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Are turn signals needed in roundabouts?
Mock crash hits hard at Brandon-Evansville School
Letter to the Editor: Runestone is authentic; Big Ole is a joke
More than a house: Wadsworth becomes first to pay off Habitat home
Small token of thanks: Corral provides lunch for law enforcement officers
Softball: B-E subsection semifinal game moved to Frazee, WCA plays CGB at Minnewaska
Baseball: Osakis dominates Holdingford in five innings
Softball: Ashby's season ends in New York Mills
Baseball: Chargers breeze past Lake Park for 13th win
Baseball: Nelson, Stockert combine to no-hit Apollo
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
Good Gravy Harvey Bolstad is 80!
John Sr Bosek
Otter Tail County to host 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
After winter fish kill, how will Lake Christina respond?
Host community selected for 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
Governor’s Fishing Opener celebrates fishing tourism in Minnesota
Not a bad bite on opening morning
Marjorie "Marge" Dawald
Blake F. Jaskowiak
Lorraine C. Rachel
1994: Fish restrictions placed on two more lakes
An Echo Press Editorial: More foster parents needed now
Letter to the Editor: Stop throwing stones and make country better
Letter to the Editor: CIA has blood on their hands
Letter to the Editor: Protect our elections, authorize funding
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
On The Street
Alex grad helps newlyweds
Make room for a new press: Alexandria Industries breaks ground on expansion
Farmers under pressure
Miltona native wins UMD Shark Tank event
hires and promotions
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March 27, 2019
Foreclosure sale on mall canceled
A sheriff's mortgage foreclosure sale for the troubled Viking Plaza Mall set for Friday has been canceled, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Monday, and a document filed in the Douglas County Recorder's Officer shows that the mall's mortgage has changed hands. Ever since last...
March 27, 2019 - 7:22am
March 23, 2019
Tyson recalls chicken strips after customers report finding metal in them
Tyson Foods Inc. has recalled more than 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strip products that could have been contaminated with pieces of metal,...
March 23, 2019 - 10:17am
January 14, 2019
New manager being hired for Viking Plaza Mall
Scot Snitker said he is done — for now. Snitker, a national portfolio manager and partner of Lexington Realty International, was the manager...
January 14, 2019 - 7:53am
December 12, 2018
More store closings greet holiday shoppers: Sears, Payless to close its doors
It's not the kind of news anyone wants to hear during the busy holiday shopping season: two more Alexandria stores are closing. First Payless...
December 12, 2018 - 6:19am
December 7, 2018
Creating a culture of mutual support: Adapting is part of survival
Online shopping has changed the face of local retail nationwide. As people increasingly choose the convenience of ordering products by a click...
December 7, 2018 - 12:05pm
Retail is reinventing itself: Education, customer service among keys for area stores
West Central Initiative, an organization that works to strengthen the economy in nine west-central Minnesota counties, has turned its attention...
December 7, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 1, 2018
Area stores finding ways to reach customers: Gift shop adds online sales
Online shopping can be a threat to traditional brick-and-mortar stores. However, it can also be the key that helps them thrive. "If we didn't...
December 1, 2018 - 8:45am
November 30, 2018
Surviving and thriving: Retailers share what's working around the region
In the time it takes to read this sentence, a shopper is able to take their phone, quickly search up something they want on Amazon and with a...
November 30, 2018 - 12:44pm
November 7, 2018
Modeling takes off in Alexandria: Shops turn to local models to grow customer base
If you're downtown much, you might notice young women posing for photos on sidewalks, wooden stairs, near electrical boxes, against brick walls....
November 7, 2018 - 6:09am
October 14, 2018
Alexandria named Retail Community of the Year
Alexandria has been singled out as the state's Retail Community of the Year. The city was presented with the award Tuesday in St. Louis Park...
October 14, 2018 - 7:53am
September 7, 2018
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
Indiana-based technology firm CSC Generation was named the successful bidder in acquiring the intellectual property of Bon-Ton, court documents...
September 7, 2018 - 2:54pm
August 31, 2018
Back in business? Herberger’s announces comeback days after closing all stores nationwide
Well, that didn’t take long. Just days after former retail giant Herberger’s shuttered all of its locations for good nationwide, a greeting...
August 31, 2018 - 1:59pm
Herberger's closing brings sadness, questions
Terry Dalluge, her mother Grace Christensen and sister Kim Stich were making their way to Herberger's in the Viking Plaza Mall Tuesday when they...
August 31, 2018 - 5:41am
July 18, 2018
After 54 years on Broadway, Ben Franklin to close its doors
Judy Meyer has been in the retail business her whole life. In seventh grade, she worked at a store in St. Paul owned by her father, Carl Watrud,...
July 18, 2018 - 5:02am
July 12, 2018
Viking Plaza sale postponed again
The pending sheriff's sale of the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria has been postponed again by its lender, mall manager Scott Snitker said this week. First set for June 14, the sale was postponed to Friday, July 20, and is now set for Thursday, Aug. 23, he said.
July 12, 2018 - 4:55pm