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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, July 27
Planned power outage near County Road 11 takes place this morning
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, July 26
Around the County: Millerville Butter Days
GMO bill edges ahead in U.S. House
Orgeman Crumb selected as Minnesota girls' track coach of the year
VFW district baseball: 16s to square off with 15s after six-inning win
Seven under-14 Alex Swim Club members head to state at Rochester
A first time finisher at Grandma's: Hochsprung youngest male finisher at Duluth marathon
Millers look ahead to next summer after two losses
A treasure trove of crafts awaits at Art in the Park
Grants offered for artists to quick start next project
Alexandria Public Schools back-to-school packets are ready
Nutty for coconut ice cream
Benefit for Steve Pederson family is July 30
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Births - June 28-July 2, 2016
Big smallmouth caught during boat parade
Locals make good on Minnewaska
DNR release: Muskies to be stocked in Gull and Fairmont chain of lakes
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Myrna A. Zimmerman
Ruth Ann Struck
David Kenneth Holm
Carol Diane Jeffries
Wendy Jo (Muzik) Kuhnau
LETTER: Some people think laws don't apply to them
LETTER: Unique ecosystem needs protection
LETTER: Candidate can't keep simple promise
IN THE KNOW: There is so much right with America
From the archives - 2006: Bill Ingebrigtsen files for Senate as Republican candidate
Save money, water by using rain barrels
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Gardening for the senses
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
It's Our Turn
August 1, 2014
It's our Turn: Science is for women, too
How many females can you name that are famous for their contributions to science or technology? I’ll be impressed if you can name three. The sciences are still very male dominated even after years of laws and movements that have given women the rights they need to succeed in their...
August 1, 2014 - 12:00am
July 25, 2014
It's Our Turn: Unquenchable thirst for news
If someone would have told me 10 years ago that I would be updating a breaking news story on our website’s Content Management System on a Saturday morning while riding in a car, and then posting a Bitly link to it on Facebook and “Tweeting” about it, I would’ve wondered what...
July 25, 2014 - 12:00am
July 18, 2014
It's Our Turn: Hitting the trails with the Echo Press
A new tradition has started here at the Echo Press. Sprouted by the idea for employees here to make a push for healthy lifestyle choices, the office recently started three different clubs for people to get outside and exercise with each other. These clubs include one each for walkers,...
July 18, 2014 - 12:00am
July 11, 2014
It's Our Turn: Time to put an end to silence
One of my favorite bands, Christian rock band Red, released its first album in 2006, titled End of Silence. I’ve always wondered what that means. End of silence. For a Christian, I think it means speaking up while there’s still time because that freedom-of-speech window is closing....
July 11, 2014 - 12:00am
June 27, 2014
It's Our Turn: Welcome back, old friend
It’s amazing how quickly you can feel comfortable with a friend after being apart for so long. I recently was reunited with an old friend that I had ignored for about 25 years. We used to spend a lot of time making music together. But then I became interested in other things....
June 27, 2014 - 12:00am
June 20, 2014
It's Our Turn: Time for beautiful simplicity
Balancing on top of the slippery rocks, I closed my eyes and let the wind blow through my tangled hair. I breathed in deeply, the smell of rain and serenity relaxing every muscle in my body. It was the summer of 2013 and I was on a houseboat trip with my church youth group. We spent...
June 20, 2014 - 12:00am
June 13, 2014
It's Our Turn: What do you like to read in your community newspaper?
What do you want to read in your community newspaper? We often ask that question, and we always get a large variety of responses. Some people like the detailed, current news stories. Others like the human interest features. Some go straight for the engagements, births or obituaries...
June 13, 2014 - 12:00am
May 30, 2014
It's Our Turn: Summer is here, for now
After a fairly cool spring, the summer-like weather we all enjoy finally arrived last week in the form of 70 and 80 degree days. This warming trend helped everyone breathe a sigh of relief as we were assured that summer is almost here. This is the time of year that makes you glad...
May 30, 2014 - 12:00am
May 16, 2014
It’s Our Turn: Previously on Geek Week
OK, I’ll admit it. The truth is out. Now you’ll know the real me…I am a nerd. (Or geek, whatever you call it.) Disney. Star Wars. Marvel superheroes. Doctor Who. Lord of the Rings. Books and movies. You name it. So to pay homage to my healthy obsession, which my younger sister...
May 16, 2014 - 12:00am
May 9, 2014
It's Our Turn: The compelling world of police blotter yields lessons
Going through the police and sheriff blotter every day is an eye-opening experience. The one or two sentence descriptions of the incidents that law enforcement agencies deal with are funny, sad, tragic, outlandish, mundane, bizarre, heart-rending, cautionary and head-scratching. It’s...
May 9, 2014 - 12:00am
May 2, 2014
It's Our Turn: Is a tree really a tree?
Technology is amazing. We can now easily do things that seemed impossible 10 years ago. We tend to take these technologies for granted, but we didn’t always have cell phones, unlimited access to information on the Internet and amazing health care options. Every day we are presented...
May 2, 2014 - 12:00am
April 25, 2014
It's Our Turn: What makes a true mascot?
When District 206 released their new Cardinal mascot, the information went up in flames overnight. Members of the community were in outrage....
April 25, 2014 - 12:00am
April 18, 2014
It's Our Turn: Making assumptions leads to unnecessary drama
After listening to motivational speaker and coach John O’Leary speak at Impact Alexandria last October, I signed up for his motivational e-mails. In a recent e-mail, he stated the following: “The assumptions we project onto others speak much louder about who we are than those...
April 18, 2014 - 12:00am
April 11, 2014
It's Our Turn: Appreciate Mauer for what he is
Those who follow the Minnesota sports scene on Twitter know there is a popular debate amongst Twins fans surrounding Joe Mauer. There is a vocal segment of the fan base that places much of the blame on him for three straight 96-plus loss seasons. He doesn’t hit enough home runs...
April 11, 2014 - 12:00am
March 28, 2014
It's Our Turn: Keeping an eye out for one another
The three armed robberies that took place in Alexandria over the past month were shocking and unsettling. Just reporting about it put me on edge. One night, I dreamed I was getting into my car and it was pitch-black. When I turned to see what was wrong with the dome light, a man...
March 28, 2014 - 12:00am