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Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
Where are they now: Hasz sisters, Runge wrap up seasons at nationals
Boys basketball: Lakers hoping for a big start
Racing Across the Sky
Osakis girls basketball: New faces in place
Boys basketball: Knights small but mighty
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
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Mike Frisch: Lessons on fishing clearer waters
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Catherine A. Brainard
Robert F. Forster
OUR TURN: What are you thankful for?
LETTER: Supportive of Franson's tweet
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COMMENTARY: The amazing impact of community giving
EDITORIAL: A good time to count your blessings
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
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KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
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It's Our Turn
OUR TURN: What are you thankful for?
There is always something to be thankful for. I've thought about this a lot leading up to the day known for giving thanks. With the way my year...
1 hour 13 min ago
November 12, 2017
OUR TURN: Preparing them to live without us
We've been going there every summer, but this year was different. For the past 15 years or so, our family has camped for a week in July along...
November 12, 2017 - 11:08am
November 5, 2017
OUR TURN: The case of the disappearing race bag
I didn't like the guy in the tan cargo pants. I didn't know why but something about him bugged me. My wife, Celeste, and I were sitting at a coffee shop inside the St. Paul River Centre. Earlier that morning, we ran the Medtronic's Twin Cities 10K race and we were waiting for the...
November 5, 2017 - 9:30am
October 22, 2017
OUR TURN: A wish list for Alexandria
I have been in Alexandria for just over a year now. It has a healthy downtown, great school facilities and lots of recreational opportunities. But no community is perfect. And with the holiday season being thrust upon us earlier than ever, I decided to draw up a short wish list of...
October 22, 2017 - 11:13am
October 15, 2017
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
As I set my alarm the night before my first day as a sports reporter for the Echo Press, I had the fleeting thought, "When was the last time...
October 15, 2017 - 5:51pm
September 23, 2017
It's Our Turn: The importance of precise guesstimation
Way back in another life (about 20-some years ago), I used to be a carpenter and construction worker. Of course, I still am when something needs fixing or building around the house. You just can't get away from it, I guess. In any case, when you spend your day measuring, cutting...
September 23, 2017 - 8:33am
September 16, 2017
It's Our Turn: A whole lot of living to do
Some days, it's easy to feel old. When you get into your 40s, 50s or beyond, there are times when sad-but-true thoughts can wreck your mood — like when you realize that you have more yesterdays behind you than days ahead. It's depressing stuff and I try not to dwell on it. I...
September 16, 2017 - 8:07am
September 2, 2017
It's Our Turn: Disaster victims need tools, help to recover
I have two iron baling hooks that hang in the garage. They came from my Uncle Jack's farm — simple metal hooks about a foot long with the metal bent into a handle at one end. It was designed to stab into a square hay bale to make throwing it up on a wagon or down from a hayloft...
September 2, 2017 - 6:31am
August 13, 2017
Why rush a wedding?
My partner and I have been dating nearly three years. We own a home together. We have three dogs and two cats. We are on the same phone plan....
August 13, 2017 - 4:28pm
July 28, 2017
It's Our Turn: Road hogs, horn blasters and hell hounds
I like to walk, run and bike in the Alexandria lakes area. It's scenic, a great way to relieve stress and it's fun — even if it looks like I'm about to keel over as I'm plodding toward the end of a long run. When I don't get some outside activity after a couple of days, I feel...
July 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
July 23, 2017
It's Our Turn: Dare to do a random act of kindness
I don't usually write. I usually just go out and talk with people for my job as a sales representative for the Echo Press and Osakis Review. I love to help people, so it's fitting for me! It has always been in my nature to care, love and do simple surprises since I was a little girl....
July 23, 2017 - 7:58am
July 9, 2017
It's Our Turn: 'Wooh!' Hurray for the power of live music
I was sitting at one of the Thursday evening concerts on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn on a beautiful early summer evening. The Green Lake...
July 9, 2017 - 7:57am
June 16, 2017
It's Our Turn: Life's a jigsaw puzzle
My aunt recently told me about a lesson she'd learned by reading a book, and I've been thinking about it a lot lately and made it into a metaphor: Life's a jigsaw puzzle. A person spends his or her life with an idea of what they one day want to be. For me, when I was a little kid,...
June 16, 2017 - 10:07am
May 21, 2017
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
I used to be a tech geek. I loved the latest gadgets and liked to try all the new gizmos that came out, from video games to MP3 players. But a decade or so ago, the tech scene began moving at such a fast clip, it was nearly impossible to keep up. These days, what happened 10 years...
May 21, 2017 - 6:57am
May 12, 2017
Covering the miles with a smile
On Saturday, May 20, I will be running my 10th half-marathon. My husband, Al, and I started running about seven years ago and since that time,...
May 12, 2017 - 7:32am