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Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
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Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
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Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
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Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Youth day comes together
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LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
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
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
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On The Street
Vikingland Band Festival
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
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...
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