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Murder charges reinstated in 2013 stabbing
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, September 19
Storm knocks out power in some parts of county
Big hills to climb: Group takes on Mount Everest, cure for debilitating disease
UPDATE: Boyfriend with a record arrested in crash that killed University of St. Thomas student
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Tennis: Lakers sweep Melrose, 7-0
Volleyball: Knights surrender to Frazee in three sets
Volleyball: Lakers lose conference game to Melrose
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Habitat for Humanity dedicates home, seeks more clients
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Betty Ruth Berry
Sharon L. Thoennes
Barbara J. Lee
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
It's Our Turn: A whole lot of living to do
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Corn silk bandit robs Holmes City co-op
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
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Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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Murder charges reinstated in 2013 stabbing
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
January 6, 2017
IT'S OUR TURN: A Christmas Eve surprise
Excruciating pain and unexpected kindness. They both came together for me on Christmas Eve. As I was getting ready for bed around midnight on Dec. 23, I felt a sharp ache in my left molar. Knowing it was too late to do anything so late, I consulted Google. It provided a home remedy...
January 6, 2017 - 8:00am
December 30, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Is rational communication possible?
Words matter. Words are powerful. Each word in a sentence has a specific meaning that combines with even more words and meanings to convey an overall idea. Any word that is ambiguous or confusing muddles the meaning and makes clear communication difficult or impossible. Words tend...
December 30, 2016 - 7:00am
December 23, 2016
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers sound off on worker shortage
For this "Your Turn," Facebook readers react to our Dec. 14 editorial, "Seize job opportunities in Alexandria." Troy Wysocki: The wages in Alexandria...
December 23, 2016 - 8:00am
December 16, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: An early Christmas present
Just like Christmas, there's something magical about the Jingle Bells Telethon. Every year, it's like a beautifully packaged present, filled...
December 16, 2016 - 7:00am
November 15, 2016
COMMENTARY: Here's what has us worried, Trumpers
By Mike McFeely, Oakport, MN Donald Trump mocked a disabled person and you still elected him president and that's what has us worried. You talk about Trump tapping into anger and resentment over the economy and jobs and that's why you voted for him and that's fine. We'll see what...
November 15, 2016 - 9:46am
October 28, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: A race to remember
I've had a few adventures while running races. I've gone "off course" — a polite term for "got lost" — many times. Once, I missed the start of a race because I lined up in the walkers only line. And for one race, I forgot to pack my shoes. But last Saturday, the Fargo...
October 28, 2016 - 8:00am