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Dyrstad named Minnesota County Fair Person of the Year

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

In 1965, a Russian performed the first walk in space. Both the Sound of Music and Mary Poppins premiered. The Beatles came to Shea stadium. The AstroDome was opened, and the Pillsbury Doughboy appeared.

The year 1965 also was noteworthy because Ge…continue reading on echopress.com

Dyrstad named Minnesota County Fair Person of the Year

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

In 1965, a Russian performed the first walk in space. Both the Sound of Music and Mary Poppins premiered. The Beatles came to Shea stadium. The AstroDome was opened, and the Pillsbury Doughboy appeared.

The year 1965 also was noteworthy because Ge…continue reading on echopress.com

County fair at a new site?

October 7, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Douglas County Fair at a new location?
Believe it or not, it could very well happen.
But not any time soon. Continue Reading

Fair sizzles: Heat helps, hurts fair crowds

August 24, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

This year’s Douglas County Fair was a sizzler both in temperature and attendance. Continue Reading

Retired teachers to share memories at the fair

August 12, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Retired teachers will share their memories in the country schoolhouse at the Douglas County Fair. Everyone is invited to come talk with them and hear their stories. Continue Reading