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Kings and Queens of Homecoming, Chili Cook-Off, Agate Man and More
Thu Sep 29 13:58:01 EDT 2022
Here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

  • Homecoming King and Queen announcements
  • United Way of Douglas and Pope counties 23rd annual Chili Cook-Off.
  • After two years of a levy decrease, the Alexandria School District will see a levy increase.
  • The Minnesota Supreme Court backed a court-appointed referee who determined state Sen. Torrey Westrom, lives within the boundaries of the new Senate District 12.
  • In life, 'agate man' from Sauk Rapids to present at the Douglas County Library.
  • In sports, $700,000 has been raised already for the construction of a new par-three course in Alexandria at Alexandria Golf Club.
To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com.

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Alexandria author Beth Leipholtz details her new children's book, "The ABCs of Inclusion"
Tue Sep 27 13:23:14 EDT 2022
For this episode of Talk of the Town, Beth Leipholtz of Alexandria authored a book titled "The ABCs of Inclusion" which tells the stories of 26 real children dealing with different diagnoses. Each child represents a letter of the Alphabet. C is for her son Cooper. 

To pre-order Leipholtz's book, go to her Kickstarter page. The Kickstarter ends on Sept. 29, at 8:48 a.m.

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Homecoming Festivities, Wyffles Attorney Files for Charges Dismissed, Alexandria Author Writes Children's Book, and More
Tue Sep 27 12:45:29 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Wednesday's paper:

  • Homecoming festivities are taking place all over Douglas County. 
  • The attorney for a former Alexandria police chief wants a swindling charge to be dropped.
  • The Alexandria City Council set its tax levy. Read how it will affect you.
  • In Life, an Alexandria author wrote a children’s book about kids with disabilities.
  • In Sports, the Knights football team got big plays when they needed them.
To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com.

To order Alexandria author, Beth Leipholtz's, book, "The Abcs of Inclusion, go to her Kickstarter page. Kickstarter ends on Sept. 29, at 8:48 a.m.

The Cleaning of Lake Agnes, Fighter to father, Water Trails and More
Thu Sep 22 14:51:23 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

  • Alexandria’s Lake Agnes is undergoing an al-um treatment this week that should make the lake clearer and cleaner. 
  • Local advocates are urging the creation of a new trail system within the City of Alexandria. 
  • In Life, a mixed martial arts champion from Alexandria is hanging up his gloves – for a very good reason.
  • In Sports, the Alexandria volleyball team is back on track.
To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com.

Trapped in Haiti, Grape Stomp, Willy Wonka Kids and More
Tue Sep 20 12:51:45 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Wednesday's paper:

  • A wrap-up of the Grape Stomp.
  • Rocket Auto Electric comes to an end
  • The founder of a Haitian nonprofit that helps children is trapped by violence in Haiti. 
  • In Life, Willy Wonka Kids opens at the Andria Theatre on Friday.
To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com

DNR Fisheries Specialist Talks Muskie Population Study in Lake Miltona
Fri Sep 16 14:03:53 EDT 2022
For this episode, Eric Morken, Sports and Outdoors Editor for the Echo Press sat down with Nick Rydell, FIsheries Specialist from the Minnesota DNR out of Glenwood about a two-year study on the Muskie population in Lake Miltona. 

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Multi-Million Dollar Projects, A Community in Morning, Copper Colored Artist and More
Thu Sep 15 18:22:02 EDT 2022
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No here are the top stories in Friday's paper:

  • Read our update about the Runestone Community Center’s $20 million expansion.
  •  A 29-year-old Alexandria man died in a crash on Highway 29 north of Alexandria.
  • Work is underway on a $25 million warehouse project in south Alexandria.
  • In Life, a Brandon artist loves to hide images in her drawings.
  • In Sports, West Central Area Schools is mourning the loss of a student athlete who died in a crash.
To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com

THC Tabled, Fatal Car Accident, Census Homebodies and More
Tue Sep 13 14:38:23 EDT 2022
Voting for the Best of the Lakes Area is now open The voting period will end at 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

Remember, you are able to vote once per day per category.

The winners will be announced in a special publication coming out in November.

Visit echopress.com to vote today! The Echo Press is proud to be a part of the Trust Project. Learn more at thetrustproject.org.

Stay connected to your community with local news! Get your first month of access to ECHOPRESS.COM for only ninety-nine cents! Visit ECHOPRESS.COM/subscribe for this great offer! You can also stop by our office at 225 7th Ave E or give us a call at 320-763-3133.

Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

  • A public hearing took place about regulating THC-products in Alexandria.
  • A young Hoffman native died after a head-on collision.
  • Census studies show most stay close to home.
  • In Life, many attend the Taste of Osakis event.
  • In Sports, the Cardinal football team made an amazing 24-point comeback.
To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com

Diversity Fest, Woman Charged with Murder Waives Jury, Newcomers and More
Thu Sep 08 14:49:51 EDT 2022
Voting for the Best of the Lakes Area is now open The voting period will end at 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

Remember, you are able to vote once per day per category.

The winners will be announced in a special publication coming out in November.

Visit echopress.com to vote today! The Echo Press is proud to be a part of the Trust Project. Learn more at thetrustproject.org.

Stay connected to your community with local news! Get your first month of access to ECHOPRESS.COM for only ninety-nine cents! Visit ECHOPRESS.COM/subscribe for this great offer! You can also stop by our office at 225 7th Ave E or give us a call at 320-763-3133.

Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

  • Alexandria College is holding its first-ever diversity festival next week. 
  • A woman charged with murder has waived her right to a jury trial for a case stemming from an alleged drug deal in Alexandria that led to an overdose.
  • In Life, an Alexandria club welcomes 'newcomers' with open arms.
  • In Sports, read how the new Alexandria College volleyball team won its first match at home.
A Walk to End Alzheimer's, Roundabout Mixed Response, Tiny Home Living and More
Tue Sep 06 17:00:18 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

  •  Walk in Alexandria raised funds for Alzheimer’s research.
  • A meeting about two roundabouts that will be built next summer drew a mixed response.
  • Is Alexandria a welcoming community? A survey offers insights.
  • In Life, read about a tiny house near Lake Carlos that’s just 196 square feet.
  • In Sports, read how the Cardinal football team fared against a foe that won the state tournament last year.
To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com