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Greater Minnesota groups to get $1.5 million to grow child care access
Jasmine Block hailed as strong, brave, courageous: Final kidnapper sentenced
Unified Club dips toe in water
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
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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 9, 2019
Who wants to win Blizzard tickets?
The Echo Press has four tickets to this Friday's Alexandria Blizzard hockey game.
January 9, 2019 - 11:49am
December 19, 2018
Lighting contest winners announced
The results are in and the winners of the fifth annual Echo Press Light up the Night contest have been determined. It was a tough call for the...
December 19, 2018 - 10:42am
November 29, 2018
It's time to put your Christmas lights up
It's once again that time of year — time to enter the Echo Press' Light up the Night Christmas lights contest. So start planning and get...
November 29, 2018 - 12:11pm
October 28, 2018
Runestone Museum to get penny press
The Runestone Museum will soon add a penny press machine to its attractions, and is looking for lakes area students to create the designs. "We...
October 28, 2018 - 7:28am
August 15, 2018
Who's the best in the Lakes Area? It's time to cast your vote!
Douglas County residents: the Echo Press needs your vote. Do you have a favorite place to get a hamburger? How about the best place to enjoy...
August 15, 2018 - 5:35am
January 27, 2018
When will ice leave Lake L'Homme Dieu?
If you're growing weary of winter, here's a way to think spring: Enter the Echo Press Ice Out Contest. The person who comes closest to guessing when the ice will be gone on Lake L'Homme Dieu in Alexandria will win a $50 gift certificate from Elden's Fresh Foods. In case of a tie,...
January 27, 2018 - 9:36am
November 23, 2017
Echo Press holiday lights contest returns
The time has come for the Echo Press' fourth annual Light Up the Night Christmas lights contest of Douglas County. So start planning and decorating...
November 23, 2017 - 11:53am
September 21, 2017
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Country Blossom Farm will offer an interesting dilemma during its Apple Pie Days event this weekend - whether to test your apple pie baking mettle or bolster your apple pie gobbling cred. Or maybe both. The 64-acre farm and apple orchard has hosted the pie baking contest before....
September 21, 2017 - 9:01am
September 1, 2017
Readers can select 'Best of Lakes Area'
Do you have a favorite spot in the Alexandria lakes area to go for happy hour? How about to enjoy an ice cream cone? Or to work out? Who do you...
September 1, 2017 - 9:22am
April 3, 2017
Ice leaves L'Homme Dieu on April 1
No foolin' — the ice officially left Lake L'Homme Dieu in Alexandria on Saturday, April 1. It's an early ice-out date. In the past 20 years, the ice has disappeared earlier on only three occasions — March 26, 2016; March 25, 2012 and March 25, 2000. It's a full two weeks...
April 3, 2017 - 3:55pm
March 17, 2017
The Edible Book Festival is back
The Edible Book Festival is back for its second annual appearance on Saturday, April 1, at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. Open to all ages and skill levels, the Edible Book Festival features creations made by the public reflecting books, a specific title, scene, character...
March 17, 2017 - 10:00am
March 15, 2017
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Dairyland Seed recently announced that Bruce and Shannon Wussow and Rodney Wussow of Garfield are the first place Northern Minnesota Corn Yieldmaster...
March 15, 2017 - 9:00am
Sen. Franken seeks student entrants for poetry contest
In recognition of Military Child and National Poetry Month in April, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., will host his sixth annual poetry contest for Minnesota students. The theme of this year's contest is "Celebrating the Veteran in My Life."
March 15, 2017 - 8:00am
March 10, 2017
Music students perform in National Federation of Music Clubs Festival
More than 250 music students from the West Central Minnesota area celebrated their music studies by playing and singing at the National Federation...
March 10, 2017 - 9:00am
November 11, 2016
Winners announced in cemetery association essay contest
Fifth Grade students from Douglas County schools responded to the fourth annual contest titled "What Stories Can The Stones Tells?" The contest was organized and sponsored by the Douglas County Cemetery Association. Other contest sponsors include Alexandria VFW Post 936, REA's Operation...
November 11, 2016 - 10:00am