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December 14, 2018
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, collects food and clothing items in the parking lot of Eldens Fresh Foods Saturday, Dec. 8. Scott Olson (middle) and Alexandria City Council member Todd Jensen volunteered to help. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Franson's food, clothing drive a success
December 14, 2018 - 6:54pm
MnDOT urges caution near snowplows
December 14, 2018 - 11:55am
Bronze star grave markers are used to mark the graves of veterans. The symbols on the star are as follows: crossed rifles for land forces and an anchor for sailors. The letters signify fraternity, charity and loyalty. The marker was patterned after the Civil War Grand Army of the Republic Badge. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Bronze stars should be placed by next Memorial Day
December 14, 2018 - 10:13am
Undated courtesy photo of Jodi Huisentruit. The 27-year-old Long Prairie, Minn., native was working as a morning TV news anchor in Mason City, Iowa, when she disappeared in 1995. During the early-morning hours of June 27, 1995, someone attacked Huisentruit as she was unlocking her red Mazda Miata in the parking lot of her apartment complex and dragged her into an unknown vehicle. She hasn't been seen since. Photo courtesy of
'48 Hours' to feature 1995 disappearance of former Alexandria TV anchor
December 14, 2018 - 8:36am
The Gibsons bought the manger figures last year. The figures illuminate from within until 11 p.m. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
Who stole the baby Jesus?
December 14, 2018 - 7:22am
Cameron Bolton had a special connection with his grandparents, Bonnie and Arlan Kakac of Alexandria. (Contributed)
Celebrating a life cut short: Mother’s decision to donate organs saves lives
December 14, 2018 - 7:20am
December 13, 2018
Three vehicles collided on Highway 27 West at the intersection of Country Shores in Alexandria Thursday afternoon. (Abel Mehari / Echo Press)
Three injured in three-vehicle crash
December 13, 2018 - 7:16pm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Dec. 12
December 13, 2018 - 5:59pm
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New details emerge in shooting: Suspect faces felony robbery charges
December 13, 2018 - 5:50pm
Bomb threats reported in Alexandria, across the country
December 13, 2018 - 3:28pm
Willy Porter and the Trews entertain crowds with upbeat versions of Christmas music during a Holiday Train stop in Alexandria Thursday morning. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Music helps feed the hungry
December 13, 2018 - 3:03pm
The Geminids will appear to radiate from near Castor in Gemini (yellow star symbol). The position of Comet Wirtanen is also marked. Observers watching from dark skies will see the comet without optical aid. Stellarium with additions by Bob King.
Look up: Geminid meteor shower on display Thursday night
December 13, 2018 - 1:42pm
December 12, 2018
Law Enforcement Blotter: Dec. 11
December 12, 2018 - 4:52pm
Shooting: One suspect released, another still in jail
December 12, 2018 - 4:37pm
MnDOT seeks input on Hwy 29 overpass
December 12, 2018 - 12:24pm