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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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August 18, 2017
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
The Civil War was a sad, dark time for all Americans. It was a time when we fought against each other and tested the resolve of the country to stay one group of united states. The war cost us the lives of 620,000 Americans. However, in the end, our resolve was strengthened and we...
August 18, 2017 - 4:45pm
August 16, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
1917, 100 years ago: James J. Ballentine, who has furlough from Fort Snelling for two weeks, is expected at Camp Ballentine to visit relatives....
August 16, 2017 - 9:15am
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
This is the time of year when city councils and county commissions are busy working on budgets for 2018. Their budget year starts January 1. (School districts do their work in the spring; their budget year starts July 1.) This is both an exciting and challenging time for people involved...
August 16, 2017 - 6:46am
August 9, 2017
In the Know: Alexandria -- a city of civility
What a great year I had as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities! It was an honor, pleasure and privilege to represent this group that represents the very specific needs of rural Minnesota cities through members voting a slate of issues and legislative lobbying to...
August 9, 2017 - 6:22am
August 5, 2017
It's Our Turn: It's just not the same anymore
I used to enjoy a good thunderstorm. Watching the falling rain and flashing lightning from safe inside our home or under the cover of a porch was an exciting display of the power of nature. Even though our home for much of my latter childhood was a trailer house with no basement,...
August 5, 2017 - 7:32am
August 3, 2017
It's Your Turn: Readers debate jobs and wages
This "It's Your Turn" includes comments that were posted on the newspaper's Facebook page in response to our July 25 online story, "Minnesota gains 4,400 jobs in June." Jodi Fischbach: What is the state doing to entice people to move and live here? It's great to add that many jobs,...
August 3, 2017 - 6:15am
July 28, 2017
It's Our Turn: Road hogs, horn blasters and hell hounds
I like to walk, run and bike in the Alexandria lakes area. It's scenic, a great way to relieve stress and it's fun — even if it looks like I'm about to keel over as I'm plodding toward the end of a long run. When I don't get some outside activity after a couple of days, I feel...
July 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
July 27, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: High-voltage wire claims three lives
1917, 100 years ago: A party of ladies picnicked with Miss Emma Ballentine and sisters, Mrs. Belle Worth, and Mrs. McSorley, at Camp Ballentine. They were Mesdames Oscar E. Erickson, Roy McKay, Hicks, Wold, and the Misses Susie Covel, Katie McKay, Maryann Sutton, Ida and Myrtle Tart,...
July 27, 2017 - 5:22am
July 23, 2017
It's Our Turn: Dare to do a random act of kindness
I don't usually write. I usually just go out and talk with people for my job as a sales representative for the Echo Press and Osakis Review. I love to help people, so it's fitting for me! It has always been in my nature to care, love and do simple surprises since I was a little girl....
July 23, 2017 - 7:58am
July 19, 2017
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Volunteering has been getting a bad rep these last few years. The common conception is that people just don't volunteer anymore! That is so untrue! The truer side is that it is more difficult to volunteer. Legalities, potential lawsuits, the commitments required of a mobile society...
July 19, 2017 - 6:11am
Observations from the Archives: 2007: New land for a new high school
1917, 100 years ago: The electric wires and poles on the west side of Main Street in Alexandria were taken down. This frees the Main street from any poles or overhead wires, and very much improves the appearance of it. John C. Swenson is making extensive improvements on his lots on...
July 19, 2017 - 2:15am
July 13, 2017
Obeservations from the Archives: 1917: Douglas County denizens buy silos, Chevrolets
1917, 100 years ago: A Red Cross Rally was held at the village hall in Evansville with attorney Constant Larson of Alexandria as speaker, who explained the work and order of the organization to the audience, as a Red Cross branch is about to be organized in the village. A carload...
July 13, 2017 - 9:33am
July 9, 2017
It's Our Turn: 'Wooh!' Hurray for the power of live music
I was sitting at one of the Thursday evening concerts on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn on a beautiful early summer evening. The Green Lake...
July 9, 2017 - 7:57am
June 16, 2017
It's Our Turn: Life's a jigsaw puzzle
My aunt recently told me about a lesson she'd learned by reading a book, and I've been thinking about it a lot lately and made it into a metaphor: Life's a jigsaw puzzle. A person spends his or her life with an idea of what they one day want to be. For me, when I was a little kid,...
June 16, 2017 - 10:07am
May 28, 2017
It's Our Turn: Sharing a strong bond – recovery
A few weeks ago, I went on a trip to New York City with some of my favorite women in the world. But here's the funny thing: This was the first...
May 28, 2017 - 8:00am