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Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
June 11, 2016
Father’s Day wish list: 7 gift ideas for stay-at-home dads
By Ben Hanson, AreaVoices blogger For an ultra-cheap, proudly practical stay-at-home dad like me, Father’s Day is a bit of a moral dilemma because of the “B-word”… budget. After all, me staying home means we’re a single-income family. Whenever I would seriously contemplate...
June 11, 2016 - 9:00am
December 16, 2015
Holiday gifts for the constant gardener
Do you have an avid gardener on your Christmas list? Many local businesses carry items that would appeal to your gardening friends and relatives, including: hand tools, garden gadgets, house plants, bird feeders, books and natural soaps and lotions. So, in honor of your gardening...
December 16, 2015 - 12:00am
December 21, 2012
Nature books offered for holiday gifts
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) offers a variety of books on the outdoors for Christmas gifts, ranging from bird feeding to landscaping to nature appreciation. Books by Carrol Henderson, DNR nongame wildlife program supervisor, are top sellers among books of their...
December 21, 2012 - 12:00am
December 19, 2012
Out and About: United Way's Adopt a Family program
The United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties' office in Alexandria looked like a workshop for Santa's elves Monday. Volunteers from the community...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
Give the gift of a safe holiday
Shopping, decorating, baking and holiday entertaining are all part of what makes the holiday season a cherished time for family and friends. Although this may be the most wonderful time of the year, you may not realize it can also be the most hazardous; worse than any lump of coal....
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
January 9, 2011
New boutique in Osakis specializes in variety
January 9, 2011 - 12:34pm
December 4, 2010
Scrooge-O-Meter: The true cost of charging gifts
Given the economy this past year and with the biggest shopping days upon us, it's important to think about holiday spending and the true cost of using plastic for those unbeatable deals you're sure to be tempted with this holiday season. Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Financial...
December 4, 2010 - 2:33pm
December 3, 2010
Holiday gifts for senior citizens
The calendar is filling up with parties and programs. The days are getting shorter and the shopping lists and wish lists are getting longer. During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, our older relatives may feel that they've been forgotten during this hectic time.
December 3, 2010 - 12:00am
November 21, 2010
Avoiding holiday debt - more consumers using cash and debit cards
Thinking about using cash or debit cards over the holiday shopping season? You're not alone! That's what most people -- or 70 percent -- will be using for their gift purchases, according to a new survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, of which LSS of Minnesota...
November 21, 2010 - 12:14pm
December 13, 2009
Last minute gift ideas for the gardener
Do you have an avid gardener on your Christmas list? There's still time to shop for that special, gardening Christmas present! Many local businesses carry items that would appeal to your gardening friends and relatives, including: hand tools, garden gadgets, house plants, bird feeders,...
December 13, 2009 - 11:38am
December 11, 2009
Shopping for children's gifts? Try these educational ideas
Editor's note: The following information was provided by the West Central Initiative (WCI) and the Minnesota Early Childhood Initiative. Are you at a loss for what to give that special child in your life? Sure, there's plenty to choose from - we're bombarded with toy gift ideas...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
November 28, 2009
WCI offers gift ideas for young children
Are you at a loss for what to give that special child in your life? Sure, there's plenty to choose from but often these playthings are just too expensive or downright inappropriate. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) suggests selecting toys for...
November 28, 2009 - 10:27am