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With its summer daycamps, Douglas County 4-H offers youth the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new games and have summer adventures. This year, there are four daycamps for youth who have completed grades K-4.
Wednesday, June, 19, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Ely offers up a national park and Kabetogama Lake. Kabetogama Lake, Voyageurs National Park is a very special place. Voyageurs National Park consists of preserved landscapes and scenic waterways that shaped the route of the North American fur traders and defined the border between the United States and Canada.
Tuesday, June, 18, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Travel
The White Earth Powwow is Becker County’s oldest, continuous event. Last year, more than 1,000 dancers and 22 drum groups were registered. Organizers are expecting good attendance for the 145th anniversary event, which is set for Thursday through Sunday, June 13-16 on the powwow grounds in White Earth.
Friday, June, 14, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Travel
The Osakis Festival is back for its 45th annual run June 20-23. The four-day event includes bake sales, music, tournaments, vendors and more.
Friday, June, 14, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Entertainment
First Lutheran Church in Alexandria is wrapping up its summer Vacation Bible School (VBS) program. The first week, 132 children in kindergarten through grade 6 attended; this week, preschoolers ages 3 to 5 attended.
Friday, June, 14, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Faith
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Charles Schumer (D-NY) and John Hoeven (R-ND) today announced that their bipartisan bill to crack down on the rise in metal theft passed the Senate Judiciary Committee, paving the way for a vote in the full Senate.
Thursday, June, 13, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The Douglas County Library’s summer reading program is under way, offering a variety of free programs geared for all ages.
Wednesday, June, 12, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Editor's note: The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communication Company newspapers in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
Tuesday, June, 11, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
The idea of “DIY” is definitely in vogue, bringing an upswing in popularity of knitting and crocheting, and there’s no sign interest will wane anytime soon, says lifelong craftswoman Betty Hechtman.
Sunday, June, 09, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Friday, June, 07, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Entertainment
Frank Winkjer Foslien, 87, died May 31, 2013 at Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls.
Wednesday, June, 05, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Obituaries (free view)
In the midst of winter/spring, it can be easy to forget those long, hot days of June, July and August. Even so, now is the time to start applying and planning to feed hungry children when the school year ends.
Friday, May, 31, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Ethel Mae Gunvalson, 96, Starbuck, formerly of Cyrus, died May 25, 2013 at Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck.
Wednesday, May, 29, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Obituaries (free view)
Minnesotans are eager to hit the water for Memorial Day weekend, but the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding boaters that warmer weather does not mean warm water.
Saturday, May, 25, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Guitarist and blues singer Dan Mahar will perform at Sixth Avenue Wine and Ale in Alexandria Friday, May 24, at 8 p.m. Those who want to see the show are advised to call for reservations at (320) 759-2277.
Friday, May, 24, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
If you receive an unusual e-mail from Walmart, beware. It could be a scam. The Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Walmart have received numerous phone calls from residents about e-mails they’ve received from Walmart, sometimes misspelled as Wall-Mart, regarding purchases made on their account.
Wednesday, May, 22, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Piece by piece, stitch by stitch, quilt by quilt -– a group of quilters volunteered their talents over the last 18 months to deliver comfort to wounded soldiers. Five local women from the Honor Quilts organization recently joined forces with quilters from Fergus Falls, Perham, Dent and Underwood to sew and hand-deliver 950 Quilts of Valor (QOV) to injured soldiers at Fort Knox and Fort Campbell.
Wednesday, May, 22, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Louise Marion (Maxwell) Hosking, 95, died Monday, May 13, 2013 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
Tuesday, May, 21, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Obituaries (free view)
The phrase, “easy to get to – hard to leave,” isn’t just a Chamber of Commerce pitch line for the Alexandria lakes area. It’s true. People are having a hard time leaving because they’re having so much fun. Alexandria is conveniently located on Interstate 94.
Monday, May, 20, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Travel
Local residents are being warned about a scam that's been showing up in e-mails.
Thursday, May, 16, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News