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Update: Two charged with manslaughter in Hlinsky death
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Track and field: Lesnar’s school record paces seventh-place finish at true team state
Sports schedule for Saturday, May 19
Adapted bowling: Cardinals continue to shine at the state tournament
Baseball: Panthers sit at .500 but hopeful they can rekindle some playoff magic
Softball: WCA wraps up regular season with 16 wins
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Special regulations trump new pike zone rules
Henry (Hank) B. Suchy
Audrey F. Kloehn
Richard "Woody" Erickson
John "Jack" Burns
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
LETTER: Bombing explanation shelters Trump
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
LETTER: Another nail in coffin of local business
LETTER: Quran filled with inconsistencies
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
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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March 15, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Big need: affordable transportation
I loved the editorial in the March 2 issue of the Echo Press! Entitled "It's not so bad around here," it warmed my heart, for I truly believe our area is the best of all worlds! It is that way because we work together and cooperate to create it for our citizens. So many of my generation...
March 15, 2018 - 12:12pm
1993: Parkers Prairie slam-dunks Osakis, captures first title
1918, 100 years ago: In Brandon, Arthur Berg came home from Camp Grant, Ill., for a few hours' visit with his parents. He was only allowed a three days' furlough and most of the time was spent on the road. In Moe and Vicinity, Victor Olson was a lucky fellow to catch three wolves...
March 15, 2018 - 7:13am
March 14, 2018
It's fruit tree pruning time
Now is the time to start pruning your fruit trees. Pruning your trees while they are in dormancy reduces the possibility of fire blight in crabapples, apples and pears, as well as minimizing canker diseases in cherries and plums.
March 14, 2018 - 7:18am
March 12, 2018
And the most-requested library books are....
The Douglas County Library is a busy place. The 21,728 registered borrowers at the library read, watched or listened to 324,837 books, audiobooks, movies and CDs from the library in 2017. At the end of 2017, the library's collection held 109,617 items. Everything in our library is...
March 12, 2018 - 7:03am
March 11, 2018
OUR TURN: Driving in the snow: What if?
You know that driver that goes 10 miles per hour under the speed limit when the roads are even slightly wet? That one that makes turns super...
March 11, 2018 - 10:47am
March 9, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Service animal owners want protection against fakes
ST. PAUL—It's a safe bet that few Minnesotans knew about fake service animals until recently. Some national news about people trying to...
March 9, 2018 - 12:24pm
March 8, 2018
How ATCC meets workforce needs
There are several studies and articles about the looming shortage of educated workers that indicate by the year 2020, 74 percent of jobs in Minnesota will require some type of education and training beyond high school. Minnesota State, which includes Alexandria Technical and Community...
March 8, 2018 - 12:11pm
1918: National Prohibition Party to meet in Alexandria
1918, 100 years ago: Prohibition headquarters are busy with the completion of details for the National Convention, to be held in this city. Estimates indicate that about 500 Prohibition Party delegates and visitors will be present. A referendum vote of the National Executive Committee...
March 8, 2018 - 8:48am
March 4, 2018
OUR TURN: A who-done-it among friends
As the sun was setting over a beautiful beach in Hawaii, Chase Diamond's friends were hosting a luau to celebrate his birthday. But the celebration...
March 4, 2018 - 11:34am
March 3, 2018
COMMENTARY: Education Minnesota speaks out on shooting
Editor's note: The following was provided by Education Minnesota, a voice for professional educators and students. Its members include teachers and education support professionals in Minnesota's public school districts, faculty members at Minnesota's community and technical colleges...
March 3, 2018 - 8:35am
March 1, 2018
1918: Large crowd, band bid soldiers good-bye
1918, 100 years ago: The second division of Douglas County's first quota of drafted men left for Camp Dodge. They went by way of the Soo on a special train. A large crowd of fully 2,000 people escorted the boys to the depot to see them off. At the courthouse, the Red Cross and Alexandria...
March 1, 2018 - 1:03pm
February 25, 2018
COMMENTARY: Licensing system is getting fixed
Editor's note: The following is a response to a Feb. 9 commentary by Rep. Paul Anderson, "State's licensing system a 'black hole.'" By Dana Bailey, executive director of projects and initiatives for Minnesota IT Services, St. Paul, MN Minnesotans work hard and pay their taxes. In...
February 25, 2018 - 7:06am
February 23, 2018
OUR TURN: Could Parkland be the turning point?
Like most mass shooters, Jeffrey Weise entered Red Lake Senior High School in Red Lake, Minnesota intent on taking lives. On March 21, 2005,...
February 23, 2018 - 12:02pm
February 22, 2018
1918: School bus crash caused 'severe nervous shock'
1918, 100 years ago: All the children wounded in the Nelson railroad-school bus collision are improving. The two most serious cases proved to be Elinore Nelson, daughter of the driver, and Rose Strandberg. Both were struck on the head and have been suffering from severe nervous shock....
February 22, 2018 - 6:36am
February 21, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
When I first heard the news of the shooting in a Florida school, I felt a familiar sickening feeling in my stomach. It is a feeling that has become far too common for us as a nation. As a law enforcement officer, part of that feeling for me is a feeling of failure. It seems there...
February 21, 2018 - 3:37pm