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When I found out that the world’s longest Hot Wheels track is being built for a special race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week, it took me back in time to those oh-so-long-ago days when I was a kid who couldn’t get enough of those shiny, snazzy toy cars.
Friday, May, 24, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
It’s 9 p.m. and getting dark. The road we’ve been following through the desert is getting narrower and rougher, and our shiny, red convertible is getting all dusty. We haven’t seen a sign, house or another road in hours.
Friday, May, 17, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
That wonderful time is here. The time when we anglers don our hats and sunglasses, stockpile bait and fishing tackle, break out the rods and reels, and get the boat all ready for…ice fishing? Wait. Did I miss something here?
Friday, May, 10, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Free-range CHILDREN. FREE Range-children. Free RANGE children. No matter how you say it, it sounds ridiculous.
Friday, May, 03, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Every kid looks forward to summer for many of the same reasons. Fun in the sun, those lazy summer days at the lake and of course no school for three whole months! All of those things are great, but what I look forward to the most is a place called Trout Lake Camps near Pine River.
Friday, April, 26, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
If you think it’s been a loooooong winter, try being a gardener. With snowflakes falling well into April, it’s hard to believe spring will ever arrive and this latest blast of snow on Thursday is just insulting. Actually, it’s painful.
Friday, April, 19, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
University of Minnesota men’s basketball fans should have seen this coming. The track record of Athletic Director Norwood Teague indicated it was coming and the current state of Gophers’ basketball all but guaranteed it.
Friday, April, 12, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Throughout the school year I am fortunate to have the opportunity to go into area classrooms and teach students about newspapers through Newspapers in Education (NIE), an international program that promotes children’s literacy by using newspapers as teaching tools.
Friday, April, 05, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s (BCA) 2012 Permit to Carry Report, based on my sex and age, I am not the person you would expect to encounter in a Minnesota Carry Permit Course, but that is how I spent five hours on a recent Saturday.
Friday, March, 29, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
The big blasts of snow we’ve been getting made me think about skiing, which triggered memories of a fluky-but-true experience I had back in my high school days in Parkers Prairie.
Friday, March, 22, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
As the countdown to graduation begins, I constantly think about becoming part of the “real world” as they call it. Which college will I attend? What will I major in? What legacy will I leave behind? Most importantly, what does my future have in store for me?
Friday, March, 15, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
The Global Warming Petition Mr. Lowell Anderson cites is, in fact, masquerading as something else.
Friday, March, 15, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
In one short week, we’re going to start seeing those gimmicky shamrocks, leprechaun hats and “Kiss me, I’m Irish” T-shirts. All the bands, dancers and vocalists are gearing up for their Celtic concerts. Local bars are ready to advertise their beer specials. Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
Friday, March, 08, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
My name is Lowell, and I’m a climate change denier. No, I don’t believe the world is flat.
Friday, March, 01, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
February was our month, I recall thinking when I was a little girl. My dad and I were both born in February. Winter always reminds me of him. Cork-studded boots, flannel shirts, wool pants, the smell of pine needles and sawdust, that’s my dad – a logger.
Friday, February, 15, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
This time of year, all things lovey-dovey take center stage – Do you have a unique story to share about how you met your significant other? Was it love at first sight? Is it a funny story of opposites attracting? Does it involve a nearly-naked guy throwing an axe at your vehicle?
Friday, February, 08, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
The Echo Press received the second most points in the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s annual contest among all non-daily newspapers in the state. For the second straight year, the Detroit Lakes Tribune, another Forum Communications Company newspaper, accumulated the most points, 86, to win the prestigious Mills Trophy. The Echo Press was next with 82 points, winning the Herman Roe Editorial Writing Award competition, six additional first place awards, six second place awards and 10 third place awards.
Friday, February, 01, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Governor Mark Dayton said tax changes he proposed Tuesday would not cost middle-class Minnesotans more money. Dayton said his state budget and tax reform plan is a starting point for conversation as the Minnesota Legislature works to set a two-year budget by May 20.
Friday, January, 25, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
In today’s world, where anything is made possible through millions of products, I wonder if anyone is truly happy with their physical appearance. Are you?
Friday, January, 25, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Can something be exhausting and exhilarating at the same time? Frustrating yet fulfilling? Puff you up with pride while deflating you with defeat? Yes. At least that’s what I found out while competing in the Rock ‘n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon on December 2.
Friday, January, 18, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion