Skip to main content
License Bureau to be reimbursed for MNLARs
Cleaning water with barley?
Minnesota cat survives 45-minute ordeal in washing machine
For the record
Twister myths: No, a fork in the river will not stave off a tornado
Baseball: Post 87 finishes home tournament on a high note
Viking Speedway: Alex drivers see plenty of success after long delay
Baseball: Carlsen's shutout lifts Alexandria over Sartell
Western Minnesota pelicans slowly rebounding
Baseball: Alexandria's offensive slump continues in loss to Elk River
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
Western Minnesota pelicans slowly rebounding
Trap shooting: Alexandria wraps up its season second at state
Researchers tackle brainworm epidemic in northern Minnesota moose population
Trap shooting: Championship in Alex wraps up after record numbers
Parkers Prairie shoots among the 5A field
Robert "Bob" J. Sigfrid
Duane E. Thompson
Dorothy Wagner Hoplin
Letter to the Editor: Science says life begins with single cell
It's Our Turn: A brush with death on the trail
An Echo Press Editorial: Five tips to keep kids reading
Letter to the Editor: Here's the whole quote about inferior people
Letter to the Editor: One person's vulgarity can be another's Dostoevsky
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
Famous agriculture name is back
Minnesota farmer suing the state charged after products test high for THC
How teens can capitalize on the tight job market for summer jobs
Tariffs, swine fever top of mind as USDA leader sits down with Minn. farm groups
hires and promotions
on the street
Vikingland Band Festival
June 8, 2019
Eight grand marshals chosen for band festival
The Vikingland Band Festival is going to need a hay wagon to showcase its grand marshals for this year's parade. The festival announced this...
June 8, 2019 - 7:48am
May 16, 2019
Alex alumni marching band to perform during festival
Hey, Alexandria marching band alumni, it's time to dust off the drums, clean up the clarinets and shine up those shoes. You are all invited to...
May 16, 2019 - 6:23am
June 27, 2018
A festival not to be missed
The 34th annual Vikingland Band Festival formally began its cadences down Broadway Street in Alexandria at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. However, much of...
June 27, 2018 - 5:48am
June 24, 2018
Vikingland Band Festival held Sunday
The Alexandria Marching Band starts off the parade as the host band for the Vikingland Band Festival in Alexandria Sunday afternoon.
June 24, 2018 - 3:35pm
June 20, 2018
Plenty on tap this weekend
Douglas County residents will see more than a few extra faces this weekend, as one of the busiest stretches of the year kicks off Thursday. The...
June 20, 2018 - 9:50am
May 30, 2018
Bill, Anne Riggs to lead Vikingland Band Festival
The Vikingland Band Festival committee has named Bill and Anne Riggs as grand marshals of the 34th Annual Vikingland Band Festival to be held...
May 30, 2018 - 9:23am
June 28, 2017
A big, busy weekend
The less than desireable windy, cold weather this past weekend may have put a slight damper on events around the county, but the majority of...
June 28, 2017 - 8:24am
June 23, 2017
Be prepared: Marching bands are coming
A Viking-sized weekend is just around the corner with the Minnesota high school marching band championships coming to town, and resident and...
June 23, 2017 - 8:09am
June 21, 2017
Alexandria could triple in size this weekend with several big events
It is safe to say that Alexandria residents will not be at a loss for activities this weekend. Consider this: a cowboy shootout at the Runestone...
June 21, 2017 - 8:04am
June 1, 2017
Redfield named band festival grand marshal
Keith Redfield never had the chance to play music in high school. Now the retired school superintendent and Jefferson High School principal will...
June 1, 2017 - 2:39pm
April 14, 2017
Vikingland Band Festival presents 2017 Minnesota Drum Corps Premiere
The sounds of drum and bugle corps will again join the beat of marching bands in Alexandria during the two-day Vikingland Band Festival marching...
April 14, 2017 - 8:16am
March 9, 2017
Submit nominations for Vikingland Band Festival grand marshals
The public is invited to submit nominations of people who should be considered for the honor of grand marshal of the Vikingland Band Festival. Over the past 32 years, the honor has recognized men and women who have had a positive impact on Alexandria in areas such as music, youth...
March 9, 2017 - 7:36am
June 29, 2016
Vikingland Band Festival takes over Broadway
Despite windy conditions, the Vikingland Band Festival (VBF) carried on as planned on Sunday, June 26, and drew nearly 15,000 spectators. The...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
Vikingland Band Festival marches into Alexandria this weekend
Marching bands from across Minnesota and Canada will gather in Alexandria this weekend for the Vikingland Band Festival's biggest parade lineup...
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
Smiths named grand marshals of 2016 Vikingland Band Festival
Brent and Sally Smith of Alexandria have been named grand marshals of the 32nd annual Vikingland Band Festival to be held on Sunday, June 26....
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am