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Have you ever looked up into the sky on a starry night and considered space and how big it is and how it goes on forever with no end? How can that be? We all know that it's impossible for something to be infinite; and yet we also know it's impossible for it to have an end because then there would have to be something beyond that. Everything has a beginning and an end, right? Or, how about time and eternity? Have you ever pondered how time had no beginning and will have no end? How can something go on forever or exist that never started? How can something never end?
Actors portray the crucifixion of Jesus in front of Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria Friday as part of "History on 3rd." The outdoor Passion Drama was replaced this year with five scenes on different days depicting the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. The next events include the guarding of the tomb from Friday afternoon through Easter morning, followed by the ascension on May 25. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Costumed motorcycle riders make their way down the street in a parade during the St. Patty’s Day Bash in Nelson Saturday afternoon. Other activities on Saturday at the Corral Saloon and Eatery include live music, a bean bag tournament and a costume contest.
People visit with vendors and check out the displays at the Winter Ag Show at the Viking Plaza in Alexandria Wednesday. The show, which includes more than 80 ag-related vendors, runs until 4 p.m. Wednesday. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Isaac Adams of the Alexandria Muskies (in chair) takes a swing at the puck during the Minnesota Special Hockey Jamboree at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria Saturday. The Jamboree will continue on Sunday with games at 10 and 11:15 a.m. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Chilly weather and snowflakes greeted the crowd that came out Monday, Dec. 12, for the Alexandria stop of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. Kelly Prescott and Colin James sang holiday music from the train near Hubbard Feed Mill. Audience members were encouraged to bring donations for the local food bank. The Alexandria stop was one of about 150 shows that will take place across Canada and the U.S. in November and December to help feed the hungry.
Snow and strong winds are resulted in poor visibility Tuesday afternoon throughout the area. Snow fell into the night with strong winds continuing for the next couple of days. A...
The annual Douglas County Historical Society Bake Sale and open house was held Friday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bake sale was a fundraiser for the Hisorical Society. Items available at the sale included a variety of baked goods, such as pies, cookies, and breads, as well as freshly-made lefsa and krumkake. The open house featured the music of Dane Werely Compton. Attendees could also enjoy a bowl of bean soup and walk through the decorated home of Knute Nelson.
Naturalist Ben Eckhoff helps Carol Dejong of Glenwood (left) during a snowshoe lacing workshop at Lake Carlos State Park Saturday afternoon. Participants learn how to put the lacing on the...