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Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23
Officers on leave after shooting in Willmar, Minn.
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Harry (w/video)
Update: Six injured in multi-vehicle pile-ups near Brandon
Moorhead wins Substate 14 title over Bemidji
Viking Speedway: Zach Johnson moves from ninth to first in Modified feature
Legion Baseball: Alex season ends with loss to Bemidji
Snowmen run over Bismarck into semis
Legion Baseball: Alexandria falls to Moorhead, survives through Saturday
Loose Change to deliver free concert
Alexandria chaplain serves those in military service
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
David "Dave" A. Dittberner
Charles S. "Chuck" Harris
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Commentary Sandcastles and trespassing on Lake Ida
It's Our Turn: Dare to do a random act of kindness
Letter: Welcome sign needs attention
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 20, 2012
Evansville Art Center hosts several events
The Evansville Art Center (EAC) in Evansville is hosting the following literary events next weekend. Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit the newly-renovated Free Lending Library during its grand opening. New bookcases, flooring, and a revised and...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
Half a million free books to be given away
Volunteer book lovers in 5,000 communities across America, including Alexandria, will give away half a million free books on - April 23 (the birthday of William Shakespeare). The efforts are part of World Book Night U.S., an ambitious campaign to give away free, specially printed...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
April 8, 2012
Group plans to ship agricultural books to Africa
Books For Africa (BFA) has begun a new initiative to collect and ship much-needed agricultural libraries to schools, universities and government agencies in Africa. The project is modeled after BFA's Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative in which law books and law libraries...
April 8, 2012 - 2:56pm
Minnesota Historical Society offers popular history titles on sale
Ten popular history titles from the Minnesota Historical Society Press/Borealis Books are on sale for just $4.99 each through the end of January. For a complete list of titles, please click on or see the list, below. Topics include Civil War, American Indian, Scandinavian American,...
January 8, 2012 - 2:40pm
March 25, 2011
Four area authors featured at Cherry Street Books
Cherry Street Books in Alexandria will celebrate regional writers with four authors scheduled to be on hand for book signings on Saturday, March 26 from noon to 2 p.m. The four authors being featured are: Deb Mercier's newest book is Wrestling with a Werewolf, which she co-authored...
March 25, 2011 - 12:00am
October 20, 2010
Minnesota author to visit Alexandria
Minnesota author Will Weaver will be in Alexandria this week. He'll be at a book signing at Cherry Street Books in Alexandria on Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Later that day, at 7 p.m. Weaver will speak at the meeting room of the Douglas...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
Authors to visit Cherry Street Books
Cherry Street Books is pleased to announce the following author visits and book signings: Saturday, August 21, the book store will enjoy a return visit from author/illustrator Don Houseman. His second children's book, Harvey and His Friends' Great Fishing Adventure, will be featured...
August 20, 2010 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
Wadena-Deer Creek High School Library asks for help in purchasing books
The upcoming school year presents plenty of challenges to the students and staff of Wadena-Deer Creek High School. In the aftermath of the tornado...
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
November 6, 2009
All-point bulletin...Residents urged to be on the lookout for MN Crime Wave authors
Not since the 1930s have authorities across the Midwest been put on such high alert... Not since the demise of the dime novel and pulp detective...
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
October 28, 2009
Did you hear the one about the librarian? After nearly 28 years, she's checking out
With all the stories she has heard from all the people she has met, Trish Conroy thinks she should write a book. And she'll have plenty of time...
October 28, 2009 - 12:00am
September 30, 2009
ATC child care conference features author, illustrator
An annual child care conference, Caring for Kids and Those Who Care, will take place Saturday, October 10 at Alexandria Technical College (ATC). The keynote session will feature the well-known Minnesota children's author and illustrator of more than 50 children's books, Nancy Carlson....
September 30, 2009 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
Letter - Every child has the right to read
To the editor: "The ratio of books to children in middle-income neighborhoods is approximately 13 books to one child, the ratio in low-income neighborhoods is one book to 300 children ... in addition, over 80 percent of child care centers serving low-income children lack age-appropriate...
December 23, 2008 - 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
September 3, 2008
Spike Carlsen to visit Cherry Street Books
Cherry Street Books in Alexandria will welcome author Spike Carlsen to the store on Thursday, September 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Carlsen will be signing copies of his newly released book, A Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers and Baseball Bats. The book is...
September 3, 2008 - 12:00am
May 21, 2008
Author of book about Michelangelo to visit Alexandria
Author Angela K. Nickerson will visit Cherry Street Books in Alexandria on Thursday, May 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Nickerson's book, A Journey into Michelangelo's Rome, was just released in April. This spring marks the 500th anniversary of one of the world's best-loved works of art: Michelangelo's...
May 21, 2008 - 12:00am