his latest novel, "Virgil Wander," at Cherry Street Books, 503 Broadway, on Saturday Dec. 15, from 1-3 p.m. He will speak briefly about his new novel at 1:15 p.m. Enger grew up in Osakis and currently lives...
December 14, 2018 - 11:50am
Friday, Dec. 14 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday Open House, Neighborhood National Bank, 803 N. Nokomis, Alexandria 10 a.m. Christmas message and songs...
December 14, 2018 - 11:49am
December 13, 2018
AAHS holds jazz fundraiser
Derek Ziemer put a jazzy twist on the holidays Friday night at the "Snow-Ball," an evening of live music and dancing at the Alexandria Area...
December 13, 2018 - 6:23am
December 12, 2018
Baking up Christmas goodies
The Douglas County Historical Society hosted its annual bake sale on Friday morning. The annual event took place at the former home of Sen....
December 12, 2018 - 5:25pm
Cookies for a Cause Ninth-grade English students at Alexandria Area High School are holding a holiday cookie decorating contest to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Called Cookies for a Cause, the contest is open to the community. It will be held from 5:30-7:30...
December 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
Jingle Bells nears goal of $90,000
It was another successful Jingle Bells Telethon Saturday night, with the pledged amount of donations reaching more than $85,000. "That was the...
December 12, 2018 - 7:22am
December 10, 2018
Museum's Donation Day benefits food shelf Visitors to the Runestone Museum on Tuesday, Dec. 11, will get one free admission for every two personal care items donated. Donations will go to the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf for the Holiday Train visit later that week. The food...
December 10, 2018 - 7:14am
December 9, 2018
Leif Enger to sign books in Alexandria: Best-selling author grew up in Osakis
You may well learn some new words by reading Leif Enger's long-awaited third novel, "Virgil Wander." The title character suffers a concussion...
December 9, 2018 - 8:13am
December 6, 2018
Snowball Dance to raise money for travel The Alexandria Area High School jazz students will hold their annual Snowball Dance from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the AAHS Commons, to offset travel costs to festivals and competitions. Music will feature the AAHS Jazz Ensembles, AAHS Carolers,...
December 6, 2018 - 12:48pm
December 5, 2018
Hundreds turn out for annual Living Nativity
Despite bitterly cold winds Saturday evening, hundreds of people walked through The Living Nativity at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria. "We...
December 5, 2018 - 12:36pm
November 30, 2018
Music and shopping The community orchestra and chorale will mix music and shopping during its Sunday, Dec. 2, concert at the Alexandria Area...
November 30, 2018 - 5:52pm
November 29, 2018
It's time to put your Christmas lights up
It's once again that time of year — time to enter the Echo Press' Light up the Night Christmas lights contest. So start planning and get...
November 29, 2018 - 12:11pm
November 28, 2018
Help us decorate the Echo Press Mitten Tree
The public is invited to come and decorate the Echo Press "Mitten Tree" in the lobby of the Echo Press offices, at 225 Seventh Ave. E., Alexandria....
November 28, 2018 - 12:10pm
Upcoming community education classes will cover cookie-baking, glass fusion and string art. To register for these classes offered by Alexandria Public Schools or others, visit www.alexandria.thatscommunityed.com or call 320-762-3310, ext. 4272. Baking Christmas cookies Educator Sharon...
November 28, 2018 - 9:12am