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Will Alexandria host Governor's Fishing Opener?
Man dies in Otter Tail crash as wintry weather returns
Helicopter crash victim now in dispute with employer
Meeting to explore effects of Agent Orange on veterans
Speaker promotes the power of positivity
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Softball: Sixth inning sinks Cards at Apollo
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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