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Osakis, B-E gear up for Homecoming week
Rally against corruption set for Saturday
Alexandria doctor harnesses the sun with $50,000 project
Good news, bad news for fall: Maples should be healthy, oaks maybe not
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, September 21
Sports schedule for Saturday, Sept. 23
Football: Panthers drop district game against Patriots
Football: Chargers hold on at unbeaten Bertha-Hewitt
Football: Chargers hold on to hand Bears their first loss
Football scores from Friday, Sept. 22
Faith Events: Speaker coming to Osakis High
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
James "Jim" W. Anderson
Michelle Kay Miller
Lorraine K. Porter
Michelle Kay "Ma Miller" Miller
Letter: Who earned the right to sit during anthem?
Echo Press Editorial: Feds delay in health care hurts consumers
Letter: Don't put gravel pit in Forada
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Letter: No right way to protest
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Tastefully Simple confirms layoffs, opening up building space for tenants
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Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
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September 20, 2017
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Human beings have been using armor to protect themselves and others for centuries. Hardened cloth and leather were used to create armor, and once metal became available, a wide variety of personal body armor and shields were created. Full suits of body armor and helmets were created...
September 20, 2017 - 11:39am
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
1917, 100 years ago: In Spruce Hill news, Mr. and Mrs. Pratt were relieved upon hearing from their two sons, William and Leonard, who joined the Army as volunteers in April. The last they had heard was in July when they were in New York. The letter they just received states that they...
September 20, 2017 - 10:23am
September 16, 2017
It's Our Turn: A whole lot of living to do
Some days, it's easy to feel old. When you get into your 40s, 50s or beyond, there are times when sad-but-true thoughts can wreck your mood — like when you realize that you have more yesterdays behind you than days ahead. It's depressing stuff and I try not to dwell on it. I...
September 16, 2017 - 8:07am
September 15, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Corn silk bandit robs Holmes City co-op
1917, 100 years ago: The Luther League of the Swedish Lutheran Church enjoyed a "wiener roast" at the Anderson cottage on Lake Darling, the evening being in the nature of a farewell to the young men of the society who have been called into the army. The "soldier boys" present were...
September 15, 2017 - 4:03pm
September 14, 2017
It's Your Turn: Readers react to Wi-Fi on school buses
This "It's Your Turn" includes comments from our Facebook readers to the Sept. 1 story, "Students get more homework time on bus rides; Alexandria...
September 14, 2017 - 12:30pm
September 13, 2017
In the Know: A look into bringing Jasmine home
Approximately one month ago, our community faced a significant crisis. It was the sort of crisis that I had not seen during my last decade as...
September 13, 2017 - 6:48am
September 9, 2017
It's Our Turn: Learning the ropes of writing
I've always been a word person. I suppose this could be a result of my early developed identity of being an avid bookworm and a long time lover of english class. Even at an early age, I can recall viewing words differently than those around me. Now that I think about it, I have always...
September 9, 2017 - 6:26am
September 7, 2017
In the Know: Can you afford NOT to invest in leadership training?
Do you know what makes some leaders more successful than others? If you think attitude, drive, passion, commitment, empathy, or other similar descriptions, you're right. But there's something even more strategic that great leaders do. They realize the importance of investing time...
September 7, 2017 - 1:08pm
September 6, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Major league scouts eye tournament
1917, 100 years ago: The Halverson Furniture Company has sold its stock of merchandise in Alexandria to L.H. Allen of Hastings. Halverson bought out Hanson Furniture Store about fifteen months ago but Mr. Halverson has now been drafted into the service and took the opportunity to...
September 6, 2017 - 3:08pm
September 2, 2017
It's Our Turn: Disaster victims need tools, help to recover
I have two iron baling hooks that hang in the garage. They came from my Uncle Jack's farm — simple metal hooks about a foot long with the metal bent into a handle at one end. It was designed to stab into a square hay bale to make throwing it up on a wagon or down from a hayloft...
September 2, 2017 - 6:31am
August 31, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1917: Vegetable canning at the schoolhouse
1917, 100 years ago: In Millerville news, they have built a new bridge over Debilzan's creek. A good concrete structure, with strong iron protector rails. William Glebe made it. Up to this time, August 27, there has been canned in the schoolhouse over 700 cans of vegetables of which...
August 31, 2017 - 6:07am
August 30, 2017
In the Know: Taking classrooms into the 21st century
In the spring of 2016, with direction from the Alexandria School Board, we began utilizing a design thinking process to redesign learning spaces. Design thinking in education is a mindset and an approach to learning, collaboration and problem solving. This process began with Discovery...
August 30, 2017 - 8:17am
August 25, 2017
It's Our Turn: Civil War was all about slavery
Last week, my colleague Lowell Anderson, a very pleasant workmate, wrote a piece about the causes of the Civil War that I absolutely have to respond to. He said the cause of the Civil War was not slavery but state's rights, an argument I heard all the time when I worked in Alabama,...
August 25, 2017 - 4:04pm
August 24, 2017
In the Know: Here's how tax increment financing works
Tax increment financing is a flexible economic development tool that uses the increased property taxes that a new real estate development generates...
August 24, 2017 - 8:41am
Observations from the Archives: 1917: Marriage applications fall during WWI draft
1917, 100 years ago: There are now over twenty old people at the Bethany Old Folk's home and more applications are coming in continually. FOR SALE: Purebred rose-comb brown leghorn cockerels. April hatched. One for $1.00. Three for $2.50. Six for $5.00. 1967, 50 years ago: Glaston...
August 24, 2017 - 6:33am