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Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 22
Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Speed limits to increase on Highways 27, 114
One person injured in semi, SUV crash in Otter Tail County
Updated: Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Boys basketball: Savageau's big day helps Osakis edge B-E
Basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 20
Wrestling: Braves get past Minnewaska in dual
Wrestling: Knights sweep three at KMS duals
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm rolls over Alex at the RCC
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
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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