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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
And the most-requested library books are....
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
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
On The Street
hires and promotions
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June 3, 2016
Patrick Dewane’s grandfather refused to tell stories about his service in World War II, yet when he died, his basement yielded typewritten accounts, photos and rare film footage. Dewane will bring this archival material to life in a one-man multi-media show on Saturday, July 16...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
February 20, 2015
Bean soup warms bellies on chilly day
Gary Lund (left), dressed as Knute Nelson, visits with guests at the Douglas County Historical Society’s bean soup luncheon at Nelson Gables...
February 20, 2015 - 12:00am
October 10, 2014
The Questers invite lovers of antiques, history
Have you had a problem this summer trying to drive by a yard sale without stopping? Does your heart beat a little faster when you enter an antique shop or go to a rummage sale in anticipation of unearthing a hidden gem? Learn about other discoveries of the past, visit forgotten landmarks...
October 10, 2014 - 12:00am
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
September 5, 2014
Take a look inside the Roosevelt family history
A sneak preview screening of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a new PBS documentary by Ken Burns, will be held on Sunday, September 7 from...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
July 25, 2014
Take a pontoon lake tour
Two-hour cruise begins on Lake Darling
July 25, 2014 - 12:00am
July 9, 2014
Local author traces Alexandria history through postcards
Alexandria has a long history of summer tourism and a close-knit community. In the book Postcard History Series: Alexandria, Barbara Grover...
July 9, 2014 - 12:00am
July 3, 2014
A glimpse into the past
1924 postcard found in Alexandria garage
July 3, 2014 - 12:00am
June 27, 2014
Exhibit to feature historical engravings
Maritime Museum to exhibit 20 pieces from 1830s expedition
June 27, 2014 - 12:00am
April 16, 2014
Take a virtual tour through Douglas County’s history
The public is invited to join Community Education’s “Our Magnificent Resort History: Promenade through the Eras” to take a virtual tour through the historic eras of the resort history of Douglas County. Since the beginning of the settlement, the lakes area has been an attraction...
April 16, 2014 - 12:00am
March 12, 2014
Button, button, who’s got the button?
Button expert displays her lifetime collection at museum
March 12, 2014 - 12:00am
December 4, 2013
Historical society to host bake sale, open house
The Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS) in Alexandria will hold its annual Ethnic Bake Sale and Open House on Friday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DCHS.
December 4, 2013 - 8:04am
October 16, 2013
For an extra challenge, finish a crossword puzzle in runes!
Are you challenged by crossword puzzles? What if you had to complete a puzzle using runes? Marvin and Sharon Martinson of Alexandria recently...
October 16, 2013 - 8:23am
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