Echo Press staff
The Kensington Runestone and Alexandria's Runestone Museum will be getting some air time on a national TV show Sunday night. The six-episode series "America's Lost Vikings" is showcasing a search for Viking travels in North America. It airs on the Science Channel at 9 p.m. Central Time. Here's a preview of the show.
LifeQuest Chiropractic & Sports Clinic, at 123 Third Ave. E., Suite 100 in Alexandria, will host the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce’s February Off the Clock event on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Off the Clock, a networking event, is open to everyone and offers a chance to learn about local businesses and organizations. The $1 admission includes appetizers and the chance to win a door prize valued at $100.
Rhythm guitarist Craig Torgerson will bring a secret special guest when he appears onstage at the Evansville Art Center's First Friday Concert on March 1 from 7-9 p.m. at 111 Main St., Evansville.
A person is dead in the city of Miltona in what the Douglas County Sheriff's Office is calling an officer-involved shooting Tuesday morning. Two sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call at 5:15 a.m., Sheriff Troy Wolbersen said, and at one point a deputy discharged his firearm. The officers involved were not physically injured, and will be placed on standard administrative leave, Wolbersen said. The Midwest Medical Examiner's office will release the identity of the deceased and preliminary autopsy results.
The Early Education Center at Alexandria Public Schools brought reading to life for children and their families this month, by hosting an event they called Storybook Land. It was part of "I Love to Read" month celebrating literacy. Families were introduced to The Three Little Pigs construction activities, The Spooky Old Tree obstacle course, Miss Frizzle's Magic School Bus solar system exploration, a Where's Waldo search, and other storybook-themed games and activities.
Andria Theatre was randomly selected to receive a $5,000 donation from Wisconsin-based SECURA Insurance, after Zimny Insurance Agency in Alexandria submitted its name along with the names of other local nonprofits. Over three weeks, SECURA Insurance donated $25,000 to five nonprofit organizations through a #GivingTuesday contest designed to help independent agents support organizations within their local communities. SECURA Insurance is represented by more than 475 independent insurance agencies in 12 states.
Toward Zero Deaths recognizes partners A Toward Zero Deaths traffic safety recognition luncheon Tuesday, Feb. 19, honored two people, a business and a high school organization. The luncheon, hosted by Douglas County Safe Communities at Douglas County Public Works, spotlighted three community partners for their community work in traffic safety:
Weather is continuing to be a factor when it comes to school schedules. Alexandria, Osakis, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska and Parkers Prairie school districts announced Sunday evening that they would start school Monday two hours late. In Alexandria, Compass school-age child care will be open Monday. In Parkers Prairie, there will be no AM kindergarten preschool. Temperatures are expected to continue falling Sunday evening, to around 14 below zero. Coupled with powerful winds, the wind chill could reach 34 below, the National Weather Service says.
The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce will hold Chamber 101 on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at 206 Broadway St. in Alexandria. This event introduces the chamber and how it can help businesses that are members. The event will include a light breakfast, coffee and a program. No reservation is required. For more information, contact the chamber at 320-763-3161 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org .
For those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, whether friend or family member, the journey can be hard and at times, painful. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is sponsoring morning and evening sessions of a grief seminar, "Growing Through Our Grief." It will take place Mondays at 6 p.m. from March 4 through April 8 and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. from March 5 through April 9. All sessions will be held at Anderson's on Broadway, 801 Broadway St., Alexandria.