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Trap shooting: B-E looks for a return to state
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And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Mildred A. Schroeder
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
Richard Millard Ohlsen
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: The Evangelical death spiral
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
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
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April 19, 2018
1968: Good Friday fire destroys businesses
1918, 100 years ago: Carl Anderson, undertaker of Alexandria, was called to Fergus Falls with his auto hearse for the funeral of Mrs. Dr. G.O. Welsh, wife of the superintendent of the insane hospital there. Mrs. Welsh has been very prominent for years in club and suffrage circles....
April 19, 2018 - 9:48am
April 12, 2018
EDITORIAL: County shouldn't gag employees from talking to media
Those who support a free flow of information from their local government should be very concerned about an item on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners agenda for Tuesday, April 17. It's listed under the 10 a.m. items presented by County Coordinator Heather Schlangen as a "personnel...
April 12, 2018 - 11:45am
April 11, 2018
2008: Elm Street water tower demolished
1918, 100 years ago: Charles A. Lindberg, Little Falls, former congressman, filed last week with the secretary of state for the Republican nomination for governor at the state primary election in June. He has the Nonpartisan league endorsement and is the first candidate to file for...
April 11, 2018 - 10:29am
April 4, 2018
1968: Central Junior High pool nears completion
1918, 100 years ago: Wanted: Man and wife to work on farm, $60 per month. — Ed Roth, R. 2, Alexandria. Miss Elsie Nelson, who last year completed a course in typewriting and shorthand at the Minneapolis Business College, is at present working in the Register of Deeds office...
April 4, 2018 - 9:21am
March 28, 2018
1918: Brandon debates school consolidation
1918, 100 years ago: In Brandon: The bell on the village hall which was blown down last summer during a storm is being replaced. Also in Brandon, the debate on consolidation of schools, which was held at the village hall, was attended by a large number of farmers and townspeople....
March 28, 2018 - 8:39am
March 21, 2018
1993: Sears Roebuck closes its doors in Alexandria
1918, 100 years ago: Mr. Olof Nelson of Garfield, who enlisted in the Signal Corps of the U.S.A., left from here for Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis. Olof is over the draft age but he enlisted and wants Uncle Sam to put him where he can be of greatest service to his country. Rudolph...
March 21, 2018 - 2:42pm
March 15, 2018
1993: Parkers Prairie slam-dunks Osakis, captures first title
1918, 100 years ago: In Brandon, Arthur Berg came home from Camp Grant, Ill., for a few hours' visit with his parents. He was only allowed a three days' furlough and most of the time was spent on the road. In Moe and Vicinity, Victor Olson was a lucky fellow to catch three wolves...
March 15, 2018 - 7:13am
March 8, 2018
1918: National Prohibition Party to meet in Alexandria
1918, 100 years ago: Prohibition headquarters are busy with the completion of details for the National Convention, to be held in this city. Estimates indicate that about 500 Prohibition Party delegates and visitors will be present. A referendum vote of the National Executive Committee...
March 8, 2018 - 8:48am
March 1, 2018
1918: Large crowd, band bid soldiers good-bye
1918, 100 years ago: The second division of Douglas County's first quota of drafted men left for Camp Dodge. They went by way of the Soo on a special train. A large crowd of fully 2,000 people escorted the boys to the depot to see them off. At the courthouse, the Red Cross and Alexandria...
March 1, 2018 - 1:03pm
February 22, 2018
1918: School bus crash caused 'severe nervous shock'
1918, 100 years ago: All the children wounded in the Nelson railroad-school bus collision are improving. The two most serious cases proved to be Elinore Nelson, daughter of the driver, and Rose Strandberg. Both were struck on the head and have been suffering from severe nervous shock....
February 22, 2018 - 6:36am
February 15, 2018
1918: Local 'soldier boys' on torpedoed ship
1918, 100 years ago: Two of Douglas County's soldier boys were on the transport Tuscania which was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland. They were A.C. Anderson of Nelson and C.E. Thunberg of Ida. From all reports we have been able to get, both were among the saved. In Kensington News:...
February 15, 2018 - 2:22pm
February 8, 2018
1918: School bus crash kills two children
1918, 100 years ago: Nelson village experienced one of the saddest and most terrible accidents in the history of this county when the afternoon coast flyer (train) collided with one of the Nelson school buses, killing two of the pupils, badly injuring five others, and more or less...
February 8, 2018 - 7:58am
February 1, 2018
1918: Government orders stores closed on Mondays
1918, 100 years ago: Harlan Johnson of Garfield has purchased the bowling alley and billiard hall which Vic Beroud has been running in connection with his barber shop. Mr. Beroud has moved his barber shop to the Werner building where he will operate a first class tonsorial parlor....
February 1, 2018 - 11:51am
LETTER: Newspaper clipping gave me a break
To the editor: Recently, I was digging through some items I had packed away and saved, and I came across an Echo Press clipping from 1993 about some streakers. It brought back memories from that time in my life and the clipping was a break I needed then. A break from the everyday...
February 1, 2018 - 7:51am
January 25, 2018
1968: City urged to add fluoride to drinking water
1918, 100 years ago: In the high school auditorium, L.A. Emerson, who represents the Board for Vocational Education for Drafted Men, will explain the opportunity that is to be given the drafted men in every town in the United States. This work is under the direction of the War Department...
January 25, 2018 - 8:04am