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Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
A fast start: Mountain biking club finds success in first season
Alex Horseshoe League hands out 2016 awards
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Geneva hosts Parent-Child golf tourney
U.S. Bank to host Minnesota Football Showcase
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
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Births - Oct. 21, 2016
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The rush of the flush
From the stand: Bucks starting to move
DNR Report: Drawdown underway on Pope County lake
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
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How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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On The Street
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 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
August 17, 2016
From the archives - 1916: Room for rent for housekeeping or otherwise
1916, 100 years ago: The Alexandria Nursery Company received a carload of materials for their greenhouse, which they will erect this fall. They have a fine tract of land in east Alexandria near the Ward school house. … For Rent: Very reasonable, a nice big upstairs room, suitable...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
From the archives - 2006: Bill Ingebrigtsen files for Senate as Republican candidate
1916, 100 years ago: T.A. Erickson came up from St. Paul for a visit with his people here. Mrs. Erickson and children have been here for some time with her mother and other relatives. … In Forada and Union Lake Briefs: Mr. Owen will leave this week for a vacation of two or more...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 20, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Home Fallout Protection Survey conducted in Douglas County
1916, 100 years ago: Reinhart Krueger, 29-year-old man, met a serious accident that caused him his life. After hitching up a hay wagon it appears that the team of horses became frightened and began to run. The dead man attempted to secure the reins but while doing so the team ran...
July 20, 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
July 1, 2016
Echo Press earns five awards in national contest
The Echo Press recently received five awards in the National Newspaper Association's 2016 Better Newspaper Contest (BNC). Following are the awards...
July 1, 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