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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
Volleyball: Panthers fall to Knights in five sets
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
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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August 23, 2013
Our Saviour's making improvements
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Nelson has been undergoing some improvements recently. The church has been led by Pastor Jeremy Pedersen since September 2012. Pederson also serves at Our Saviour's sister parish, Fahlun Lutheran Church. Pedersen is from Elk Horn, Iowa. After obtaining...
August 23, 2013 - 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
March 6, 2009
Column - Lots of small shoes to fill
Do you realize how shoes actually impact your daily life or do you, like me, just take them for granted? Shoes never really enter my mind for very long, unless, of course, my dog has snatched the very one I need at that moment and stuffed it away in one of her hidey-holes, leaving...
March 6, 2009 - 12:00am
February 27, 2009
Column - School options are amazing
If my mind serves me right, when I entered the realm of high school, my choices were limited for the classes I could - and had - to take. There were the basic English, math, science and social classes, a couple of advanced classes in those core subjects and then a couple of elec...
February 27, 2009 - 12:00am
February 20, 2009
Column - Privacy rights should prevail
The question has again been raised as to whether media should be allowed at Dover Air Force Base (AFB) in Delaware - the site of the military's largest mortuary. President Barack Obama said in a recent press conference that the White House is in the process of reviewing the ban on...
February 20, 2009 - 12:00am
February 13, 2009
Column - A new-found family
Lake Osakis buzzed with hope this past January 31 as a spring-like breeze blew across the frozen surface. This was a far cry from January 27,...
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
January 23, 2009
Column - Dangers of bubble wrap
Bubble wrap is a wonderful invention, but it wasn't designed to protect people. Nevertheless, that doesn't stop the media, government and others from continually trying to wrap us all up in it, like packages waiting to be sent safely through life. With every new story about this...
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
January 1, 2009
Column - Laugh yourself healthy
Instead of all those useless resolutions I concoct each New Year, this year will be different. I'm making just one resolution and that is to laugh myself healthy. Yup, I'm going to lose weight, lower my blood pressure and improve my mental state - all by laughing. I've decided to...
January 1, 2009 - 12:00am
December 25, 2008
Column - Life is all about choices
Life, I figured out after 36 years of living, is surrounded by choice. Sometimes - actually more often than I like to believe - the choices are truly mine. Although there are times when I, or anyone else involved, have absolutely no say in the matter. But regardless, the majority...
December 25, 2008 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
Column - District to be commended
Alexandria School District 206 has a big order to fill. It needs to come up with ways to deal with budget shortfalls while continuing its offering of top-notch academic programs, maintaining quality facilities and buses, offering a variety of extra curricular programs, and so on. And...
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am
April 25, 2008
There's no discrimination in the town of Evansville - the Norwegians and the Swedes actually get along quite well. They fish together, drink coffee together, and, since the mid-1970s, have even been going to church together. It wasn't that way for the earliest Evansville settle...
April 25, 2008 - 12:00am