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Fish and Wildlife obtains wetland easement
Coalition continues to oppose private prison in western Minn.
Franson's abortion bill brings out emotional testimony
Write-in votes determine township spot
Woman who stole squad car pleads guilty
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Engfer-Triebenbach takes over Osakis golf programs
Vikings finalize deal with WR Thielen
Three Chargers named All-LEC in girls basketball
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
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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