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Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23
Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cirkus (w/video)
Searcher finds missing 9-year-old: 'The look on her face was priceless'
Beautiful day for Applefest
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
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
Lorraine M. Essler
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
September 12, 2014
Carnegie building is sold
A sold sign recently went up at a landmark Alexandria building – the Carnegie building, which once housed the Douglas County Library. When...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
August 28, 2013
Echo Press Editorial: In defense of Big Ole
Last week, a letter writer from Bloomington blasted the Big Ole Viking statue and anyone that has a connection to it for “damaging” the community and the historical record. The writer said that Big Ole should not be used to promote the museum or the Kensington Runestone because...
August 28, 2013 - 9:31am
June 26, 2013
A simple goal for a humble man
Between 1825 and 1925, a surge of more than 800,000 Norwegians immigrated to North America. One of these hopeful immigrants was Sven Groethe. For...
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
You are here!
Soon enough, people will be biking, running and walking along the Central Lakes Trail, which runs through the heart of Osakis. There are nice...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
October 12, 2012
Historical society leader turns new page in career
Rachel Barduson's career is history. On September 14, she officially retired from her position as executive director of the Douglas County...
October 12, 2012 - 12:00am
October 5, 2012
Lake Carlos State Park celebrates history of lakes area
Join Lake Carlos State Park in celebrating the history of the area on Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day will be filled with...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
August 24, 2012
Day at the Museum
Editor's note: The following is a first-person account of a visit to the Kensington Area Heritage Society Museum. Several years ago there was...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Creative hands, a loving heart and a lifetime of memories
In the past 92 years, 16 presidents have been through office, more than three major wars have taken place, and a Great Depression crippled the...
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
And Then Came Summer...
Ahhh, summer in the Alexandria lakes area.
July 11, 2012 - 12:00am
June 27, 2012
Museum's 'tinkle cone dress' is a rarity
The Runestone Museum in Alexandria has been receiving some national attention lately, and this time it has nothing to do with the famed Kensington...
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 20, 2012
Explore lakes area history with republished keepsake
Those of us who grew up in the Midwest are accustomed to the changing seasons. We endured the cold snowy days of winter, basked in the early sunshine of spring while watching the flowers come to life... then came summer! A great segue into what I am very excited to share with you. Not...
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
New Grand Hotel and Resort exhibit opens at maritime museum
A new exhibit showcasing four historic lodging properties that played key roles in the development of the local tourism industry is opening at...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
Traveling History Players to perform at Bethany Chapel
The Traveling History players from the Minnesota Historical Society will perform a narrative of William de la Barre at Ecuman Bethany Community Chapel in Alexandria on Monday, June 18 at 2:30 p.m. The costumed performers will show the dangers of millwork, the milling disaster that...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Here Lies Knute Nelson
This Memorial Day, people passing through the Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria will notice a new tribute to a man well-known in the area and beyond. It...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 25, 2011
Maps on display at the Pope County Museum
The Pope County Museum in Glenwood will host the "Minnesota on the Map" exhibit November 16 through January 16. The traveling exhibit is on loan from the Minnesota History Center in St.
November 25, 2011 - 12:00am