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Echo Press Minute

Hear the daily local news and get the inside scoop on what’s happening in Alexandria, MN

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Latest Episodes
Hospice Doves, July 4 Events, A Song of a Father's Affair, and More
Thu Jun 30 17:05:03 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

  • Fifty doves were released at Knute Nelson Hospice Monday. Find out why.
  • If you’re looking for fun Fourth of July events, we’ve got you covered. See our guide. 
  • A new Bobcat business will open in Alexandria. We have details.
  • In Life, read about a Glenwood musician who co-wrote a song about his father’s double life.
  • In Sports, read about an Alexandria pitcher who threw two shutouts on the same day.
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Vikingland Band, Non-Addictive Stem Cell Pain Killers, Kernza and More
Tue Jun 28 09:23:05 EDT 2022
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Here are the top stories to look out for in Wednesday’s paper:

  • The Vikingland Band Festival
  • Douglas County native makes breakthrough in stem cell research.
  • Kernza. A multiple-use grain found in the kitchen, and a plant beneficial to water quality and the environment.
  • An Alexandria native has a 4.0 GPA as a mechanical engineering major at Bethel University and is a record-breaker on the field.
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Talk of the Town: Robb Justice
Thu Jun 23 17:20:50 EDT 2022
For this episode, I sat down with local musician Robb Justice. We talked about his travels, performing and recording and his all-around love for music. Justice has always loved music, from repeatedly listening to Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams, learning Beatles songs in elementary music class, and performing at venues across the country.

Check out Justice's website robbjusticeband.com where you can purchase his albums, find links to his songs, and check out his performing schedule.

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Service to Mankind, Camper Fatality, Diving for Vehicles and More
Thu Jun 23 13:29:53 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

  • Read who won this year’s Service to Mankind Award.
  • The Douglas County Dive and Rescue Team scanned Maple Lake for tornado debris and a reported missing vehicle.
  • We have updated information about a fatality that happened when a tree fell on a camper on Lake Mary.
  • In Life, read about the Outreach Food Shelf that’s celebrating its 40th year.
  • In Sports, read how the Alexandria trap shooting team finished among the best in its class.
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Rune Stone Days, Behind the Band, Going Goat and More
Tue Jun 21 13:17:00 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Wednesday’s paper:

  • Kensington beat the heat with a lot of fun during Rune Stone Days. We have photos.
  • Our new series, Behind the Band, profiles a Carlos musician who talks about traveling, gigging and recording.
  • In Life, a 4-H student earned a grant to show her goats at the State Fair.
  •  In Sports, Lee Backhaus looks back at four decades of refereeing and coaching.
– To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com

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Lake Wake Rules, Burning Flags, Tarzan and More
Thu Jun 16 15:00:57 EDT 2022
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Here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

In honor of Flag Day, a ceremony for retiring Old Glory took place in Alexandria.

  • In honor of Flag Day, a ceremony for retiring Old Glory took place in Alexandria.
  • Our two-part series about women in law enforcement concludes with stories about Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
  •  Read about temporary no-wake zones that are in effect for 17 lakes in the county. 
  • In Life, read about Andria Theatre’s latest production, “Tarzan, the Stage Musical.”
  • In Sports, read about the Alexandria girls golf team that won the state championship.
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Broadway's Lit Thursday, Women Law Enforcers, Touring Artists and More
Tue Jun 14 12:09:57 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Wednesday’s paper:

  • The Andria Theatre in Alexandria lit up its new marquee to cheers from the public.
  • Read the first in our two-part series that takes a look at women in law enforcement.
  • A new restaurant will be replacing Mi Mexico in Alexandria. We have details.
  • In Life, read about the ArtDetour this weekend. It will spotlight 19 artists in 10 locations.
  • In Sports, read how the Alexandria girls track and field team shined in the Double-A finals
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Storm Farms Trouble, Emergency Meeting, Nearly Lost History and More
Thu Jun 09 16:57:36 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

  • Grain bins that were damaged or destroyed by storms this spring are raising questions about grain storage come harvest time.
  • Our series about the naming of local lakes delves into the history of indigenous people.
  • Douglas County commissioners held an emergency meeting to discuss recent tornado damage.
  • In Life, read about Fire Pit Productions' latest play, Clue.
  • In Sports, read how the Alexandria baseball team advanced to the state tournament.
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A Kidnapper Released, 300 Graduates, Legislators Walk Forada and More
Tue Jun 07 13:56:26 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Wednesday’s paper:

  • We covered graduation ceremonies at Alexandria Area High School and Kalon Prep Academy.
  • A community notification meeting will take place in Alexandria about the release of a kidnapper.
  • Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach and local legislators took a tour of tornado destruction in Forada.
  • In Life, Parkers Prairie elementary kids learn how to play chess.
  • In Sports, the Alexandria baseball team is one win away from getting into the state tournament.
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Storm Coverage, A Law Benefitting Breweries, Tornado a Time Ago, and More
Thu Jun 02 18:29:56 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

 

  • We have in-depth coverage of the May 30 tornado in Forada and Nelson
  • In other news, a new law was passed that will help local breweries.
  • In Life, read about a 1902 tornado that claimed the life of a teacher and student in Moe Township.
  • In Sports read about Parkers Prairie hosting the first-ever softball game under the new American Legion-sanctioned league.
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