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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
AgweekTV: Got Grains?
Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
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
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
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
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
on the street
October 29, 2017
LETTER: Never, never give in to despair
To the editor: According to the National Institute of Mental Health: "Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in adults in the U.S." and, "In 2015, an estimated 16.1 million adults aged 18 or older had at least one major depressive episode in the past year."
October 29, 2017 - 1:05pm
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