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Human remains identified as disabled man missing for 2 years
Grabbing groceries for a cause (w/video)
Polaris issues recall on ATVs
Woman charged with felony theft
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, March 27
Alexandria's Hannah Boraas cards hole-in-one in Utah
Cards well represented in all-star series
Baseball: Knights look to build on 14-win season
Boys golf: Two all-conference golfers return for WCA
Lakers to rely on seniors, pitching this spring
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Artists, crafters sought for Art of the Lakes tour
Love INC welcomes volunteer and Life Skills Class coordinator
Judy Slegh brings healing ministry to House of Prayer
Boy Scouts to conduct 29th annual Scouting for Food drive
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
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
Robert "Bob" E. Montbriand
Clarence Raymond Lehn
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
EDITORIAL: Allow cameras in federal courts
IT'S OUR TURN: Have you had 'the talk' yet?
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
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
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
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
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