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Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Aug. 30
Group to pay $2,000 fine for illegal fireworks
Changes improve child support services
ATV safety training offered to youth
Out and About: VBA Home Tour
Girls tennis: Osakis rolls to pair of sweeps at home tri
Cross country: WCA boys win Morris meet, Osakis' Savageau places eighth
Girls swimming: Improvements present despite Cards' opening loss to Melrose
Volleyball: WCA opens Linn regime with Underwood loss
Volleyball: Chargers swept in season opener at Henning
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Take care of extra zucchini by making noodle dishes
The search is on for Mrs. Douglas County
Aging Mastery Program offered
Class reunions scheduled
Hospice serves more than cancer patients
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
IN THE KNOW: Opioids carry serious risk of harm
From the Archives - 1991: Location decided for new library
EDITORIAL: Here's information that landlords, tenants should know
LETTER: Promote healthy foods in schools
LETTER: We need some backbone
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
Women invited to quarterly agriculture seminar
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
From the Archives - 1991: Location decided for new library
1916, 100 years ago: A party of nine young people went out to Lake Victoria and enjoyed an outing, toasting marshmallows and roasting “weeners.” The party was given in honor of Mr. Edwin Marriott who spent a week’s vacation at his home here. He then returned to St. Paul. …...
12 hours 28 min ago
August 24, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
1916, 100 years ago: Frank Olson of Alexandria is putting a complete system of plumbing for hot and cold water in the new building for Ferd Swenson of Brandon. The equipment will be modern in every respect. … C.A. Anderson, postmaster at Carlos, returned from Minneapolis where he...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Two men drown in Lake Ida; life jackets still in wrappings
1916, 100 years ago: The Peterson Paint shop force entertained their employers and their ladies and a few friends to a fish fry on Lake Darling on the Fourth. The men folk were the cooks and waiters and entertained very royally. … In South Holmes City, the Sogardens have improved...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 6, 2016
From the Archives - 1966: Frances Gulbranson wins a pony from 'Swede's' Phillips 66
1916, 100 years ago: In Alexandria, the heavy rainstorm caused considerable damage. Water poured into the electric light plant and for a while there was not a light in the city. It took three men to hold the door against the pressure of the water. In other places, the fuses were burned....
July 6, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Oscar Lake Church in Farwell to celebrate 100th anniversary
1916, 100 years ago: J.L. Davidson of Minneapolis, who operates several theaters in the Twin Cities, has taken a three year lease on the Cozy Theatre in Alexandria. He is an experienced manager of theaters and understands the business from A to Z. … The annual meetings of the Forada...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 22, 2016
From the archives - 1916: National Guard deployed to protect Mexican border
1916, 100 years ago: The work on the park around the Great Northern passenger depot is completed and in a remarkable manner improves the surroundings. About $1,100 has been expended and flowers were donated by the Women's Club of Alexandria. ... Mr. and Mrs. Gust Anderson received...
June 22, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Alex Tech student project house sells at auction for $11,075
1916, 100 years ago: The Douglas County Breeders Association held their first meeting on the shores of Lake Geneva near Theo. A. Erickson's farm. T.A. Erickson, being president, presided over the meeting, the first since the association started four years ago. ... Edward Lund, while...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
From the archives - 2006: National Guard Armory undergoing $1.4 million remodeling project
1916, 100 years ago: Chief of Police Callaghan has prepared nice beds of flowers bordered with green grass around the light posts in the center of the streets. This gives a fine appearance to the Main Street and those intersecting. … There is an expert repairman in H.T. Holverson’s...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Fireman slips off roof while fighting Nelson's Store fire
1916, 100 years ago: P.O. Anderson, while fishing here last week, caught perhaps the largest pike seen. It weighed 11 pounds and measured 3 feet 2 inches in length. … For sale: A small four-passenger car. Will also trade for motorcycle or lots in town. For particulars call at Stevens...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 25, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Twenty Great Northern Railroad cars derail near Ashby
1916, 100 years ago: The Brandon Farmers’ Society of Equity is making plans to build a very modest warehouse to be used to receive produce, such as hides, potatoes, eggs, grass seeds, etc. for shipment, and in the case of receipts of carload shipments of twine, salt and fruit, so...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
From the archives - 1916: Junior-senior banquet held at Dickinson Inn on Lake Geneva
1916, 100 years ago: Editor W.J. Barr Moses of the Brandon Forum was in Alexandria to talk trade with Editor Brinildsen with a view of taking the Republican Gazette off Mr. Brinildsen’s hands. Mr. Moses had been advertising in trade journals that he wanted to trade his small town...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
From the archives: 1916 - Heavy dust storm strikes Alexandria; windmill toppled
1916, 100 years ago: The Rev. T.W. Critchette, Commander of Post No. 51, Alexandria, invites all soldiers of the Civil War and Spanish War on Memorial Day to go to the cemetery in the morning and in the afternoon help dedicate the soldiers’ monument at the Douglas County Courthouse...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
May 4, 2016
From the archives: 1916 - Glee Club girls picnic on Lake Geneva with gentlemen friends
1916, 100 years ago: The Norwegian Lutheran Synod Church at Brandon will be dedicated with Pastor Magelson giving comments. Those who wish to attend must bring their lunch basket along. Ladies Aid will be serving. … County Commissioner Theo. Walstead, while motoring from Lund Township...
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
April 20, 2016
From the archives - 1991: Target Stores approved to possibly build in Alexandria
1916, 100 years ago: Butter-maker Olson of the Holmes City Creamery reports the creamery is doing well under the new rule to pay for the cream as it is received. It may cause some extra work but Mr. Olson and Secretary Gust Johnson are working hard to bring the business up to the...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
From the Archives - 1966: Sunset Drive-In Theatre opens for season this week
1916, 100 years ago: The Rose City Creamery paid their patrons 39 cents per pound for butter for the month of February. … A.A. Rooney, president of the Osakis branch of the American Society of Equity, says that the organization is growing steadily as members realize the benefits...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am