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Chamber welcomes four new members
More than Medicare
Big housing development seeks changes
WCI offers regional grants
Track and field: Alex boys take first place by one point
Track and field: Alex girls take second at quad
Softball: Knights go 2-1 over the weekend
Tennis: Shorthanded Cardinals go 1-2 at home quad
Track and field: Osakis gets one final indoor tuneup
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
David Leslie Lusty
Andrew Paul Slavik
Deborah Anne Mohn
Mildred A. Schroeder
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
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June 27, 2012
Judging a book by its cover
Contrary to the old adage, Jessica Larum judges books by the cover - especially when they show her own work. When Alexandria author Gretchen...
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Evansville Art Center to host photography exhibit and children's author
The Evansville Art Center will host several events on Saturday, June 9. An artist's reception for photographers Sherry Wenger and Nicole Torgrimson will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. They will exhibit their photography during the month of June. Gallery hours are 6 to 8 p.m. on...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
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