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Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
FBI agent from Alexandria dies
Girl who drowned entered water willingly
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, May 23
Final lesson for grads: Don't drink and drive
Softball: Perham upsets Osakis in subsection semis
Alexandria horseshoe league results
Baseball: Weir sends Osakis into playoffs as walk-off winner
Boys track: Cards third after originally announced as CLC winners
Softball: Lakers fall in second round, face long road to championship
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
Letter: Memorial Day meaning can get lost
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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On The Street
March 29, 2017
Being that change: Alexandria man focuses on the positive
A story on the inception of The 820 Project, titled "One man, one mission: The 820 Project," was published in the Friday, April 24, 2015, Echo...
March 29, 2017 - 6:00am
February 3, 2017
LETTER: Hang in there; there is hope
To the editor: I would like to commend those professionals and non-professionals for working hard to understand and help those who have mental health issues. I myself have struggled with depression, anxiety and others for years. With the help of some medications, research, therapy...
February 3, 2017 - 8:00am
November 11, 2016
Ease your grief during the holidays
The 26th annual Getting Through the Holidays will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 822 Douglas Street in Alexandria. This event is targeted for those that are grieving the death of a loved one. The goal for the evening is to provide insight...
November 11, 2016 - 11:00am
October 7, 2016
LETTER: SAD may be a contributing factor
To the editor: I just want to publicly praise Echo Press reporter Beth Leipholtz for having two excellent stories in a recent edition (Sept. 23, 2016) of this paper. I refer to the ones about infant loss/the Jensen family, and the one about Jill Ellingson's family dealing with her...
October 7, 2016 - 1:00am
January 29, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Your life is valuable
This isn't going to be an easy topic, so I'll just get right into it. Depression is real. It's a sickness. It's a disease. It's an enemy. But it's not the end all. There is a way out. And let me tell you something right now. You can beat it, you can overcome it. Your life is valuable....
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
How are you feeling?
October 8 marked the 25th year of National Depression Screening Day.
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
September 11, 2011
Groups join to sponsor community suicide prevention event
FERGUS FALLS, MINN. - Corinne Chilstrom, whose teen-age son died by suicide, will tell her family's story as the keynote speaker at the Depression and Suicide Prevention and Information Awareness event from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, in Fergus Falls. Organizers say the program,...
September 11, 2011 - 11:06am
December 17, 2010
Finding joy in the holidays
Editor's note: According to the National Mental Health Association, depression peaks over the holidays. The severity of the problem varies widely but it's commonly called the holiday blues. That's why the newspaper is printing this advice from Lisa Voigt, a clinical psychologist who...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
June 12, 2009
Depression can be treated
Depression isn't just bad moods and occasional sadness. Depression is a serious problem that impacts every aspect of a person's life. Left untreated, depression can lead to problems at home, work and school, drug abuse, even irreversible tragedy such as homicidal violence or suicide. Fortunately,...
June 12, 2009 - 12:00am
March 14, 2008
Depression is not normal part of aging
Depression is a real and treatable medical condition, not a normal part of aging. Older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression. If you are concerned about a loved one, offer to go with them to see a healthcare provider to be diagnosed and treated. Depression...
March 14, 2008 - 12:00am