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Man found dead in Big Kandiyohi Lake
Remembering those with us in spirit w/ videos
It's time to chase their dreams
BHS yearbook adviser on paid leave
Remembering the uncle he never met
Softball: Hardy cruises as Cards get second straight playoff shutout
Viking Speedway: Shaw wins nice payday, Miltona's Hellerman takes her first feature
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Still duty bound: Inspiration Peak Legion conducts military honors
Memorial Day events
Photo of the week
Learn about easy-to-grow veggies
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Timothy D. Claussen
Kathleen Rose Kaar
It's Our Turn: Sharing a strong bond – recovery
Letter: March for Truth in Glenwood
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
On The Street
May 21, 2017
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
I used to be a tech geek. I loved the latest gadgets and liked to try all the new gizmos that came out, from video games to MP3 players. But a decade or so ago, the tech scene began moving at such a fast clip, it was nearly impossible to keep up. These days, what happened 10 years...
May 21, 2017 - 6:57am
May 17, 2017
In the Know: Remembering peace officers
A young man was getting his boat ready to head to the lake. It was June 29, 1978, his daughter's fourth birthday. He was taking his daughter,...
May 17, 2017 - 5:50pm
May 11, 2017
In The Know: Spring -- flowers, shoppers, tourists and more
Once again it is springtime in the city! You will notice that things begin to happen as the city comes back to life. Yes, the flowers appear...
May 11, 2017 - 2:39pm
May 7, 2017
It's Our Turn: Chamber class strengthens roots in the community
We climbed to the highest seat in the new U.S. Bank Stadium and took in the view of the home of the Minnesota Vikings. We gathered around the...
May 7, 2017 - 7:33am
April 27, 2017
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
In May, 591 students will become graduates of Alexandria Technical and Community College and will begin a new chapter in their lives. Most of the graduates will go directly into the regional workforce, while some will continue their education. The college's job placement rate of more...
April 27, 2017 - 7:02am
April 23, 2017
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
One of my least favorite sayings in sports is "it's only a game." I remember back when I played high school sports, I would hear parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents say that to me or one of my teammates and I would cringe. My thoughts were, "If it were only a game, why do we keep...
April 23, 2017 - 8:36am
April 16, 2017
It's Our Turn: Believe it or not, there it is
Have you ever looked up into the sky on a starry night and considered space and how big it is and how it goes on forever with no end? How can...
April 16, 2017 - 8:42am
April 7, 2017
Your Turn: Readers debate media, fake news
Editor's note: Comments for this "It's Your Turn" were posted on the newspaper's Facebook page in reaction to the March 29 guest editorial, "A message from the enemy of the people."
April 7, 2017 - 7:18am
April 5, 2017
What exactly is a Chamber of Commerce?
I am now 10 months into my role as director of the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. They say in this line of work, you can say you are the "new director" for at least two full years because it takes that long to learn all the ins and outs of the Chamber world. So that's...
April 5, 2017 - 7:24pm
March 31, 2017
IT'S OUR TURN: An angel of a mother-in-law
Why do mothers-in-law get slammed so much? They're the subject of bad jokes, the villains in countless TV sitcoms and movies, and often stereotyped...
March 31, 2017 - 7:00am
March 1, 2017
Lost Italian: Have a Lenten fish fry Italian style
Today marks the beginning of the season of Lent and, as a Catholic, I welcome this opportunity for reflection, atonement and spiritual growth....
March 1, 2017 - 8:19am
February 26, 2017
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
A few nights ago, two of us went for an evening walk about 700 miles south of our home in Duluth, Minn. We were there for a funeral and had...
February 26, 2017 - 9:15am
February 10, 2017
IT'S OUR TURN: People, sports and words
This feature of the Echo Press is so unique. I've read quite a few "It's Our Turn" articles in preparation, but it really didn't help me much. After a schedule shuffle and a postponement, it finally is my turn for "Our Turn." It may seem selfish, but my first turn is about me. Three...
February 10, 2017 - 8:00am
February 8, 2017
COMMENTARY: The Wetterlings and print media
By Joe Speer, editor of The Free Press, Mankato, MN There is nothing more compelling at a newspaper convention than Patty and Jerry Wetterling...
February 8, 2017 - 8:00am
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers debate immigration march on social media
Editor's note: Comments for this Your Turn were posted on the Echo Press Facebook page about the story, "Marchers show support for immigrants." After the story appeared, more than 100 comments were posted in 13 hours. The following is a sample of just some of them. Andy Gunsaullus:...
February 8, 2017 - 7:00am