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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Getting a jump on spring
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Alexandria's Walker named section swim COY
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
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
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
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
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
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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