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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
AgweekTV: Got Grains?
Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
on the street
February 1, 2018
YOUR TURN: Readers debate ice arena expansion
This "It's Your Turn" column includes selected comments from the Echo Press Facebook page in response to the Jan. 24 story, "A $4 million pitch...
February 1, 2018 - 6:50am
January 31, 2018
IN THE KNOW: A commitment to school safety
Student safety is a top priority in Alexandria Public Schools. Recent events in the national media remind us of the importance of that focus...
January 31, 2018 - 3:50pm
January 25, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Child care shortage hits our area
Our economy continues to be strong, and yet there is still work to be done to connect all Minnesotans who want to work with desired employment. One of those areas that needs work is the availability of child care. The Center for Rural Policy and Development found that in-home child...
January 25, 2018 - 12:02pm
1968: City urged to add fluoride to drinking water
1918, 100 years ago: In the high school auditorium, L.A. Emerson, who represents the Board for Vocational Education for Drafted Men, will explain the opportunity that is to be given the drafted men in every town in the United States. This work is under the direction of the War Department...
January 25, 2018 - 8:04am
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