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Law Enforcement Blotter: July 18
Weather changes Senior Fishing Day events
Planned Parenthood: Patients at risk - Organization cites potential loss of some federal funds
Kensington gets first dollars for new tower
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Junior legion tournament: Rain postpones Alex Black game to Friday
Girls basketball: Cardinals win Breakdown state title
Alexandria youth teams top three at Pacesetter Tournament
Junior legion tournament: Alex Black loses first bid for state tournament berth
Junior legion playoffs: Alex Blacks one win away from a state berth
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....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Rare white squirrels show up in Alexandria
Senior Fishing Day is a go again as Viking Sportsmen honor Bosek
Strege optimistic area pheasants came through the hatch OK
Dogfish grabs on and doesn't let go
Lake Ida producing again for area bass tourneys
Harold A. Ranum
Catherine Jane (Cathy) Lahtinen
Letter to the Editor: Constitution is straightforward, plain English
In the Know: Avoid stereotyping employees
1968: Alexandria native caught up in Miami hijacking
Letter to the Editor: Victim advocates are unsung heroes
An Echo Press Editorial: A guide to newspaper terms
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
County crafting buffer compliance rules
After 54 years on Broadway, Ben Franklin to close its doors
Hagstrom named 'Top 25 Women in Business'
On The Street
Viking Plaza sale postponed again
Deadline for farmers approaching
hires and promotions
on the street
June 16, 2018
It's Our Turn: Like father, hopefully like son
For those who don't know me, I'm the new guy. And to best tell you about myself, I'd better talk about my dad. That's because we're quite nearly...
June 16, 2018 - 6:31am
June 14, 2018
In the Know: When school ends, hunger begins
Summer is finally here and there are so many wonderful things to look forward to and enjoy. Kids are out of school and families are planning...
June 14, 2018 - 8:39am
1993: Minor earthquake shakes west-central Minnesota
1918, 100 years ago: A nearly fatal accident happened to Victor Alm, storekeeper at Rose Corners. While going to Carlos with a team of mules after a load of freight, it seems the tongue of the wagon came down and the team ran away, throwing him out in the road. He lay unconscious...
June 14, 2018 - 6:36am
June 9, 2018
It's Our Turn: Explain how you can do better
I need some help here. I need people to explain to me why they feel they know how to do other people's jobs better than the person/persons doing that particular job. I am mostly curious about those who post on Facebook, whether on the newspaper Facebook page or the Facebook pages...
June 9, 2018 - 7:58am
June 7, 2018
In the Know: Alexandria is a leader in retail
Over the last year, there have been a number of retail companies who have closed their doors in the Alexandria area, and these closures have caused concern in our community. Ultimately, our location is not unique to this trend. Nationally, the amount of retail space going dark in...
June 7, 2018 - 8:20am
June 6, 2018
1968: Our Lady of Mercy Hospital caps 35 candy stripers
1918, 100 years ago: A representation of 60 or 70 farmers from all sections of the county met at the high school auditorium to organize the Farm Bureau Association, which is required by the federal government as a war issue. This association is given the privilege of hiring a Farm...
June 6, 2018 - 5:18pm
June 1, 2018
OUR TURN: Moving on is never easy
As we soared above Alexandria in a little four-seat plane, I was given a new view of the place I'd recently begun calling home. The brisk winter...
June 1, 2018 - 7:21am
May 30, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Time of change and empty buildings
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness." Most of we older folks remember...
May 30, 2018 - 4:31pm
May 24, 2018
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
For too many years, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and dentists have prescribed opioids to help relieve any and all pain. The plan was to be "pain-free" and this was encouraged by big pharma and an unofficial national policy. Yes, opioids are an effective tool...
May 24, 2018 - 10:59am
May 23, 2018
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
1918, 100 years ago: An induction of 26 of the drafted men of Douglas County left by way of the Great Northern. They were sent to Camp Lewis at American Lake, Washington, in a special train. Melby is boasting of a first class ice cream parlor. Carlson and Johnson have opened one in...
May 23, 2018 - 1:57pm
May 20, 2018
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
I'd heard the horror stories about getting license tabs and driver's licenses lately — frustrating delays and long lines, all because of a statewide computer glitch in the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System, MNLARS. The multimillion dollar system is supposed to replace...
May 20, 2018 - 12:27pm
May 16, 2018
1918: The way to banish freckles
1918, 100 years ago: Clarence Newhouse arrived from Camp Pike to see his mother, who is very ill. Clarence was made corporal soon after going to Camp Pike and later was promoted to sergeant. He received word just before leaving that he had been admitted to the officers' training camp....
May 16, 2018 - 10:56am
May 13, 2018
OUR TURN: Six things about Alex
Before I started working at the Echo Press, I didn't know much about Alexandria. I live in Otter Tail County, so Fergus Falls was where I shopped,...
May 13, 2018 - 11:05am
May 9, 2018
IN THE KNOW: May is filled with special events
May is a busy month for everybody in Minnesota. The warm weather allows for a variety of activities. There are a number of events during May both nationally and locally that are important to law enforcement personnel and keep us busy.
May 9, 2018 - 2:30pm
1918: Things get hairy after barber drafted
1918, 100 years ago: Dr. Boyd bought from Cleve Hicks the old Hicks' home right across from The Alexandria Hotel. Dr. Boyd will take possession at once and his plans now are to raze or remove the old building and build a new residence there. The Hicks' home is one of the few remaining...
May 9, 2018 - 1:29pm