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Taking the plunge for Special Olympics (updated with more video)
Story to highlight building activity in Alexandria
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Law enforcement blotter: February 27 - March 1, 2015
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Watch Monday Night and Tuesday
Class A State Wrestling: Prairie Valley's Nibbe, WCA-A-B-E's Nohre both take second
Sports roundup from Saturday, February 28: Section swim, subsection basketball
State wrestling: Coyers place fifth, Hagen sixth
State wrestling: Alex wrestlers' seasons end in consolation round
Girls basketball: Focus shifts to playoffs after Cards wrap up share of CLC title
Music makes us whole
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Super Bowl champ to perform worship concert
Strangers no longer
Photography exhibit to open in Evansville
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
Funeral - Nelorie Moberg, 85
Funeral - Gene Jorgenson, 90
Celebration of Life Service - Robert Sinotte, 71
Funeral - Wilbur Nelson, 93
Funeral - Margie Kleven, 59
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
State should not tax business property and family cabins
Food shelf ‘match’ is a myth
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
Hires and Promotions
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Vikingland Band Festival
Band festival has been a family affair
Martinson named grand marshal of the 2014 Vikingland Band Festival
July 3, 2014 - 9:47am
Strike up the bands!
30th annual Vikingland Band Festival features close competition
July 3, 2014 - 9:41am
June 27, 2014
Vikingland Band Festival to march down Broadway Sunday
Marching bands from across Minnesota will gather in Alexandria this weekend for the 30th annual Vikingland Band Festival parade marching championship. The parade featuring 23 marching groups will travel down Broadway beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 29. This year’s parade...
life / events
June 27, 2014 - 12:00am
May 9, 2014
Band festival features drum, bugle corps and alumni band
The 30th annual Vikingland Band Festival will feature the Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps and the Alexandria Alumni Band in this year’s parade marching championship, scheduled for Sunday, June 29. Minnesota Brass is the 2011 national champion and the current percussion champion...
May 9, 2014 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
The leader of the bands
The Vikingland Band Festival (VBF) committee recently announced that Jim Eidsvold of Alexandria was named grand marshal of the 2012 VBF parade marching championship. Eidsvold was selected for the honor because of his dedication to the festival and to the Jefferson High School (JHS)...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
From Norway to Alexandria, band fest is a hit
It was another successful year for the Vikingland Band Festival. Organizers said an international lineup, sunny skies, a nice breeze and one...
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
June 27, 2010
Band festival is today; don't park on Broadway
The Alexandria Police Department reminds everyone that there will be no parking on Broadway during the Vikingland Band Festival Parade today, Sunday, June 27. The festival begins at 1:30 p.m. and will march south on Broadway from 4th Avenue to 15th Avenue. Any vehicles not moved...
June 27, 2010 - 7:00am
June 25, 2010
Vikingland Band Festival set for Sunday
Alexandria's annual Vikingland Band Festival parade is set to take place this Sunday, June 27. The 26th annual parade will begin at 1:30 p.m....
June 25, 2010 - 12:00am
June 18, 2010
Van Kempens to serve as grand marshals at 2010 band festival
Jerry and Margaret Van Kempen of Alexandria discovered it pays to stalk the Jefferson High School (JHS) Marching Band. It got them an invitation to be grand marshals at the 2010 Vikingland Band Festival. "The [assistant director] came to the door and said, 'We would like you folks...
June 18, 2010 - 12:00am
May 19, 2010
Letter - Time to catch marching band fever
To the editor: I'm sure everyone read the May 5 edition "The Norwegians are coming" article, but there is something readers might not know. At the April 12 City Council meeting, Mayor Dan Ness signed paperwork that officially proclaims June 26-27, 2010 as Vikingland Band Festival...
letters / opinion
May 19, 2010 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
The Norwegians are coming
For the 60th anniversary of the Notteroy Skolekorps (School Corps) band from Norway, the students were promised a trip abroad. The trip was...
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2009
Band Festival hits historic note
It was another successful Vikingland Band Festival Sunday as 22 marching bands took to the streets in downtown Alexandria. Organizers were pleased with this year's event - the 25th annual band festival - and for the most part, the weather. "It definitely was windy, but at least...
June 30, 2009 - 12:05am
June 26, 2009
Marching on 25 years: Vikingland Band Festival to take place Sunday
Alexandria's Vikingland Band Festival parade will turn 25 in grand style, with its biggest lineup in eight years. Twenty-two marching bands...
June 26, 2009 - 12:00am
May 29, 2009
Volunteers needed for band festival
Organizers for the Vikingland Band Festival in Alexandria are looking for fun, friendly and upbeat volunteers who want to be a part of the historic 25th annual festival on Sunday, June 28. Various time slots are available throughout the day from mid-morning until after the parade...
May 29, 2009 - 12:00am