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Preparing for the Polar Plunge w/video
Lifestyles Expo off and running w/video
AgweekTV: Celebrating FFA
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Feb. 23
Former state senator to lead rural Minnesota advocacy group
Boys Hockey: Westlund scores OT game-winner to send Alexandria to the section finals
State hockey: Cards get a trophy to take home after beating the Bluejackets
Scores from Friday, Feb. 24
Boys Basketball: Huge Streaks win puts them in position to split conference title
Boys Basketball: Alex dominates in DL
Set a goal, make a plan and save
Philippine women to lead message on World Day of Prayer
Zion Lutheran to host Church and State conference
Do members of congress pay into Social Security?
Acoustic Sound heads up EAC's First Friday Concert
Births - Feb. 24, 2017
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Stephany (Buschmann) Clay
Violet L. Angen
Curtis G. Olson
Steven James Velde
IT'S OUR TURN: The great puppy adventure
LETTER: Stop the land grab
LETTER: Snow angels are helping elderly
EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
LETTER: School board should reconsider
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
Ollie's Service named Dealer of the Year
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
hires and promotions
On The Street
June 1, 2012
Former Echo Press reporter writes mystery novel
Former Alexandria resident and Echo Press reporter Joe Albert recently released a fiction novel called Two Shots. Set in Bemidji, Albert's...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
May 4, 2012
Authors to discuss 450-year gap in history at museum
Robert G. Johnson and Janey Westin, co-authors of the book The Last Kings of Norse America - Runestone Keys To a Lost Empire, will speak at the...
May 4, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
Library column: Community Read
There have been a few books that I've read in my life that have sent me to the copy machine or a note pad to record passages that really spoke to me - passages that I don't want to forget. One of the first was from John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. This was required reading followed...
February 8, 2012 - 7:21am
January 4, 2012
'My Favorite Book' distributed
Through the My Favorite Book program, 6-year-olds in Alexandria received a book about positive character-building traits titled My Favorite ...
January 4, 2012 - 12:00am
October 21, 2011
Two Minnesota authors to sign books at Cherry Street Books in Alexandria Saturday
Cherry Street Books in Alexandria welcomes two Minnesota writers for book signings on Saturday, October 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Danelle Helget, author of Lost and Found, is from Sauk Rapids.
October 21, 2011 - 12:00am
September 24, 2011
'Banned Book Read Out' in Morris encourages appreciation for diverse ideas
People rarely celebrate banned objects, words, or thoughts. Monday, September 26 will be one of those unique occasions. At the University of Minnesota, Morris Rodney A. Briggs Library, readings from banned and challenged books will begin in the McGinnis Room at 7 p.m. Briggs Library...
September 24, 2011 - 4:13pm
August 4, 2010
Published mystery makes dream come true
Renee Leighton saw the writing on the wall when she was a teenager. She knew that someday, she was going to write a book. It took years, but...
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
April 9, 2010
Alexandria woman releases new book
Deborah Holt of Alexandria recently released a book, The Seven Sacraments and Life in the Trinity - A Love Story Between God and His People. The...
April 9, 2010 - 12:00am
March 13, 2010
The Murdered Family: New book by former UND professor tells story of a crime 90 years ago in rural N.D.
Probably everyone who grew up at Turtle Lake, N.D., has heard the story of the murdered family, an immigrant Germans-from-Russia farmer and his...
March 13, 2010 - 8:37am
October 7, 2009
AA book retreat scheduled
A retreat to discover insights from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous will be held Friday through Sunday, October 9-11 at Mount Carmel on Lake Carlos. The retreat will be led by Paul F., a recovering alcoholic who has been teaching the "Big Book" for the past 20 years. The retreat...
October 7, 2009 - 12:00am
October 2, 2009
Forum to feature author of latest Runestone book
If your curiosity over the Kensington Runestone was heightened while watching The History Channel documentary, The Holy Grail in America, here's a chance to learn more. The Kensington Area Heritage Society has arranged a special forum and book signing about the Runestone on Saturday,...
October 2, 2009 - 12:00am
July 22, 2009
Library's used books sale moves to new location
The annual Friends of the Library used book sale is coming up soon, Thursday, August 6. The biggest news about the sale this year is the change of location. The book sale will be held at the National Guard Armory at 311 Broadway in downtown Alexandria. It is usually held in the gym...
July 22, 2009 - 12:00am
Parkers graduate writes book on aging parent issues
Former Parkers Prairie resident Ruth (Paulson) Weispfenning has co-written a book for those dealing with aging parent issues. A 1973 graduate from Parkers Prairie High School, Weispfenning attended Moorhead State University and graduated with a degree in social work in 1976.
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am
March 13, 2009
Former Evansville resident writes children's book
Former Evansville resident Alli Hansen will sign her new children's book, Huevos Rancheros, at Book World in Alexandria on Tuesday, March 17 from 11 a.m.
March 13, 2009 - 12:00am
December 8, 2008
Author Polly Grose to sign novel at Cherry Street Books
Cherry Street Books in downtown Alexandria will welcome author Polly Grose for a book signing this Friday, December 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. Grose, author of three books about her Quaker ancestors, has turned her pen to her own life, inviting readers into the story of the love of her...
December 8, 2008 - 12:00am