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Echo Press holiday lights contest returns
Meeting to discuss B-E school buildings
Holiday blood drive planned
Are farmers getting gouged on rent?
Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
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
Boys basketball: Knights small but mighty
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
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
hires and promotions
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January 6, 2017
FAITH COLUMN: Timeless wisdom for the new year
"... to walk in all His ways and to love Him." (Deuteronomy 10:12)
January 6, 2017 - 11:00am
January 4, 2017
Winter berries add pop of color to landscape
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension As beautiful as winter can be, by about March, I am tired of the white landscape and ready for some color, and spring is still months away. Many native trees, shrubs and vines commonly maintain some of their berries into the winter...
January 4, 2017 - 10:00am
December 28, 2016
IN THE KNOW: Disconnect from world and relax
"Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time." Versions of that sentence have been attributed to the Baltimore Grotto Club (a caving group), Chief Seattle and some environmental groups. No matter where it comes from, it is excellent advice in my...
December 28, 2016 - 8:00am
December 23, 2016
Got room for Jesus?
"He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not." (John 1:10-11) Reading the above verses brought to mind this verse in Luke 2:7, "And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling...
December 23, 2016 - 11:00am
December 21, 2016
Benefits of houseplants
Most of us have at least one houseplant in our homes or at our workplace. Houseplants provide several different benefits and value; these green,...
December 21, 2016 - 9:00am
December 16, 2016
CONNECTING FAITH TO LIFE: Finding room to breathe during the holidays
I decorated for Christmas early this year. I wasn't really planning to, but then there was a snow day and an unusually quiet weekend before Thanksgiving, and I decided to use that time to decorate and even do a little baking. At first I felt a little apologetic, feeling like I should...
December 16, 2016 - 9:00am
December 14, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1991: Flu epidemic sweeping through Douglas County
1916, 100 years ago: Lost — By woman on her way home from town, a $5 bill. Finder please leave at the Echo office for return to owner. ... The Alexandria High School Short Course will be given January through March. A short course has been outlined in Agriculture, Manual Training,...
December 14, 2016 - 8:00am
December 9, 2016
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Horrific headlines roiled over Chicago like angry storm clouds this past summer. Murder numbers skyrocketed. Shootings were tallied literally by the minute. August was Chicago's most violent month in 20 years. As I write this, on a Monday morning, the headline for the weekend is,...
December 9, 2016 - 11:00am
November 25, 2016
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Annual flowers are the mainstay of many gardens. Each year, hundreds of cultivars are trialed at the University of Minnesota West Central Research...
November 25, 2016 - 9:21am
Be thankful for life everlasting
By Greg Odell, retired pastor Former Gov. Pat Neff of Texas spoke to an assembly of convicts in a penitentiary of that state. He finished his speech by stating that he would remain to listen if any man wanted to speak with him. He further announced that what he heard would be held...
November 25, 2016 - 8:00am
November 22, 2016
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
What a blessing this fall has been. Yes, we started very wet, but we have experienced an extended above average timeline that made for extremely good harvest conditions. I have seen cattle in seasonal pastures later into the fall than ever before.
November 22, 2016 - 11:00am
November 16, 2016
Tips for container-grown succulents
Succulents have become the hot new houseplants, and I am often asked how to grow succulents and which succulents a beginner should choose. Succulents...
November 16, 2016 - 9:00am
November 9, 2016
Tree pruning 101
I have gotten many, many questions regarding tree pruning recently. If you've got a pruning saw and loppers in hand, stop. Put them right back...
November 9, 2016 - 10:00am
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Parents can be held legally responsible
1916, 100 years ago: E.E. Lobeck will leave for Canada to take part in the prohibition campaign now being carried on in Saskatchewan. He has assisted in the prohibition campaigns of other provinces of Canada, all of which have gone dry by good majorities. ... Wanted: Woodchoppers...
November 9, 2016 - 8:00am
November 4, 2016
Mel Gibson's 'Hacksaw Ridge' will inspire
Just in time for Veterans Day, Mel Gibson is releasing his latest faith film production, "Hacksaw Ridge," the incredible true story of PFC Desmond Doss during World War II. Private Doss was a medic determined "to serve those who are serving," albeit as a conscientious objector, refusing...
November 4, 2016 - 10:00am