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Soft lockdown lifted at West Central Area Secondary School
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, September 20
UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash on I-94
Gravel pit ‘would ruin this little town’ neighbors say
Mediation to begin today over veto by Gov. Dayton
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Tennis: Lakers sweep Melrose, 7-0
Volleyball: Knights surrender to Frazee in three sets
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Betty Ruth Berry
Sharon L. Thoennes
Barbara J. Lee
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Letter: No right way to protest
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
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Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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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