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Boat show brims with history
Law Enforcement Blotter: July 15
No-wake restrictions remain on area lakes
Detroit Lakes man hospitalized for multiple stab wounds
How Minnesota politicians respond to Trump’s tweets against Omar and three other Democratic congresswomen
Baseball: Post 87 splits with Thief River Falls for its ninth win in July
A chance to say thank you: Dan Kiser reunites with the man that saved his life at Alexandria boxing event
Open house dedicated to deer conversation set for Aug. 22 in Glenwood
Baseball: Osakis finds its groove in 10-run win over PRBA
Viking Speedway: Jegtvig wins Bob Gierke Memorial race
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
Open house dedicated to deer conversation set for Aug. 22 in Glenwood
Morken: Laying out a setup on a buck bed
Popular Minnesota state parks working to keep the crowds in the future
Morken: The path toward curing target panic
Bentlee's big bass
Michael S. Hagedorn
Bernard "Bernie" Wambeke
Warren H. Carlson
Myrtle Ann (Floding) Brooks
Russell "Russ" Schultz
Letter to the Editor: Having schools in both B/E is very expensive
Commentary: It's time for state to take care of its veterans
It's Our Turn: Inspiration Peak is hidden treasure
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
Letter to the Editor: What should young people be reading?
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
Hospitals blast Minnesota insurer
Endless Treasure opens: New second-hand store supports MS Society
Sanford helps high school athletes 'beef up'
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June 5, 2019
In the Know: ALP Utilities and city work together
We finally have spring and are headed toward summer in the city! The baskets are hung on Broadway — a sure sign that summer is here! Thanks...
June 5, 2019 - 12:02pm
June 1, 2019
It's Our Turn: Is the best always best?
It's good to have choices — until it's not. We all enjoy having options, or at least we think we do. However, there are times when having too many possibilities just paralyzes us and keeps us from doing anything. I feel fortunate to have grown up in a time when there was no...
June 1, 2019 - 7:40am
May 30, 2019
2009: Minnewaska girls golf win conference
1919, 100 years ago: In Raiter's grove on the shores of Lake Winona, the Public Schools of Alexandria will present a historical pageant entitled "America Past and Present." This is the annual music festival of the school and the children of all grades will take part to the number...
May 30, 2019 - 10:40am
May 29, 2019
In the Know: We're definitely an 'age friendly' community
The U.S. Census Bureau's predictions for the future regarding the growth of the older, over 65, population have created a great deal of study and conversation on how to prepare and provide the amenities and issues that mean the most to this population group.
May 29, 2019 - 1:36pm
May 25, 2019
It's Our Turn: Home is where the heart is
Everyone wants a place to hang their hat, to call home. Many are fortunate to have such a place, a house that they own or are making payments toward that end. However, for many others, owning a house is out of reach. Houses can be expensive, and that's true of the Alexandria area,...
May 25, 2019 - 9:24am
May 22, 2019
1994: Fish restrictions placed on two more lakes
1919, 100 years ago: The Park Region State Bank, owned by farmers of Douglas and surrounding counties, has been notified that the application for a charter has been approved by the State Securities Commission. The new bank will be on the corner of 6th Avenue and Main Street, the best...
May 22, 2019 - 11:52am
May 15, 2019
1994: Evansville voters reject school pairing
1919, 100 years ago: Mrs. Eva Emerson Wold, widow of Hon. Mr. Carl E. Wold, former editor of the Park Region Echo, was appointed Douglas County Superintendent of Schools. She will fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Geo. Susens, who is to take a position with the Jacobson's...
May 15, 2019 - 3:29pm
May 11, 2019
It's Our Turn: Did frankincense oil help my sister?
It's May, and amazingly, my sister Barb is still alive. I went to stay with her in February, after the hospice team said she had perhaps six...
May 11, 2019 - 8:18am
May 9, 2019
2009: Osakis school expands
1919, 100 years ago: The pickle factory for Alexandria is a sure go, says Mr. Theissen of the Theissen Pickle Co., Omaha, Nebraska. About 100 farmers have signed up, securing their pledges to raise cucumbers and most have signed up for from half an acre to two acres each. Seeds will...
May 9, 2019 - 10:22am
May 5, 2019
In the Know: Downtown foot traffic is on the rise
Spring; it is in the air and officially in full swing. The baby squirrels, chipmunks, ducklings and goslings are a few hints, that indeed, Old Man Winter 2018/2019 will soon be a distant memory! The chit chat around the water cooler in the office has turned to talk of bonfires, planting...
May 5, 2019 - 9:24am
May 3, 2019
It's Our Turn: 'Endgame' deserves every bit of praise
The cinema event of the decade took place across theaters worldwide over the weekend. "Avengers: Engame" was released in 4,600 domesatic screens making it the largest movie release of in history. It's global box office totaled $1.2 billion in the first four days of showings, smashing...
May 3, 2019 - 10:11am
May 1, 2019
1919: Mill drives Kensington boom
1919, 100 years ago: The village of Kensington is experiencing a boom, according to a letter to the Park Region Echo from Wm. T. Coe, who believes that the Kensington Mills, Inc., deserve a good share of the credit for the renewed life of the little village in the southwestern corner...
May 1, 2019 - 12:40pm
April 26, 2019
It's Our Turn: Screaming in tongues
You might have heard of speaking in tongues. Have you ever heard of screaming in tongues? When I innocently opened the door of our wood stove recently to build a fire, and a starling flew at me, all loud flapping black feathers, I began shrieking. At first it was your standard shrill...
April 26, 2019 - 4:24pm
April 25, 2019
1919: Plans start for pickle factory
1919, 100 years ago: Mr. H. Thiessen of the Thiessen Pickle Company of Omaha, Nebraska, is arranging to start a pickle factory in Alexandria. A meeting will be held in the Alexandria High School Auditorium, the purpose to find out if enough farmers will guarantee to raise a certain...
April 25, 2019 - 7:16am
April 24, 2019
In the Know: Diligence goes into hiring officers
The Alexandria Police Department is yet again in the hiring process. We as an agency are fortunate to retain the majority of our employees and the turnover rate is very low. Not all agencies can say the same and I believe that this speaks volumes for what a great place the Alexandria...
April 24, 2019 - 9:18am