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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
Farm Troubles, RC Flyers, Multi Million Street Project, and More
Thu May 26 14:58:08 EDT 2022
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Do not forget to attend the Red Willow Arts Concert on the courthouse lawn today to kick off the summer concert series. The Echo Press is sponsoring the event. 

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

  •  A Farm Service Agency leader visited a dairy farm in Kensington and talked about food prices, the drought and more.
  • The Alexandria City Council awarded a $7 million bid for the 18th Avenue project.
  • We have a feature story about a club that flies remote-controlled airplanes.
  • In Life, meet two Osakis brothers in their 70s who made their own e-bikes to see trails, parks and other sights.
  • In Sports, read about an Osakis athlete whose standout season was cut short by an injury.
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Part 2: Police Sergeant Brian Kakach and ATCC Law graduate Jack Anderson
Wed May 25 06:30:00 EDT 2022
For this episode, I sat down with Alexandria Police Seargent Brian Kakach and Alexandria Technical and Community College law enforcement graduate, Jack Anderson, to discuss the defund the police movement, no-knock warrants, systemic racism, and the relationship between the Alexandria Police Department and the community. 

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Ride of Silence, Million Dollar Warehouse, Cops Discuss Controversies and More
Tue May 24 15:56:56 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Wednesday’s paper:

  • About 80 bicyclists made a powerful statement without saying a word during the Ride of Silence.
  • A $25 million warehouse project will get a tax break after all. Our city council coverage explains.
  • An Alexandria cop and an Alexandria College graduate talk about what it’s like to be a police officer.
  • In Life, Osakis students watched a mock car crash.
  • In Sports, read how the Brandon-Evansville baseball team came up with a big 1-0 win.
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Tornado Experienced, New Superintendent, Life of a Cop and More
Thu May 19 16:57:24 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

  • Read how an Alexandria couple and their four children hid in a stairwell as a tornado ripped their house apart.
  • The Brandon-Evansville School District named a new superintendent. Find out who it is.
  • What is it like to be a cop? A police sergeant and an Alexandria College law enforcement graduate share insights.
  • In Life, read about the concerts that will be presented on the courthouse lawn.
  • Sports, read how the Alexandria boys golf team is aiming high this season.
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Part 1: Police Sergeant Brian Kakach and ATCC Law graduate Jack Anderson
Thu May 19 07:30:00 EDT 2022
For this episode, I sat down with Alexandria Police Seargent Brian Kakach and Alexandria Technical and Community College law enforcement graduate, Jack Anderson, to discuss the training, responsibilities and conflicts of being a police officer.

Part two of our conversation will air next Thursday, May 26. 

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Storm Stories, A Special Prom and More
Tue May 17 12:35:57 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Wednesday’s paper:

  • Storm Stories
  • Alexandria School Board puts a public comment period back on its agendas.
  • In Life,  a prom was offered to teens and adults with special needs.
  • In Sports, the postseason is coming into focus for the Alexandria boys tennis team.
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Mock Car Crash, 500 Graduates, Food Shortage and More
Thu May 12 16:25:57 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

  • More than 500 Alexandria College students graduated on May 11. We look at what their future holds.
  • Alexandria students watched a realistic mock crash about the consequences of distracted driving.
  • The Outreach Food Shelf is preparing for a “food cliff.”
  • In Life, two local veterans experienced an Honor Flight trip to the nation’s capital.
  • In Sports, read about an Osakis tennis player who has a perfect record.
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Alex Letvin - Glenwood Area Fisheries Supervisor for the Minnesota DNR
Wed May 11 06:00:00 EDT 2022
For this episode, sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Eric Morken sat down with Alex Letvin for an interview ahead of the May 14 Minnesota fishing opener to discuss a wide range of topics centered around lakes within Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and portions of Todd counties. Letvin, a Michigan Native who accepted the role as the Glenwood Area Fisheries Supervisor for the Minnesota DNR after eight years in fisheries management in California, earned an environmental science degree with a specialization in fisheries from the University of Michigan before going to South Dakota State University to earn a fisheries science master's degree. He was part of a team in California that worked on a project called the Ocean Salmon Project.

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Kentucky Derby Fun, Library Expansion, Traveling Lion Show and More
Tue May 10 13:59:43 EDT 2022
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"The Echo Press is proud to be a part of the Trust Project. Learn more at thetrustproject.org."

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

We have photos and a story about the Kids Groundwater Festival in Alexandria.

  • A study of the Douglas County Library shows a need for more space. We have details on this and other city council news.
  • Read about a local “friend-raiser” for Theater L’Homme Dieu that took place in connection with the Kentucky Derby.
  • In Life, read about the Andria Theatre’s first traveling show, The Lion in Winter.
  • In Sports, read how the Alexandria baseball team won its seventh game in a row
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Wastewater Pollutes Lake, A Rocking Mom is Selected, Coffee and Doughnuts Grow Comradery and More
Thu May 05 16:56:05 EDT 2022
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Now here are the top stories to look out for in Friday’s paper:

  • The VFW hosts morning social gatherings for veterans every Friday. One of our reporters attended.
  • A meeting took place between the Alexandria City Council and the Douglas County Board. Read what happened.
  • About 3 million gallons of not-entirely-treated wastewater ended up in a Brandon lake. Our story explains.
  • In Life, find out who the winner is of the Mom’s Rock contest.
  • In Sports, read how the Alexandria track and field teams controlled a home invitational.
To read more from these stories and others, look for them in our print edition and online at echopress.com

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