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UTV Fatal Crash, Vehicular Homicide Sentencing, Art Spaces in Farwell and More
Thu Aug 18 13:42:18 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

  • A driver of a UTV was killed in a crash south of Alexandria Tuesday.
  • A Cambridge woman was sentenced to 58 months for a crash that killed a Garfield man
  • Internet access may soon improve for locations in the county. We have details and maps.
  • In Life, read how Farwell is giving old buildings new life as art spaces.
  • In Sports, read how the Alexandria soccer team is leaning on several players from last year who led the team into the state tournament.
To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com

Engineering agreement, fire show, primary turnout, football and more
Tue Aug 16 16:20:02 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Wednesday's paper:

For example: 

  • A training exercise to prepare for a school shooting took place at the Alexandria Area High School.
  • An engineering agreement was reached for the 18th Avenue project. 
  • We take a close look into the turnout numbers for the primary election.

  • In Life, see photos from Garfield’s big festival.

  • In Sports, read how new faces are getting their chance to lead the Alexandria football team.

To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com.

Primary election results, Central Lakes Trail, Douglas County Fair and more
Thu Aug 11 17:19:58 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday's paper. 

For example: 

  • A big part of the 2022 primary were two Alexandria School Board races that drew three or more candidates, which triggered a primary.
  • Our “You Asked” series takes a look at how the Central Lakes Trail is maintained.
  • Find out what’s new at the Douglas County Fair, which starts Wednesday.
  • In Life, our Behind the Band segment spotlights singer-songwriter, Josie Nelson.
  • In Sports, we interviewed the Men’s Champion in the Resorters Golf Tournament, Nick Jarrett.
To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com

Brandon Summerfest, Makercamp, Alzheimer's Walk, Resorters and more
Tue Aug 09 12:45:49 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Wednesday's paper:

  • The Brandon Summer Festival offered a wide range of fun activities over the weekend. We have photos.
  • Students constructed and painted 15 Little Free Libraries, which were placed at 13 different parks in Alexandria.
  • A Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place in Alexandria next month.
  • In Life, see how a 10-year-old Osakis girl captured images of the Rose City Threshing Fest.
  • In Sports, read how an Alexandria high school senior beat a field full of college golfers at the Resorters Golf Tournament.
To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com

THC Edibles, Century Bike Ride, Community Night Out and More
Thu Aug 04 13:29:14 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

  • It was a fun, splashy time at Alexandria's City Park for Community Night Out. We have lots of photos.

  • Douglas County is trying to figure out how to enforce a new law that legalized THC edibles.

  • An expansion project at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management has been put on hold.
  • In Life, read about a 71-year-old Brandon man who has completed a few double century rides on his bicycle.

  • In Sports, catch up with all the action at the Resorters Golf Tournament.

To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com

Behind the Band: Kevin Klimek and the Sideliners
Tue Aug 02 14:36:55 EDT 2022
Welcome back to Talk of the Town, the podcast that highlights the stories of people in our community. For this episode, I sat down with Kevin Klimek and the Sideliners to discuss their love of music and life as musicians.

Check out the group's upcoming performances on their website -- https://www.reverbnation.com/KevinKlimekGroup

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Tornado Insurance Issues, Minnesota Shipwrecks, Behind the Band and More
Tue Aug 02 12:55:55 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in (Wednesday or Friday’s) paper:

  • Wrap-up of Alexandria’s Art in the Park and learn about some of the artists.
  • Angels, big and small, have helped Forada recover from a tornado. 
  • Three new exhibits are on display at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum.
  • In Life, our Behind the Band series highlights Kevin Klimek and the Sideliners.
  • In Sports, a driver’s win at the Viking Speedway was extra special.
To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com.

Art in the Park is Back, Home Prices Dropping, Little Mermaid, Jr. and More
Thu Jul 28 15:27:57 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

  • Work has begun on the new three-story Creative Touch Boutique at the site of the downtown fire.
  • After a two year hiatus, Art in the Park is back. Find out what’s new.
  • Home prices have been dropping across the county. Realtors say it may signal an end to the wild ride of the past two years.
  • In Life, read about the latest play at the Andria Theatre – The Little Mermaid Jr.
  • In Sports, there is a fundraising campaign that would bring major improvements to local baseball fields.
To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com

MN Supreme Court Sides with Osakis, Opioid Use Disorder and More
Tue Jul 26 14:11:04 EDT 2022
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You only have four more days left to nominate your favorites for the Best Of in the Lakes Area. Nominations end July 25. Participate and have an opportunity to win $100 in Lakes Area Chamber Bucks! You can nominate once per day per category.

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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Wednesday’s paper:

  • The Alexandria police chief was appointed by the governor to a state peace officers board.
  • The City of Osakis received another favorable court ruling in its dispute with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • A new VA clinic in Alexandria has met with delays.
  •  In Life, an Alexandria physician talks about stigma and treatment of opioid use disorder and her brother shares his recovery story
  • In Sports read how the Alexandria Black Sox is ready for postseason play.
To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com

Afghan Refugees in Alexandria, Copping a Hat Trick, and More
Thu Jul 21 14:44:49 EDT 2022
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You only have four more days left to nominate your favorites for the Best Of in the Lakes Area. Nominations end July 25. Participate and have an opportunity to win $100 in Lakes Area Chamber Bucks! You can nominate once per day per category.

Visit echopress.com to nominate your favorites.

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.
To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com