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UPDATE: Boyfriend with a record arrested in crash that killed University of St. Thomas student
Motorcycle crash on I-94 near Garfield leaves Nevada man dead
Douglas County preliminary tax levy shows 3.96 increase
Gravel pit plan has Forada concerned; meeting set for Wednesday
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, September 18
Volleyball: Streaks win conference game against Upsala
Tennis: Cardinals defeat Moorhead, 6-2
Tennis: Minnewaska adds loss and win to record
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria opens season with a weekend split
Soccer: Cards lose 6-2 to Moorhead despite Kuhn's two goals
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Habitat for Humanity dedicates home, seeks more clients
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Essay contest: What stories can the stones tell?
Don & Betty Kuelbs
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Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Betty Ruth Berry
Martha Lynn Greengo
Mary M. Odland
It's Our Turn: A whole lot of living to do
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Corn silk bandit robs Holmes City co-op
Letter: Bike helmets prevent brain injuries
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Your Turn: Readers react to Wi-Fi on school buses
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
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Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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June 7, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Northwest Airlines (remember them?) donates 727 to Alex Tech
1917, 100 years ago: 143 boys and girls, largest of the county, will receive their diplomas at the County Eighth Grade Graduation day. The number of students enrolled at the Lake Louise School during the year was 37. Average daily attendance was 25. Alfred Carlson of Evansville recently...
June 7, 2017 - 8:02am
May 25, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
1917, 100 years ago: Lars Anderson has sold his 80 acre farm west of Brandon to August Anderson from near Alexandria. Consideration, $6,000 ... T.A. Erickson, Miss Tempero, Mr. Norsen and Mr. Yockey went to Glenwood and gave a demonstration of canning to the high school and townspeople...
May 25, 2017 - 6:05am
May 18, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
1917, 100 years ago: The farmers of this county are steadily securing well bred stock and developing that industry to a remarkable extent. John Uptegraft of Belle River just received a full blood Holstein bull calf, and he reports that the mother of the calf produced 40 pounds of...
May 18, 2017 - 9:53am
May 11, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Construction begins on St. Ann's in Brandon
1917, 100 years ago: Doctors M.B. Ruud and L.M. Boyd are again back at their offices after a seven-week absence, attending post graduate work in New York City. Dr. Ruud specialized in women's and children's diseases and Dr. Boyd on nose and throat diseases, spending some time at the...
May 11, 2017 - 5:52am
May 4, 2017
OBSERVATIONS FROM THE ARCHIVES: 1992: Lincoln Avenue originally platted as Sixth Avenue
1917, 100 years ago: If you are interested in automobiles, go to Erickson and Setter garage and see the Chevrolet 490 and the Oakland Sensible Six. They are dandies ... LOST — Automobile mud chain on Holmes City road, between the hill at Martin Oberg's and I.O.G.T. Hall at Holmes...
May 4, 2017 - 6:00am
April 27, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
1917, 100 years ago: The effects of the war conditions are already beginning to be felt. Notices are being posted stating there is no credit given by merchants for flour and sugar. Cutloaf sugar is practically out of the market now. ... Lost: Automobile mud chain on Holmes City road,...
April 27, 2017 - 8:19am
April 20, 2017
Observations From the Archives: 1992: Sen. Paul Wellstone featured at town meetings
1917, 100 years ago: In Millerville News: Builder John Abel is again in the field with his men busy at work. They will next build a barn for Walter Wilken. ... The Johnson girls, living northeast of Union Lake, had the good luck in the state ditch to spear a fish that was 42 inches...
April 20, 2017 - 8:21am
April 13, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1917: Letson House to remodel and enlarge
1917, 100 years ago: Mr. Ginther has secured plans to remodel and greatly increase the capacity of the Letson House. The plans are to build a large fireproof addition to the west side and brick veneer the other part, remove the present roof and replace it with a flat roof. The capacity...
April 13, 2017 - 4:09pm
March 29, 2017
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: 3M plant construction started in Alexandria
1917, 100 years ago: The old Schneiderhan house on the lots back of the Washington school was sold at public auction to Frank Bisek of Lake Mary. Gust Loo was auctioneer. Mr. Bisek will move the house to the lots across the street, northeast of where it now stands. Moving the house...
March 29, 2017 - 9:00am
March 22, 2017
From the Archives - 1967: Free Mantoux tests offered
1917, 100 years ago: For some time the Echo has been running a couple columns of reading matter in German. This was greatly appreciated by the German readers and it was our intention to continue these columns. But since the latest developments with Germany, the company furnishing...
March 22, 2017 - 7:00am
March 15, 2017
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 2007: Douglas County Jail not in compliance
1917, 100 years ago: In Forada and Union Lake News: The Rev. Owen is meeting with lots of disappointments this winter as the church services are so poorly attended on account of the bad weather. Sundays seem always to be so stormy or else a recent storm puts the roads in such shape...
March 15, 2017 - 7:00am
March 8, 2017
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Snowmobiles are new status symbol
1917, 100 years ago: A traveling secretary for the International YMCA gave a talk to the high school pupils on the subject, "Be Your Own Self." He said that everyone was somebody's example and that person would copy their example as closely as possible. ... The coal situation in Evansville...
March 8, 2017 - 7:00am
March 1, 2017
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: Michelangelo virus attacks computers
1917, 100 years ago: The Gamble-Robinson Alexandria Company has installed a first-class refrigerator, located in the basement and the first floor of their wholesale warehouse at the Soo yards. In the basement section, the warming room for ripening bananas is located. This is also...
March 1, 2017 - 7:00am
February 22, 2017
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
1917, 100 years ago: H.H. Griebenow is adding materially to the appearance of his store by putting in a new hardwood floor. A crew of several men was put on the job and they made quick work of it. ... There were seven deaths in the city of Alexandria during the month of February;...
February 22, 2017 - 7:00am
February 15, 2017
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: Site selected for new junior high school
1917, 100 years ago: Wolves are lurking around in Holmes City. Five of the carnivorous beasts were seen together near the Trysil school house. ... A deal was completed between Swan Lofengren and Joe Patrick, the two gentlemen trading farms. Lofengren came here from Iowa a few years...
February 15, 2017 - 10:15am