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When I received a news release this week about Alexandria Industries building the world’s longest Hot Wheels track for a special race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, two thoughts raced through my mind.
Friday, May, 24, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Rebecca Worley’s long and fruitful career actually began at age 6, when she begged her parents to let her take piano lessons. “My parents bought a piano, which was no easy task on a pastor’s salary in those days,” she recalled.
Friday, May, 24, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
The House and Senate were ready late Sunday to approve a compromise bill giving statewide officials and the governor’s commissioners pay raises, but the bill contains no legislator raises.
Monday, May, 20, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
Two Minnesota residents – both children under one year old - have become ill with salmonellosis linked to eating Krinos brand tahini sesame paste that has been recalled by the manufacturer.
Friday, May, 17, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
1963, 50 years ago: Douglas County 4-H Talent Contest winners were named at the Central Junior High School in Alexandria.
Wednesday, May, 15, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
"Slender the Willow" was written by former Alexandria resident and author, LaVyrle Spencer. Spencer attended school in Alexandria from 1953 to 1957 and has fond memories of the local music programs.
Friday, May, 10, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Entertainment
What if you essentially had to learn how to eat all over again? This became one woman’s reality after being diagnosed with celiac disease.
Wednesday, May, 08, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
You could hear Cassy Tomoson shriek as her feet left the platform, propelling her forward on a 370-foot zipline. About 25 yards away, Craig Campbell leapt from atop a 25-foot pole, reaching out to grab a trapeze bar five feet away.
Tuesday, May, 07, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
One foot in front of the other. Walking is part of a daily routine for most people, but for 2.1 million people around the globe, this simple action is taking steps toward curing a complex disease – multiple sclerosis. An anticipated 150 walkers are expected to participate in Walk MS: Alexandria.
Friday, May, 03, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
George Jones, the greatest country singer of all time, was a cat with nine lives; at least.
Friday, May, 03, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
From dog pound to international stardom, Clancy, the only mercury-detecting dog in the United States, passed away last Sunday, April 21, 2013.
Saturday, April, 27, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
After 33 years of harried deadlines and countless evenings and weekends spent covering area sporting events, Larry Holverson was looking forward to retirement. But his vision of what retirement looked like changed considerably just two weeks before he wrapped up his career. In May 2007, the Echo Press sports editor was told he had Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Wednesday, April, 24, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Kurt Sieve of Alexandria has spent the last 42 years flipping pancakes, clearing tables, hiring servers, ordering food, managing staff and keeping Traveler’s Inn bustling year after year, right alongside his brother, Jon.
Friday, April, 12, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting customers to avoid consuming smoked pork and beef pepper sticks produced by Belgrade Meat Center after routine product sampling discovered the products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
Wednesday, April, 10, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Friday, April, 05, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Sports
Editor's note: The following statement was released by Belgrade Meats and Pastures a Plenty concerning a voluntary recall of some of their products.
Thursday, April, 04, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
I read the two recent responses to my letter to the editor, “Don’t take your guns to town,” with much interest.
Wednesday, April, 03, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
In the space of a month, Jack Baumann of Alexandria lost his wife, Arlene, to heart problems and then his three dogs and home to a house fire. The house, a Civil War-era log home that had been extensively remodeled, went up in flames last Wednesday.
Wednesday, April, 03, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
What did you have to eat on Tuesday? It probably will take you a few minutes to recall everything on your plate and you’d likely miss a few things, but here’s a certainty: Farmers had something to do with it.
Friday, March, 22, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
The caller on the other end of the phone line was near exacerbation. He had been given the run-around by government officials, the very people he put in office to represent him, and his quest for answers was met time and again with roadblocks.
Wednesday, March, 20, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion