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Red Bull Band performs with high school band
Battling the elements for cancer: Fish tournament raises more than $50,000
Missing pregnant woman found dead in Chippewa National Forest: Autopsy scheduled for 27-year-old from Akeley in Cass County
Five ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis
Alexandria Area High School Honor Roll
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria goes undefeated on the road
Girls hockey: Cardinals seeded fourth in Class A state tournament
Sports schedule for Sunday, Feb. 18
Boys basketball: Imdieke secures one point victory for Silverstreaks
Girls basketball: Cardinals win 15 games straight
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Wayne & Berdeen Benson
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Outdoor briefs: Pheasants Forever banquet set for Feb. 24
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
Dorothy M. Weaver
Arlene L. Zavadil
OUR TURN: It's not easy, but it's pretty simple
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
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
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
Estate planning seminar on Tuesday
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November 8, 2017
2007: Officers receive Medal of Valor
1917, 100 years ago: During the past year, Forada has experienced a regular business boom and growth in business. There have been built four fine residences in the village and just outside the village limits, John Lorenz has erected a fine farm home. But the greatest addition to Forada's...
November 8, 2017 - 12:16pm
November 1, 2017
1967: Spruce Hill and Miltona churches combine
1917, 100 years ago: Sigvart Johnson of Moe was in Alexandria. He reported that he had just completed threshing his eight acres of alfalfa-clover. The yield was good, being 22½ bushel. He will have this seed tested at the University farm so as to make sure of its condition before...
November 1, 2017 - 6:29am
October 26, 2017
1967: Computer proves star at Alex Tech open house
1917, 100 years ago: A league has been formed to encourage better public speaking called the Minnesota High School Declamatory League. Contestants are restricted to students of high school. The boys will give oratorical and more serious selections and the girls the dramatic. In the...
October 26, 2017 - 9:29am
October 18, 2017
1967: Four rolls of toilet paper cost 39 cents
1917, 100 years ago: A committee of the county commissioners met with a representative of the State Highway Commission to inspect the bridge between lakes Carlos and L'Homme Dieu. The work of filling in the dirt at the approaches will begin soon so the road will again be open for...
October 18, 2017 - 5:01pm
October 11, 2017
1967: Bon Jos opens in Alexandria
1917, 100 years ago: From Forada and Union Lake News: Letters have been received from some of our soldier boys. Newton Nash says soldier life is great and enjoys it more every day. Newton has been assigned the place of cook just below the chief cook and Oscar Glock is also cooking....
October 11, 2017 - 3:15pm
September 27, 2017
Observations from Archives: 1917: Newspaper office vandalized
1917, 100 years ago: Carl A. Wold, Editor of the Park Region Echo found the door to the Echo office had been forced opened, and on the floor were scattered bills, receipts, and letters from the Echo letter files. Upon investigation he found the filing cabinet had been cleaned out...
September 27, 2017 - 5:48pm
September 20, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
1917, 100 years ago: In Spruce Hill news, Mr. and Mrs. Pratt were relieved upon hearing from their two sons, William and Leonard, who joined the Army as volunteers in April. The last they had heard was in July when they were in New York. The letter they just received states that they...
September 20, 2017 - 10:23am
September 15, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Corn silk bandit robs Holmes City co-op
1917, 100 years ago: The Luther League of the Swedish Lutheran Church enjoyed a "wiener roast" at the Anderson cottage on Lake Darling, the evening being in the nature of a farewell to the young men of the society who have been called into the army. The "soldier boys" present were...
September 15, 2017 - 4:03pm
September 6, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Major league scouts eye tournament
1917, 100 years ago: The Halverson Furniture Company has sold its stock of merchandise in Alexandria to L.H. Allen of Hastings. Halverson bought out Hanson Furniture Store about fifteen months ago but Mr. Halverson has now been drafted into the service and took the opportunity to...
September 6, 2017 - 3:08pm
August 31, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1917: Vegetable canning at the schoolhouse
1917, 100 years ago: In Millerville news, they have built a new bridge over Debilzan's creek. A good concrete structure, with strong iron protector rails. William Glebe made it. Up to this time, August 27, there has been canned in the schoolhouse over 700 cans of vegetables of which...
August 31, 2017 - 6:07am
August 24, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1917: Marriage applications fall during WWI draft
1917, 100 years ago: There are now over twenty old people at the Bethany Old Folk's home and more applications are coming in continually. FOR SALE: Purebred rose-comb brown leghorn cockerels. April hatched. One for $1.00. Three for $2.50. Six for $5.00. 1967, 50 years ago: Glaston...
August 24, 2017 - 6:33am
August 16, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
We hope the blank front page of today's newspaper caught your eye. More importantly, we hope it prompted readers to imagine, for just a few minutes,...
August 16, 2017 - 10:26am
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
1917, 100 years ago: James J. Ballentine, who has furlough from Fort Snelling for two weeks, is expected at Camp Ballentine to visit relatives....
August 16, 2017 - 9:15am
August 10, 2017
Oberservations from the Archives: 1917: Storm kills three horses, destroys barns
1917, 100 years ago: Louis Malmgren of Lake Mary reports that other than taking the two big doors off his barn, the chimney from his house and blowing down trees, the storm last week did no damage to him greatly. His neighbor, Tom Hvezda, lost his fine big barn and three horses were...
August 10, 2017 - 11:30am
August 3, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Verizon buys Rural Cellular
1917, 100 years ago: One of the severest storms known to the people of this county passed over Sunday evening. It appears that it covered a strip the length of the county from west to east doing serious damage through Urness, Moe, LaGrand, Alexandria and Osakis. The storm struck between...
August 3, 2017 - 6:12am