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New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
Ten school, city elections contested
Douglas County Fair deemed a success
AARP honors Bev Bales as 50 Plus Leader
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Balancing act: Osakis tennis staggers lineup to begin fall
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Youth day comes together
Arland E. Hirman
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Arland E. Hirman
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 20, 2016
Franken fights to preserve historic duck stamp program
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, is urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve the historic “duck stamp” program, which is an annual stamp that waterfowl hunters in Minnesota and across the country purchase each season. Every year there’s a contest for artists to...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
November 11, 2015
Out & About Around the County: Holiday Crafter's Tour
The Alexandria area bustled with activity last weekend during the annual Juried Holiday Crafter’s Tour. The juried tour ran Thursday through...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
September 10, 2014
Embark on a Plein air painting adventure
There’s a new phenomenon sweeping the area: painting en plein air. The phrase, which is French for “painting in the open air,” gave Eileen...
September 10, 2014 - 12:00am
August 9, 2013
LRAC presentation explains grants
The Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) is holding Meet and Greet presentations locally. The following presentations are free and open to the public: --Tuesday, August 13, 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore, Alexandria, and at 7 p.m. at the Thorson Memorial Library,...
August 9, 2013 - 12:00am
July 31, 2013
Festival of the Lakes to kick off Saturday
The 2013 Alexandria Festival of the Lakes will celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), English composer, conductor and pianist. The 21st annual professional chamber music concert series is slated for August 3, 11, 14 and 18 at United Methodist Church in Alexandria. Adult...
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
July 26, 2013
It's time for Art in the Park
The Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) will hold its 38th annual Art in the Park Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28 in Alexandria City Park,...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
July 24, 2013
Susan Fryer Voigt to lead art workshop
The Brush and Palette Club is hosting a workshop led by artist Susan Fryer Voigt Wednesday, August 7 through Friday, August 9 at the Carlos Town Hall. The workshop is open to the public; class size is limited to 20. It will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
July 12, 2013
Visit artists in their studios
The Art of the Lakes Studio Tour 2013 will feature the work of numerous area artists, including nine Douglas County artists. It is free and open...
July 12, 2013 - 12:00am
July 2, 2013
Young artists' workshop set for July 18-19
The Alexandria Brush and Palette Club will sponsor a young artist's workshop Thursday and Friday, July 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Alexandria. The workshop is open to youth ages 10-16. Only 15 spots are available. Instructors Dori Otterson, Caryn Olson...
July 2, 2013 - 12:00am
June 14, 2013
New art exhibit opens to community
Alex ArtWorks' Third Thursdays Art Show opens for the season on Thursday, June 20. The other two shows will take place on Thursdays, July 18...
June 14, 2013 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Entries sought for Humanities Fine Arts exhibit
The Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) Gallery of the University of Minnesota, Morris is accepting entries for the Local Color: Artists from the Lake Region exhibit. It will survey West Central Minnesota artists, working in a range of mediums and subject matter, residing in Becker, Clay,...
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
September 2, 2011
Everyone has a story
Stories have connected people for generations. It is through these stories that history is shared and communities are developed. A special short course series titled "Everyone Has a Story," is being offered to engage area residents to discover these stories and the history shared. Ten...
September 2, 2011 - 12:00am
June 10, 2011
Brush and Palette Club to host workshop June 22-24
The Alexandria Brush and Palette Club will host a workshop, "Exploring Atmospheric Conditions," featuring artist Michele Melina Wednesday, June 22 through Friday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria. First impressions, a story, the...
June 10, 2011 - 12:00am
January 14, 2011
Artists needed for mixed media exhibit
The Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) invites artists living in Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties to submit entry applications for a "Juried Mixed Media Exhibit." All artists and crafts people meeting the residential and age requirements...
January 14, 2011 - 12:00am
October 1, 2010
Career development grants available for area artists
Any individual artist living in the Lakes Region Arts Council (LRAC) region is invited to participate in the upcoming Career Development grant round. The purpose of the Career Development Grant Program is to provide financial support to artists committed to advancing their careers. Applicants...
October 1, 2010 - 12:00am