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Meet the new Pets of the Week: Hans, Finn and Poe (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Oct. 26
Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Minnesota teachers union protections
Much agreement among county commissioner candidates
School board candidates debate issues
Sports schedule for Thursday, Oct. 27
8-3A volleyball: Bemidji ends Cards' season again
5AA football: Bulldogs' big third finishes Minnewaska season
Class A state tennis: Lakers fall in two matches
5AA football: Quick start sends Osakis to section semis past Benson
Otterness takes top honors in national field competition
Ecumen Bethany Community offers free memory screenings
Anishinaabe-Ojibwe storyteller to present at EAC
Hope and healing after abortion
Carlos to host youth Halloween party
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
The rush of the flush
From the stand: Bucks starting to move
DNR Report: Drawdown underway on Pope County lake
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
Paul John Dalluge
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
LETTER: Thank you to VA clinics
LETTER: Odell fully understands issues
LETTER: Time clocks are good business practice
LETTER: Keep Westrom working for students
FARGO FORUM EDITORIAL: This time for president, none of the above
Top 10 fall garden chores
AgCountry Farm Credit Services to award scholarships
ASK A TROOPER: Do farm vehicles need pilot cars?
FSA is committed to assisting producers
Find out what is a fair farm rental agreement at meeting
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
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
August 14, 2014
Observations from the archives, 1964: Krazy Day biggest and best ever
1914, 100 years ago: Threshers moving their rigs through the city and who have to drive across the street crossings are requested by the authorities to use planks under the engine wheels. This rule will be strictly enforced. … William Tonn, who is well-known to the people of Alexandria,...
August 14, 2014 - 11:59am
August 13, 2014
Do you know your roots?
Have you ever wondered from which country your family originated? Or maybe why you’re the only one in your family with your hair color? The...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
October 29, 2013
Wets, drys, gangsters, flappers
Minnesota History Center exhibit takes a look at Prohibition
October 29, 2013 - 1:49pm
August 23, 2013
A sign of Alexandria's past comes to light
A piece of Alexandria's past was unexpectedly uncovered this week. On the storefront of a downtown antique shop. Jeff and Lynelle Lanoue, owners...
August 23, 2013 - 12:00am
July 14, 2013
Four reasons why families should hit the road this summer
Not sure how to make vacations and school breaks count with your family? Discover your own backyard with a family road trip, advises veteran traveler and mother of three Alisa Abecassis. "With busy lives and, perhaps, lingering anxiety about job security, a family vacation may not...
July 14, 2013 - 7:46am