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New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
Ten school, city elections contested
Douglas County Fair deemed a success
AARP honors Bev Bales as 50 Plus Leader
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
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Balancing act: Osakis tennis staggers lineup to begin fall
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
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
Youth day comes together
Arland E. Hirman
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Arland E. Hirman
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
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
December 1, 2012
Civil War artifacts on display at ITOW Veterans Museum
"Celebrating Minnesota in the 1800s" is the theme of the exhibits on display at the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham through the end of December. Including in the exhibits are photographs and artifacts from the Prospect House and Civil War Museum of Battle Lake which houses an extensive...
December 1, 2012 - 1:57pm
November 30, 2012
Grant will help preserve local history
From oral histories to preserving historic buildings, Minnesotans are hard at work celebrating their legacy now and building it for the future. The Minnesota Historical Society announced this week that it has awarded 53 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage grants of up to $7,000,...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
October 28, 2012
Grant leads to concert of historical folk music in Perham
Thanks to a grant from Lake Region Arts Council, the Friends of the Museum will present a free concert and workshop on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham. It will feature flutist Julie Johnson and the No-Accounts of original compositions that...
October 28, 2012 - 8:58am
October 5, 2012
Lake Carlos State Park celebrates history of lakes area
Join Lake Carlos State Park in celebrating the history of the area on Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day will be filled with...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
September 30, 2012
New historical grants awarded across Minnesota
The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) is pleased to announce that more than 80 organizations in 37 counties throughout the state will receive Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants for projects that will preserve and share our state's rich history and cultural heritage...
September 30, 2012 - 10:12am
August 24, 2012
Day at the Museum
Editor's note: The following is a first-person account of a visit to the Kensington Area Heritage Society Museum. Several years ago there was...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Creative hands, a loving heart and a lifetime of memories
In the past 92 years, 16 presidents have been through office, more than three major wars have taken place, and a Great Depression crippled the...
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
July 13, 2012
Classic boat show celebrates 25 years
The 2012 Chain of Lakes Classic Boat Show, sponsored by the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum, is celebrating its 25th year on Saturday, July 14. The...
July 13, 2012 - 12:00am
July 7, 2012
Dark Minnesota history episode part of state exhibit
ST. PAUL -- Museums often tell war stories, but an exhibit the Minnesota History Center just opened is more emotional than others. "This is our war," History Center Director Dan Spock said while touring the exhibit on the St.
July 7, 2012 - 4:40pm
June 27, 2012
Museum's 'tinkle cone dress' is a rarity
The Runestone Museum in Alexandria has been receiving some national attention lately, and this time it has nothing to do with the famed Kensington...
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 20, 2012
Explore lakes area history with republished keepsake
Those of us who grew up in the Midwest are accustomed to the changing seasons. We endured the cold snowy days of winter, basked in the early sunshine of spring while watching the flowers come to life... then came summer! A great segue into what I am very excited to share with you. Not...
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
New Grand Hotel and Resort exhibit opens at maritime museum
A new exhibit showcasing four historic lodging properties that played key roles in the development of the local tourism industry is opening at...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
Traveling History Players to perform at Bethany Chapel
The Traveling History players from the Minnesota Historical Society will perform a narrative of William de la Barre at Ecuman Bethany Community Chapel in Alexandria on Monday, June 18 at 2:30 p.m. The costumed performers will show the dangers of millwork, the milling disaster that...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
May 4, 2012
Authors to discuss 450-year gap in history at museum
Robert G. Johnson and Janey Westin, co-authors of the book The Last Kings of Norse America - Runestone Keys To a Lost Empire, will speak at the...
May 4, 2012 - 12:00am
January 21, 2012
New report details 2012 Legacy history projects
Minnesotans around the state are preserving and sharing more history than ever thanks to support from the Legacy Amendment, which mandates that a portion of funds "preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage." A new report from the Minnesota Historical Society details 2012...
January 21, 2012 - 3:44pm