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The Power of Minnesota Documentary

The evening will include a social hour with appetizers and the resource fair, the film screening, and a community discussion and Q & A about renewable energy and how it's bolstering Minnesota's rural economy.


Man Pleads Guilty In Alexandria Girl's August 2017 Kidnapping

Block was missing for 29 days and was at a foreclosed property on Thompson Lake in Grant County when she decided to make a run for it. The three men left the property, and she swam across the lake to get help. She eventually found a farmer, who called 911.


Three Alexandria youth teams win sportsmanship award

Members of the Alexandria 13AA Black team that earned the Youth 1st Award for sportsmanship are (back, left to right) head coach Ryan Vatnsdal, Cody Vatnsdal, Jake Westphall, Jordan Nicholson, Jacob Navratil, Gavryn Fernholz, Cole Vatnsdal, assistant coach Jake Heid, (front row) Jackson Reishus, Gab


Man faces assault charges after Sauk Centre standoff

An Alexandria man accused of shooting a Stearns County deputy in the arm with an arrow last week in Sauk Centre has been charged with felony assault and other crimes.Ramey James Olson, 31, made his first court appearance Monday in St. Cloud. He is charged with three counts of first-degree assault-us


Paid Political Letter: Franson's flippant excuses linger

In Alexandria, we value listening and assuming the best about others. Last December, a student group of Democrats from AAHS requested a meeting with Representative Mary Franson to discuss college tuition rates and climate change. People of Alexandria hold these issues dear, regardless of their polit


Suspect, officers involved in Sauk Centre standoff identified by BCA

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson describes the Sauk Centre standoff Thursday, Sept. 13, during a press conference at the Stearns County Administration Center in St. Cloud.Saint Cloud Times


UPDATE: Driver had medical problem before hitting pole

Ambulance personnel, police officers, firefighters and utility workers responded to a crash on County Road 82 in west Alexandria Thursday afternoon. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)


Gearing up for homecoming week

Alexandria Area High School is holding its homecoming events next week, with the football game and parade both scheduled for Friday, Sept. 21.


Task force believes $7.75 million meth bust is largest in Minnesota history

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KMSP)- A Faribault-based drug task force seized over 170 pounds of methamphetamine Tuesday, which authorities believe to be the largest single meth bust in Minnesota history.


Girls basketball: Kohler elected to MSHSCA Hall of Fame

Over 33 years leading the Alexandria girls basketball program, Kohler has racked up nine state tournament appearances, 12 Central Lakes Conference championships and a 1997 Class AAA state title. She has been named section coach of the year 14 times and state coach of the year three times. Along the


Cross country: Cardinal girls pace Alexandria teams by winning...

The girls finished with 82 points, just six points lower than second-place Sartell. Monticello rounded out the top three with 93.The Alexandria boys finished eighth with 258 points. Moorhead won the race with 62, while Hopkins (64) and Perham (66) rounded out the top three.“It was a bit hot and mugg


Minnesota Wild: Training Camp Stories To Follow

Training camp is officially underway for the Minnesota Wild; and that meant first medicals and then time for Bruce Boudreau’s skating test.Already, this camp has created intrigue; first up, the new boss is there,Minnesota WildGeneral Manager Paul Fenton. Secondly, there are players returning from se


Walz, Johnson speak in Alexandria

More than 200 county commissioners, other elected officials, and key staff from across Minnesota heard from gubernatorial candidates Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson and Congressman Tim Walz today, Thursday, during the Association of Minnesota Counties Fall Policy Conference in Alexandria.


High School Football: Fresh off 1 of ESPN's top plays, Alexandria...

Video of the play was tweeted on the Echo Press of Alexandria sports Twitter account. By the end of the night, ESPN SportsCenter's Twitter account had tweeted out the video to its 35.2 million followers. A day later, the video had exceeded 300,000 views.


Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers: ALL THE COVERAGE~!

It’s the first installment of the Border Battle on Sunday, as theMinnesota Vikingswill travel to Lambeau Field to take onAaron Rodgers(and the rest of theGreen Bay Packers, too, I suppose). Both of these teams are 1-0, so the winner will be taking an early edge in the race for the NFC North division


Minnesota Wild: Who Should Be The Top Forward Line?

Minnesota Wild Training Camp opened yesterday, and most of what was on the ice was to be expected. One of the more surprising things, may be the way the top 2 forward lines were organized during the dreaded conditioning tests.


Holby pleads guilty in kidnapping case

Joshua Lee Holby, one of the three men charged last fall in connection with the abduction of Jasmine Block of Alexandria, entered a guilty plea Friday afternoon in Douglas County District Court.


Stearns deputy shot with arrow; law enforcement in standoff in Sauk Centre

The suspect who shot the arrow is in a home in Sauk Centre while officers and negotiators are talking to him, according to the release. As of about noon, officers have evacuated the immediate neighborhood and set up a perimeter.


Suspect in Sauk Centre standoff expected to be charged Monday

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson describes the Sauk Centre standoff Thursday, Sept. 13, during a press conference at the Stearns County Administration Center in St. Cloud.Saint Cloud Times


Tools to chase fall colors in Minnesota

To celebrate the season, Explore Minnesota (the state’s tourism promotion office) and Minnesota State Parks and Trails have teamed up to provide a weekly fall color report that started Sept. 13.From scenic drives to hiking, biking, fall festivals and more, Explore Minnesota and Minnesota State Parks