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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
AgweekTV: Got Grains?
Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
Philip R. Harrang
Larry E. Thielmann
LETTER: Listen to living veterans and their stories
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
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
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Leadership program graduates 25
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
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April 5, 2018
OUR TURN: Five things to know about the Echo Press Facebook
When I started with the Echo Press, I was thrilled that part of my job included managing the newspaper's social media accounts. Two and a half...
April 5, 2018 - 3:54pm
March 25, 2018
OUR TURN: Things matter—practice mindfulness
This morning, as my husband hunched over his cereal bowl, bars of morning light slanted through the mini-blinds across his face — light, dark, light, dark. When I pointed that out to him, and also that he was guarding his granola like a ravenous wolf, he straightened up with...
March 25, 2018 - 11:10am
March 4, 2018
OUR TURN: A who-done-it among friends
As the sun was setting over a beautiful beach in Hawaii, Chase Diamond's friends were hosting a luau to celebrate his birthday. But the celebration...
March 4, 2018 - 11:34am
February 23, 2018
OUR TURN: Could Parkland be the turning point?
Like most mass shooters, Jeffrey Weise entered Red Lake Senior High School in Red Lake, Minnesota intent on taking lives. On March 21, 2005,...
February 23, 2018 - 12:02pm
January 28, 2018
OUR TURN: Remembering my dad and the art of discussion
While I was in high school in North Dakota, my dad, Bernard Beach, served on the school board. He also served as the chairman of the Traill County Republican Party. Another school board member, Lee Kaldor, was the chairman of the Traill County Democratic Party. Despite their positions,...
January 28, 2018 - 10:42am
January 14, 2018
OUR TURN: The hurtful practice of judging others
Have you ever been grateful to be judged by others? On Wednesday, a friend of mine, Christa Thompson, posted on her Facebook page that she was...
January 14, 2018 - 10:53am
November 19, 2017
OUR TURN: Social media opens door to hate and unkindness
Social media is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it's great to be able to connect with friends and family who may be states or even countries away. It's wonderful for crowdsourcing, whether someone needs a new recipe or an opinion on a paint color. It allows people to celebrate...
November 19, 2017 - 11:19am
October 29, 2017
OUR TURN: Sometimes you just gotta ask for help
The first time it happened, I thought I was dying. Two friends and I were touring Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was a beautiful clear day with blue sky, and the Mormon mecca was lovely too, with its Disney-esque temple and sweet-faced missionaries. Suddenly my heart began...
October 29, 2017 - 11:03am
October 7, 2017
OUR TURN: We can move on from grief
When you look up the word "grief," you see it means deep sorrow, especially caused by someone's death. The families of the people who were tragically...
October 7, 2017 - 10:13am
September 29, 2017
It's Our Turn: The power of community
Growing up, I always knew that one day I would pack up my bedroom in my childhood home, load up my car and set off for a new adventure. When I imagined doing so, it was always to move to a city, to follow the hustle and bustle, to be where things happened. A small town was never...
September 29, 2017 - 2:38pm
August 25, 2017
It's Our Turn: Civil War was all about slavery
Last week, my colleague Lowell Anderson, a very pleasant workmate, wrote a piece about the causes of the Civil War that I absolutely have to respond to. He said the cause of the Civil War was not slavery but state's rights, an argument I heard all the time when I worked in Alabama,...
August 25, 2017 - 4:04pm
August 18, 2017
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
The Civil War was a sad, dark time for all Americans. It was a time when we fought against each other and tested the resolve of the country to stay one group of united states. The war cost us the lives of 620,000 Americans. However, in the end, our resolve was strengthened and we...
August 18, 2017 - 4:45pm
August 5, 2017
It's Our Turn: It's just not the same anymore
I used to enjoy a good thunderstorm. Watching the falling rain and flashing lightning from safe inside our home or under the cover of a porch was an exciting display of the power of nature. Even though our home for much of my latter childhood was a trailer house with no basement,...
August 5, 2017 - 7:32am
June 23, 2017
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
I was prepared for when my mom was going to die. She was sick and I had accepted it. I knew I couldn't change it. I knew it was going to happen....
June 23, 2017 - 7:02am
June 18, 2017
It's Our Turn: Building a solid foundation
Never underestimate the power one choice can have on the direction of your life. About 12 years ago, my wife and I made one of those decisions when we decided to homeschool our son. At the time, we weren't really sure what to do, other than that we knew we wanted to avoid the public...
June 18, 2017 - 6:50am