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Our president shed tears in public on such a sad and tragic day.
Wednesday, December, 19, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Even though Oliver is orange and white, he’s the black sheep of the family. But he can’t pull the wool over his owners’ eyes. They know he’s just a cat in sheep’s clothing.
Wednesday, December, 19, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Minnesota officials say they have tried to prepare for school shootings like one Friday in Connecticut, but there always is more they can do. “We need to collaboratively do a better job of securing those kids,” said state Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, a law enforcement officer for 34 years, 16 as Douglas County sheriff.
Wednesday, December, 19, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The doctor called this week and said, “You’re clear, no more cancer.” After hearing news like that, you’d think I’d be walking on clouds and sharing wise, cotton-candy-sweet sentiments. But something else has settled into my heart – it’s a strange mix of denial, guilt, relief, humbleness, and a sense of being lost.
Friday, December, 14, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representatives Tim Walz and Betty McCollum recently introduced bipartisan legislation to help train child protection professionals to detect and prevent child abuse.
Sunday, December, 09, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
5, 16, 22, 23, 29, 6. Those numbers just changed some lives in a very big way. According to Powerball officials, two tickets matched all six numbers in Wednesday’s lottery drawing to win the nearly $580 million jackpot. Imagine – $580 million. Can you imagine it? I can’t.
Friday, November, 30, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Almost everything Audrey Pagano knows from her childhood is gone. “The whole neighborhood is wiped out – homes that have been there for a long time,” said Pagano. An Alexandria resident for 37 years, Pagano grew up in Staten Island, New York, where Hurricane Sandy ripped a path of destruction on October 29.
Wednesday, November, 14, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Statistics collected from Minnesota fire departments in 2011 reveal that the peak time for home fire fatalities is between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., and 29 percent of residential fire deaths that year occurred in homes without working smoke alarms. Those are two reasons the State Fire Marshal supports the annual “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” campaign.
Saturday, November, 03, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
I grew up on the farm just to the north of the proposed site for the super-sized pig farm. I love that farm. I love sharing memories with my two young sons whenever we come home for a visit: “There’s the pond where we used to go skating in the winter. This swamp was our dog Charlie’s particular favorite for sliming himself with mud
Friday, November, 02, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
I have talked with Mary Franson on several occasions and I like her. However, her radio, TV and forum opportunities have been wasted with well-rehearsed platitudes and little substance.
Wednesday, October, 31, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
“The bruises, scratches and bumps on my head where it was rammed into a wall or the floor – those have all long since healed. But it’s the emotional/mental scars, I think they will be a long time coming in healing, if that ever happens.” These are the words of Teri (not her real name), a domestic abuse survivor who moved to a Douglas County community shortly after her abuser was jailed two years ago.
Wednesday, October, 31, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
The vandalism done to the Alexandria City Park rest rooms makes me very angry and very sad.
Friday, October, 26, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Ione Othelia Holt, 96, Osakis, passed away on Saturday evening, October 20, 2012 at her home.
Wednesday, October, 24, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Obituaries (free view)
As our state representative, Torrey Westrom has fought hard to preserve the sanctity of human life. While chair of the House Civil Law Committee, Torrey helped pass bills that would have reduced the number of abortions in our state.
Friday, October, 19, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Increased Click It or Ticket seat belt patrols will roll statewide from October 12-26 in an effort to stop unbelted traffic deaths, of which there were 377 during the past three years.
Wednesday, October, 17, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Local men get help with addictions from MnATC.
Wednesday, October, 17, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Finding good candidates for State House and Senate has been my job. I would like to bring two fine people to your attention.
Wednesday, October, 10, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released a final report about its investigation into an outbreak of blood infections at St Cloud Hospital in 2011 that was associated with a health care worker diverting narcotics from intravenous (IV) bags.
Tuesday, October, 02, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The strength and impact of newspapers were once again reflected in new data from Scarborough Research provided through the Newspaper Association of America. If you’ve heard that newspapers are not the force they once were, consider the following trends.
Friday, September, 28, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Editor's note: The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communications Company newspapers in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
Thursday, September, 20, 2012 - Forum Communications Company - News