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Minnesota struggles with sex offender reintegration as latest plan ‘backfired on us’
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Oct. 24
Five things to know from city council
Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Area football scores from Tuesday, Oct. 25
Football: Chargers overcome slow start in playoff opener
5AA football: Quick start sends Osakis to section semis past Benson
6A volleyball: Hancock ends Knights' season in first round
8-5A Football: Cards moving past a loss to Tech
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
Douglas County Fair
July 17, 2015
Talent show, princess pageant new to fair
This year’s Douglas County Fair will have plenty of opportunities for people to showcase their talents. The first event is Douglas County’s Got Talent on Saturday, August 22 at 10 a.m. There will be a competition in three classes: age 12 or younger, age 13-18 and open class....
July 17, 2015 - 12:00am
June 5, 2015
Talent opportunities abound at county fair
This year’s Douglas County Fair will have plenty of opportunities for people to showcase their talents. The first event is Douglas County’s Got Talent on Saturday, August 22 starting at 10 a.m. There will be a competition in three classes: age 12 or younger, age 13-18 and open...
June 5, 2015 - 12:00am
May 20, 2015
Bird ban at fairs is a learning experience
Decision impacts thousands of 4-H students statewide
May 20, 2015 - 12:00am
County fair attendance down from 2014 (w/video)
Weather, gate prices, change in grandstand events could be factors
August 20, 2014 - 2:20pm
July 3, 2014
Quilt blocks sought for county fair judging
Lakes Area Quilters members will be collecting 12-1/2” unfinished star blocks for viewer’s choice voting at the Douglas County Fair in Alexandria. The sampler blocks are to be in medium blue, light blue and cream. Blocks may be dropped off Monday-Saturday, August 4-9 at Dawn’s...
July 3, 2014 - 12:00am
January 24, 2014
Dyrstad named Minnesota County Fair Person of the Year
He’s helped run fair for 49 years
January 24, 2014 - 4:37pm
October 30, 2013
Fair board honors Dyrstad
He’s a key cog in Ferris wheel that keeps fair going
October 30, 2013 - 9:18am
August 21, 2012
VIDEO: A fun and sun-filled Douglas County Fair
Wow, what a fair! Picture-perfect, sunny weather - not too hot, not too cold - helped boost attendance to the Douglas County Fair. But the...
August 21, 2012 - 12:46pm
August 17, 2012
Dick Keuhn named outstanding senior
Dick Keuhn of Alexandria was presented the 2012 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award at the Douglas County Fair Thursday. "Dick can be depended...
August 17, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
Nominate outstanding senior citizen for honor
Nominations from county residents are now being sought for the 2012 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award for Douglas County. The award recognizes outstanding senior citizens who have contributed their time and talent to benefit their community after reaching the age of 65. Official...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
October 8, 2010
County fair at a new site?
The Douglas County Fair at a new location? Believe it or not, it could very well happen. But not any time soon. The group that operates the fair, the Douglas County Agricultural Association, has a lease with the city of Alexandria to use the city-owned fairgrounds property. The...
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am
August 25, 2010
Fair sizzles: Heat helps, hurts fair crowds
This year's Douglas County Fair was a sizzler - both in temperature and attendance. The rising heat and humidity, however, may have kept the...
August 25, 2010 - 12:00am
August 20, 2010
Getting ready for the fair
The fairgrounds were bustling with activity on Wednesday as participants and judges prepared for the Douglas County Fair. Rachel Propst of Ashby...
August 20, 2010 - 12:00am
Visit newspaper staff at fair
Visit us this weekend at the Douglas County Fair! The Echo Press and Osakis Review booth is located under the Grandstand. Renew your subscription, share your story ideas, tell us about your favorite newspaper sections, and register to win a free subscription to the Echo Press and...
August 20, 2010 - 12:00am
August 13, 2010
Retired teachers to share memories at the fair
Retired teachers will share their memories in the country schoolhouse at the Douglas County Fair. Everyone is invited to come talk with them and hear their stories. Retired teachers taking part in this year's fair are listed below, along with the time they will be in the schoolhouse. Lavina...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am