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Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, May 21
Fund set up for Hlinsky family
Woodland capping off Blue Ribbon year
Movie star, film crew visit Alexandria
Updated: Bail set for suspects in connection with Forada assault
Golf: WCA girls second in Quad County as St. Martin wins league medalist
Baseball: Ferley walks off B-E with a three-run shot
Sports schedule for Tuesday, May 22
Boys golf: Cardinals trying to put it all together after Brainerd steals one at AGC
Girls golf: Silverstreaks are conference champs
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
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Special regulations trump new pike zone rules
Henry (Hank) B. Suchy
Audrey F. Kloehn
Richard "Woody" Erickson
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
LETTER: Bombing explanation shelters Trump
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
LETTER: Another nail in coffin of local business
LETTER: Quran filled with inconsistencies
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
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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I'm Just Sayin
April 23, 2014
I'm Just Sayin': Thoughts about Forrest Gump and Whac-A-Mole
When thinking about life, its challenges, and where it often leads us, a couple allegories come to mind. Remember the movie Forrest Gump? There is a famous scene in the movie when Forrest is sitting on a bench waiting for a bus, holding a box of chocolates. He turns to a fellow bus...
April 23, 2014 - 12:00am
April 9, 2014
I'm Just Sayin': Could this be the answer to global warming?
The White House and the EPA recently announced efforts to regulate (meaning taxation) methane gases and the sources of those gases. One of the main targets of their efforts is the dairy industry. It comes despite falling methane emissions across the economy since 1990 (reference EPA...
April 9, 2014 - 12:00am
March 26, 2014
I'm Just Sayin': Have we crossed the Rubicon?
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Rubicon as: a bounding or limiting line; especially one that when crossed commits a person irrevocably. The term originated when Julius Caesar crossed the river Rubicon in northern Italy in 49 B.C. and it was considered an act of war while marching...
March 26, 2014 - 12:00am
I'm Just Sayin: The day the music lived again
I'm Just Sayin': By DuWayne Paul It was February 3, 1959. After a concert in Clear Lake, Iowa, Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens took off in a light plane for a flight to Fargo and their next gig the following day. To the horror of all, the plane crashed just outside...
February 26, 2014 - 12:00am
February 12, 2014
I'm Just Sayin': Colonel Jessup was right
I'm Just Sayin' - DuWayne Paul Remember the Movie A Few Good Men? There is a memorable line in that movie from Colonel Jessup played by Jack Nicholson. He was addressing a JAG attorney played by Tom Cruise. He was vilifying the attorney for expecting the “entitlement” of military...
February 12, 2014 - 12:00am
January 29, 2014
I'm Just Sayin':We are losing a warrior for the people
By DuWayne Paul - Echo Press Columnist Senator Tom Coburn (Oklahoma) is retiring soon due to health concerns. It will be a sad day for the American people. I have watched Sen. Coburn for some time now and have grown to admire and appreciate someone who serves the people rather...
January 29, 2014 - 12:00am
December 31, 2013
I'm Just Sayin': Plan B for Obamacare stands for Bailout
I'm Just Sayin' - DuWayne Paul For those who are paying attention, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), “Obamacare” just makes our heads spin. It is mind boggling to keep up with the weekly changes being made to the law and how that will impact the health care industry, costs and...
December 31, 2013 - 12:46am
December 17, 2013
I'm Just Sayin': What have we done to Christmas?
I'm Just Sayin' - DuWayne Paul This time of year always makes me wonder what we are doing and why we do it. We are spending like there is no tomorrow (maybe there won’t be). We buy things we don’t need only because they are at a price we “cannot refuse.” We are decorating...
December 17, 2013 - 10:55pm
November 20, 2013
I'm Just Sayin: The circle remains unbroken
DuWayne Paul - "I'm Just Sayin' One of the most famous country music songs of all time was a song by the Carter Family called Will the Circle be Unbroken. It’s a song about hope for the future and wanting to make this a better place, but things just seem to repeat themselves...
November 20, 2013 - 8:42am
November 6, 2013
Don’t be alarmed – it’s not Smokey come back to life
I'm Just Sayin' By DuWayne Paul, Echo Press columnist If you have been a long time resident of Alexandria, you may remember Smokey. I never did know his real name, but we all knew him as Smokey. He was an elderly gentleman who rode his bike around town collecting pop cans to...
November 6, 2013 - 8:34am