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5 charged for holding pregnant Minnesota woman at gunpoint who they thought was meth dealer
For the record
Burglary, chase suspect sentenced
Soul of a surfer
Highway 114 near Garfield to close
Junior Legion state baseball: Alexandria takes lessons from 0-2 trip
Local teams ready to compete for Region 16C title
Resorters veteran wins MGA Amateur Championship
Bison Bound: Brock Anderson commits to NDSU
A wish come true for Kennedi Hay
A sweet setup to fight cancer
Garden concert features New Orleans sound
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Big smallmouth caught on Miltona
Equipment switch does the trick
A sunny day on Cowdry
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Steven Brian Ignowski
Shirley Ann Faehnrich
Alvin E. Sibell
David "Dave" A. Dittberner
Letter: Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors
Echo Press Editorial: Keep school debate on the high road
Commentary: Memories of a heroes' welcome home
In The Know: Preparing for emergencies
Commentary Sandcastles and trespassing on Lake Ida
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
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On The Street
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
March 22, 2017
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
It's hard to admit that I don't read as many books as I used to read. Granted, comparing my current reading performance with my childhood reading habits isn't quite the fair experiment. As a fourth grader, I read so many books the teachers had to create new prize levels in the annual...
March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
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
Written Gift can help create health care directive
What is the Written Gift? The Written Gift is a local nonprofit dedicated to engaging the community in an advance care planning process while promoting end of life choices based on an individual's goals, values and beliefs.
March 17, 2017 - 8:00am