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MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
For the record
Fire destroys garage, damages vehicles near Nelson
AgweekTV: Food Blogger Makes It Big
Basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 15
Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria runs December winning streak to five games
Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
Girls basketball: Chargers back above .500 after beating Henning
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Lou B. Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
LETTER: An onslaught against Christian values
LETTER: Fascism came from the far right, not left
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
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
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December 14, 2017
IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you?
'Tis the season for gathering together with family and friends to celebrate the holidays and spend time reflecting on the year that was. If you haven't had your flu shot yet, you are potentially bringing an unwanted guest to your celebrations — influenza.
December 14, 2017 - 3:24pm
2007: Officers receive Medal of Valor
1917, 100 years ago: During the past year, Forada has experienced a regular business boom and growth in business. There have been built four fine residences in the village and just outside the village limits, John Lorenz has erected a fine farm home. But the greatest addition to Forada's...
December 14, 2017 - 8:23am
December 10, 2017
Our Turn: Echo Press saves taxpayers money
In the midst of accusations of fake news, bias and agendas, newspapers don't always do enough to highlight why they remain important. So as an example of how newspapers still make an impact, here is the story of how the Echo Press saved the taxpayers of Douglas County money. In...
December 10, 2017 - 9:27am
December 6, 2017
IN THE KNOW: Tips for a safe, enjoyable holiday
The holiday season is a busy time for everyone. More people traveling, shopping and attending events, makes it a busy time for law enforcement officers at work as well. We take pride in the fact that we are helping ensure that others can have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. We...
December 6, 2017 - 3:03pm
1917: Would you pay to watch a debate?
1917, 100 years ago: The subject for the debate between the Elbow Lake and Alexandria high schools will be "Resolved, that the several states should pass schedules of minimum wages, constitutionality conceded." This is the first debate in the contest for the championship in this district....
December 6, 2017 - 9:03am
December 3, 2017
OUR TURN: Lying to my kids
One of my mother's hard and fast parenting rules was, "Never lie." I appreciated that growing up, so when my husband Gabriel and I started talking...
December 3, 2017 - 11:38am
November 30, 2017
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers comment on farm rent prices
This "It's Your Turn" includes comments posted to the Echo Press Facebook page about the Nov. 22 story, "Are farmers getting gouged on rent?" The story noted that Douglas County farmers reported paying $129 per acre in 2017, up from $107 last year. John Herrly: Welcome to the world...
November 30, 2017 - 9:49am
November 29, 2017
IN THE KNOW: A street cop's office: the squad car
The first Ford Model T automobile rolled off the assembly line a little more than 100 years ago. This was considered the first automobile that was widely available and affordable to the general public and would change the way people got from place to place forever. This of course...
November 29, 2017 - 1:50pm
1917: Theater shows Younger Brothers photoplay
1917, 100 years ago: LOST or STRAYED — A buck sheep came to my place about two weeks ago. Owner can have same by paying expenses. — S. Wolliscroft, on the John Severson place, two miles north of Nelson. Mr. and Mrs. James Ashton received a letter from their son, Chas....
November 29, 2017 - 8:47am
November 23, 2017
1917: Sudden roaring storm claims a life
1917, 100 years ago: A most peculiar weather phenomenon took place when a storm from the west suddenly struck this vicinity. There was considerable wind with sharp flashes of lightning and loud peals of thunder followed by a blinding downpour of rain, hail, snow and sleet. It lasted...
November 23, 2017 - 12:20pm
OUR TURN: What are you thankful for?
There is always something to be thankful for. I've thought about this a lot leading up to the day known for giving thanks. With the way my year...
November 23, 2017 - 7:38am
November 15, 2017
IN THE KNOW: Ag education blooms in Alexandria Area High School
Since the opening of the new high school in 2014 and the implementation of the Academies of Alexandria programming model, we have seen student...
November 15, 2017 - 11:31am
1992: Eight swimmers qualify for state
1917, 100 years ago: A letter from Imos Elness, who was one of the Douglas County boys to go to Camp Dodge, says that he has been transferred to Camp Cody, N.M. He said, "Camp Dodge beats this place altogether, I think, but don't know how it will be there when it gets real cold. It's...
November 15, 2017 - 9:25am
November 12, 2017
OUR TURN: Preparing them to live without us
We've been going there every summer, but this year was different. For the past 15 years or so, our family has camped for a week in July along...
November 12, 2017 - 11:08am
November 8, 2017
IN THE KNOW: A strategy for drawing more jobs to area
The field of economic development has long been dominated by a central focus on jobs, with experts in workforce development and cluster analysis available in abundance. In fact, the mission statement of the AAEDC is "to provide regional leadership in a collaborative effort to facilitate...
November 8, 2017 - 12:18pm