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Law Enforcement Blotter: April 23
Ingebrigtsen's bill focuses on environment
2 held as Wisconsin man's body found in cabin in east-central Minnesota
For the record
Echo Press Ice Out Contest winner announced (w/video)
Track and Field: Minnewaska top two again at Benson
Track and field: Ashby-Brandon-Evansville showing improvement
Adapted Bowling: Alexandria competes with Cambridge-Isanti
Girls golf: Young Cards second at AGC, Lakers try to start a new streak
On The Clock: Who the Vikings could be picking when the NFL Draft begins Thursday
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
Fred & Rose Julig
Mike Frisch: A look back before looking ahead
Kensington’s Troy Helget piles up more honors for his carvings
McFeely: Lincoln angler breaks N.D. state walleye record, but doesn't think it'll last long
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
Release: CWD positive Crow Wing County deer farm depopulated
Nancy Kay Norling
Vernon "Vern" Strehlow
Vernon "Vern" Strehlow
Ardis B. Oswald
Letter to the Editor: Mistake made at 50th Avenue and Highway 29
Letter to the Editor: Those opposing Laughing Buddha aren't monsters
In the Know: Diligence goes into hiring officers
An Echo Press Editorial: Easy ways to save money
Letter to the Editor: Feeling betrayed by U.S. senators
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
On The Street
Nation's largest farm toy store attracts customers for miles
Farm group hosting rural voices discussion
hires and promotions
on the street
April 20, 2019
On The Street
• Natalie Goodwin and Becky Byrne have joined forces and relocated together in the Easton Place complex, 510 22nd Ave. E., No. 201B, Alexandria. Massage by Natalie and Elements Salt Room and Wellness opened April 1. Goodwin, a National Board Certified massage therapist, offers therapeutic...
April 20, 2019 - 10:32am
February 6, 2019
A recipe for success
Former U.S. Senator Knute Nelson's birthday was celebrated in style Saturday at the first-ever Great Hotdish Bake-Off. The event, sponsored...
February 6, 2019 - 8:21am
January 16, 2019
Healthy eating for a new year Aiming to help people start a new year by eating right, Bethany on the Lake will offer a free healthy eating class at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Winona Shores apartments on its campus, 1010 Lark St. in Alexandria. Crystal Hoepner, a public health...
January 16, 2019 - 7:39am
September 19, 2018
Cemetery group holds essay contest The Douglas County Cemetery Association is inviting fifth-grade students in Douglas County to submit essays...
September 19, 2018 - 6:52pm
September 14, 2018
Twin Cities author to sign books Twin Cities author Stacy Boatman will sign copies of her novel, "Bittersweet Goodbye," from 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday,...
September 14, 2018 - 12:08pm
July 27, 2018
Alexandria youth act in 'Jungle Book' Three young Alexandria actors will appear in The Terrace Mill Children's Theatre production of "The Jungle Book," a story of a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. Parker Jensen, Sopha Roell and Kenna Horan will be part of a 33-member cast from...
July 27, 2018 - 8:04am
May 13, 2018
Education offered for Parkinson's patients, caregivers
Those with Parkinson's disease and those who care for loved ones with the incurable neurological disorder will learn the best ways to manage it at a Tuesday, May 15, educational session in Alexandria. Knute Nelson is teaming up with the Twin Cities-based Struthers Parkinson's Center...
May 13, 2018 - 12:25pm
April 21, 2018
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
To the editor: Thank you, present, past and future Knute Nelson volunteers.
April 21, 2018 - 12:29pm
April 9, 2018
Tax agreement reached with SunOpta
Alexandria and Douglas County have reached an agreement with SunOpta regarding its property tax appeal. The food processing company filed petitions seeking lower assessments for taxes on its properties at 601 Third Ave. West and 3915 Minnesota St. At a Monday meeting, City Administrator...
April 9, 2018 - 10:28pm
November 24, 2017
Council to consider Knute Nelson's daycare request
Next Monday, the Alexandria City Council will consider Knute Nelson's request to operate a daycare center serving 50 children. Knute Nelson, 420 12th Ave. E., is seeking a conditional use permit to put the center in the 800 wing of its campus. It would be adjacent to the diagonal...
November 24, 2017 - 2:35pm
November 6, 2017
Grateful Knute Nelson throws free community lunch
Voters chose Knute Nelson as the best place to go for assisted living, memory care, retirement living and rehab during the Echo Press's Best of the Lakes Area promotion. Now Knute Nelson is saying thanks, by inviting the public to a free community lunch from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday,...
November 6, 2017 - 10:35am
October 18, 2017
YMCA and Knute Nelson partner to create community child care center
After nearly three years of discussion, two community nonprofits have come together to help relieve the child care shortage in the Alexandria...
October 18, 2017 - 8:09am
Knute Nelson to celebrate Alexandria's seniors
Knute Nelson Home Care and Hospice in Alexandria will celebrate National Senior Citizens Day. This holiday of appreciation was created in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan as a means to honor seniors and recognize their achievements that enrich our communities every year.
August 18, 2017 - 3:41pm
August 9, 2017
Knute Nelson Community Picnic is rained out
A Community Picnic at Knute Nelson in Alexandria that was scheduled for today, Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. has been cancelled due to the rainy weather. The picnic has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, August 15 from 11 to 1 p.m. at the Knute Nelson Care Center.
August 9, 2017 - 10:22am
August 4, 2017
Seminars tackle end-of-life issues
Talks on death and dying are on the agenda for two Alexandria organizations that serve seniors. At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, the Ecumen Bethany Community at 1010 Lark St. will offer a free session on funeral planning. This seminar will discuss Minnesota rules, guidelines and practices...
August 4, 2017 - 12:48pm