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Updated: Two children injured in ATV rollover north of Millerville
For 9/11 exhibit tour guide, tragedy still fresh
County commission salaries increase $1,000
Midway opens with special time for those with special needs
Downtown eyed for veteran's memorial
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
B-E adds cross country to its fall athletics
Alexandria football: New look, but expectations remain high
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Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Alexandria's Enterprise plays courthouse concert
Faith Happenings: Running legend to speak at Faith @ Work Lunch
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
John "Jack" McLaughlin
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
Letter: What advice did Trump give Boy Scouts?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
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May 25, 2016
The art of cooking artichokes
By Jessica Karley Rerick Artichokes are a food many of us rave about eating, but most do not know how to prepare or shop for them. To be honest,...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Pasta primavera is a perfect dish for spring
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service Pasta primavera is a dish that was wildly popular in the '80s and '90s, but now, it's hardly ever...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
Everyday Gourmet: Chocolate stout cupcakes pair with Irish cream frosting
Even though I like to cheat my way through desserts by using pre-made mixes, there is one part of a cake that is definitely better when it is homemade: buttercream frosting. Making frosting sounds much more difficult than it is, but it can really be made in a few simple steps. 1....
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
Food safety certification, renewal courses offered
University of Minnesota Extension is offering two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirement for certified food managers. The initial certification course, ServSafe, will be offered on Wednesday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County...
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
Everyday Gourmet: Pork loin, roasted baby potatoes are perfect pair
I saw a few variations of a pork roast recipe floating around on Pinterest, so I decided to give it a try for myself. Looking at the ingredient list, I wasn’t quite sold that it would be my next new go-to dinner, but I figured it had two ingredients in it that almost guaranteed...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
March 30, 2016
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Update classic spaghetti and meatballs with cheese, turkey
By Jessica Karley Rerick What is better than spaghetti and meatballs? Spaghetti and mozzarella-stuffed turkey meatballs. Making meatballs, or...
March 30, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
Versatile recipes can be made in many forms
With roots tracing back to Alexandria through her father, Orville Hanson, Janie Ebinger of Garrett, Indiana, has spent her whole life doing what...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 6, 2016
Update the classic spaghetti and meatballs with cheese, turkey
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service What is better than spaghetti and meatballs? Spaghetti and Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Meatballs....
March 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
February 24, 2016
Everyday Gourmet: Dutch-oven cooking is perfect for winter
Dutch-oven cooking is one of my favorite ways to prepare winter meals. Most of us think of a large cast-iron pot when you hear “Dutch oven,” but in reality, a Dutch oven is any large pot with an oven-proof lid, making it easy to use both on the stovetop and in the oven. The recipe...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 7, 2016
Line up your favorite nacho toppings for a big game buffet
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service It's that time of year again. Each night at the dinner table, the conversation starts like this:...
February 7, 2016 - 10:00am
January 20, 2016
RECIPE COLUMN: A melting pot of pickled flavors
Jim Bjerknes of Alexandria has been making pickles since 1965, when he and his wife, Jo, made pickles on their honeymoon. Jo passed away two...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
Bacon and egg recipes are sure to please
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Everyday Gourmet, Forum News Service Brunch is one of my favorite meals for gatherings. It's not only a great way...
January 6, 2016 - 10:23am
November 11, 2015
Sangria and pizza bring together flavors of autumn
A week or so ago, when the weather was beautiful and everyone was out trying to enjoy every last minute of our snowless weather, I went to visit a neighbor and brought along a special fall cocktail I wanted to try: caramel apple sangria. To make the sangria, I combined flavored coffee...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Everyday Gourmet: Spaghetti squash offers healthy alternative to pasta
I am sure a lot of you have heard of a different kind of garden squash that has been making waves in the healthy cooking world: spaghetti squash. Its name alone makes it sound quite appealing and, really, it’s just about as versatile as its pasta counterpart. Spaghetti squash...
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
September 23, 2015
Everyday Gourmet: Tomatoes two ways: fried and homemade sauce
There is nothing I love more from a garden than fresh tomatoes. Sure, you can find a fairly good tomato at the grocery store, but the extra sweetness from the sun makes every bite of a garden tomato so flavorful. This year, I do not have a garden of my own, but a co-worker of mine...
September 23, 2015 - 12:00am