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December 6, 2018
Community Calendar
December 6, 2018 - 6:51pm
October 28, 2018
Tanner Boyle, in a SWAT costume, and Logan Boyle, dressed as Black Panther, get a treat Sunday near the Bethesda Lutheran Church parking lot. Angie Wolenetz and her daughter, Finley, offered some help. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Scaring up Halloween fun
October 28, 2018 - 3:24pm
September 20, 2018
Actors tell the stories of Parkers Prairie and three other Otter Tail County cities to celebrate the county's 150th anniversary. They staged "OtterTales: The Musical" in four cities, including in Parkers Prairie on Sunday, Sept. 16. They lip-synced and danced to a recording of dialogue and music. (Photo by Daniel Broten)
Otter Tail celebrates 150 years of history
September 20, 2018 - 6:51am
August 24, 2018
Viola Larson, 100, of Alexandria, visits with lifelong friend, Elvira Blank, 100, of Miltona. The two have known each other their entire lives and have remained good friends throughout the last century. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
August 24, 2018 - 5:36am
August 22, 2018
Fair attendance higher first two days
August 22, 2018 - 11:42am
August 6, 2018
Broken Fiddle, a band from the St. Cloud area, performed in the 11th of the weekly Thursday night concerts in front of the Douglas County Courthouse. From left: Kris and Angie Crandall, former Alexandria resident Jake Hagedorn and Doug Millaway. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)
Thursday concerts in home stretch
August 6, 2018 - 2:48pm
June 22, 2018
Members of the Alexandria chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, including (left to right) Tom Scearcy of Alexandria, Steve Carlson of Frazee (formerly of Garfield) and Merl King of Evansville, rode their motorcycles to Washington, D.C. to take part in the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally. Not pictured: Gary Modlin  of Lowry. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
June 22, 2018 - 4:53am
May 27, 2018
Ten-month-old Sylvia Marohl of Alexandria is all smiles sporting a fire department hat, as Serek Marohl looks on Sunday during Ole Oppe Fest. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)
Oppe Fest wraps up weekend run
May 27, 2018 - 3:09pm
February 8, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Goal: A community of excellence
February 8, 2018 - 3:59pm
February 2, 2018
Alexandria schools spelling bee winners: Back row, left to right:  Miles Bryce (4th Grade, Woodland) and Monroe Glade (5th Grade, Voyager)

Front row, left to right: Jonah Monette (1st Grade, Voyager), Lucas Korman (2nd Grade, Miltona) and Joshua Makalinao (3rd Grade, Woodland)
Community News
February 2, 2018 - 10:34am
December 20, 2017
Antiago (left) and Arianna Villanueva-Montoya sit in their 1971 Volkswagen Campmobile Monday which they decorated for the holidays on Ridge Drive in the Buffalo Hills neighborhood in south Brainerd. Steve Kohls /Forum News Serviceplay button
Minn. siblings deck out Volkswagen van for the holidays
December 20, 2017 - 9:07pm
December 8, 2017
Hudda Ibrahim, a professor at St. Cloud Technical and Community College, speaks on the experience of Somali immigrants during a Cultural Thursday talk at Central Lakes College. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Somali refugee aims to help Minnesotans better understand their plight
December 8, 2017 - 9:57am
December 7, 2017
Vaughn Dierks from Wold Architects and Engineers, along with Brandon-Evansville Superintendent Dean Yocum, address the crowd at a community meeting Thursday night to discuss facility needs. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press) 
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B-E seeks committee members, eyes November referendum
December 7, 2017 - 10:39pm
November 23, 2017
Meeting to discuss B-E school buildings
November 23, 2017 - 10:52am
September 29, 2017
It's Our Turn: The power of community
September 29, 2017 - 2:38pm