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Enrollment in BE school district goes up again
Vinson, Jacobson named Brandon-Evansville king and queen
Westbound I-94 lanes between Evansville, Garfield to open today
Alexandria schools' preliminary tax levy rises 0.8%
Radtke, Fletcher named AAHS homecoming king and queen
Blizzard hockey: Crouse likes the mix of youth, veterans as Alexandria takes season opener
Volleyball: Knights fall in five to Rothsay
Opener comes in hot
Cross country: Grove breaks own record to lead Osakis
Girls tennis: Silverstreaks power past Braves 6-1
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Duane and Connie Shelden
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Minnesota Treasured Places event coming to Alexandria
DNR release: Despite wet spring, state pheasant index up 19 percent from 2017
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Delores V. Marston
Charles "Chuck" Towner
Gloria Louise (Anderson) Hulsey
Paid Political Letter: Claims against Franson are ridiculous
Paid Political Letter: Franson's flippant excuses linger
Letter to the Editor: Thefts aren't victimless crimes
Letter to the Editor: Something is wrong at AAHS
It's Our Turn: Many miles and memories
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
Widseth Smith Nolting, Carlos Creek Winery recognized
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
4-H holds county competition
hires and promotions
on the street
August 9, 2018
1918: Tractor to replace horses
1918, 100 years ago: Notice: A plowing demonstration with a Moline Universal one-man tractor will be held in Brandon. Come and see the tractor that comes nearest to replacing the horses for any kind of machinery on any size farm; the tractor and implement operated by one man. —...
August 9, 2018 - 7:59am
August 8, 2018
In the Know: Would you go into law enforcement?
A little over a year ago, I was attending a training conference. After the day ended, I had supper with a group of law enforcement officers I have known for years that were also attending the conference.
August 8, 2018 - 11:59am
August 4, 2018
Our Turn: Lynx show off with All-Star showcase
Last week, I wrote that Minnesota was the perfect fit to host this year's WNBA All-Star Weekend. But after an up-close-and-personal experience...
August 4, 2018 - 10:30am
August 2, 2018
In the Know: Entrepreneurial spirit thrives downtown
When you hear the word entrepreneur, what comes to mind? Shark Tank, Bill Gates? Maybe Oprah or Steve Jobs; uber successful right?
August 2, 2018 - 5:54am
August 1, 2018
1968: New sewage plant underway
1918, 100 years ago: H.T. Thompson, the well-known barber, who for many years past has run a shop on Sixth Avenue, has taken a chair in the Stoppel barber shop on Main Street, where his friends and patrons will find him in the future. The new addition to the Wettleson store made...
August 1, 2018 - 5:54pm
July 27, 2018
It's Our Turn: Friendships are golden
Friendships. I have had plenty in my nearly 46 years on this planet. But there are two I treasure the most. And after interviewing a group of...
July 27, 2018 - 12:25pm
July 25, 2018
1993: Work begins on Kids World building
1918, 100 years ago: The board of directors of the new Park Region Publishing Company met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wold to complete the legal transactions necessary to transfer the business of the Park Region Echo from Mr. Wold to the publishing company. Among the more important...
July 25, 2018 - 12:00pm
In the Know: Police trained for mental health crisis
I continue to be reminded why Minnesota is such a great place to work as a police officer. We continue to make improvements and adjustments that keep our members of law enforcement well trained and well equipped with the proper tools to respond to a variety of situations.
July 25, 2018 - 9:59am
It's Your Turn: Readers react to Ben Franklin closing
Editor's note: This "It's Your Turn" includes comments from our Facebook page in reaction to the July 18 story about Ben Franklin. The store,...
July 25, 2018 - 7:58am
July 22, 2018
It's Our Turn: Life in the backseat
For those of you who aren't familiar with my role at the paper, most easily put I'm the kid in the office. I am a second-year summer intern of...
July 22, 2018 - 5:33am
July 19, 2018
In the Know: Avoid stereotyping employees
You've probably heard many times over about the generational differences in the workplace and how employers have to treat Millennial (born 1980-1994) and Gen Z (born 1995-2012) employees differently than the generations that have come before them. Personally, I have found much of...
July 19, 2018 - 6:09am
July 18, 2018
1968: Alexandria native caught up in Miami hijacking
1918, 100 years ago: Edwin, the 14-year-old son of William Waschter, who lives two miles southwest of Alexandria, had the misfortune to break his arm in three places while cranking a Ford car. The spark was evidently too far advanced and the engine backfired with the above mentioned...
July 18, 2018 - 6:12pm
July 14, 2018
It's Our Turn: Balancing on the shoreline
The longer I live, the more I am discovering the importance of balance. Balance is important if you're crossing a raging river on a skinny log,...
July 14, 2018 - 8:05am
July 12, 2018
1968: State warns pollution threatens lakes Winona-Agnes-Henry
1918, 100 years ago: Fire broke out in the back shed of the Central House barn, burning it to the ground and almost destroying the main building. The firemen did splendid work, otherwise the whole structure would have gone and probably other buildings as well. It was first noticed...
July 12, 2018 - 6:27am
July 11, 2018
In the Know: Moving forward together
It's hard to believe that summer break is half-way over and that we are gearing up for the 2018-2019 school year in Alexandria Public Schools. We are blessed to be able to provide incredible opportunities for our students through the amazing work of our staff, visionary leadership...
July 11, 2018 - 5:26pm