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How will the shutdown hurt Minnesota? The longer it drags on, the worse it could be
Law Enforcement Blotter: Jan. 15-16
Greater Minnesota groups to get $1.5 million to grow child care access
Jasmine Block hailed as strong, brave, courageous: Final kidnapper sentenced
WATCH: Minnesota Gophers' hockey press conference for Jan. 17
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 17
WATCH: Live shows streaming from Hockey Day Minnesota
Girls basketball: Knights keep cruising in win over Ashby
EXPLORE: A look at the history of Hockey Day Minnesota
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
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
Phillip Carl Colbjornsen
James Lowell Swanson
Gary "Buzz" Grooters
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
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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 15, 2019
Eerie echoes: Similarities in stories of two missing girls
The news of Jayme Closs being found alive hit Sarah Block pretty hard, and was eerily all too familiar. The Alexandria woman is the mother of...
January 15, 2019 - 1:28pm
January 8, 2019
Town hall topics get touchy
State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, has a long to-do list in a new political landscape when the Minnesota Legislature convenes this...
January 8, 2019 - 9:17am
January 2, 2019
Ingebrigtsen to host town hall meetings Jan. 3
State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, will host several town hall meetings in the area to listen to concerns and ideas from constituents. Everyone is invited to attend. The schedule for the town hall meetings is as follows: • Fergus Falls Town Hall: Thursday, Jan. 3, 9 to...
January 2, 2019 - 6:40am
December 13, 2018
Bomb threats reported in Alexandria, across the country
Bomb threats were emailed to several Alexandria businesses today, Thursday, Dec. 13, and are believed to be part of a nationwide scam, according to authorities. The Alexandria Police Department was called to several businesses to investigate the threats, which were all made through...
December 13, 2018 - 3:28pm
December 5, 2018
In the Know: Christmas season begins!
It's Christmas time in the Lakes Area! The lights are lit and hopefully everyone has the Christmas spirit — it is a great time in our area! There are lots of fun activities including: snowmobiling, skiing and ice fishing. There are also lots of indoor activities at our schools...
December 5, 2018 - 6:20pm
It's Your Turn: Readers react to Broadway plan
This "It's Your Turn" includes comments posted on the Echo Press Facebook page in response to a proposed $14 million development at the corner of Broadway and Third Avenue. At its Nov. 26 meeting, the Alexandria City Council scheduled a public hearing for Feb. 25 to talk about the...
December 5, 2018 - 11:30am
November 23, 2018
The fight for your dollar
EDITOR'S NOTE: We are lucky to be living in communities where retail districts are still strong and vibrant; however, we cannot pretend that...
November 23, 2018 - 8:05am
November 19, 2018
Christmas decorations go up in Alexandria
Crews from Alexandria Light and Power put up Christmas decorations and lights over Broadway Monday. Lights in downtown Alexandria will be turned...
November 19, 2018 - 3:20pm
November 17, 2018
Wendy's closes in Alexandria
The Alexandria Wendy’s, a long-time fast food restaurant in the area, is now closed. All Wendy’s signs have been removed from the building,...
November 17, 2018 - 1:45pm
It's Our Turn: America: Not a Christian nation
When my friends contend that America is a Christian nation, my brow tends to get more furrowed than it already is. A Christian nation. What does that even mean? Now, I am a Christian. Fundamentally, I believe that Christ died and rose again on my behalf. There are times God has answered...
November 17, 2018 - 6:33am
November 15, 2018
Alexandria's snow removal policy takes effect
With the winter season starting early, the city of Alexandria reminds residents of its sidewalk snow and ice removal policy. "Please understand, there are many different users of these important pathways," said Sara Stadtherr, communications coordinator in a news release. "We appreciate...
November 15, 2018 - 5:31pm
November 8, 2018
Three injured in a crash near Alexandria
A two-vehicle crash southwest of Alexandria sent three people to the hospital Thursday night, Nov. 8. Ronald Berneking, 63, of Farwell was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox west on 34th Avenue and Payton Edevold, 21, of Bagley was turning left in her 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix from Nevada...
November 8, 2018 - 11:53pm
October 17, 2018
Sunday liquor falls a little flat: Some towns skip it; others report mixed success
A Minnesota law that allows liquor stores to sell liquor on Sundays has been in place for a little over a year. Is it everything it was cracked...
October 17, 2018 - 5:57am
October 14, 2018
Alexandria named Retail Community of the Year
Alexandria has been singled out as the state's Retail Community of the Year. The city was presented with the award Tuesday in St. Louis Park...
October 14, 2018 - 7:53am
October 6, 2018
It's Our Turn: White evangelicals: the ultimate chameleons
I'm going to make myself sound very learned here and discuss a German Jewish philosopher, Hannah Arendt. Bear with me. This is not a column about dense philosophical theory. It's a column about Arendt, and about evangelical Christians. It was prompted by a new book I've been reading...
October 6, 2018 - 8:00am