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Taxes to dip for some in Alexandria
Plans take shape for veterans memorial
City Hall to add credit card machine
With higher deer population, Minn. wolf numbers jump 25 percent
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Volleyball: Knights gain momentum as Chargers search for answers
Tennis: Silverstreaks improve to 15-1 with another victory
WCA takes first in Class A at huge Mega Meet
Football: Lakers fall to Warriors, 23-7
Tennis: Lakers sweep Wolverines, 7-0
Cedar Building seeks 'history hoarders' and provides glimpses into past
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Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Mary M. Odland
James "Jim" W. Anderson
Letter: Music and songs with meaning
Commentary: A dialogue on race and a Confederate flag
It's Our Turn: The importance of precise guesstimation
Letter: Who earned the right to sit during anthem?
Echo Press Editorial: Feds delay in health care hurts consumers
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Fairfield Inn to open in January
Data trackers zero in on Alexandria area
Tastefully Simple confirms layoffs, opening up building space for tenants
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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
November 2, 2016
Bookshelves teem with many topics, genres
Often throughout each day, I step out of my office at the Douglas County Library and take a walk around the library. This gives me the opportunity to make sure that things are running smoothly. I look for people who may need directions or suggestions. I also look to make sure that...
November 2, 2016 - 10:00am
October 26, 2016
Top 10 fall garden chores
Autumn is the best time to get a step ahead in the garden. Spring is chock-full of garden work, and a little well-spent time in your garden now...
October 26, 2016 - 12:00pm
From the archives
October 26, 2016 - 8:00am