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Council considers ban on vaping
County out to find source of Lake Ida problems
You asked: When will County Road 12 reopen?
Evansville man pleads not guilty to drug, property crimes
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, October 19
Sports schedule for Saturday, Oct. 21
Football: Panthers lose final regular season game
Alex swimming: Youth movement taking shape
Morken: Breaking down the area section football fields
Football: Lakers ready for playoffs after taking care of Benson
Alexandrian named to '50 over 50' list of exceptional Minnesotans
Auditions begin for Andria Theatre's Mousetrap
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Homeless advocates praise movie opening Friday in Alexandria
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Pheasant opener: Better than numbers might indicate
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Emeline C. Haag
Neva B. Andrews
Evangeline G. Ekdahl
LeRoy H. Ladwig
Dorothy Elizabeth Trousil
COMMENTARY: Mentally ill fall through the cracks
LETTER: Protesting is an American right
LETTER: Don't blame ER for mental illness care
LETTER: City plans for next five to 50 years
LETTER: Look inward and listen in discussing racism
Going far with 4-H horses
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
Small change adds up for youth groups
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It's Our Turn
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
May 22, 2015
It's Our Turn: Cat, a day in the life
Cats, much like humans, have a daily routine. If that particular cat owns a human, like my cat, Leia, its routine syncs with the human’s. Two years ago in January, I brought my little ball of fluff home, and learning to live with each other has been … interesting. Thankfully,...
May 22, 2015 - 12:00am
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