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Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, May 22
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
Baseball: Knights rally to top Ashby, fall to Parkers Prairie
BASEBALL: Stockert stymies Eagles in 5-0 shutout
Boys golf: Cards shoot a season best in Brainerd, take second in CLC
Viking Speedway: Gerdes, Karl, Crouse get feature wins
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
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
Marjorie A. Marso
Richard Matthew Suchy
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
EDITORIAL: Don't get ripped off by shady tree cutters
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
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
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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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
2007: Officers receive Medal of Valor
1917, 100 years ago: During the past year, Forada has experienced a regular business boom and growth in business. There have been built four fine residences in the village and just outside the village limits, John Lorenz has erected a fine farm home. But the greatest addition to Forada's...
December 14, 2017 - 8:23am
December 10, 2017
Our Turn: Echo Press saves taxpayers money
In the midst of accusations of fake news, bias and agendas, newspapers don't always do enough to highlight why they remain important. So as an example of how newspapers still make an impact, here is the story of how the Echo Press saved the taxpayers of Douglas County money. In...
December 10, 2017 - 9:27am
December 6, 2017
IN THE KNOW: Tips for a safe, enjoyable holiday
The holiday season is a busy time for everyone. More people traveling, shopping and attending events, makes it a busy time for law enforcement officers at work as well. We take pride in the fact that we are helping ensure that others can have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. We...
December 6, 2017 - 3:03pm
1917: Would you pay to watch a debate?
1917, 100 years ago: The subject for the debate between the Elbow Lake and Alexandria high schools will be "Resolved, that the several states should pass schedules of minimum wages, constitutionality conceded." This is the first debate in the contest for the championship in this district....
December 6, 2017 - 9:03am
December 3, 2017
OUR TURN: Lying to my kids
One of my mother's hard and fast parenting rules was, "Never lie." I appreciated that growing up, so when my husband Gabriel and I started talking...
December 3, 2017 - 11:38am
November 30, 2017
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers comment on farm rent prices
This "It's Your Turn" includes comments posted to the Echo Press Facebook page about the Nov. 22 story, "Are farmers getting gouged on rent?" The story noted that Douglas County farmers reported paying $129 per acre in 2017, up from $107 last year. John Herrly: Welcome to the world...
November 30, 2017 - 9:49am
November 29, 2017
IN THE KNOW: A street cop's office: the squad car
The first Ford Model T automobile rolled off the assembly line a little more than 100 years ago. This was considered the first automobile that was widely available and affordable to the general public and would change the way people got from place to place forever. This of course...
November 29, 2017 - 1:50pm
1917: Theater shows Younger Brothers photoplay
1917, 100 years ago: LOST or STRAYED — A buck sheep came to my place about two weeks ago. Owner can have same by paying expenses. — S. Wolliscroft, on the John Severson place, two miles north of Nelson. Mr. and Mrs. James Ashton received a letter from their son, Chas....
November 29, 2017 - 8:47am
November 23, 2017
1917: Sudden roaring storm claims a life
1917, 100 years ago: A most peculiar weather phenomenon took place when a storm from the west suddenly struck this vicinity. There was considerable wind with sharp flashes of lightning and loud peals of thunder followed by a blinding downpour of rain, hail, snow and sleet. It lasted...
November 23, 2017 - 12:20pm
OUR TURN: What are you thankful for?
There is always something to be thankful for. I've thought about this a lot leading up to the day known for giving thanks. With the way my year...
November 23, 2017 - 7:38am
November 15, 2017
IN THE KNOW: Ag education blooms in Alexandria Area High School
Since the opening of the new high school in 2014 and the implementation of the Academies of Alexandria programming model, we have seen student...
November 15, 2017 - 11:31am