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Law enforcement blotter: Monday, March 27
Council moves to censure Batesole
Five things to know from city council
Sale of land to council member finalized
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26
Softball: Knights win battle of young lineups in the spring opener
Sports schedule for Monday, March 27
Panthers' Denny looks forward with almost entire team intact from runner-up finish
Morken's musings: Reason to believe in Gophers future
Where are they now: Duwenhoegger wins MIAC shot put title
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Artists, crafters sought for Art of the Lakes tour
Love INC welcomes volunteer and Life Skills Class coordinator
Judy Slegh brings healing ministry to House of Prayer
Boy Scouts to conduct 29th annual Scouting for Food drive
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Clarence Raymond Lehn
Nancy A. Pedersen
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
IT'S OUR TURN: Have you had 'the talk' yet?
FORUM EDITORIAL: Allow cameras in federal courts
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
hires and promotions
On The Street
Reader misses Dalman's column
To the editor: What happened to Dennis Dalman's column? I haven't seen it for the past three to four weeks. Has he been sick or is he not writing for the Echo Press anymore? I am very curious as I miss his column(s). Audrey J. Hale Alexandria, MN
August 28, 2013 - 10:02am
May 24, 2013
Column - Minnesota proves it's truly 'the progressive state'
Congratulations are in order for the Minnesota Legislature, which approved a historic same-sex marriage bill last week. Minnesota now joins 11 other states that have legalized same-sex marriage. Delaware and Maryland approved their laws just two weeks ago. Hats off to people like...
May 24, 2013 - 12:00am
February 11, 2011
Columns - Means-testing could save Social Security
In this current budget-cutting frenzy, it is a frightening prospect for millions of senior citizens and their loved ones that Social Security could become Social Insecurity. So many oldsters are living on fixed incomes. It would be disastrous for them if those monthly payments would...
February 11, 2011 - 12:00am
February 4, 2011
Column - New 'Huck Finn' leaves out 'n' word
A "cleaned-up" version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has just been published.
February 4, 2011 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
Column - At long last, Hawkes gets an Oscar nod
Congratulations to Alexandria native John Hawkes, the superb character actor who finally nabbed a long-overdue Oscar nomination. Not to brag, but I predicted more than 20 years ago that Hawkes was on his way to an Oscar nomination, if not a win. I was disappointed he didn't get...
January 28, 2011 - 12:00am
January 21, 2011
Column - Old dogs can learn new tricks
Good news, folks! There's hope for old dogs. Through the many decades of my life, not once did I ever make a decent pizza, as many times as I tried. It was an ongoing disappointment, mainly because pizza - really good pizza - is by far my favorite food, ever since I first tasted...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
January 14, 2011
Columns - Did toxic words trigger Tucson killer?
It might be impossible to prove beyond a doubt, but it is almost certainly likely that toxic words have helped push some deranged people over the edge into murder. We live in a time when political compromise and civility have become relics worthy of museums. Political debate, too...
January 14, 2011 - 12:00am
January 7, 2011
Column - You cling to your 'duct' and I'll cling to my 'duck'
Some questions will likely be argued until the last gasp of time. One of them is this: "Is it duck tape or duct tape?" Recently, I wrote a column about how much I depend upon duck tape. As I wrote that piece, I just knew I'd get some flak for using "duck" instead of "duct." Sure...
January 7, 2011 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Column - I can't imagine a world before invention of duck tape
How did mankind survive before the invention of duck tape? I just can't imagine a world B.D. (before duck) Everything must have been coming apart at the seams - failing, falling apart, left unrepaired, a chaotic shambles. How did Genghis Khan repair his shattered saddle as his hordes...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 17, 2010
Column - Lennon songs will never die
John Lennon has jumped into my mind so many times in the 30 years since his death. That's partly because in my house there is a large framed news sheet that proclaims in bold black headline letters: "JOHN LENNON SHOT DEAD." On the bottom, in a band of dusky blue, is the name of the...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
December 10, 2010
Column - Be careful when 'sprinkling' apostrophes
When will people learn that apostrophes are not salt-and-pepper? These days, too many people sprinkle apostrophes willy-nilly to "season" their sentences. Other writers seem to think they are decorative squiggles, like tree ornaments, that somehow liven up a word or two. As most...
December 10, 2010 - 12:00am
December 3, 2010
Column - Whiners should drive, not fly
Better to have a "pat down" than a "plane down." These whining complainers should stop flying. Let them drive, take a train, take a bus or a boat. Let them walk, for all I care.
December 3, 2010 - 12:00am
November 25, 2010
Column - Let's all take the 'No Kid Hungry' pledge
It's hard to believe that in this richest country on earth, one in four children go hungry on a daily basis. Child hunger is called the "hidden scourge," mainly because the subject is seldom mentioned by political leaders. Just recall all the presidential debates you've heard in...
November 25, 2010 - 12:00am
November 19, 2010
Column - A cure for magazine mania?
Magazines are threatening to take over my life. They remind me of those devilish "Tribbles," a species of sinister "dust bunnies" that invaded the Star Trek spaceship. It is a never-ending battle to keep up with the magazines that keep arriving in the mailbox. It's always nice to...
November 19, 2010 - 12:00am
November 12, 2010
Column - King ought to run for president
While watching election results Tuesday, a bright idea occurred to me: Why vote? Why bother? Pollsters can just do a big poll the day of the election and announce the winners that night. Or, better yet - forget the poll - just have CNN newsman John King announce the winners. King...
November 12, 2010 - 12:00am