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Alexandria police recover stolen items
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Jan. 13 through Sunday, Jan. 15
Update: Four pets die in mobile home fire (w/video)
UPDATE: Four injured in crash near Evansville
Man found dead inside burned Motley home
Swimming and diving: Cards knock off Tech in CLC
Girls basketball: Chargers win defensive battle with Hawley
Wrestling: Alex takes third at Parker Prairie
Sports schedule for Monday, Jan. 16
Lower walleye limits, license fees among changes being considered in MN
Ecumen Bethany Community celebrates 100 years with birthday party
Packing a punch line
Persistence pays off
FIRST Robotics students visit Garfield Elementary
Christian illusionist featured during Faith at Work Lunch
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Capturing the moment: Hunt Down Your Photos contest winners
Mike Frisch: Find those mid-winter crappies
DNR release: Third case of CWD in deer identified in southeastern Minnesota
RLou Mae Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
LETTER: Electoral College votes for us
LETTER: Kudos to construction workers
LETTER: Pray for Trump
EDITORIAL: How to make 2017 a financial success
IT'S OUR TURN: Memories made to last
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Producers should utilize all available resources
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Beef home study courses offered online
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
June 15, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Alex Tech student project house sells at auction for $11,075
1916, 100 years ago: The Douglas County Breeders Association held their first meeting on the shores of Lake Geneva near Theo. A. Erickson's farm. T.A. Erickson, being president, presided over the meeting, the first since the association started four years ago. ... Edward Lund, while...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
From the archives - 2006: National Guard Armory undergoing $1.4 million remodeling project
1916, 100 years ago: Chief of Police Callaghan has prepared nice beds of flowers bordered with green grass around the light posts in the center of the streets. This gives a fine appearance to the Main Street and those intersecting. … There is an expert repairman in H.T. Holverson’s...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Fireman slips off roof while fighting Nelson's Store fire
1916, 100 years ago: P.O. Anderson, while fishing here last week, caught perhaps the largest pike seen. It weighed 11 pounds and measured 3 feet 2 inches in length. … For sale: A small four-passenger car. Will also trade for motorcycle or lots in town. For particulars call at Stevens...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 25, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Twenty Great Northern Railroad cars derail near Ashby
1916, 100 years ago: The Brandon Farmers’ Society of Equity is making plans to build a very modest warehouse to be used to receive produce, such as hides, potatoes, eggs, grass seeds, etc. for shipment, and in the case of receipts of carload shipments of twine, salt and fruit, so...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am