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DNR Report: Drawdown underway on Pope County lake
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How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
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On The Street
November 2, 2012
Young bucks aplenty for opener
Tomorrow morning, close to 500,000 Minnesota deer hunters will tip-toe through the woods in the dark with great anticipation as the firearms opener gets under way. All will be picturing a big buck presenting them with a perfect shot. That will happen for some, but what most will...
November 2, 2012 - 12:00am
December 10, 2010
Column - Kill deserves his shot with Minnesota Gophers
University of Minnesota football fans finally got the answer to who their next head coach would be when Jerry Kill was introduced at a press conference on Monday afternoon. I, like most Gopher fans, were left asking, "Who is Jerry Kill?" when I first heard of the hire. Now after...
December 10, 2010 - 12:00am
September 3, 2010
Column - Challenges, compromises of planning our wedding
From a guy's perspective, planning a wedding can be a nice warm-up for what I figure married life will be like. My fiancée, Mali, has been great with all the planning since we got engaged in March. She's the organized one. Everything that needs to be done by a certain date is done...
September 3, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Column - Twins need Cliff Lee
That collective groan you hear around Minnesota these days is coming from the 40,000-plus fans that pack Target Field every night who expect this to be the year the Twins do more than just win the Central Division. The Twins are in the midst of a rough stretch of play that saw them...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
April 30, 2010
Column - The agony and ecstasy...
I made my way across the St. John's University campus to get ready for my first ever triathlon this past Saturday with my Asics laced up and my light blue Nike basketball shorts over my spandex leggings. The annual "Fruit at the Finish" event features a 15-lap swim, a 15-mile bike...
April 30, 2010 - 12:00am
February 26, 2010
Column - Twins due a championship
Forty-eight days, two hours, 38 minutes and 42 seconds. That is how much longer Twins fans will have to wait for one of the most anticipated home openers in Minnesota history as of this past Tuesday at 11:31 a.m. It is not just the unveiling of Target Field that should have fans...
February 26, 2010 - 12:00am
January 15, 2010
Concert association celebrates 25 years
May 16, 1983 was a very significant day for concert lovers in the Alexandria area. It was then that Harold Bergby, Bernita and Jerry Darveaux...
January 15, 2010 - 12:00am
December 24, 2009
Column - The agony, joy of Christmas
There was a time in my life when I never would have believed that Christmas could sneak up on a person. As a child, portions of every day after Thanksgiving were used to figure out the perfect Christmas list. It was important to list each gift into its appropriate category - Must...
December 24, 2009 - 12:00am
October 23, 2009
Column - Favre brings swagger to team
The days of cringing every time a Vikings' quarterback drops back to pass seem like a distant memory these days. Brett Favre is off to the best start in his storied career. He has done exactly what I figured he would do when Minnesota wrestled him out of retirement - turn the Vikings'...
October 23, 2009 - 12:00am
August 28, 2009
Column - Signing Favre was the right decision, Super Bowl or not
We do not need to look toward the future and wait until Super Bowl Sunday to determine whether or not the signing of Brett Favre was a good move by the Minnesota Vikings last week. Instead, let's look back to the past. Both Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels have never given a...
August 28, 2009 - 12:00am
May 8, 2009
Column - A memorable opener?
As of Wednesday afternoon, the forecast for tomorrow's fishing opener calls for partly cloudy skies and a high of 49 degrees. Sunday sounds even better with highs of 62. That forecast should only enhance the anticipation for the boatloads of fishermen heading onto the Alexandria...
May 8, 2009 - 12:00am
March 13, 2009
Column - Gophers bring back madness
It had been so long that I almost forgot what it feels like. As a University of Minnesota men's basketball fan growing up, I had gotten used to teetering on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament through the 1990s. The magical year of 1997 when Bobby Jackson carried an entire fan base...
March 13, 2009 - 12:00am
January 9, 2009
Column - The turkeys can't resist me
It is officially that time of year again. This is about the time I usually fall into a mild form of seasonal affective disorder. It's nothing too serious. It's just that every time the pheasant and bow hunting season ends, I kind of lose my luster. Luckily for me, the promise...
January 9, 2009 - 12:00am
March 14, 2008
Check out Echo Press sports reporter Eric Morken's new blog, "More with Morken: A serious sports blog." On www.echopress.com, scroll down to the box titled areavoices.com (on the right side of the homepage) and click on "More with Morken."
March 14, 2008 - 12:00am
March 5, 2008
Check out Echo Press sports blog
Want to keep up with sports happenings throughout Douglas County? Check out Echo Press sports reporter Eric Morken's new blog, "More with Morken: A serious sports blog." On www.echopress.com, scroll down to the box titled areavoices.com (on the right side of the homepage) and click...
March 5, 2008 - 12:00am