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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Getting a jump on spring
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Alexandria's Walker named section swim COY
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
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On The Street
Vikingland Band Festival
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
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