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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
May 4, 2016
From the archives: 1916 - Glee Club girls picnic on Lake Geneva with gentlemen friends
1916, 100 years ago: The Norwegian Lutheran Synod Church at Brandon will be dedicated with Pastor Magelson giving comments. Those who wish to attend must bring their lunch basket along. Ladies Aid will be serving. … County Commissioner Theo. Walstead, while motoring from Lund Township...
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Art and Palette Club forms in Alexandria
1916, 100 years ago: Erick Thorson lost a valuable horse last week. It means money out of a man’s pocket to lose a horse nowadays, especially horses like Mr. Thorson’s. … In Urness News: We have been told that Ole Hakonson has purchased a new Overland car. We have the idea that...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 20, 2016
From the archives - 1991: Target Stores approved to possibly build in Alexandria
1916, 100 years ago: Butter-maker Olson of the Holmes City Creamery reports the creamery is doing well under the new rule to pay for the cream as it is received. It may cause some extra work but Mr. Olson and Secretary Gust Johnson are working hard to bring the business up to the...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
From the Archives - 1966: Sunset Drive-In Theatre opens for season this week
1916, 100 years ago: The Rose City Creamery paid their patrons 39 cents per pound for butter for the month of February. … A.A. Rooney, president of the Osakis branch of the American Society of Equity, says that the organization is growing steadily as members realize the benefits...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
From the Archives - 1916: Electric light plant in Evansville now in operation
1916, 100 years ago: The approaches to the bridge across the stream connecting Lakes L’Homme Dieu and Carlos were washed out. It appears the opening filled up under the bridge and now the water in Lake Carlos has risen also, so that it cut through and washed out the dirt. … The...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
March 30, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1991: City passes governance of library to county
1916, 100 years ago: Arthur W. Bjorklund of St. Paul has opened a plumbing and heating business in the Dr. Anderson building, first door south of P.A. Johnson’s Studio. Mr. Bjorklund is the brother of Mrs. Fred Oppel. … The members of the Carlos block of Douglas County’s Breeders...
March 30, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
From the archives - 2006: Lake #21-191 renamed Martin Lake
1916, 100 years ago: Henrick Myhr, the big farmer of Holmes City, called on Henry Hansen and got his hair trimmed up before the busy season sets in. He has made several improvements on his place lately. He has a gasoline engine, a large one, for feed grinding and the saw rig, and...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 16, 2016
From the archives - 1916: Cigar factory raided and 125 pints of whiskey seized
1916, 100 years ago: Sheriff Kent, County Attorney Leach, Deputy Sheriffs Franklin and Downs made a raid at the Eikman cigar factory and found 125 pint bottles of whiskey, besides some empties. Chief of Police Cleve Olson had arrested a party under the influence of liquor and the...
March 16, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
From the Archives - 1991: 'Grease' to be performed at Jefferson High School
1916, 100 years ago: In Kensington, Richard Osterberg became owner of the restaurant owned and run by George Henricks. Mr. Osterberg will take charge immediately. … About 25 farmers living in the vicinity of Ashby held a meeting at the Farmers’ State Bank for the purpose of organizing...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
From the archives - 1916: Alexandria rooming house for sale or trade
1916, 100 years ago: Gust M. Johnson, secretary of the Holmes City Creamery, said that with a few determined people, the creamery will develop successfully. The farmers will gradually go into dairying and when that branch of farming has developed, the industry will flourish. It takes...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
From the Archives - 2006: Local chapter of Mothers Against Methamphetamine is organizing
1916, 100 years ago: Chas. Nelson and Henry Hendrickson of Hoffman were Alexandria visitors. The people of Hoffman are contemplating installing a municipal heating and lighting plant. Hoffman is a village of a little over 500 population. It is a thriving business place and Mr. Nelson...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Join the clothing collection effort of Bundle Days Drive
1916, 100 years ago: Peter Hoplin of Brandon filed as a candidate for the Legislature. This makes the third entry in the campaign. He has been active in temperance work, having been connected with the Law and Order League until the Douglas County Anti-Saloon League was organized last...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 27, 2016
From the archives - 1991: Volunteers needed to help build giant Viking ship of ice for Winterfest
1916, 100 years ago: Hans Birkhoefer filed as candidate for representative to the Legislature. The announcement came suddenly to many and to most of the politicians engaged in regulating the political destinies of Douglas County as a great surprise. He is the proprietor of the Rudolph...
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
January 20, 2016
Observations from the archives - 1966: Governor rides snowmobile from airport to motel in Alexandria
1916, 100 years ago: In Urness news, the West Moe Ladies’ Aid met with Mrs. H.K. Burkey. Owing to the disagreeable weather and drifted roads, the attendance was not as good as usual. … Sleighing parties are in vogue these beautiful moonlight evenings, with Alexandria and Nelson...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
January 13, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Radioactive material being shipped through Minnesota
1916, 100 years ago: The growth of the co-operative grain elevator movement in North Dakota has been rapid during the last year. There are 116 more of these elevators than a year ago. In the meantime, about an equal number of old line and independent elevators have gone out of business....
January 13, 2016 - 12:00am