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Two Minnesota tribes authorized to kill 10 moose this fall
Two adults, 4-year-old injured in rollover on I-94
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Prosecutor says officers justified in shooting of sex offender
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
6A volleyball: Chargers four seed in subsection tourney
Football: ACGC shuts out Lakers
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
Allan D. Olk
Eunice Mae Lydia Backlund
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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It's Our Turn
September 2, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: It's their world; learn to live in it
In April of this year, my life was completely turned upside down. I lost my parents. But not in the way you think. Physically, they are both...
September 2, 2016 - 9:44am
August 12, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: My box, a reflection and more
As I head off to college in a few short weeks, I can’t help but reflect on my first 18 years of life. Before I go into details, I would like to give you some background. Since probably around my freshman year of high school, I have been keeping a box. It’s just a plain old shoebox...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
October 2, 2015
Visit a cemetery
Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not visit a cemetery? The Echo Press is currently in week four of a six-week series that features "The Cemeteries of Douglas County." The full page features are printed every Wednesday in the Life section; they began September 9 and...
October 2, 2015 - 12:00am
September 25, 2015
It's Our Turn: The secret language of families
Families have a way of speaking their own language. They repeat certain phrases, descriptions and dialect that can sound strange to “outsiders.” That’s the fun of it. Another cool part is that it often carries over onto other generations who discover the secret language...
September 25, 2015 - 12:00am
September 18, 2015
It's Our Turn: Recent tipping habits a joke
I love my job, I love my job, I love my job. That is my mantra that I am constantly mumbling under my breath while I work the night away at my part-time job as a bartender. The truth is ... I do love that job. I have a great time interacting with new people, joking around...
September 18, 2015 - 12:00am
September 11, 2015
It's Our Turn: Brace yourself, winter is coming
It’s almost here! Can you feel it? Can you smell it? Can you see it? I can! Technically, the first day of fall is September 23, but in my mind, it’s already started. School has begun. Pumpkin spice is infiltrating society. My morning wakeup routine is performed in darkness....
September 11, 2015 - 12:00am
August 28, 2015
It’s Our Turn: What happened after
I would like to take the time to address a very controversial topic: gay marriage. First and foremost, I believe that gay marriage is, by no means, unconstitutional. I was unable to vote on the matter because I was younger than the legal voting age, but if I could have, my vote...
August 28, 2015 - 12:00am
August 14, 2015
It's Our Turn: Big Ten college football preview
After Ohio State proudly represented the Big Ten Conference with the first 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship in a convincing win over Oregon, pundits have relaxed in their scrutiny of the current Midwestern college football landscape. As the Buckeyes enter the season...
August 14, 2015 - 12:00am
July 31, 2015
It's Our Turn: Turning ideas into action
The old saying, “You can’t fight city hall,” isn’t true in all cities and situations. Around these parts, people can work with city leaders to get things done. They just have to know where to start, how to get organized and go through the right steps. Unfortunately, some...
July 31, 2015 - 12:00am
July 24, 2015
It's Our Turn: My top 10 favorite things
I always say, “It’s in my top 10,” whenever something happens that’s particularly good or particularly bad (sarcastically, of course, for the latter). The list changes with time, but here is my current list of “Top 10.” Car rides with my younger brother. He is so sweet...
July 24, 2015 - 12:00am
July 10, 2015
It's Our Turn: Coming unplugged in Canada
I’m always looking down at a screen. iPhone. TV. iPad. Laptop. iPod. Even my Kindle has a screen. I sit in front of a computer for eight hours...
July 10, 2015 - 12:00am
July 2, 2015
It's Our Turn: Capture the Confederate flag
In the wake of the tragic and racially motivated shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, the debate about the propriety of displaying the Confederate flag was renewed. With all the hype about the removal of the Confederate flag from stores and various government buildings in southern...
July 2, 2015 - 12:00am
June 19, 2015
It's Our Turn: My fight against sugar
Nutrition is a huge part of my life. One of my ambitions in life is to be as healthy as I can be and that begins with what I put in my body. Last summer, I went to a hockey camp where they informed the campers about how detrimental sugar, or at least processed sugar, is. I learned...
June 19, 2015 - 12:00am
June 5, 2015
It's Our Turn: An unexpected, beautiful stop
Beauty can be found in unexpected places. In fact, a surprise setting can make it even more amazing. I found that out recently when my wife, Celeste, and I were traveling back from a road trip to Des Moines, Iowa where we ran in a 10K race. We were tired. The ride was long, without...
June 5, 2015 - 12:00am
May 29, 2015
It's Our Turn: Bullying isn’t just a young person’s game
Something that has always struck a chord deep in my soul has been the societal epidemic of bullying. While I am a firm anti-bullying advocate when it comes to teenagers, the older I get the more I realize how severe this plague truly is. I’m not just talking about little boys...
May 29, 2015 - 12:00am