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Sue Jung honored with statewide General Manager of the Year award
Sen. Klobuchar honors Roers Family Bakery
Warm spell closes ice rinks at Noonan Park
One injured in I-94 truck crash
Grant to help car program keep rolling
Orgeman-Crumb honored again as coach of the year
Boys basketball: Sabres edge Alexandria in CLC play
Wrestling: Knights take two more
Wrestling: Minnewaska tops B.O.L.D. by criteria
Girls basketball: Panthers still perfect in LEC
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
May 8, 2013
Explore the history of Alexandria
Take a journey through the history of Alexandria with Barb Grover on Monday, May 20 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Grand Arbor community room, Alexandria. A longtime Alexandria resident and historian, Grover has written a book about Alexandria's rich history and will share images and stories...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
May 6, 2013
New app helps find museums in Minnesota
Just in time for the busy summer travel season and Minnesota Museums Month in May, the Minnesota Association of Museums and the Minnesota Historical Society are launching a free Minnesota Museums app that will direct users to the more than 500 museums statewide. "We are so fortunate...
May 6, 2013 - 10:18am
May 5, 2013
Minnesotans encouraged to visit historic sites this month
The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) is celebrating Preservation Month in May by encouraging Minnesotans to visit historic sites, to learn how to preserve family treasures and also to share favorite historic places in their communities on social media. Across Minnesota, there...
May 5, 2013 - 10:06am