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Translating the marks on our landscape
Law enforcement blotter: February 26, 2015
News Briefs: Fish house removal deadlines near
Merchants association plans to bring plants back to downtown
Change may come to invasive species decal law; resorts don’t like it
Girls basketball: Focuas shifts to playoffs after Cards wrap up share of CLC title
State wrestling: Osakis sends Trenton Coyer to semis
State wrestling: Neu, Olhausen fall to wrestlebacks
Sports schedule for Friday, February 27
Boys basketball: Chargers get another sign of progress with first playoff win since 2012
Music makes us whole
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Super Bowl champ to perform worship concert
Strangers no longer
Photography exhibit to open in Evansville
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
LaVerne Weisgram, 93
Funeral - Wilbur Nelson, 93
Funeral - Margie Kleven, 59
Funeral - William Bjerkness, 45
Marvin Wolbersen, 76
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
State should not tax business property and family cabins
Food shelf ‘match’ is a myth
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
June 15, 2012
It's Our Turn - You're indispensable
This weekend, fathers all across the country will be kicking back and relaxing as their families honor them for Father's Day. And rightfully so; being a father is one of the most important and underappreciated jobs. A lot is said about the importance of mothers and the role they...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
Growing green - Bugged by ants? Here's what to do
I have received many calls recently requesting information about how to get rid of ants in the home and lawn. Ants are the most frequent and persistent pests encountered around homes and buildings, and they have been a particular nuisance this year. Dealing with ants can be very frustrating....
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
May 11, 2012
Column - Hillary continues to be a trailblazer
It's about time Hillary Clinton is receiving the widespread admiration she always deserved. She is, once again, on the top of the list as the world's most admired woman. It's a wonder she was able to endure all that baiting, hounding, heel-nipping and blind hatred aimed at her all...
May 11, 2012 - 12:00am
January 13, 2012
Faith Matters - Minnesota nice: An introduction
Being a long-time Dakotan recently moved east, I've heard of "Minnesota nice." Prior to moving to Alexandria, I didn't know if it was a fact or another Paul Bunyan legend. Two months here, I've experienced it. Before Thanksgiving I was at a grocery store and the woman ahead of me...
faith / life
January 13, 2012 - 12:00am
November 16, 2011
Library seeks teen input
The Douglas County Library has always had successful programs for kids. From story times to summer reading club, kids of all ages have found fun books to read, discovered new things to learn and explored the library. Now it's time for the teen population in the community to have...
Library / life
November 16, 2011 - 12:00am
November is National Caregivers Month
Rosalyn Carter said it best: "There are only four kinds of people in the world - those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who need caregivers." Caregivers are needed for family members of all ages. With appropriate...
November 16, 2011 - 12:00am
November 2, 2011
Storing the harvest
My porch is covered with assorted winter squash and dried beans, and my kitchen table has tomatoes and peppers in various stages of ripeness, and the number one question I am getting from vegetable gardeners is, "How do I store my home grown produce properly?" What follows is a list...
November 2, 2011 - 12:00am
October 5, 2011
Column - 1961: Two men charged with robbery at Pete's
The following is a collection of stories and other items that were included in Alexandria newspapers over the years. 100 YEARS AGO October 1911 High winds, coupled with corrosion inside, caused the steel flagstaff on Main and 7th to telescope and drop down about half way into...
October 5, 2011 - 12:00am
August 17, 2011
Column - 1986: Pollard's Mill in Osakis named historic place
The following is a collection of stories and other items that were included in Alexandria newspapers over the years. 100 YEARS AGO August 1911 Some time had passed before authorities were notified that a vagrant working on the Veske farm near Millerville had stolen $15, a team...
August 17, 2011 - 7:51am
July 1, 2011
Column - Memories of red, white and blue
Fireworks, flags, food, friends and family - when I think of the Fourth of July, these are the things that come to mind. Every year I spend the majority of my Fourth of July weekend outside or on the lake enjoying the weather and spending time with the full house of guests we usually...
July 1, 2011 - 12:00am
March 25, 2011
120 Years - A look back at the Echo Press - Advertising
For more than 300 years, advertisers have been turning to newspapers to promote their products or services. One of the first newspaper advertisements ever published was an announcement selling real estate on Oyster Bay, Long Island that ran in the Boston News-Letter on May 8, 1704. Twenty-five...
March 25, 2011 - 12:00am
Column - Hearings should include all roots of violence
Conducting a congressional hearing about the ways in which Muslim Americans become "radicalized" is, in my opinion, a perfectly legitimate undertaking. But, whoa! I must quickly add, not if the hearings are going to be limited to "just" Muslims. One of former Pres. George W. Bush's...
March 25, 2011 - 12:00am
March 23, 2011
1986: Gas prices drop to 83.9 cents a gallon
The following is a collection of stories and other items that were included in Alexandria newspapers over the years. 100 YEARS AGO March 1911 The live performances of novelty musicians Birch and Birch accompanied by the "The Wrestling Bears" film attracted 1,000 viewers in the...
March 23, 2011 - 12:00am
March 18, 2011
Column - We ignore nasty reminders at our peril
We humanoids in this arrogant world need a nasty reminder every now and then that we ain't quite so smart as we think we are. For example, can anything be quite as stupid as building a nuclear power plant at the very edge of an earthquake fault zone? Remember the Titanic? That foolproof...
March 18, 2011 - 12:00am