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Tonya Bakewell Dreher, a 1988 Alexandria graduate, hiked to the base camp of Mount Everest in 2015 as a fundraiser for her organization, Hope for Gus. Her son, Gus, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy,  the most severe of all the muscular dystrophies. She will be taking the trip again this year with another group. (Contributed)
Big hills to climb: Group takes on Mount Everest, cure for debilitating disease
2 hours 27 min ago
September 16, 2017
Truck hits car in Grant County
September 16, 2017 - 7:56pm
September 15, 2017
Initially, Miles and Brook were supposed to be married on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. However, those plans changed after the crash. The wedding was pushed back three and a half months and took place Saturday, January 28. (Photo by Gretchen Ennis)
Stronger together: Couple sharing lessons learned one year after tragic helicopter crash
September 15, 2017 - 5:25am
September 11, 2017
Michael Hingson, who is blind, escaped from the 78th floor of Tower One on Sept. 11, 2001, with the help of his late guide dog Roselle. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Keeping calm amidst the storm: Speaker recounts 9/11 survival story
September 11, 2017 - 6:44pm
Matthew Duenow (left) and Bob Steidl, two linemen with Alexandria Light and Power, are headed to Florida this week to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. (Contributed)
Douglas County helping on the storm front
September 11, 2017 - 6:38pm
September 1, 2017
Philip Simonson of Brandon catches a wave generated by a wakesurfing boat on Lake Carlos on Aug. 22. Local wakesurfers are calling for the sport to better police itself in the wake of complaints from lakeshore owners about erosion and property damage. (Karen Tolkkinen | Echo Press)play button
Wakesurfers call for self-policing to avoid conflict with lakeshore owners
September 1, 2017 - 11:35am
August 18, 2017
Truck hauling hazardous chemicals catches fire; homes near Paynesville evacuated
August 18, 2017 - 9:22am
August 14, 2017
Water approaches a house on the east side of Lake Burgen. (Contributed)
3 inches of rain adds to already wet summer
August 14, 2017 - 7:06pm
August 4, 2017
Highway 79 near Evansville to close overnight  Aug. 7 - 8
August 4, 2017 - 12:53pm
July 20, 2017
Updated: Driver killed, four children injured on I-94 near St. Cloud
July 20, 2017 - 8:33am
June 23, 2017
Shane Christen, portraying 3rd Sergeant Steele, talks about some of the firearms and ammunition that were used during the Civil War at History Live at the Runestone Museum in Alexandria Friday. The event will continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
History comes alive at Runestone Museum
June 23, 2017 - 4:04pm
April 27, 2017
UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
April 27, 2017 - 12:18pm
January 25, 2017
Underwood man accused of assaulting child
January 25, 2017 - 6:07pm
December 27, 2016
Fire spreads from fish house near Perham
December 27, 2016 - 11:19am
December 26, 2016
Car hits pedestrians near Frazee; one killed, one injured
December 26, 2016 - 9:44am