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Alexandria student seeking national office
Red Bull Band performs with high school band
Battling the elements for cancer: Fish tournament raises more than $50,000
Missing pregnant woman found dead in Chippewa National Forest: Autopsy scheduled for 27-year-old from Akeley in Cass County
Five ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria goes undefeated on the road
Girls hockey: Cardinals seeded fourth in Class A state tournament
Sports schedule for Sunday, Feb. 18
Boys basketball: Imdieke secures one point victory for Silverstreaks
Girls basketball: Cardinals win 15 games straight
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Wayne & Berdeen Benson
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Outdoor briefs: Pheasants Forever banquet set for Feb. 24
David "Dave" R. Collins
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
Dorothy M. Weaver
Arlene L. Zavadil
OUR TURN: It's not easy, but it's pretty simple
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
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
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
Estate planning seminar on Tuesday
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January 18, 2017
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
1917, 100 years ago: Bills for women's suffrage have been introduced in the Legislatures of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. ... Miss Anna Hanson has accepted a position at the Bethany Old People's Home and commenced her duties last week. ... Miltona is booming nowadays with...
January 18, 2017 - 8:00am
January 13, 2017
Pietruszewski: Wild’s great first half to be rewarded at all-star game
First-year head coach Bruce Boudreau led the Wild to a 2-1 win over Anaheim on Sunday, a victory that probably tasted especially sweet, considering the Ducks fired Boudreau last April. Monday morning, which happened to be Boudreau’s 62nd birthday, the Wild learned it would finish...
January 13, 2017 - 10:32am
January 11, 2017
Producers should utilize all available resources
A new year means new opportunities for the producers and landowners here in Douglas County. As many producers lay out their plan for the upcoming year, it is imperative that producers utilize all available resources during these tough agricultural economic times. The staff at the...
January 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Are you looking for something garden-related to fill the long, cold, winter hours? Clay, Stearns and Douglas County Extension Offices just might have the solution for you. The Winter Garden College returns to Stearns County on Jan. 31. Sessions in Douglas and Clay counties will follow...
January 11, 2017 - 10:00am
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1917: Many wolves in Leaf Hills
1917, 100 years ago: Carpenters are busy on the new hotel and it will not be long before Miltona will have a place to accommodate travelers and boarders. ... In Millerville News: There are many wolves in our neighborhood this year; they are especially annoying in the Leaf Hills. It...
January 11, 2017 - 7:00am
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