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Westbound Lake Latoka bridge near Alexandria re-opens
Franson, Kulp to debate on Oct. 25
Law Enforcement Blotter: Oct. 17
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Law Enforcement Blotter: Oct. 16
Football: Imdieke leads Osakis rally over Montevideo
Football: Lakers dominate Benson to wrap up 6-2 regular season
Area football scores from Wednesday
Football: Bitzan spearheads dominant B-E showcase
Football: Cards secure first-round bye with rout of Moorhead
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Lloyd and Rosie Schouweiler
Don & Arnie Henry
Lloyd and Rosie Schouweiler
Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Minnesota youth deer season gets underway Thursday
UPDATED: Hides for Habitat Program back on locally and statewide
Minnesota promoter, innovator among 2019 inductees into Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
Zebra mussels discovered in another Otter Tail County lake
Jean V. Boen
Bernice Ellen Robinson Burton
Wilma (Zierman) Korkowski
Douglas "Doug" Bakke
Letter to the Editor: Racism is happening in Alexandria
1918: Spanish flu closes meetings
Letter to the Editor: Let's move forward with respect
In the Know: State must make public transit a priority
A Guest Editorial: How to support troops without getting duped
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Alexandria named Retail Community of the Year
Is hemp Minnesota's next big crop?
State to fund school coolers, livestock farmers
Minnesota-born SuperAmerica becomes Speedway
hires and promotions
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1918: Spanish flu closes meetings
1918, 100 years ago: On account of the Spanish Influenza, the last four meetings on the list of nonpartisan league gatherings in the county have been called off. There will be no meetings at Evansville, Kensington, Holmes City and Lake Mary. Albert H. Ellis and Frank Slade have just...
10 hours 36 min ago
October 11, 2018
1918: 'Woman Farmer' in Carlos uses minimal male help
1918, 100 years ago: Mrs. B.J. Birchard, known as "the Woman Farmer" in Carlos, and Miss May Bowman, her cousin, have farmed an 80-acre farm without any male help at all excepting the seeding of some oats. They mowed 25 acres of hay, raked it and hauled the 15 tons of hay and put...
October 11, 2018 - 7:53am
October 4, 2018
1968: Crowds expected for new 130-cow dairy
1918, 100 years ago: The Douglas County teachers institute will be held in the Alexandria high school auditorium. Instructors will be Miss Wescott of Minneapolis and Miss Osborn of Moorhead normal. There will be several lecturers, among them being Mr. Brown, president of the St. Cloud...
October 4, 2018 - 6:47am
September 26, 2018
1918: 'Soldier boys' get to vote
1918, 100 years ago: Arrangements have been made to let our soldier boys vote in the Minnesota election on Nov. 5. The editor of the Echo has been supplied with blanks for making application for "war ballots." Every subscriber of the Echo who has a boy in the service should come into...
September 26, 2018 - 5:53pm
September 20, 2018
1968: St. Ann's gets new church
1918, 100 years ago: Strayed onto my place, 2 brown steers. Owner can have same by paying for this notice — J.L. Gunderson. Kensington, Minn. Strayed onto my place in Holmes City, a dark-brown heifer, about a year and a half old. Came about August 1. Owner may have same by paying...
September 20, 2018 - 7:44am
September 13, 2018
1968: Primary draws fewest voters ever
1918, 100 years ago: C.A. Kolstad, better known as "Spot Cash Kolstad," has returned from a buying trip in the interest of the Eagle Clothing Co. His ad in this issue is worth your consideration. Read the ad for his latest offerings. "We have some fine coffee on" which we will make...
September 13, 2018 - 7:00am
September 6, 2018
1993: Protesters picket NYPD Blue
1918, 100 years ago: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wold were recipients of a very pleasant surprise when a large host of friends from all parts of the county came and gave expression to the high regard in which this couple is held by the farmers of Douglas County. Mr. Ole Langhaug was the spokesman...
September 6, 2018 - 6:15am
August 31, 2018
Resorts have rich history in area: But number of resorts continues to slide
Alexander and William Kinkead built a cabin on the shore of Lake Agnes in 1858, ushering in an era of resorts, hotels and lake homes for those seeking rest and relaxation. Although area lakes still draw in a lot of tourists, the number of resorts has declined over the years.
August 31, 2018 - 6:51am
August 30, 2018
1918: Chicken sale benefits Red Cross
1918, 100 years ago: Every housewife in Alexandria will no doubt be present at the big auction of the Red Cross chickens, which will be held on Main Street. On that date every patriotic woman from every point of the county will bring in her Red Cross chicks and they will be sold to...
August 30, 2018 - 7:49am
August 23, 2018
1993: Kalpin inducted into third Hall of Fame
1918, 100 years ago: In Garfield, threshing has been going on steadily, showing a heavy yield and a good quality of grain. The businessmen of Garfield are patriotically lending a helping hand in the harvest fields wherever needed and consequently there is an epidemic of blistered...
August 23, 2018 - 6:21am
August 9, 2018
1918: Tractor to replace horses
1918, 100 years ago: Notice: A plowing demonstration with a Moline Universal one-man tractor will be held in Brandon. Come and see the tractor that comes nearest to replacing the horses for any kind of machinery on any size farm; the tractor and implement operated by one man. —...
August 9, 2018 - 7:59am
August 1, 2018
1968: New sewage plant underway
1918, 100 years ago: H.T. Thompson, the well-known barber, who for many years past has run a shop on Sixth Avenue, has taken a chair in the Stoppel barber shop on Main Street, where his friends and patrons will find him in the future. The new addition to the Wettleson store made...
August 1, 2018 - 5:54pm
July 25, 2018
1993: Work begins on Kids World building
1918, 100 years ago: The board of directors of the new Park Region Publishing Company met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wold to complete the legal transactions necessary to transfer the business of the Park Region Echo from Mr. Wold to the publishing company. Among the more important...
July 25, 2018 - 12:00pm
July 18, 2018
1968: Alexandria native caught up in Miami hijacking
1918, 100 years ago: Edwin, the 14-year-old son of William Waschter, who lives two miles southwest of Alexandria, had the misfortune to break his arm in three places while cranking a Ford car. The spark was evidently too far advanced and the engine backfired with the above mentioned...
July 18, 2018 - 6:12pm
July 12, 2018
1968: State warns pollution threatens lakes Winona-Agnes-Henry
1918, 100 years ago: Fire broke out in the back shed of the Central House barn, burning it to the ground and almost destroying the main building. The firemen did splendid work, otherwise the whole structure would have gone and probably other buildings as well. It was first noticed...
July 12, 2018 - 6:27am