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White House 'nice': Trump pardons turkey raised in Douglas County
County to sue drug companies
Minn. woman arrested on I-94 stop in ND for $1.37 million in pot
Alexandria company 'not scared' by animal cruelty accusations
Greater Minnesota cities urge action on bonding, aid, streets
Elks Hoop Shoot contest set for Jan. 7 in Alexandria
Blizzard Hockey: Alexandria swept in weekend series with Granite City
NA3HL Hockey: WarHawks cut ties to Blaisuis
Girls Hockey: Cards end Packers’ winning streak
Blizzard hockey: Granite City dominates in an 8-2 final at the RCC
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Firearm deer harvest up 10 percent from 2016 so far
Robert F. Forster
OUR TURN: Social media opens door to hate and unkindness
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
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
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
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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
March 31, 2017
IT'S OUR TURN: An angel of a mother-in-law
Why do mothers-in-law get slammed so much? They're the subject of bad jokes, the villains in countless TV sitcoms and movies, and often stereotyped...
March 31, 2017 - 7:00am
March 29, 2017
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: 3M plant construction started in Alexandria
1917, 100 years ago: The old Schneiderhan house on the lots back of the Washington school was sold at public auction to Frank Bisek of Lake Mary. Gust Loo was auctioneer. Mr. Bisek will move the house to the lots across the street, northeast of where it now stands. Moving the house...
March 29, 2017 - 9:00am
IN THE KNOW: What competencies do we want?
This month, Alexandria Public School staff will be facilitating a discussion designed to answer the question: What competencies do we want every student to have when they graduate from high school that will give them the ability to be successful in college, in their careers and in...
March 29, 2017 - 9:00am
March 24, 2017
IT'S OUR TURN: Have you had 'the talk' yet?
We are all going to die — some sooner than others. It's inevitable. We don't live forever. So why not have "the conversation" with your loved ones before the need arises. What are those conversations, you may ask? You know, the ones about what their wishes are. And I am not...
March 24, 2017 - 7:00am
March 22, 2017
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
Our Alexandria and Douglas County community continues to grow and expand. We can see the progress every day when we drive around our community, and this last year was no exception. Alexandria, Minnesota was ranked in the 2016 Top Micropolitans in the United States for new or expanding...
March 22, 2017 - 8:00am
From the Archives - 1967: Free Mantoux tests offered
1917, 100 years ago: For some time the Echo has been running a couple columns of reading matter in German. This was greatly appreciated by the German readers and it was our intention to continue these columns. But since the latest developments with Germany, the company furnishing...
March 22, 2017 - 7:00am
March 17, 2017
IT'S OUR TURN: I know firsthand what Muslims are capable of
We were raising our four sons in Lexington, Kentucky. The oldest was in high school, the youngest still in elementary school and our twins were in their last year of middle school, which meant a class trip. That year, the destination was Washington, D.C., a chance to experience landmarks...
March 17, 2017 - 7:00am
March 15, 2017
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 2007: Douglas County Jail not in compliance
1917, 100 years ago: In Forada and Union Lake News: The Rev. Owen is meeting with lots of disappointments this winter as the church services are so poorly attended on account of the bad weather. Sundays seem always to be so stormy or else a recent storm puts the roads in such shape...
March 15, 2017 - 7:00am
IN THE KNOW: Facts are important
There's been a lot of talk about facts recently as they relate to news and what sources of news may be legitimate or not. Trained journalists are taught that facts are facts, they need to be verified and explained in a manner that people can understand them.
March 15, 2017 - 7:00am
March 10, 2017
IT'S OUR TURN: The burden of love and loss
You live, you love, you lose. The cycle continues around and around in a never-ending wheel — the circle of life, as it were. Over the past few weeks, I've tuned in more to the realization that our everyday tasks, our accomplishments, our failures, our joys, our sorrows really...
March 10, 2017 - 7:00am
March 8, 2017
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Snowmobiles are new status symbol
1917, 100 years ago: A traveling secretary for the International YMCA gave a talk to the high school pupils on the subject, "Be Your Own Self." He said that everyone was somebody's example and that person would copy their example as closely as possible. ... The coal situation in Evansville...
March 8, 2017 - 7:00am