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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
It's Our Turn
May 15, 2015
It's Our Turn: Mother’s Day offers an annual reminder
I spent this past Sunday like a lot of men did all over the country by simply trying to show the mothers in my life at least a glimpse of how much I appreciate them. It started by getting my wife coffee in bed. Then it was time for omelets and gifts from our 2-year-old daughter....
May 15, 2015 - 12:00am
May 8, 2015
It's Our Turn: Recognizing changes over the past few years
I was hired in the summer of 2013 as a sports reporter at the Echo Press. At that time, my position only allowed 32 hours of work per week, so I also took a part-time job as a dishwasher at D Michael B’s to earn some extra cash. Much has changed since then, including a switch...
May 8, 2015 - 12:00am
May 1, 2015
Link the action to the person, not the profession
It’s been a tough year for our nation’s peace officers. From the Eric Garner/Daniel Pantaleo story in New York and the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson situation in Missouri, to the Walter Scott/Michael Slager case in South Carolina and the Eric Harris/Robert Bates story in Oklahoma,...
May 1, 2015 - 12:00am
April 17, 2015
It's Our Turn: Small town stories well worth telling
I didn’t know what to expect when I walked into the Nelson City Hall for an April 6 council meeting. An hour or so later, I walked out impressed...
April 17, 2015 - 12:00am
April 10, 2015
It's Our Turn: Fantasy baseball on my mind
You know those ideas that seem like a good plan at the time but later prove otherwise? That is the situation I have found myself in after agreeing to play in three different fantasy baseball leagues this season. It all started last month while preparing for another year in the same...
April 10, 2015 - 12:00am
April 3, 2015
It's Our Turn: Easter bonnets, bunnies and bloodshed
What does blood have to do with Easter? Well, it has everything to do with it. Easter represents the death and resurrection of Jesus. We recognize what His death did for us, is doing for us, and its significance goes way deeper than what you read in the New Testament. Curious? Let...
April 3, 2015 - 12:00am
March 27, 2015
It's Our Turn: Saving my pet helped save me
Last September, I experienced the biggest heartbreak of my life; my cat of 13 years was going through kidney failure and we had to put him down. I’ve been through breakups and rejections, I’ve had falling outs with friends, I’ve had some horrible people do some horrible things...
March 27, 2015 - 12:00am
March 20, 2015
It's Our Turn: Celebrate Sunshine Week and your right to know
It’s Sunshine Week! No, the sun may not have been shining all week, but this week a spotlight is shining on freedom of information and the public’s right to know. Coordinated by the American Society of News Editors and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Sunshine...
March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
March 13, 2015
It's Our Turn: Listen to ideas designed to reduce concussions
Last Friday, former Super Bowl Champion Ben Utecht was in Alexandria to perform a concert at Alexandria Area High School, but he was willing to share another important message of which everyone should take note. Utecht is just 33 years old. He should still be playing in the NFL right...
March 13, 2015 - 12:00am
March 6, 2015
It's Our Turn: The baffling world of rumors
Rumors are a strange fact of life. But most times, that’s about the only thing factual about them. They’re typically way off base and sometimes laughably funny, leaving a person pondering how in the world the rumor got started in the first place. In rare instances, though,...
March 6, 2015 - 12:00am
February 27, 2015
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
Alexandria boys hockey fans can be happy about one thing after Saturday’s season-ending loss to St. Cloud Apollo in the Section 6A quarterfinals. At least there was not a fight. The same cannot be said about the Benilde-St. Margaret’s versus Eden Prairie contest on Saturday that...
February 27, 2015 - 12:00am
February 13, 2015
It's Our Turn: Confidence in being alone
It wouldn’t truly be Valentine’s Day without a cliché column written about love. Since I currently am in no place to write about romance, I will have to go the opposite route and write about being single on Hallmark’s favorite holiday. Now, I’m not about to go on some rampage...
February 13, 2015 - 12:00am
February 6, 2015
It's Our Turn: United we stand, divided we fall
Nearly 240 years ago, something amazing happened: A young, upstart territory decided to separate from one of the most powerful nations in the world to form an independent country. With much struggle, the United States of America was established based on the principles of freedom,...
February 6, 2015 - 12:00am
January 30, 2015
It's Our Turn: Social media is often riddled with rumors, untruths
Social media may have its benefits, like networking and staying in touch with friends and family, but unfortunately, it also has some major downfalls. If often ends up being a breeding ground for lies, rumors, personal attacks and much more. What happened recently with a possible...
January 30, 2015 - 12:00am
January 23, 2015
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Monday’s stop on the Twins Winter Caravan tour in Alexandria was one of a handful that I’ve covered. Some have come after playoff seasons. Others have come after 90 losses. No matter the situation, the format is often the same with players and alumni thanking the fans that support...
January 23, 2015 - 12:00am