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Building remains strong in Alexandria
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Evansville Art Center presents 26th annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
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Free seminar discusses end of life planning
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Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Outdoor issues at stake in environmental bills: Viking Sportsmen on board with fee increases
DNR release: Spring burning restrictions begin today
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Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
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It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Letter: New buffer law will create problems
Letter: How to celebrate Earth Day
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Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
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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