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Marcia Siira of Alexandria shares her story of being a domestic abuse victim with a crowd of more than 300 people at the 18th annual Domestic Abuse Awareness Luncheon Wednesday. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Explosion of anger was start of abuse: Alexandria woman tells story of survival
12 hours 2 min ago
October 18, 2018
These Girl Scouts earned the highest honor possible for grades 4-5. Back row, from left: Brooke Fisher, Jolianna Tung, Life Connections vice president Suzanne Sudmeier and Lillyana Gylsen. Front row, from left: Amaya Waldorf, Katelynn Henning and troop leader Christine Henning. (Contributed)
Girl Scouts earn highest honor
October 18, 2018 - 7:12am
October 17, 2018
Julie Nelson, a truck driver for Halvor Lines, will drive her semi full of donated items to North Carolina. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
A Carolina care package: 10,000 pounds of donations on way to hurricane victims
October 17, 2018 - 5:00am
October 11, 2018
Richard "Sonny" Osterberg at the charcoal grill where he cooked within view of his customers for 28 years. (Contributed)
'Best steaks ever': Alexandria restaurant icon remembered
October 11, 2018 - 4:03pm
Ronald Jacobson
Jacobson inducted into Minnesota National Guard Court of Honor
October 11, 2018 - 7:53am
October 4, 2018
Prince Charles speaks with Gabriel Legierski at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland in Northern England. Legierski is one of six students, including Austin Barsness from Brandon, who met the prince while studying abroad through St. Cloud State University. (Contributed)
A royal encounter: Brandon student chats with Prince Charles
October 4, 2018 - 6:59am
September 29, 2018
Vanessa Bruggeman with Quilts of Valor presented quilts to veterans from the Douglas County area who are going on an Honor Flight this Sunday or who have experienced the trip before. The veterans include (clockwise, from left) Allan Nelson, Grace and Maurie Peterson, Jerome Peterson and Marilyn Peterson, Len Schreiber and Sidney Nyhusmoen. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)  play button
Honor Flight veterans treated to a surprise: They'll take 'trip of a lifetime' this Sunday w/video
September 29, 2018 - 6:51am
September 28, 2018
Lecia Baas casts a glance at her former teacher, Les Dehlin, who was given a ride around Alexandria in a Model T, with Lecia's husband, Bob Baas, at the wheel. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)
Model T brings teacher, student together: Baas returns favor to Dehlin after all these years
September 28, 2018 - 5:50am
September 27, 2018
Boy Scout Troop 440 recognized Kathy Ranweiler for her years of service to the Troop. Front row, from left: Ranweiler, Gentry Klimek and Gracin Klimek. Middle row, from left: Danny Townsend, Nick Lundeen, Tyler Siira and Fred Schotfeld. Back row, from left: Jason Klimek, assistant scout master, Peyton Fischer, Brandon Johnson and Marc Lundeen, scout master. (Contributed)
B-E Boy Scouts honor Ranweiler
September 27, 2018 - 8:00am
September 26, 2018
Cpl. Anthony Olivero, a former swim and dive coach at Alexandria Area High School, is heading to Kuwait with his National Guard unit later this fall. He is one of two Alexandria men in that unit, who by coincidence work closely together in the chaplaincy. (Contributed)
Deploying together: Chaplain, assistant find they're both from Alexandria
September 26, 2018 - 2:24pm
September 19, 2018
Lauren Wensmann, left, is now running the Lakes Area Humane Society, while former executive director Christin Klimek, right, offers guidance. Klimek served as director for nearly 18 years. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
Humane society director steps aside: Almost 18,000 pets went through door during Klimek's watch
September 19, 2018 - 6:33am
September 7, 2018
Frank Chan of Forada stands next to his beloved 1958 Edsel Pacer, the identical car he had wanted to buy 61 years ago. He got another chance a few years ago, and has been driving it ever since. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)
Good things come to those who wait: Forada man now owns same car he wanted in the '50s
September 7, 2018 - 6:35am
August 31, 2018
Bruce Nelson will retire on Friday, Aug. 31, after spending 40 years as executive director of the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
Nelson reflects on 40 years of overseeing sewer
August 31, 2018 - 8:49am
August 26, 2018
Jerome Hanson, right, is collecting donations to pose with this World War II-era Harley Davidson motorcycle. He hopes to raise money to help veterans including Jim Clermont, left, of Garfield, who was on the first destroyer at the Normandy invasion in World War II. (Contributed)
Man with a bike: Hoffman auctioneer hopes to send Garfield World War II vet to Normandy celebration
August 26, 2018 - 6:54am
August 25, 2018
Twins Braxton and Auvianna will soon have two little sisters.  WDAZ-TV photo
Northwest Minnesota woman pregnant with second set of twins
August 25, 2018 - 3:27pm
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