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Gravel pit plan has Forada concerned; meeting set for Wednesday
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, September 18
Minnesota school accountability system up for review to meet federal standards
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More talking, listening urged in B-E plans
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria opens season with a weekend split
Soccer: Cards lose 6-2 to Moorhead despite Kuhn's two goals
Volleyball: WCA loses in three to Pelican Rapids
Volleyball: Chargers beat Hancock in three sets
Tennis: Lakers sweep Yellow Medicine East in 7-0 victory
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DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
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A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Barbara J. Lee
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It's Our Turn: A whole lot of living to do
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Corn silk bandit robs Holmes City co-op
Letter: Bike helmets prevent brain injuries
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Your Turn: Readers react to Wi-Fi on school buses
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
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Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
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October 12, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1991: Open house held at Chandler Field
1916, 100 years ago: Sen. Knute Nelson and Congressman A.J. Volstead campaigned in Douglas County, speaking at Nelson, Osakis, Carlos, Alexandria, Garfield, Brandon and Evansville. They were listened to with interest and respect. ... Quite a scare out this way (Forada and Union Lake...
October 12, 2016 - 3:00am
October 5, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Gray Ladies make ditty bags for Vietnam servicemen
1916, 100 years ago: News has been received here of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Erickson of St. Paul. ... There will be English services at the German Lutheran Church. All are welcome. ... Pete Unumb is building a large addition to the north side of his residence...
October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
September 30, 2016
ASK A TROOPER: A look through the history of the Minnesota State Patrol
Question: Can you talk about the history of the Minnesota State Patrol? Answer: I was educated about the history of the Minnesota State Patrol while I was a cadet at the training academy. Listed below are some of the important changes and a timeline on when they occurred. • In 1929,...
September 30, 2016 - 2:15am
LETTER: Let your voices be heard
To the editor: Day after day we as American citizens are experiencing attacks and harassments against our moral and religious principles. We are losing freedoms we have long enjoyed to the ideologies of dictatorship agendas. The lack of interest, common sense and the reality of relativism...
September 30, 2016 - 1:00am
September 28, 2016
From the archives - 2006: Rock Anderson donates 15 gallons of blood
1916, 100 years ago: Oscar Erickson and Ole Setter have leased the garage, formerly run by Mr. Thompson near Fredenberg's machine shop, for a year where they will handle their line of Chevrolet and Oakland automobiles. They will also handle a full line of automobile supplies for their...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 21, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1991: Debra Sax selected as Vikings cheerleader
1916, 100 years ago: The County Sunday School Association held their annual convention at the Methodist Episcopal Church of this city. The convention was better attended than usual and much interest was shown in the work. ... Adolph Holmberg and Carl O. Knutson have formed a co-partnership...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
September 14, 2016
From the Archives - 2006: Greg Amundson wins first prize at Colgate Country Showdown
1916, 100 years ago: Quite a number of people were greatly disappointed about no county fair this year. Seems like there is always something to look forward to before fair time, but the fall looks "dryer" than ever, there being no fair at all. ... Clifford Larson of Brandon started...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
August 31, 2016
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. …...
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
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