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As state wants DNA from families of the missing, retired cop remembers the first to come forward
Kensington builds an improved space for play
Raises approved for four county officials
5 charged for holding pregnant Minnesota woman at gunpoint who they thought was meth dealer
For the record
Junior Legion state baseball: Alexandria takes lessons from 0-2 trip
Local teams ready to compete for Region 16C title
Resorters veteran wins MGA Amateur Championship
Bison Bound: Brock Anderson commits to NDSU
A wish come true for Kennedi Hay
A sweet setup to fight cancer
Garden concert features New Orleans sound
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Big smallmouth caught on Miltona
Equipment switch does the trick
A sunny day on Cowdry
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Alvin E. Sibell
Steven Brian Ignowski
Shirley Ann Faehnrich
David "Dave" A. Dittberner
Observations from the Archives: 1967: High-voltage wire claims three lives
Letter: Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors
Echo Press Editorial: Keep school debate on the high road
Commentary: Memories of a heroes' welcome home
In The Know: Preparing for emergencies
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
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On The Street
June 21, 2017
Alexandria could triple in size this weekend with several big events
It is safe to say that Alexandria residents will not be at a loss for activities this weekend. Consider this: a cowboy shootout at the Runestone...
June 21, 2017 - 8:04am
May 26, 2017
Runestone, Legacy of the Lakes museums unveil new exhibits
Two Alexandria museums will feature new exhibits for the summer season, ranging from nature photography to Minnesota boats to the Ice Age. ...
May 26, 2017 - 8:52am
February 1, 2017
Big Oles and Little Lenas
Music and laughter could be heard inside the Runestone Museum on Friday, Jan. 27, as the inaugural "Big Ole — Little Lena Ball," a father...
February 1, 2017 - 7:00am
January 20, 2017
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
It's time for fathers to escort their daughters to an evening of dancing and entertainment. The Big Ole — Little Lena Ball will be held...
January 20, 2017 - 11:00am
December 16, 2016
Museum branches out
Colleen Boesen used one word to describe the future of the Runestone Museum: bright. Boesen, a long-time museum board member, said, "It's amazing...
December 16, 2016 - 6:00am
November 30, 2016
Christmas spirit lights up in Alexandria
The Christmas season officially kicked off in Alexandria Friday night with the annual lighting ceremony on North Broadway. The ceremony was part...
November 30, 2016 - 9:18am
November 26, 2016
Christmas season lights up in Alexandria - w/video
The Christmas season kicked off in Alexandria Friday night with the annual lighting ceremony of the downtown Christmas lights. The ceremony...
November 26, 2016 - 10:02am
November 16, 2016
Christmas in the Fort ushers in holiday season
The Runestone Museum will present its annual Christmas in the Fort, featuring the Parade of Trees, on Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, at Fort Alexandria. This holiday celebration is free and open to the public. Santa will make an appearance, and goodies and cider will be served....
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
September 30, 2016
Runestone Museum makes television appearance
The Runestone Museum is once again making a television appearance. The Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum" will feature the Runestone Museum on its program Friday, Sept. 30. The show will air at 8 p.m. on the Travel Channel. Mysteries at the Museum, hosted by Don Wildman,...
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
Runestone Museum gets new awnings
If you drive by the Runestone Museum, you'll notice it has a new look. As part of its 2016 effort to remodel and beautify the exterior of the museum building, which also houses the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, the museum's board of directors voted to purchase new awnings....
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
August 26, 2016
A prop for Big Ole: Viking 'Gjallahorn' to stop in Alexandria, Kensington
Big Ole has a fresh paint job, and next week, he'll briefly have an accessory to complement it. On Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
End is near for Big Ole repairs
Big Ole, in all his 28-foot-tall fiberglass stature, is getting closer and closer to being completely repaired. Some unforeseen circumstances...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Big Ole stands vulnerable; new shield to be built
Big Ole is looking a bit vulnerable this week. The Fiberglas giant was forced to set down his shield. Structural and aesthetic repairs continue...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
November 20, 2015
Christmas in the Fort introduces Parade of Trees
The Runestone Museum in Alexandria will present Christmas in the Fort on Friday, November 27 beginning at 3 p.m. at the museum. Admission is...
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
September 11, 2015
Runestone Museum makes a splash as roadside attraction
More people will soon be discovering the Runestone Museum in Alexandria. It’s been recommended as the “Sight of the Week” by the editors...
September 11, 2015 - 12:00am