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The Jacob Wetterling case file
AgweekTV: Elevator Embezzlement in Minnesota
Car vs. 750-pound elk collision reported in southern Minnesota
Caller reported man shot himself, but Fargo police seeking homicide suspect
Schools not reimbursed for state costs: Fewer fans, venue costs to blame
Football: Chargers dismantle the Bears on homecoming
Football: Knights erupt in easy win over W-DC
Football: BOLD flexes its muscle again as Warriors roll over Minnewaska
Football: Slow start dooms Panthers against USA
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 21
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Zebra mussels confirmed in Barrett Lake in Grant County
Drawdown underway on Lake Christina
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Richard "Shorty" Olson
Shirley Ann Battey
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Letter to the Editor: Farmers face risks while improving water quality
It's Our Turn: Home abroad in a purple world
Letter to the Editor: Problems with medicare
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
1968: St. Ann's gets new church
4-H holds county competition
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
Skid steer row: Burgeoning Alexandria industry makes attachments for skid loaders
Minnesota's unemployment rate drops to 19-year low
Fraud-stricken Minnesota grain co-op looks for quick sale
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
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In the Know
May 30, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Time of change and empty buildings
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness." Most of we older folks remember...
May 30, 2018 - 4:31pm
May 24, 2018
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
For too many years, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and dentists have prescribed opioids to help relieve any and all pain. The plan was to be "pain-free" and this was encouraged by big pharma and an unofficial national policy. Yes, opioids are an effective tool...
May 24, 2018 - 10:59am
May 9, 2018
IN THE KNOW: May is filled with special events
May is a busy month for everybody in Minnesota. The warm weather allows for a variety of activities. There are a number of events during May both nationally and locally that are important to law enforcement personnel and keep us busy.
May 9, 2018 - 2:30pm
May 2, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Gift shows community's support
As I sit down to write this column, something I enjoy very much, I reflect on how amazing the members of our community really are. I consider it to be a great privilege to be able to not only live and work in such a fine community, but to have the opportunity to interact with the...
May 2, 2018 - 8:32am
April 25, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Tourism puts money in your pockets
I am going to talk about summer and sun and open water, because I know that is what most Douglas County residents are currently yearning for after a very long winter. When you ask residents what they love about living in this area, typical responses often refer to the lakes, the trails...
April 25, 2018 - 9:11am
April 18, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Mental health and wellness in schools
Preparing all of our students academically for success in the future is our goal. Safeguarding students' mental health and wellness is integral to fulfilling that goal. The mental health of our students allows them to establish and maintain healthy relationships, make good life choices,...
April 18, 2018 - 7:49am
April 11, 2018
IN THE KNOW: County is an importer of labor
In the next few weeks, our area will celebrate two nationally recognized weeks that celebrate small businesses and the quality jobs they create. National Small Business Week 2018 kicks off at the end of this month with an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. where national award...
April 11, 2018 - 4:29pm
April 4, 2018
IN THE KNOW: 1968: A tumultuous year
Fifty years ago, 1968, was a tumultuous year in the United States with many events that affected the country for years to come. The events started on January 30, 1968 when the North Vietnamese attacked the South Vietnamese in what was called the Tet offensive. Normally this would...
April 4, 2018 - 4:20pm
March 28, 2018
IN THE KNOW: People helping people
Have you ever wondered, "How can I make a difference?" With many issues in our community ranging from feeding children who are hungry to the...
March 28, 2018 - 2:50pm
March 21, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Get engaged in your community
Engage is my word for the year and this is the perfect time for us to "get engaged!" With the nicer weather we will be outside doing our spring...
March 21, 2018 - 10:42am
March 15, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Big need: affordable transportation
I loved the editorial in the March 2 issue of the Echo Press! Entitled "It's not so bad around here," it warmed my heart, for I truly believe our area is the best of all worlds! It is that way because we work together and cooperate to create it for our citizens. So many of my generation...
March 15, 2018 - 12:12pm
March 8, 2018
How ATCC meets workforce needs
There are several studies and articles about the looming shortage of educated workers that indicate by the year 2020, 74 percent of jobs in Minnesota will require some type of education and training beyond high school. Minnesota State, which includes Alexandria Technical and Community...
March 8, 2018 - 12:11pm
February 21, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
When I first heard the news of the shooting in a Florida school, I felt a familiar sickening feeling in my stomach. It is a feeling that has become far too common for us as a nation. As a law enforcement officer, part of that feeling for me is a feeling of failure. It seems there...
February 21, 2018 - 3:37pm
February 15, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Are you ready to take the plunge?
It's hard to believe that the Polar Plunge has been happening in Alexandria for over a decade already. Perhaps some of our community already...
February 15, 2018 - 9:19am
February 8, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Goal: A community of excellence
Alexandria is currently experiencing some pretty exciting times. The local economy is strong. We have a strong business community that represents a vast array of services and products.We have a strong education system, a strong health care system, quality law enforcement entities,...
February 8, 2018 - 3:59pm