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ATV crashes through ice on Lobster Lake
For the record
Names sought for veterans memorial
Council to set hearing on developer's tax request
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria drops third straight
Boys basketball: Balanced effort leads Knights past CGB
Girls basketball: Panthers own Tigers in home game
Boys basketball: Knights recover for a win over Sebeka
Girls basketball: Cowgirls snap Knights' winning streak
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Roger E. Cole
Virginia "Ginger" M. Bjurlin
Faye M. Luberts
Leland "Lee" Hedstrom
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
Letter: Beginning farmers stand to benefit from proposed act
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
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
On The Street
Manufacturers to meet in Alexandria, tour company
hires and promotions
on the street
September 2, 2017
Prime lawn care season begins Labor Day
Gardening guidelines haven't changed much over the past century. Weeds are still a nuisance. Tomatoes require warmth to grow, just as they did...
September 2, 2017 - 8:01am
August 30, 2017
In the Know: Taking classrooms into the 21st century
In the spring of 2016, with direction from the Alexandria School Board, we began utilizing a design thinking process to redesign learning spaces. Design thinking in education is a mindset and an approach to learning, collaboration and problem solving. This process began with Discovery...
August 30, 2017 - 8:17am
August 24, 2017
In the Know: Here's how tax increment financing works
Tax increment financing is a flexible economic development tool that uses the increased property taxes that a new real estate development generates...
August 24, 2017 - 8:41am
August 18, 2017
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
The Civil War was a sad, dark time for all Americans. It was a time when we fought against each other and tested the resolve of the country to stay one group of united states. The war cost us the lives of 620,000 Americans. However, in the end, our resolve was strengthened and we...
August 18, 2017 - 4:45pm
August 16, 2017
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
This is the time of year when city councils and county commissions are busy working on budgets for 2018. Their budget year starts January 1. (School districts do their work in the spring; their budget year starts July 1.) This is both an exciting and challenging time for people involved...
August 16, 2017 - 6:46am
August 13, 2017
Why rush a wedding?
My partner and I have been dating nearly three years. We own a home together. We have three dogs and two cats. We are on the same phone plan....
August 13, 2017 - 4:28pm
August 9, 2017
In the Know: Alexandria -- a city of civility
What a great year I had as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities! It was an honor, pleasure and privilege to represent this group that represents the very specific needs of rural Minnesota cities through members voting a slate of issues and legislative lobbying to...
August 9, 2017 - 6:22am
August 5, 2017
It's Our Turn: It's just not the same anymore
I used to enjoy a good thunderstorm. Watching the falling rain and flashing lightning from safe inside our home or under the cover of a porch was an exciting display of the power of nature. Even though our home for much of my latter childhood was a trailer house with no basement,...
August 5, 2017 - 7:32am
August 3, 2017
It's Your Turn: Readers debate jobs and wages
This "It's Your Turn" includes comments that were posted on the newspaper's Facebook page in response to our July 25 online story, "Minnesota gains 4,400 jobs in June." Jodi Fischbach: What is the state doing to entice people to move and live here? It's great to add that many jobs,...
August 3, 2017 - 6:15am
July 28, 2017
It's Our Turn: Road hogs, horn blasters and hell hounds
I like to walk, run and bike in the Alexandria lakes area. It's scenic, a great way to relieve stress and it's fun — even if it looks like I'm about to keel over as I'm plodding toward the end of a long run. When I don't get some outside activity after a couple of days, I feel...
July 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
July 26, 2017
In The Know: Preparing for emergencies
For the last 15 months, the mayor, Alexandria City Council, city staff and Douglas County commissioners and officials have proactively been looking...
July 26, 2017 - 7:52am
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