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Updated with ID: Barrett teen dies in car fire
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
The difference a year makes for Boline
Cousins or Keenum: What's the debate?
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Brian B. Eide
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
IN THE KNOW: Big need: affordable transportation
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
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
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May 4, 2017
IT'S Our Turn: The road goes ever on
It's no secret that I'm a devoted fan of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings," both movies and books. They're full of rich characters, masterful prose, real themes, rolling landscapes, inspiring music and a history so expansive that you would willingly believe that it actually...
May 4, 2017 - 12:07pm
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
March 15, 2017
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
National Ag Day is March 21. In honor of this, the staff at the Douglas County FSA office would like to thank all the farmers and ranchers that make agriculture such a vital part of communities here in Douglas County. Agriculture is alive and well in Central Minnesota. Douglas County...
March 15, 2017 - 9:00am
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
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
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
When it comes to selecting flowers to plant in my garden, I am always looking for scented varieties that bring the fragrance of the garden into my home. So many beautiful cultivars have had their sweet aroma bred right out of them. I am always disappointed upon discovering that a...
March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
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