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Christmas service held at historic Spruce Hill Church
Unique memorial honors vet: Flag disposal box set up in Lowry
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MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
Sports scores from Saturday, Dec. 16
Basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 15
Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria runs December winning streak to five games
Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Lou B. Geris
Luella "Lou" Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
COMMENTARY: Children are waiting to be adopted
OUR TURN: Why is America getting less happy?
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
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
Nonprofit dental clinic branching out: Caring Hands adding Pipestone, looking at other locations
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
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It's Our Turn
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
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