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Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned
Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
Osakis tennis runners-up at Highway 10 Open
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
March 30, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1991: City passes governance of library to county
1916, 100 years ago: Arthur W. Bjorklund of St. Paul has opened a plumbing and heating business in the Dr. Anderson building, first door south of P.A. Johnson’s Studio. Mr. Bjorklund is the brother of Mrs. Fred Oppel. … The members of the Carlos block of Douglas County’s Breeders...
March 30, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
From the archives - 2006: Lake #21-191 renamed Martin Lake
1916, 100 years ago: Henrick Myhr, the big farmer of Holmes City, called on Henry Hansen and got his hair trimmed up before the busy season sets in. He has made several improvements on his place lately. He has a gasoline engine, a large one, for feed grinding and the saw rig, and...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 16, 2016
From the archives - 1916: Cigar factory raided and 125 pints of whiskey seized
1916, 100 years ago: Sheriff Kent, County Attorney Leach, Deputy Sheriffs Franklin and Downs made a raid at the Eikman cigar factory and found 125 pint bottles of whiskey, besides some empties. Chief of Police Cleve Olson had arrested a party under the influence of liquor and the...
March 16, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
From the Archives - 1991: 'Grease' to be performed at Jefferson High School
1916, 100 years ago: In Kensington, Richard Osterberg became owner of the restaurant owned and run by George Henricks. Mr. Osterberg will take charge immediately. … About 25 farmers living in the vicinity of Ashby held a meeting at the Farmers’ State Bank for the purpose of organizing...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
From the archives - 1916: Alexandria rooming house for sale or trade
1916, 100 years ago: Gust M. Johnson, secretary of the Holmes City Creamery, said that with a few determined people, the creamery will develop successfully. The farmers will gradually go into dairying and when that branch of farming has developed, the industry will flourish. It takes...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 12, 2016
Meet Mr. History
Steve Stark, a.k.a. "Mr. History," will present a one-of-a-kind history program on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Ecumen Bethany Chapel,...
February 12, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Join the clothing collection effort of Bundle Days Drive
1916, 100 years ago: Peter Hoplin of Brandon filed as a candidate for the Legislature. This makes the third entry in the campaign. He has been active in temperance work, having been connected with the Law and Order League until the Douglas County Anti-Saloon League was organized last...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
FROM THE ARCHIVES: 2005 - Twelve failed in 39 tobacco compliance tests
1915, 100 years ago: Carl Pipo of Moe Township has been hauling to town 600 bushels of onions, which he expects to ship to Eastern markets. We understand he is offered 50 cents per bushel. … In Brandon news: Some of our “would-be” hunters, who were out looking for ducks the...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
Observations from the archives, 1990: Douglas County has fifth-highest accident rate
1915, 100 years ago: The furnace at the Fahlun Church is under repair and expected to be in good shape by Sunday. … Ladies ready-to-wear and trimmed hats, also ostrich plumes, now sold at one-third off from former prices at the People’s Store. … Automobiles! Oakland Four, five...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
From the archives, 1990: Bubble arena to be erected next to RCC
1915, 100 years ago: The Alexandria Telephone Company is planning to erect a new building for its headquarters on the lot south of the Candy Kitchen. They will then install a new switch board equipped with the latest inventions. Among these will be the automatic ring for central and...
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
Wedum Building is important part of Alexandria history
Editor's note: This story is related to the recent sale of the Wedum building to the owner of the Panther Distilllery. To read that story, click...
June 12, 2015 - 9:21am
September 9, 2014
Observations from the archives, 2004: National Guard unit returns from Kosovo
1914, 100 years ago: An automobile party from Lowry consisting of Andrew Knutson, Ole Bjokne, Nels Femrite, Andrew Johnson and Andrew Quitne with their families attended the services at the Norwegian Lutheran Church and visited with their former pastor, the Rev. B.A. Benson and his...
September 9, 2014 - 11:56am
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
September 3, 2014
Viking painting project begins soon
On Thursday, a live painting event was hosted at Cherry Street Books in Alexandria for the public to see first-hand, an artist’s creative process...
September 3, 2014 - 7:05am
Observations from the archives, 2004: Midwife delivers 1,000th baby
1914, 100 years ago: Miss Nellie Pexsa is improving after an operation for tonsillitis. Miss Pexsa has been the efficient typesetter in the Echo office for nearly three years and whatever shortcomings the paper may have had the past weeks is largely due to shortage of help. … Clothes...
September 3, 2014 - 12:00am