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Bingo to benefit veterans group
Mother charged after toddler in car seat falls out of car
Law Enforcement Blotter: Jan. 17
B-E School Board salaries stay the same
Walz urges gun control vote, marijuana groups clash at Capitol in 2nd week of session
Boys basketball: Three Norby brothers help turn around Ashby's fortunes
Sports schedule for Friday, Jan. 18
Boys Basketball: Minnewaska gets bounce-back win
Girls Basketball: Chargers stymie Hillcrest in 52-12 win
Girls basketball: Parkers Prairie rolls to 13-0
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
And the most-requested library books are....
Melvin & JuAnn Riedel
Melvin & JuAnn
Morken: Some takeaways from the 2018 deer season
Minnesotans 16 and older fish free this weekend if they take a kid
Seminar focused on outdoor first aid set for Jan. 23
Mike Frisch: Jig them up!
Ice climbing festival draws enthusiasts from Midwest and beyond
Mary E. Kloehn
Phillip Carl "Colby" Colbjornsen
James Lowell Swanson
Gary "Buzz" Grooters
An Echo Press Editorial: Tips for dealing with ice dams
1969: Thief swaps tattered coat for new
Commentary: Fire response was inspiring
In the Know: State at risk of losing innovators
An Echo Press Editorial: Be part of our Opinion page
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
Wake Up Alexandria at NorthStar Complex
Farm Service Agency offices to reopen for three days
On The Street
ALP Utilities makes changes to rates
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January 17, 2019
Gray Ladies carrying on: Alexandria area group is only remaining chapter in US
They don't wear gray uniforms anymore, but Gray Ladies in Alexandria are still going strong after 65 years of service to the community. "It's...
January 17, 2019 - 6:39am
January 12, 2019
Cornell speaks at luncheon Dave Cornell has been invited to speak at the Unity Foundation's monthly Faith @ Work lunch in Alexandria. Cornell...
January 12, 2019 - 10:57am
January 5, 2019
Church hosts weekly Alpha course Alexandria Covenant Church is hosting a weekly Alpha course beginning Jan. 10. The course is designed especially for people interested in exploring the basics of the Christian faith, or Christians who want to brush up on the basics or deepen their...
January 5, 2019 - 6:38am
January 1, 2019
What's in store for 2019?: Taking a crystal ball to the New Year
Here we are, another year older. In the words of John Lennon, "Another year over, and a new one just begun." They say with age comes wisdom....
January 1, 2019 - 5:59am
December 31, 2018
Resolutions provide starting point to making changes, experts say
GRAND FORKS -- Stop smoking. Lose weight. Eat healthier foods. It’s pretty easy to make a resolution. The tough part is sticking with it,...
December 31, 2018 - 3:50pm
Minnesota native trying to locate childhood horse
BRAINERD, Minn. -- After three years of searching for an old friend, Minnesota native Ashley Antar keeps hitting a dead end. Numerous phone calls,...
December 31, 2018 - 2:49pm
December 28, 2018
RCC hosts open skate The Runestone Community Center in Alexandria is hosting open skating times over the holiday break. The dates and times include: • Friday, Dec. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Monday, Dec. 31, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5-8:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Jan. 1,...
December 28, 2018 - 2:35am
December 26, 2018
Turn Christmas trees into bird feeders
As we finish cleaning up all the wrapping paper, send visiting family on their way and begin to put away the Christmas decorations, it is important to know all your options for disposing of your real Christmas tree. One option would be to simply put the tree outside once it is undecorated...
December 26, 2018 - 5:14pm
December 24, 2018
Holidays can be challenging for those with Alzheimer's
For most people the holiday season is a joyous time to spend with family and friends. For the 94,000 people in Minnesota who live with Alzheimer's,...
December 24, 2018 - 12:06pm
December 23, 2018
All of us need to be reminded of this: God is love
At bedtime the other night, the story I was reading with my daughter led to a conversation about how some kids make fun of others in order to make themselves feel better. We talked about the reason this happens is often because the person making fun of the other doesn't feel good...
December 23, 2018 - 5:04am
December 22, 2018
God Jul: Scandinavian Christmas traditions stand the test of time
FARGO — With a growing interest in family heritage around the world, returning to traditions for the holidays can help people learn their place...
December 22, 2018 - 4:38pm
December 20, 2018
Still time for winter tree chores
Dreams of a white Christmas seem rather sketchy this year, with our temperatures fluctuating between above freezing to well below freezing. Slick roads and foggy conditions seem to be the norm. However, these conditions are prime for some winter protection chores that a thick layer...
December 20, 2018 - 12:52pm
Central Minn. group organizes dementia choir: Studies suggest music and memory are linked
BRAINERD, Minn. — Those with dementia struggle to remember, but one of the last things to be forgotten is music. A new choir in the Brainerd...
December 20, 2018 - 8:00am
December 15, 2018
Indoor playground coming to city: LAR board approves plan for old Central gym
Built in the 1930s, the old Central School gymnasium has seen better days. Since the Lakes Area Recreation's gymnastics program left for another...
December 15, 2018 - 8:13am
December 13, 2018
Decorating for the holidays
Decorating for the winter season can go in many different directions: blown-up snowmen, holiday lights, garland, wreaths and more. One option is using what is called NTFP, or non-timber forest products. Mother Nature provides so many beautiful items that can be harvested and used...
December 13, 2018 - 8:33am