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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
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
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
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Brandon D. Randt
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
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
February 1, 2013
Cardinal wrestling: Big Ole tournament brings state-ranked wrestlers to town
With 26 individuals and three teams ranked in the state polls, the 42nd annual Big Ole wrestling tournament at Jefferson High School on Saturday...
February 1, 2013 - 12:00am
January 9, 2013
Frozen Ole hockey this weekend
Pond hockey is coming to Alexandria this weekend. The Frozen Ole Pond Hockey Championships will be held in front of D. Michael B's in the Viking Plaza Mall parking lot on Friday and Saturday, with plenty of entertainment to choose from. The 21+ tournament has divisions for every...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
October 12, 2012
Foli-Ole-Fest is Saturday
This Saturday, families are invited to celebrate fall with fun activities and give to the Douglas County Food Shelf at the same time. It's the eighth annual "Foli-Ole-Fest" at Anderson Florist and Greenhouse, 1610 6th Avenue East in Alexandria from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The only admission...
October 12, 2012 - 11:30am
June 20, 2012
Holy Moly Ole race results
HOLY MOLY OLE 5K ORB-10 YEARS RUNNING RACE JUNE 9 OVERALL WINNER - Jeffry Giroux, Alexandria, 19:07. ALEXANDRIA, AREA RESULTS - 2. Bill Carter, Alexandria, 21:19, 3. Shaynen Schmidt, Alexandria, 21:38, 4. Jeffery Lindner, Alexandria, 21:47, 6. Tim Tomalla, Glenwood, 22:23, 7....
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Giroux, Betterman win Holy Moly Ole 5K
In the first of five races, the Holy Moly Ole "Run Ole Run", took place Saturday, with Jeff Giroux of Alexandria the overall men's winner of...
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
You're invited to Ole and Lena's Wedding!
A new type of interactive dinner theater is being produced at First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) in Alexandria. Ole and Lena's Wedding will be performed Friday and Saturday, May 4-5 at 6:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 6 at 4 p.m. Ole and Lena's Wedding is filled with family...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
Alex wrestling: KMS takes Big Ole tournament title
Despite having to forfeit at four weights, the Alexandria wrestlers picked up fifth place in their own Big Ole wrestling tournament Saturday,...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
February 3, 2012
Card wrestling: Big Ole hits the mats tomorrow
Alexandria's Big Ole wrestling invitational - one of the longest running and most prestigious tournaments in outstate Minnesota - is on for Saturday. Showcasing high caliber talent from all over the state in all classes, the Cardinals will be hosting the 40th annual invitational,...
February 3, 2012 - 12:00am
December 25, 2010
Ottertail mayor retires after 34 years in city government
"I was born by that tree over there," Ole gestures out the kitchen window to a snow covered tree in the front yard. It takes me a few seconds...
December 25, 2010 - 2:40pm
June 1, 2010
Ole, Lena and Sven are roses; this is not a joke
Growing roses in central and northern Minnesota has always been a challenge. The University of Minnesota is doing research in developing roses which are low-maintenance, hardy and disease resistant for northern gardens. It has been more than 40 years since the University released...
June 1, 2010 - 3:36pm
February 10, 2010
Wrestlers finish sixth overall at Big Ole
Alexandria's Cole Ellison and Lucas Betterman both earned runner-up honors at the 40th annual Big Ole wrestling tournament Saturday as the Cardinal...
February 10, 2010 - 12:00am
January 1, 2009
Vintage snowmobiles have been postponed
The 3rd annual Big Ole Holiday Spectacular race for the Vintage One Lunger Series has been postponed. The race was set for Saturday, January 3 on Lake Agnes in Alexandria. According to organizers, in the past few weeks, there has been almost three feet of snow, which has put a lot...
January 1, 2009 - 12:00am
December 25, 2008
Big Ole VOLS race set for January 3
The 3rd annual Big Ole Holiday Spectacular race for the Vintage One Lunger Series is set for Saturday, January 3 on Lake Agnes in Alexandria. Sign in will be from 8-11 a.m. at the Depot Express, 104 Broadway Street, in Alexandria. Hot laps will run from 11-11:30 a.m. with races starting...
December 25, 2008 - 12:00am
September 19, 2008
An Ole-sized undertaking
Under the looming presence of the Big Ole Viking statue, workers prepared the parking lot at Alexandria's Big Ole/Central Park for surfacing this week. Lee's Construction of Alexandria is doing the $170,000 project, winning the bid by just $257.40 over the next lowest bidder. The...
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am
May 23, 2008
Plan to have 'Breakfast with Big Ole' this Saturday
How many people can say they've had breakfast with a 28-foot tall Viking? Now you can. "Breakfast with Big Ole" will take place in Fort Alexandria, across from the famous Viking statue. The event, which is being held in conjunction with "Awake the Lakes," is set for this Saturday,...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am