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Klobuchar backs bill to help locate missing people with Alzheimer's, autism
In court, Detroit Lakes cop, ex-convict allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Dog sniffs out pot on I-94 near Alexandria
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Girls hockey: Cardinals lament their effort after Warroad runs away in semifinals
Boys basketball: Bitzans, Hintermeister help Chargers edge WCA
Girls basketball: Willmar escapes Alexandria with a CLC title
Fan buses available for girls state hockey game tomorrow
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Mike Frisch: A one-two punch for perch
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Merlin V. Thompson
Jamie Michael Lund
Lillian "Lill" Brezina
Betty Jean Fischer
Dorothy M. Arne
LETTER: Have kids sat down with an NRA official?
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
OUR TURN: Could Parkland be the turning point?
1918: School bus crash caused 'severe nervous shock'
IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Easy on the salt: Douglas County seeks ways to prevent runoff into lakes but keep roads safe
Conservation plan pays farmers
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
hires and promotions
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January 21, 2018
#MeToo and #TimesUp: Are men safe?
"It was a different time!" "Those women are just after the money and attention." "No man is safe anymore!" These are some of the comments I've heard in response to the latest slew of headlines surrounding high profile men being accused to past sexual harassment and assault. People...
January 21, 2018 - 6:45am
January 18, 2018
Observations from the Archives: 1968: Class to help survive nuclear attack
1918, 100 years ago: Wanted: An experienced farm hand, wages $35 per month — Will Junt, Carlos. Ross Campbell returned to Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, after a five days visit at his home here. Many of the enlisted men have been shipped out from there and it has relieved the...
January 18, 2018 - 11:32am
January 11, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Taking action in the new year
I look forward to celebrating the New Year with my family each year. The festivities begin on New Year's Eve and always include a gathering of friends, good conversation, games and activities, more food than we could ever eat and of course party supplies! We love to go over the top...
January 11, 2018 - 8:23am
January 10, 2018
2008: KCCO-TV weather ball becomes history
1918, 100 years ago: Frederick and Gilbert Lund, the sons of L.E. Lund of East Alexandria town are now serving in the United States military located with the aviation department at San Antonio, Texas. Frederick has been gone for some time and is already making ascents in the airplanes....
January 10, 2018 - 1:22pm
January 7, 2018
OUR TURN: New year, same fears: On making 2018 about embracing the unknown
Typically on New Year's Eve, I can be found curled up with my computer, scrambling to write a year-end wrap up for my blog, as well as compile a list of my hopes for the coming year. But as the clock ticked down to 2018, I didn't write anything. I didn't even open my laptop. For...
January 7, 2018 - 9:05am
January 5, 2018
EDITORIAL: A resolution to keep: Write a letter
Your opinion could shape other viewpoints about topics large and small — from what's happening in your neighborhood to decisions in Washington, D.C. The Echo Press provides the forum to do just that. Our Opinion page contains a robust mix of thoughts on a variety of interesting...
January 5, 2018 - 7:04am
January 4, 2018
1968: Amundson receives Purple Heart
1918, 100 years ago: Archie Unumb, who enlisted in the Navy clerk corps, has been home for a 15-day furlough. He has been at Dunwoody Institute, Minneapolis taking training ever since leaving home some weeks ago. From LeGrand News: We hear that O. Monfelt has now enlisted for the...
January 4, 2018 - 8:15am
January 3, 2018
IN THE KNOW: The word for 2018: Engage
Happy 2018! I feel so privileged to be the first person to write the "In the Know" column for 2018 for this area! We are going to have a great...
January 3, 2018 - 1:15pm
December 28, 2017
IN THE KNOW: Age doesn't define senior citizens
There's no such thing as old age anymore! Times have changed and continue to change rapidly in the number of years persons are expected to live. According to the 2014 Census, we have 43 million Americans 65 and older. By 2050, that number is expected to double and the age of 100 years...
December 28, 2017 - 2:21pm
1917: Christmas program hits the spot
1917, 100 years ago: A Christmas program was held in District 83, a treat to the neighborhood. It just hit the spot both morally and patriotically. There were about 200 in attendance. Miss Sorley of East Osakis teaches in 83. While going to the bank in front of the Gamble Robinson...
December 28, 2017 - 7:22am
December 24, 2017
OUR TURN: Quick quiz: What does newspaper do?
Most people know that the Echo Press publishes a newspaper twice a week. So they know we're busy writing stories, selling ads and taking care of all the other responsibilities in putting out a quality product issue after issue. But there's more to the Echo Press than that. We publish...
December 24, 2017 - 9:49am
December 21, 2017
1992: Youth center closes
1917, 100 years ago: Twelve Douglas County boys and several from other points in this district boarded the 6:24 flyer in Alexandria, for the various training camps to which they were assigned. All were enlisted men, several of whom were under the draft age. The band and a large number...
December 21, 2017 - 9:05am
December 20, 2017
IN THE KNOW: The heart and soul of a community
The holiday season is often a time of reflection for individuals, families, and organizations. It's a time to mull over our relationships, both personally and professionally. As I think back over the year, I am grateful for the many partnerships that exist here in Alexandria between...
December 20, 2017 - 3:05pm
December 17, 2017
OUR TURN: Why is America getting less happy?
Pick up the November issue of National Geographic and you'll find a world map with smiley faces representing the level of each country's happiness. Scandinavia is beaming. South American countries are cheesing it. Canada looks merry. The United States? Well... We're smiling. Sort...
December 17, 2017 - 11:02am
December 14, 2017
IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you?
'Tis the season for gathering together with family and friends to celebrate the holidays and spend time reflecting on the year that was. If you haven't had your flu shot yet, you are potentially bringing an unwanted guest to your celebrations — influenza.
December 14, 2017 - 3:24pm