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Aerodynamic stunts fill Lifestyles Expo
Law enforcement blotter: March 31, 2015
High Fire Danger Today
Minnesotans in oil train ‘danger zones’ urged to prepare
For the record
Peewee A team takes third at state
Sports roundup from Tuesday, March 31
Laker boys track and field has numbers
Loaded and ready for a repeat
Osakis boys golf team returns young nucleus
Another trip to state? That’s great!
Community Education offers spring classes
Parkers Prairie still working on pool funds; $700,000 of 1.8 million raised
Figure skaters ‘ignite’ the ice
Kids’ Easter celebration to be held in Evansville
Engaged - Wesen and Sczepanski
Births - Douglas County Hospital through March 24
Engaged - Hoeper - Erickson
Engaged - Carlson and Auran
Engaged - Lee and Mairs
Wildlife of Douglas County: Sharp-shinned hawk
Governor Dayton calls for stricter poaching laws
Cards’ program continues to grow
Five generations of carvers
Wildlife of Douglas County: Northern shrike
Karen Lenz, 69
Mary Peterson, 69
Verlyn Phipps, 85
Maycel Clark, 89
Gerald L. Robinson, 82
Readers debate: Should Alexandria allow food trucks in city limits?
Observations from the archives, 1990: Unpaid parking fines mean prosecution
Food trucks: great for time-crunched workers
Have we reaped what we have sown?
Discussion continues on buffer strips
Color and texture in shady spots
Apply for master gardeners scholarship
Farmers: Stay informed!
There are benefits to ‘growing up’
Spring issues topic of meeting in Glenwood
GRAIFA bands together for Someplace Safe
County hospital named Blue Distinction Center+
Ecumen Bethany Community named a best workplace
ATCC, Felling trailers get grant for job training
Scholarship offered to individual in a health-related field
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September 30, 2012
Morris to host Hugo and Nebula award-winner Lois McMaster Bujold
The University of Minnesota, Morris will welcome award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Lois McMaster Bujold on Tuesday, October 9, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. The author will be reading from her latest book and taking questions from the audience; a reception is scheduled...
news / region
September 30, 2012 - 1:33pm
September 17, 2012
Lake Region Writers Conference set October 6
Lake Region Writers Network (LRWN) brings its well-received writers' conference back for the fourth year. Last year's conference prompted comments such as: "A good rewarding experience that would bring out the writer in any of us." The 2012 conference, "The Writer's Journey," features...
news / region
September 17, 2012 - 11:24am
June 27, 2012
Judging a book by its cover
Contrary to the old adage, Jessica Larum judges books by the cover - especially when they show her own work. When Alexandria author Gretchen Nelson asked Larum, an incoming senior at Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria, to design the cover of her latest book, Mary: A Study...
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Former Echo Press reporter writes mystery novel
Former Alexandria resident and Echo Press reporter Joe Albert recently released a fiction novel called Two Shots. Set in Bemidji, Albert's first novel features a conservation officer named Tony Leach. The book, a mystery/thriller, takes readers into the investigation of the murder...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Manuscripts being sought
The Lake Region Writers Network is seeking manuscripts for the second edition of the Lake Region Review. They seek quality fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry by writers in Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas, especially from those with personal connections to the region. The...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
September 14, 2011
An 'in-the-closet' writer finds her confidence
"I write because I love to write - not because I have to," Alexandria's Becky Cox, author of Tommy the Timid Turtle, said. "When my kids are...
September 14, 2011 - 12:00am
May 21, 2010
Mike Troy is a natural-born storyteller. In the library of his old farmhouse in Miltona Township, he sits in his rocking chair, telling stories...
May 21, 2010 - 12:00am