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UPDATED: Victim identified in fire; smoke detectors helped children escape
Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 10
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 10
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Harriet M. Johnson
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 14, 2016
In a literary world: Douglas County Library to host first literary costume party
Imagine a room where Dr. Seuss, the Hungry Caterpillar and Mary Poppins wander around, play games, try new activities, and eat treats. The Douglas County Library will host its first Literary Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Large Meeting Room at the library from 1 to 2:30...
October 14, 2016 - 2:00am
September 7, 2016
Scribes Author Series begins at Douglas County Library
The Douglas County Library in Alexandria is providing the chance for people to hear from a budding author at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, in its large meeting room. Rena Olsen's first book, The Girl Before, was released in August to positive reviews, including in the Wall Street Journal....
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
August 10, 2016
Telling the legend of Ralph Maxwell
BOOK SIGNING Richard Hinrichs and Nina Dalberg will host a book signing to debut their novel "The Legend of King Max" on Saturday, Aug. 13 from...
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am
August 3, 2016
Local author debuts spy thriller
Michael Troy of Miltona will debut a fiction novel with a book signing on Friday, Aug. 5 from noon to 2 p.m. at Cherry Street Books in Alexandria....
August 3, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2016
College courses lead to published books
Studying at Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) can lead to a world of possibilities in both vocations and hobbies. For Michael...
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
Imagination leads to writing career for local woman
Growing up a dreamer in Alexandria, Valerie Hockert had a vivid imagination. Eventually, that imagination lent itself to her love of writing...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
A day in the life
Former Lake Carlos State Park manager Ronald Kuschel recently published a novel, 23 Days in the Life of a Park Ranger, which follows the events...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
Life to fiction
Jo Barkley is a 10-year-old tomboy living on a farm during the Great Depression. Throughout her childhood years, her dreams carry her on many...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
February 5, 2016
Meet the author: Frances Worthington
Frances Worthington, author of Abraham: One God, Three Wives, Five Religions, will host a meet and greet on Friday, Feb. 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Alexandria Technical and Community College, Room 203. In her book, Worthington uses the sacred Scriptures and traditions of five religions...
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Meet the author
Author John Warner will sign his book, Every Foreign Land on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. Every...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
October 2, 2015
Holmes City native writes book on body language
October 2, 2015 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
Writing down a lifetime
It’s one thing to write down your own life story, but it’s another thing to write someone else’s. Douglas Jewson of Carlos knows exactly...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
September 4, 2013
William Kent Krueger is guest speaker at dinner
William Kent Krueger, author of the Cork O'Connor mystery series set in Northern Minnesota, will be the special guest and speaker at a dinner scheduled for Tuesday, September 10. The event is sponsored by Cherry Street Books and will be held at the Clubhouse Bistro at Alexandria Golf...
September 4, 2013 - 1:37pm