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December 23, 2018
Katie Klemenhagen hands out her Kare Packs to homeless people in the Twin Cities. She began Kare Packs three years ago and has distributed close to 6,000 bags. (Photo courtesy of Matthew Breiter Photography)
Kare Packs changed her life
December 23, 2018 - 6:01am
December 21, 2018
Ashley Kelsay of Alexandria is handed the keys to a Chevrolet van by Kris Chisholm of the Douglas County Car Care Program. Also pictured are Harold Koep, the program's 2019 board president and owner of Koep’s Corner, and Amber Holmstrom of West Central MN Communities Action. (Contributed)
A car for Christmas: Woman finds fresh start in Alexandria
December 21, 2018 - 6:38am
December 19, 2018
Past and Present Home Gallery in downtown Alexandria won the Best Decorated Business category. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Lighting contest winners announced
December 19, 2018 - 10:42am
December 6, 2018
Senior Center director retires
December 6, 2018 - 7:39am
November 28, 2018
Anita Garner searched antique stores and thrift shops to replace Mike's beloved mug, which had been lost in a move. She gave it to him for Day 25 of her 60-day tribute. (Contributed)
60 for 60: Wife arranges 60 days of gifts, experiences for husband's 60th birthday
November 28, 2018 - 6:02am
November 16, 2018
Alexandria police officers Josh Whiting (left) and Elliott Draz hold a thin blue line American flag, a piece of artwork donated to the department by former Alexandria resident Adam Beaulieau. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Backing the blue: Former Alexandrian donates artwork to Alexandria Police Department
November 16, 2018 - 10:39am
November 15, 2018
Grandma Lois talks with third-grader Kayla DeBlieck about a book she read. Kayla could identify with how the main character got pestered by a sibling. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
ABCs and TLC: Grandma Lois and Grandpa Bob dispense love, skills to elementary school students
November 15, 2018 - 6:27am
November 14, 2018
At his retirement party last week, Cliff Korkowski from the Douglas County Car Care Program talks with guests, including Shirley Senden. His retirement from the program officially takes effect Dec. 15. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
'Blown away by the support': Korkowski retires from Car Care Program
November 14, 2018 - 6:14am
November 8, 2018
For 40 years, Patty Dusing has kept a small stone her father gave her. "It is one of a kind, just like you," he said. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
A father's legacy: Dusing uses modeling, fashion and jewelry to build up girls, young women
November 8, 2018 - 6:34am
November 1, 2018
4-H'ers take dogs, horses to state
November 1, 2018 - 7:27am
October 31, 2018
Brad Lake's daughters, Libby and Laney, helped him open a present at his retirement party Wednesday, Oct. 24. Lake retired from the sheriff's office after 30 years in law enforcement. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Chief deputy Lake retires after 30 years: Replacement will be named next week
October 31, 2018 - 5:51am
October 25, 2018
Joe Salo received the Ernest Unruh Christian Service Award on Friday, Oct. 19. (Contributed)
Salo receives Christian Service Award: LGC-Douglas Scientific executive continues faith tradition at work
October 25, 2018 - 7:19am
October 24, 2018
Sydni Rehovsky, 11, of Alexandria, stands by the brightly-lit photo of her that is displayed in the Halloween department at the Alexandria Target store. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Random idea turns into reality: Alexandria girl's photo displayed in Target
October 24, 2018 - 6:22am
October 23, 2018
Priscilla Reineke
Reineke wins Library Friends award
October 23, 2018 - 12:36pm
October 19, 2018
Marcia Siira of Alexandria shares her story of being a domestic abuse victim with a crowd of more than 300 people at the 18th annual Domestic Abuse Awareness Luncheon Wednesday. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Explosion of anger was start of abuse: Alexandria woman tells story of survival
October 19, 2018 - 5:50am