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Alexandria celebrates in the streets
Meeting to address help for those with autism
Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control
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
Legion Baseball: Rain delays Alex-Moorhead game until Saturday morning
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
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
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
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
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
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
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
hires and promotions
On The Street
July 19, 2017
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Volunteering has been getting a bad rep these last few years. The common conception is that people just don't volunteer anymore! That is so untrue! The truer side is that it is more difficult to volunteer. Legalities, potential lawsuits, the commitments required of a mobile society...
July 19, 2017 - 6:11am
July 14, 2017
It's Your Turn: Readers debate intersection strategies
This "It's Your Turn" includes comments posted on the Echo Press Facebook page about temporary traffic projects the city of Alexandria installed...
July 14, 2017 - 7:30am
June 28, 2017
Making space for student creativity
In my last column, I talked about specific competencies that are equally important as academic proficiency.They are referred to as the 4Cs: Critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.
June 28, 2017 - 10:20am
June 21, 2017
In the Know: Help available for businesses
What are the challenges of doing business in Alexandria and/or in Minnesota? From permits to regulations and restrictions, from challenges in finding expansion sites to skilled workforce, and from financial assistance to more basic everyday business problems — there are a lot...
June 21, 2017 - 4:30pm
June 18, 2017
It's Our Turn: Building a solid foundation
Never underestimate the power one choice can have on the direction of your life. About 12 years ago, my wife and I made one of those decisions when we decided to homeschool our son. At the time, we weren't really sure what to do, other than that we knew we wanted to avoid the public...
June 18, 2017 - 6:50am
June 16, 2017
It's Our Turn: Life's a jigsaw puzzle
My aunt recently told me about a lesson she'd learned by reading a book, and I've been thinking about it a lot lately and made it into a metaphor: Life's a jigsaw puzzle. A person spends his or her life with an idea of what they one day want to be. For me, when I was a little kid,...
June 16, 2017 - 10:07am
June 15, 2017
In the Know: Council support helps police
Partnerships between the community and the Alexandria Police Department is of the utmost importance when it comes to setting goals and steering the course for this agency. Those of you that read this column with any regularity have heard me talk about it before and I will continue...
June 15, 2017 - 8:43am
June 1, 2017
In the Know: Memories from the Class of 1962
This is the graduation season and many of us have children, grandchildren, friends, relatives, brothers or sisters or neighbors who will be celebrating the accomplishment of someone we know. It is a wonderful time of the year. The grass is green, flowers are blooming, it is nice to...
June 1, 2017 - 8:48am
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