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Magic, wonder and faith at Church for the Harvest
New method for funding nursing homes?
Snow Saturday Night
Law enforcement blotter: January 22, 2015
News Briefs: Smoking in Minnesota drops
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
Sports roundup from Friday, January 23
Sports schedule for Saturday, January 24
Sports schedule for Friday, January 23
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Where are they now?
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Helen Howie, 88
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Marilyn Berghe, 77
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
November 9, 2012
The other Great Escape
Donald Drum of Alexandria served in the Army during World War II. He has never shared his story until now. The raw experience he went through is a testament of the horrors of war and to those who've served our country. Drum was enlisted in the Army on November 20, 1942. He was in...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
September 14, 2012
Oldest WWII Military Police Officer is youngest at heart
Gene Stephens golfs a few times a week. He goes for a walk every day. He defeats his wife, Kathie, at Ping Pong and gin rummy way more than she wants to admit. With youthful exuberance and energy, the slim and trim Stephens spryly bounces around his summer home at Blakes by the...
September 14, 2012 - 12:00am
May 28, 2010
Wartime memories - times three
When Warren Dahl enlisted in the Army Air Corps, he never thought he would serve his country for 30 years - and in three wars. At almost 90...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
May 12, 2010
A tour of honor and gratitude
It was really something. Unbelievable. Awesome. Wonderful. This is how four World War II veterans from Alexandria described their recent trip...
May 12, 2010 - 12:00am
April 23, 2010
Miltona native featured on PBS documentary
A Miltona native will be featured in a World War II documentary to be aired nationwide on PBS Television and worldwide on National Geographic Television. The program, "Japan's Secret Super Sub," centers around a Japanese submarine, the I-400, which had the capability to carry three...
April 23, 2010 - 12:00am
April 9, 2010
Ekola has writing published in magazine
Giles Ekola was published in the March/April Easter edition of Connections for Evangelical Lutheran Christians. Ekola's article, titled "Easter in Bavaria," chronicles the following three events that took place during the Easter season during World War II: In 1938, Adolph Hitler...
April 9, 2010 - 12:00am
May 15, 2009
Herbert Berg: WWII Timberwolf
The 104th, later known as the Timberwolf by its uniform shoulder patch, was created in 1921 as a reserve infantry division. It became a combat unit 22 years later. Men joined from every corner of the nation. In November 1942, Herbert Berg became one of them. Herb vividly remembers...
columns / life
May 15, 2009 - 12:00am
May 2, 2008
Tour to World War II monument enjoyed by area residents
Several local residents had the privilege of touring the Minnesota World War II Veterans Memorial and Fleming Field recently, including a couple of veterans of that war. The tour, held April 10, concluded a four-session World War II class led by Michael Scarborough. The tour included...
May 2, 2008 - 12:00am