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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15
Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson
Driver taken to hospital after car goes off Highway 29
County gives lakes group $50,000
Gov. Dayton back in hospital after post-surgery complications
Alexandria's Boraas signs to play Division I golf
Vogeler wraps up standout career at DB after entering college as a quarterback
Sports schedule for Friday, Nov. 16
Class A state swim: Cardinals’ 4x400 relay advances to finals
Steidl, Jordheim make the most of their five years at NDSU
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
DeLaney Ann Jane
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
A big buck with grandpa
A decoy buck with a bow
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Robert "Bob" J. Johnston
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
Letter to the Editor: Epilepsy is always newsworthy
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't be a victim of silent killer
Letter to the Editor: Start a path to health, vitality
1918: Soldier writes home
Letter to the Editor: People in Alexandria are decent, incredible
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
Minnesota unemployment rate remains steady
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
hires and promotions
on the street
November 7, 2018
Modeling takes off in Alexandria: Shops turn to local models to grow customer base
If you're downtown much, you might notice young women posing for photos on sidewalks, wooden stairs, near electrical boxes, against brick walls....
November 7, 2018 - 6:09am
October 14, 2018
Alexandria named Retail Community of the Year
Alexandria has been singled out as the state's Retail Community of the Year. The city was presented with the award Tuesday in St. Louis Park...
October 14, 2018 - 7:53am
September 7, 2018
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
Indiana-based technology firm CSC Generation was named the successful bidder in acquiring the intellectual property of Bon-Ton, court documents...
September 7, 2018 - 2:54pm
August 31, 2018
Back in business? Herberger’s announces comeback days after closing all stores nationwide
Well, that didn’t take long. Just days after former retail giant Herberger’s shuttered all of its locations for good nationwide, a greeting...
August 31, 2018 - 1:59pm
Herberger's closing brings sadness, questions
Terry Dalluge, her mother Grace Christensen and sister Kim Stich were making their way to Herberger's in the Viking Plaza Mall Tuesday when they...
August 31, 2018 - 5:41am
July 18, 2018
After 54 years on Broadway, Ben Franklin to close its doors
Judy Meyer has been in the retail business her whole life. In seventh grade, she worked at a store in St. Paul owned by her father, Carl Watrud,...
July 18, 2018 - 5:02am
July 12, 2018
Viking Plaza sale postponed again
The pending sheriff's sale of the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria has been postponed again by its lender, mall manager Scott Snitker said this week. First set for June 14, the sale was postponed to Friday, July 20, and is now set for Thursday, Aug. 23, he said.
July 12, 2018 - 4:55pm
June 8, 2018
Foreclosure sale of mall postponed
The pending sheriff's sale of Viking Plaza Mall that had been set for next week has been postponed until July 20, a Douglas County sheriff's...
June 8, 2018 - 6:56am
April 25, 2018
Herberger's founded in Osakis by 19-year-old
Herberger's first opened its doors in Alexandria in 1963. But the company got its start in 1890 when George F. Herberger and his brother, Frank,...
April 25, 2018 - 12:21pm
Mall-goers mourn store closings
The impact of a store closing goes beyond the walls of a mall in a community like Alexandria. The announcement that Herberger's will be closing...
April 25, 2018 - 9:10am
Challenging times for mall: Manager says it still has a future
Hallmark closed its doors first. Then came Vanity and Rue21. In the past 18 months, the list has continued to grow, totaling seven stores in...
April 25, 2018 - 6:50am
Foreclosure notice filed against mall
The pending closures of J.C. Penney and Herberger's have triggered a foreclosure notice for Viking Plaza Mall. A notice to foreclose the mortgage was recorded April 6 with Douglas County for Viking Plaza Realty Group, LLC. However, Scot Snitker, who manages Viking Plaza for Lexington...
April 25, 2018 - 6:50am
April 17, 2018
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
The future looks bleak for Bon-Ton Inc., the parent company of department stores like Herberger's, Younkers and Elder-Beerman.
April 17, 2018 - 7:18pm
March 23, 2018
Alexandria’s Claire’s store untouched by closings
Although Claire’s filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week, the Alexandria location in the Viking Plaza mall will remain open. The teen jewelry and accessories store will be closing 92 locations in March and April, the company announced Monday, March 19.
March 23, 2018 - 11:19am
March 13, 2018
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Grocery shopping at Elden's Fresh Foods was a little chaotic Tuesday morning for at least 10 frantic cart-fillers. Five two-person teams took...
March 13, 2018 - 5:15pm