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UPDATED: Vehicle and motorcycle collide in Miltona
Pilot dies in plane crash en route to Wisconsin air show
Access to close temporarily on Big Chippewa Lake
Alexandria students perform well on MCA tests
ATV rollover off County Road 14 sends two minors to hospital
Minnesota 17U Comets crowned champs at national tourney
Senior men's state baseball tourney hits area in late August
Talent abounds in 2016 Resorters
Local team finishes 1-2-3 at Grant County Fair's lawnmower demolition derby
Alex 13U youth baseball team wins Marshall tourney
Living in a terroristic world
Gospel crusade brings mission to Alexandria
Jazz band gives concert at Mount Carmel
Music, sweet music
Billy and the Willies will perform Aug. 4
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Big smallmouth caught during boat parade
Locals make good on Minnewaska
DNR release: Muskies to be stocked in Gull and Fairmont chain of lakes
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Ardelle Margaret Muzik
Jeri L. (Petterson) Harris
Myrna A. Zimmerman
Ruth Ann Struck
IT'S OUR TURN: Yellowstone memoirs – The impact of experience
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: Helping people see truth is true compassion
LETTER: Repent your sins before it's too late
LETTER: Yes, let the truth be known
Save money, water by using rain barrels
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Gardening for the senses
Bell State Bank and Trust to simplify its name
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Hires and Promotions
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