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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15
Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson
Driver taken to hospital after car goes off Highway 29
County gives lakes group $50,000
State swimming: Cardinals' 4x100 takes 16th at state
Sports schedule for Sunday, Nov. 18
Girls hockey: Brainerd-LF downs Alexandria in CLC play
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 17
Alexandria's Boraas signs to play Division I golf
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
And the most-requested library books are....
DeLaney Ann Jane
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
A big buck with grandpa
A decoy buck with a bow
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Robert "Bob" J. Johnston
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
Commentary: What happens in mental health therapy?
It's Our Turn: America: Not a Christian nation
Letter to the Editor: Epilepsy is always newsworthy
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't be a victim of silent killer
Letter to the Editor: Start a path to health, vitality
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
Wendy's closes in Alexandria
'Making my dreams come true': Minnesota farmer harvests her first crop at 27
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
hires and promotions
on the street
November 17, 2018
It's Our Turn: America: Not a Christian nation
When my friends contend that America is a Christian nation, my brow tends to get more furrowed than it already is. A Christian nation. What does that even mean? Now, I am a Christian. Fundamentally, I believe that Christ died and rose again on my behalf. There are times God has answered...
November 17, 2018 - 6:33am
November 15, 2018
1918: Soldier writes home
1918, 100 years ago: Letters from "over there": "Dear Folks, We are now located a considerable distance from where we were first encamped, the trip was made in part via boxcar and in part on foot; we rode in boxcars 18 X 8 for nearly two days, then rested for two days, and came the...
November 15, 2018 - 7:22am
November 10, 2018
It's Our Turn: The marvelous makeup of Minnesodah
Our goodbyes last a half hour — at least — as we progressively inch closer to the door while reminding one another of new talking points to discuss. Our universal, "Well, I s'pose" conveys, "I've run out of things to say," in which we finally part ways until texting our...
November 10, 2018 - 8:07am
November 8, 2018
1968: New section of I-94 opens
1918, 100 years ago: Carl A. Wold, one of the most influential men in Douglas County, former editor of the Park Region Echo and former representative in the legislature from the 47th District, died at his home, suffering from cancer of the stomach. He was born on July 4, 1870.
November 8, 2018 - 6:22am
November 7, 2018
In the Know: Business partners help ATCC students
In my last article, I discussed the many partnerships Alexandria Technical and Community College has with our four-year partners for those students desiring to transfer on to a four-year college or university. In this article, I want to highlight some of the partnerships the college...
November 7, 2018 - 8:15am
November 5, 2018
2008: Runestone replica stays put
1918, 100 years ago: The Eagle Clothing Co., the "Spot Cash" Store of Alexandria has neckties that are made "in somewhat larger shapes this season, and the elegant new silks show off to advantage." Don't pass this store when tie hunting! Ties range from 25 cents to $3.50.
November 5, 2018 - 7:06am
In the Know: Why the #hashtags?
If you're on social media you're definitely aware of the use of hashtags and quite possibly have used a clever hashtag or two on a few of your own posts. And, it's likely that you follow a few local businesses and you've noticed a few key hash tags on their pages such as #shoplocal,...
November 5, 2018 - 6:05am
October 26, 2018
It's Our Turn: A story of hope and help
In my nearly 17 years of being a newspaper reporter, I have had the privilege and honor of covering the Domestic Abuse Awareness Luncheon many...
October 26, 2018 - 7:20am
October 25, 2018
1918: Alex sends books to WWI soldiers
1918, 100 years ago: The Garfield creamery association paid patrons 64 cents per pound for butter fat the past month. The University of Minnesota, which was closed on account of the Spanish Influenza, will open again in all departments. All civilian students who wish to be inoculated...
October 25, 2018 - 7:57am
October 24, 2018
In the Know: School Resource Officers play vital role
I'd like to take this opportunity to recognize a portion of the Alexandria Police Department that has been around for years but hasn't been getting the attention that it deserves — our School Resource Officers (SROs).
October 24, 2018 - 4:55pm
October 20, 2018
It's Our Turn: Progress at any cost
Twenty years ago my wife and I decided to build a home in the woods on a dead-end, gravel, township road. We moved there because we wanted to live out in the country. Now that road is being paved. Some people might call it progress. They're concerned with getting dust on their cars...
October 20, 2018 - 9:58am
October 18, 2018
1918: Spanish flu closes meetings
1918, 100 years ago: On account of the Spanish Influenza, the last four meetings on the list of nonpartisan league gatherings in the county have been called off. There will be no meetings at Evansville, Kensington, Holmes City and Lake Mary. Albert H. Ellis and Frank Slade have just...
October 18, 2018 - 7:03am
October 17, 2018
In the Know: State must make public transit a priority
The $1.5 billion bonding bill passed during the 2018 legislative session did not include funding for transit. This is bad for business and for the entire state. Times are changing, and Minnesota needs to conform to those changes or we are going to lose out. While our state celebrates...
October 17, 2018 - 8:00am
October 16, 2018
Commentary: Proposed Star Lake casino is dead
Editor's note: The Echo Press has reported about the proposed Star Lake casino, which would have been located about 65 miles from Alexandria....
October 16, 2018 - 7:53am
October 15, 2018
It's Our Turn: Is your letter a bullseye?
I've been getting a few calls lately about the newspaper's letter to the editor policy. The calls are about the regular letters, not the paid political letters. We publish our policy from time to time on the Opinion page when space permits but there are some important nuances that...
October 15, 2018 - 6:43am