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As state wants DNA from families of the missing, retired cop remembers the first to come forward
Kensington builds an improved space for play
Raises approved for four county officials
5 charged for holding pregnant Minnesota woman at gunpoint who they thought was meth dealer
For the record
Junior Legion state baseball: Alexandria takes lessons from 0-2 trip
Local teams ready to compete for Region 16C title
Resorters veteran wins MGA Amateur Championship
Bison Bound: Brock Anderson commits to NDSU
A wish come true for Kennedi Hay
A sweet setup to fight cancer
Garden concert features New Orleans sound
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Big smallmouth caught on Miltona
Equipment switch does the trick
A sunny day on Cowdry
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Alvin E. Sibell
Steven Brian Ignowski
Shirley Ann Faehnrich
David "Dave" A. Dittberner
Observations from the Archives: 1967: High-voltage wire claims three lives
Letter: Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors
Echo Press Editorial: Keep school debate on the high road
Commentary: Memories of a heroes' welcome home
In The Know: Preparing for emergencies
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 24, 2012
Day at the Museum
Editor's note: The following is a first-person account of a visit to the Kensington Area Heritage Society Museum. Several years ago there was...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Creative hands, a loving heart and a lifetime of memories
In the past 92 years, 16 presidents have been through office, more than three major wars have taken place, and a Great Depression crippled the...
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
June 27, 2012
Museum's 'tinkle cone dress' is a rarity
The Runestone Museum in Alexandria has been receiving some national attention lately, and this time it has nothing to do with the famed Kensington...
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
New Grand Hotel and Resort exhibit opens at maritime museum
A new exhibit showcasing four historic lodging properties that played key roles in the development of the local tourism industry is opening at...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
Traveling History Players to perform at Bethany Chapel
The Traveling History players from the Minnesota Historical Society will perform a narrative of William de la Barre at Ecuman Bethany Community Chapel in Alexandria on Monday, June 18 at 2:30 p.m. The costumed performers will show the dangers of millwork, the milling disaster that...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Here Lies Knute Nelson
This Memorial Day, people passing through the Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria will notice a new tribute to a man well-known in the area and beyond. It...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 25, 2011
Maps on display at the Pope County Museum
The Pope County Museum in Glenwood will host the "Minnesota on the Map" exhibit November 16 through January 16. The traveling exhibit is on loan from the Minnesota History Center in St.
November 25, 2011 - 12:00am
June 7, 2011
Two endangered historic properties compete for national grant
Two sites on the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's 10 Most Endangered Historic Places list for 2011 are competing for a national preservation grant. The Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center and Elk River's Jackson Street Water Tower were selected to participate in the National...
June 7, 2011 - 10:16am
May 14, 2011
Preservation Alliance unveils list of 10 most endangered historic places
What do a church, a school, a water tower, and a drive-in have in common? These sites all joined the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's 2011 list of the state's 10 Most Endangered Historic Places. The list, the 18th annual compilation PAM has released, profiles historic sites that...
May 14, 2011 - 9:44am
July 30, 2010
Can you identify these men?
This photo was taken of World War I veterans of the Runestone Barracks. Currently, only one of these men has been identified (Pete Yager - middle...
July 30, 2010 - 7:20am
March 19, 2010
Who do you think you are?
"You look just like your grandmother did at that age." Has that been said to you? Or, "Your grandfather loved to sing, too. Maybe that's where you got it from." Understandably, we are individuals with our own DNA. However, our ancestors play a big part in who we are today. A...
March 19, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Enjoy bean soup with Knute
The annual Bean Soup with Knute lunch, sponsored by the Douglas County Historical Society in partnership with Knute Nelson, the organization, will be held Tuesday, February 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Governor's Room of Nelson Gables at 1220 Nokomis Street. Knute's famous bean...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
June 5, 2009
World War II's unsung heroes
Usually when World War II veterans are honored and stories are written about them, the focus is on those involved in the actual battles that...
June 5, 2009 - 12:00am
January 30, 2009
Lunch with Knute: Douglas County Historical Society to host bean soup fundraisier
It's time again to celebrate local history by commemorating Knute Nelson's birthday with his favorite meal, bean soup. The annual fundraiser,...
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
June 6, 2008
Juried art show set for June 14
Twenty years ago, women played an integral part in preserving an historical landmark and the history that went along with the grand old Ann Bickle Heritage House in Glenwood. That history showcases the spirit of women and the differences they made in this community and state. In...
June 6, 2008 - 12:00am