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A mixed bag of property tax levies
Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
Jingling bells start Red Kettle Campaign
Historical society bake sale Dec. 1
Echo Press holiday lights contest returns
Morken: Gophers basketball built for now and the future
Where are they now: Hasz sisters, Runge wrap up seasons at nationals
Boys basketball: Lakers hoping for a big start
Racing Across the Sky
Osakis girls basketball: New faces in place
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
Mike Frisch: Lessons on fishing clearer waters
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
Susan Jean Erickson
Ann M. Nussbaum
Gary D. Nokes
1917: Sudden roaring storm claims a life
OUR TURN: What are you thankful for?
LETTER: Supportive of Franson's tweet
LETTER: Disappointed with Franson's remarks
COMMENTARY: The amazing impact of community giving
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
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
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
hires and promotions
on the street
November 3, 2017
Library friends back new writers, fun events
If you are reading this column today, it is quite likely that you may not recognize the name Allen Eskens. Those fortunate enough to attend the special night at the Carnegie Library put on by the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation on Oct. 16 got to meet Allen. Others may...
November 3, 2017 - 3:38pm
October 14, 2017
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Not long ago, I was getting into my car at the gas station when a toddler from the car next to me gave me an exuberant wave and a "Hi!" as his mom lifted him out of his car seat. His wave brought an instant smile to my face as I waved back. It was the type of greeting you might give...
October 14, 2017 - 4:37pm
October 12, 2017
Farmer deadlines approaching
Excessive rain has caused an extremely late start to the harvest season, and our dedicated farmers here in Douglas County face a daunting task to safely and quickly harvest crops. Saturated fields will take time to dry out, and concerns continue to arise about late-season disease...
October 12, 2017 - 5:06am
July 16, 2017
It's Our Turn: The story of an imaginary gunslinger
The first time I held a pistol, my hands dropped beneath its unexpected weight. "Dang. This feels deadly," I thought. It belonged to a roommate, who was showing us his collection of guns. I was entranced and repelled. "Be careful," its cold weight said. "I can take a life."
July 16, 2017 - 7:31am
July 2, 2017
We can celebrate freedom in Christ every day
By Greg Odell, Retired Pastor Beginning July 1 to December 31 we have only 184 days left of 2017. We have been so busy that this year just flew...
July 2, 2017 - 11:35am
Fair doesn't mean we all get the same
When I was a kid, one of my favorite cereals was KIX cereal. The KIX commercial showed a young girl sitting at her kitchen table with two bowls in front of her, and another girl sitting nearby. The girl then proceeded to count out the number of KIX she was putting in each bowl....1,...
June 2, 2017 - 9:29am
May 17, 2017
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
On Saturday, May 20, the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County will host their Annual Spring Plant Sale at the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria. At 9 a.m. there will be a presentation on Texture in the Garden, followed by the sale starting promptly at...
May 17, 2017 - 5:08am
May 11, 2017
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
The annual harbinger of spring has arrived. The spring lawn care questions have begun in earnest, specifically, when to start treating for crabgrass. If you want to preemptively strike out against this menace, the following information should help in your home lawn defense.
May 11, 2017 - 4:07pm
May 7, 2017
May is Stroke Awareness Month
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 130,000 Americans each year. That is one of every 20 deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and every four minutes, someone dies of stroke. Stroke...
May 7, 2017 - 6:01pm
April 27, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
1917, 100 years ago: The effects of the war conditions are already beginning to be felt. Notices are being posted stating there is no credit given by merchants for flour and sugar. Cutloaf sugar is practically out of the market now. ... Lost: Automobile mud chain on Holmes City road,...
April 27, 2017 - 8:19am
April 14, 2017
Kari van Wakeren: Taking the bad with the good
A wise friend recently made a statement that really caught my attention. He is a retired doctor and pointed out that in past generations, dying...
April 14, 2017 - 1:29pm
April 12, 2017
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Knowing when to water and how much to water is a challenge for any gardener. Too much water at the wrong time and place can cause fungal disease. Not enough water in the right place can lead to stunted, stressed plants susceptible to disease and insect infestation. To get your garden...
April 12, 2017 - 7:08pm
April 5, 2017
Be prepared for obstacles facing senior citizens
As we get older, we hope that our lives will become easier. We anticipate retirement as the time in our lives when we can finally relax. While the golden years can be some of the best years of our life, there are always concerns. The top 10 concerns facing senior citizens today include:...
April 5, 2017 - 6:03pm
March 31, 2017
Celebrate the diversity of God's people
I'm not a big shopper, but the other day, I had an errand at the mall, so while there, I browsed through some clearance racks to see what I could find. An item caught my eye, but when I saw it was labeled "one size fits all," I left it on the hanger. In my experience, this description...
March 31, 2017 - 1:00pm
Lenten season is time to meditate on Jesus
My granddaughter texted me on a Wednesday telling me that it was Ash Wednesday. She is a student at a university in North Dakota. A proud grandpa as I am, I shared some more Lenten information with her. During this Lenten season, we should all explore David's challenge: "I will not...
March 31, 2017 - 12:00pm