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Rough legislative road smooths out at end
Biking trail dispute derails Minnesota Legislature's final budget work
Willmar hospital and clinic seek affiliation with CentraCare of St. Cloud
Grand Forks man dies, another injured in head-on crash in Becker County
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, May 24
Track and Field: Minnewaska girls win West Central Conference Championship
Softball: Chargers' experience shines through as B-E advances in winner's bracket
Softball: Hardy tosses shutout, hits game-ending homer in first round of 8AAA playoffs
Softball: Streaks rally for three seventh-inning runs to take second in the 6AA-North
Girls golf: Lakers first after day one of 3AA Tournament
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
Have questions? The library has answers
Flags to fly on Veterans Hill
Alexandria students write their own play within a musical
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
Letter: Memorial Day meaning can get lost
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
On The Street
Vikingland Band Festival
April 14, 2017
Vikingland Band Festival presents 2017 Minnesota Drum Corps Premiere
The sounds of drum and bugle corps will again join the beat of marching bands in Alexandria during the two-day Vikingland Band Festival marching...
April 14, 2017 - 8:16am
March 9, 2017
Submit nominations for Vikingland Band Festival grand marshals
The public is invited to submit nominations of people who should be considered for the honor of grand marshal of the Vikingland Band Festival. Over the past 32 years, the honor has recognized men and women who have had a positive impact on Alexandria in areas such as music, youth...
March 9, 2017 - 7:36am
June 29, 2016
Vikingland Band Festival takes over Broadway
Despite windy conditions, the Vikingland Band Festival (VBF) carried on as planned on Sunday, June 26, and drew nearly 15,000 spectators. The...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
Vikingland Band Festival marches into Alexandria this weekend
Marching bands from across Minnesota and Canada will gather in Alexandria this weekend for the Vikingland Band Festival's biggest parade lineup...
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
Smiths named grand marshals of 2016 Vikingland Band Festival
Brent and Sally Smith of Alexandria have been named grand marshals of the 32nd annual Vikingland Band Festival to be held on Sunday, June 26....
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
Vikingland Band Festival adds Minnesota Drum Corps Premiere
The sounds of drum and bugle corps will join the beat of marching bands in Alexandria this summer when the 2016 Vikingland Band Festival expands...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
Vikingland Band Festival to feature three bands from Calgary
Alexandria's 2016 Vikingland Band Festival has confirmed the performance of three marching bands comprising more than 400 performers from Calgary,...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 1, 2015
Music fills the streets
Vikingland Band Festival features 19 bands
July 1, 2015 - 12:00am
June 28, 2015
Band festival brings large crowd downtown
The Vikingland Band Festival drew a large audience to Broadway Street on Sunday. While the crowd enjoyed the sunshine and food vendors, 16 marching...
June 28, 2015 - 4:25pm
June 26, 2015
Lots to do this weekend in the lakes area
There’s plenty to do around the lakes area this weekend. Bring your family to a festival, gobble up some ribs, catch a motorcycle parade, soak in the sights and sounds of spectacular marching bands and check out a fantastic collection of vintage vehicles. Visit echopress.com...
June 26, 2015 - 1:09pm
June 24, 2015
Vikingland Band Festival to hit Broadway
Performances set for Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 Marching bands from across Minnesota and one from Norway will gather in Alexandria...
June 24, 2015 - 12:00am
July 3, 2014
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...
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...
May 9, 2014 - 12:00am