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Colonel Dean A. Elmer, USAF (Retired) slipped the surly bonds of this earth for the last time on September 17, 2012 at his home in Duluth. He was 79 years old.
Friday, September, 21, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Obituaries (free view)
It’s about time the United States pulls out of Afghanistan lock, stock and barrel. Carrying on a “holding-action” war there, after all these years (nearly 12 to be exact), is becoming as absurd as our long involvement in Vietnam. At this point, the Afghan war is America’s longest war.
Friday, September, 21, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is going above and beyond: above her Capitol office and beyond what others in her job have done.
Thursday, September, 20, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Gene Stephens golfs a few times a week. He goes for a walk every day. He defeats his wife, Kathie, at Ping Pong and gin rummy way more than she wants to admit. With youthful exuberance and energy, the slim and trim Stephens spryly bounces around his summer home at Blakes by the Lakes in Alexandria, telling stories and pointing out photos.
Friday, September, 14, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Amy Klobuchar and Kurt Bills shared broad smiles and agreed it was hot. But then the two U.S. Senate candidates took to a Minnesota State Fair stage in what proved to be a feisty debate during which they agreed on little.
Wednesday, September, 12, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Viola “Ole” Mae Henning, 86, Miltona, died Saturday, September 1, 2012, surrounded by family, at Knute-Nelson in Alexandria.
Wednesday, September, 05, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Obituaries (free view)
SEPTEMBER 1962 The Alexandria public schools opened their doors to 2,773 students this week, eclipsing last year’s number by 76.
Wednesday, September, 05, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Minnesota native Leroy Namen joined the U.S. Navy in 1979 and was stationed in the Philippines. When Leroy returned home, he started to drink heavily and ended up homeless for the next 15 years.
Wednesday, August, 29, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Today is neither Veterans Day nor Memorial Day – the two days each year when all Americans pause to reflect on the service and sacrifice of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. That doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate our service members, veterans and their families every day.
Wednesday, August, 22, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Douglas County Yellow Ribbon Network is sponsoring Military Service Members Date Night on Thursday, August 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Friday, July, 20, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Entertainment
The Minnesota State Fair is excited to announce the addition of dozens of new attractions, exhibits and other elements to the 2012 Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Tuesday, July, 17, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Hospitals and public agencies from 22 counties, including Douglas County, will work together to prepare for disasters during the exercise, “Operation Gone with the Wind” June 20-21 at Camp Ripley, Little Falls.
Friday, June, 22, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
I was a bit stunned recently at the revelation of a “Presidential Kill List,” which is reviewed each week by the president and his military advisors.
Wednesday, June, 20, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Lakes Area Theatre (LAT) in Alexandria is offering the following productions this week:
Friday, June, 08, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Entertainment
Phyllis Eleanor Wood Ohlsen, cherished wife, mother, sister and friend, age 85, of 3704 Crestwood Hills Northeast, Alexandria, died Thursday, December 8, 2011 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Brainerd, following a lengthy illness.
Tuesday, June, 05, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Obituaries (free view)
Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to proclaim June 18, 2012, as Minnesota Women Veterans Day.
Monday, June, 04, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
President Barack Obama Friday signed into law a bill co-sponsored by all of Minnesota’s congressional delegation that will return up to 27 days of paid leave to some of the state’s National Guard members who have served in Kuwait helping to wind down the United States’ involvement in Iraq.
Wednesday, May, 30, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Minnesota National Guard citizen -soldiers and -airmen are speaking at Memorial Day ceremonies across Minnesota today.
Monday, May, 28, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News