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UPDATED: Victim identified in fire; smoke detectors helped children escape
Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 10
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 10
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Harriet M. Johnson
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
May 18, 2016
From the archives - 1916: Junior-senior banquet held at Dickinson Inn on Lake Geneva
1916, 100 years ago: Editor W.J. Barr Moses of the Brandon Forum was in Alexandria to talk trade with Editor Brinildsen with a view of taking the Republican Gazette off Mr. Brinildsen’s hands. Mr. Moses had been advertising in trade journals that he wanted to trade his small town...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
From the archives: 1916 - Heavy dust storm strikes Alexandria; windmill toppled
1916, 100 years ago: The Rev. T.W. Critchette, Commander of Post No. 51, Alexandria, invites all soldiers of the Civil War and Spanish War on Memorial Day to go to the cemetery in the morning and in the afternoon help dedicate the soldiers’ monument at the Douglas County Courthouse...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
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