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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...
It's time we faced reality: The evidence is clear and we need to quit sticking our heads in the sand. The changes that threaten us are real, manmade, and will drastically affect every person in this country. The longer we deny the fact that change is occurring, the harder it will be to recover. Yes, human-caused economic change is real and is a threat to all of us. There's been a lot of talk lately about free college, free health care, increased minimum wages, and making corporations and the wealthy "pay their fair share."
Crowds of people pack Broadway in Alexandria Saturday for the Homecoming parade. The Alexandria Cardinals football team will be taking on the Bemidji Lumberjacks Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Alexandria Area High School.