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June 3, 2016
'Accidental Hero'
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
February 20, 2015
Lowell Anderson | Echo Press
Bean soup warms bellies on chilly day
February 20, 2015 - 12:00am
October 10, 2014
The Questers invite lovers of antiques, history
October 10, 2014 - 12:00am
September 5, 2014
This vintage photograph portrays Franklin Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, with their children. A new PBS documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, will tell the Roosevelts’ story. A sneak peek of the show will be held Sunday, September 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Knute Nelson in Alexandria.
Contributed photo.
Take a look inside the Roosevelt family history
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
July 25, 2014
Take a pontoon lake tour
July 25, 2014 - 12:00am
July 9, 2014
The book Postcard History Series: Alexandria by Barbara Grover was recently released. The book shows the history of Alexandria through more than 200 vintage postcards. (Contributed)
Local author traces Alexandria history through postcards
July 9, 2014 - 12:00am
July 3, 2014
This postcard, dated February 4, 1924, was recently found tacked to a wall by Fraye and Jean Ranstrom in the garage of the Alexandria home they purchased in August 2012. (Contributed)
A glimpse into the past
July 3, 2014 - 12:00am
June 27, 2014
This engraving titled, “Mato-Tope A Mandan Chief,” is one of 20 that will be displayed at the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum in Alexandria July 1 through October 1. (Contributed)
Exhibit to feature historical engravings
June 27, 2014 - 12:00am
April 16, 2014
Take a virtual tour through Douglas County’s history
April 16, 2014 - 12:00am
March 12, 2014
LuWanna Hintermeister’s buttons will be on display at Runestone Museum until Friday, April 11. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)
Button, button, who’s got the button?
March 12, 2014 - 12:00am
December 4, 2013
Historical society to host bake sale, open house
December 4, 2013 - 8:04am
October 16, 2013
Sharon and Marvin Martinson of Alexandria present a framed runic crossword puzzle to Jim Bergquist (center), manager of the Runestone Museum in Alexandria.
For an extra challenge, finish a crossword puzzle in runes!
October 16, 2013 - 8:23am
June 26, 2013
Osborne Groethe has collected hundreds of different Norwegian pictures and memorabilia over the years, many of which are pictured in his book. (Photo by Caroline Roers)
A simple goal for a humble man
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
This is the photo of a 1904 train derailment that happened in Osakis. The photo is featured on the trailside sign recently installed downtown. (Contributed photo)
You are here!
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
October 12, 2012
Historical society leader turns new page in career
October 12, 2012 - 12:00am
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