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Three teams qualify for global finals
Fergus Falls to get $3.5 million for demolition of historic former state hospital
Elementary students have their day
Baseball: Olson’s homer sparks B-E, but Eagles hold on
Baseball: Cardinals look toward the playoffs after a CLC title
Softball: WCA captures subsection crown with matching 7-3 wins
Horseshoe League standings: Week one
Boys golf: Osakis’ season ends at the 5A meet
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Marjorie A. Marso
Richard Matthew Suchy
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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July 1, 2013
Vikingland Band Festival big winners: 728 Cadets and Mankato 77 Lancers
One after another, 21 marching bands from across Minnesota - and one all the way from Oslo, Norway - wowed a big crowd with their precision, percussion and performances in downtown Alexandria Sunday. The 29th annual Vikingland Band Festival played out under a perfect sunny sky and...
July 1, 2013 - 11:31am
June 28, 2013
Strike up the bands
Marching bands from Minnesota and Norway will gather in Alexandria this weekend for the 29th annual Vikingland Band Festival parade marching...
June 28, 2013 - 12:00am
June 26, 2013
Alexandria Marching Band earns early season accolades
The start of the 2013 summer season has been successful for the Alexandria Marching Band, it reported. Starting in June at Benson, the band...
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
June 22, 2012
Vikingland Band Festival is Sunday
If you love a parade - and who doesn't - Alexandria is the place to be this Sunday, June 24. The 28th annual Vikingland Band Festival's Parade...
June 22, 2012 - 3:29pm
August 18, 2010
JHS Marching Band has successful 2010 season
The Jefferson High School (JHS) Marching Band successfully completed its 2010 summer parade season, marching in eight parades in Minnesota. ...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
From Norway to Alexandria, band fest is a hit
It was another successful year for the Vikingland Band Festival. Organizers said an international lineup, sunny skies, a nice breeze and one...
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
June 27, 2010
Band festival is today; don't park on Broadway
The Alexandria Police Department reminds everyone that there will be no parking on Broadway during the Vikingland Band Festival Parade today, Sunday, June 27. The festival begins at 1:30 p.m. and will march south on Broadway from 4th Avenue to 15th Avenue. Any vehicles not moved...
June 27, 2010 - 7:00am
April 25, 2010
Applications open for high school bands to play at U of M homecoming parade
The University of Minnesota is inviting high school bands from around the state to be a part of the U of M's prestigious Homecoming Parade and perform to more than 20,000 viewers. The Homecoming Committee is currently accepting applications from high school bands to participate in...
April 25, 2010 - 8:24am
March 28, 2010
Norwegian marching band coming to Vikingland Band Festival
Alexandria's Vikingland Band Festival is once again an international event, as the 2010 Festival will feature a marching band from Norway. The Notteroy School Band from Notteroy, Norway, will perform as the Honor Band of this year's festival parade. The Norwegian band will also perform...
March 28, 2010 - 2:35pm
May 20, 2009
Marching band kicks off season
The Alexandria Jefferson High School Marching Band will kick off its season by marching in the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25 in downtown Alexandria. This summer, the band will perform music from the musical Hair. Selections included in the 2009 show will include Hair (The...
May 20, 2009 - 12:00am
Vikingland Band Festival featured in national magazine
Alexandria's Vikingland Band Festival has just received a healthy dose of publicity on the national level. The festival is featured prominently in the latest issue of Halftime Magazine, a glossy, full-color publication with a circulation of 10,000 that promotes the sights, sounds...
April 20, 2009 - 12:42pm
Alumni marching band forming for 25th annual band festival
Dust off the trumpets and clean the clarinets! All former members of Alexandria's Jefferson High School Marching Band are invited to march down Broadway once again as part of the alumni band, which is being formed to celebrate the 25th annual Vikingland Band Festival on Sunday, June...
March 20, 2009 - 12:00am
February 25, 2009
Ba donkey dunk
The crowd brayed with laughter during the "Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show" in Alexandria's Jefferson High School gym Sunday afternoon. Four...
February 25, 2009 - 12:00am
February 18, 2009
Donkey basketball game set
A donkey basketball game will be held at Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria on Sunday, February 22 at 2 p.m. Fifty local "celebrity" donkey jockeys will play basketball on real live donkeys. The show is sponsored by the JHS Band Boosters. Proceeds will go toward a scholarship...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
August 13, 2008
JHS marching band completes another successful season
The Alexandria Jefferson High School Marching Band recently completed a successful season, marching in nine parades in May, June and July. The band played the music of Mary Poppins. Strong performances by the color guard, drumline and wind sections fueled success in the competitive...
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am