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Updated with ID: Barrett teen dies in car fire
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Blizzard hockey: Steel force a game three after win in Alexandria
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
The difference a year makes for Boline
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
Jane Johnson Huhn
OUR TURN: A year (and a half) in the life of an editor
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
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
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
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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