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Long repair list for B-E schools
NorthStar Group breaks ground on sports complex, home of FCA Hockey
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Walter (w/video)
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Miltona celebration combines Oktoberfest with Fire Prevention Week
Sports schedule for Monday, Oct. 16
Football: Panthers win on senior night
Tennis: Lanoue falls in quarterfinals
Swimming & Diving: Alex takes fourth at True Team tournament
Section 8A boys soccer: Cardinals fall just short at Hillcrest
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Small change adds up for youth groups
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
Sizing up the local deer herd
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
Robert G. Swanson
George "Joe" Cresswell
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
Letter: Overpaid for defending a lousy football
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
Arvig school partnership nets cash for Osakis schools
State Farm agent retires after 35 years, welcomes two new agents
Myrin joins Echo Press sports staff
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It's Our Turn
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
January 16, 2015
It's Our Turn: 25 marathons this year? I’m trying it, virtually
I’m running a race of 2,015 miles – all on foot. I know that sounds crazy, but thanks to the weird wonders of the Internet, thousands of people from throughout the world are doing it. It’s called a virtual race, officially known as the “Run 2,015 in 2015 Challenge,” organized...
January 16, 2015 - 12:00am