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So you think you can dance? It may not be legal under current city ordinance
As storms roll in, so does help for cleaning up
Architect discusses B-E design costs
'She could feel her foot in its mouth': Minn. girl bitten 25 times in lake, possibly by muskie
Family OK after Jeep goes airborne near Evansville
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
Flesner cards hole in one at Nordic Trails
Viking Speedway: Meyers take three out of top four in late models
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
New dates for weight-loss surgery support group
Looking for Mrs. Douglas County
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Stella Mae Altnow
Robert O. Hubbard
Marilyn Martha Weedman
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Observations from the Archives: 2007: New land for a new high school
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
National Elks leaders visit Alexandria
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On The Street
October 23, 2013
Confessions of a college football junkie
By DuWayne Paul All right, full disclosure from the start. I would rather watch college football on Saturday afternoons in the fall than go fishing or hunting! I love to hunt and fish, but I’m addicted to college football. It doesn’t have to be Alabama versus LSU. I can get...
October 23, 2013 - 8:49am
October 18, 2013
Afraid to be naked? Not these couples
By Elaine Munn Need a costume idea for Halloween this year? One that requires minimal effort and expense, and no modesty? Try going “Naked and Afraid.” You can do it as a man; you can do it as a woman. You can do it as a couple. You can do it best as a couple on a blind date....
October 18, 2013 - 9:32am
October 16, 2013
Observations from the archives, 1988: Alexandria Big Band returns to ballroom
By Rachel Barduson, Echo Press Columnist 1913, 100 years ago: A son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Kolstad at 4:13 Monday morning, October 13, 1913 (we all know him as Karl “Bud” Kolstad!). In other news, last week, Carl Paulson who has been living on the Lewis Evens...
October 16, 2013 - 8:28am
October 11, 2013
It's Our Turn: Random thoughts running through my head
OK, all set. I’m wearing my running watch, tunes going, ear buds on. I think I’ll run a 10K (6.2 miles) today. Got to keep training for the half-marathon in San Jose in a few weeks. Hit the GPS on my watch. Go!...Ugh, why are the first few blocks always so hard? Legs are elephant...
October 11, 2013 - 9:05am
October 9, 2013
Observations from the archives, 1963: KCMT Television celebrates anniversary
Rachel Barduson - Echo Press Columnist 1913, 100 years ago: This week, N.J. Trenham and wife together with their son Milton Trenham left for Florida where they expect to spend the remainder of their lives. Mr. Trenham came to Alexandria in 1875 from the East. He has taken a prominent...
October 9, 2013 - 12:24am
I'm Just Sayin': October 1 was an interesting day
DuWayne Paul - Echo Press Columnist As I write this column on Tuesday, October 1, I pause to contemplate what a day it has been. You might be anticipating me writing about the government shutdown (it really is a government “slowdown” and not a shutdown), but I will get to that...
October 9, 2013 - 12:24am
October 2, 2013
Observations from the archives, 1963: Stock campaign launched in Alexandria
Rachel Barduson - ECHO PRESS COLUMNIST 1913, 100 years ago: The great attraction of the county fair was James J. Hill of the Great Northern Railroad. A large number of people were present to see him, some from curiosity and others from a desire to learn what the old empire builder...
October 2, 2013 - 2:23pm
September 18, 2013
Observations from the archives, 2003: Crouse and Hodek crowned king and queen
September 18, 2013 - 6:39am
September 11, 2013
I'm just sayin' - Obama is no Bobby Fischer
International politics is a very messy thing. There are all kinds of cultures, histories, power disputes and money issues to try to understand and put into context when trying to work with other countries and leaders. No American president comes into office with the experience needed...
September 11, 2013 - 9:14am
September 4, 2013
Our Turn: It's easy to take co-workers for granted, but not Crystal
I've seen reporters come and go during my journalism career — some are reserved, some are in it for the fame, most are incredibly gifted and, honestly, most fade into my memory. Then there are people like my current co-worker, Crystal. It's weird how co-workers can become friends...
September 4, 2013 - 1:17pm
September 3, 2013
Observations from the archives, 1963: Modern-day mothers take up bowling
1913, 100 years ago: Sunday was a fine day when the automobile club of Brandon and Moe met at Brandon. There were about 25 automobiles in the party. From Alexandria were B.A. Kortsch, Gust Lee, Sheriff Kent, Oscar Erickson and Paul Foslien. They left Brandon for Evansville, then to...
September 3, 2013 - 8:13am
August 29, 2013
Alex coaches make a needed change
Losing in sports can be a vicious cycle that programs have a hard time getting out of when it becomes the norm. It's easy enough as players and coaches at the high school level to chalk things up to not having enough talent. Credit the coaches in the Alexandria football program for...
August 29, 2013 - 8:43am
August 28, 2013
I'm just sayin' - Thoughts about Doritos, nutrition habits and dogs
While browsing the Internet for news headlines recently, one caught my attention. It’s not political nor is it about current events and it’s not even something to think much about, until I started wrapping my eclectic curiosity and circular logic around it. The headline was “Reasons...
August 28, 2013 - 9:21am
Observations from the archives, 1988: Residents toast Rosewood Lane project
1913, 100 years ago: Few people realize the large industry a plant like North American Cold Storage is. This company has large warehouses at Alexandria, Paynesville, Willmar, Oaks, ND and Watertown, SD, besides several buying stations at other points and distribution stations at some...
August 28, 2013 - 8:44am