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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cecil (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Feb. 22
More than 8,000 turkeys die in fire
Mouse to blame for truck fire
County awards construction bid for Kensington Rune Stone Park
NA3HL: Blizzard gains cushion heading into weekend series
State hockey: Cards put a scare in the Bears before falling short (w/video)
Girls Basketball: Streaks outrun Parkers Prairie
Boys basketball: Kannegiesser torches WCA with 45 points
Bogart, Nibbe named to all-state academic wrestling team
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Steven James Velde
Mary A. L. Swenson
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
It's Our Turn
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
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