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DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
'Good progress' reported on Highway 29 bridge in south Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, August 25
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 8, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: How Selena Gomez's crooked teeth changed my notion of celebrities
Though I like my fair share of singers, I've never been much of a concert-goer because I'm not a fan of large crowds. More specifically, I'm...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: There's no book for adulting
A few days ago, I was browsing through one of the stores on Broadway in downtown Alexandria when I came across a book titled "Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps." Because I am 23 and still in that awkward transition to becoming a "real" adult, I was tempted...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 13, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: It's always been about the people
Thank you for trusting me to provide you with information. But, most of all, thank you for allowing me to share your stories with the community. Today is my last day as a reporter for the Echo Press. My husband, Brandon, and I are moving to Indiana to see what else life has to offer....
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Hike ends with Gila sighting
I enjoyed taking advantage of the warm weather down in Arizona this past week. Between sealing my grandparents' flat roof with my dad and hiking...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Give rugby a shot
I'm not going to lie, I love telling people I play rugby and destroying their preconceived notions about the sport and the culture surrounding it. In my experience, people seem to have three major misconceptions about rugby: the type of people who play, the safety precautions taken...
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
April 8, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Books and food: what a combination!
The Alexandria area is chock full of events, entertainment and excitement, and more just keep popping up. It's like a never-ending cycle. One...
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Culture parallels from here to out West
My friend and I visited Seattle, Wash. for the first time of my life this past October to see my college roommate, who is currently in the University of Washington physics graduate program. I lived in Portland, Ore. for three years before moving to Iowa City when I was 6 years old,...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
February 15, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: What's it like covering city council?
I've had the opportunity to cover Alexandria City Council meetings for more than 25 years. On the second and fourth Mondays of the month, I'm...
February 15, 2016 - 4:40pm
January 29, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Your life is valuable
This isn't going to be an easy topic, so I'll just get right into it. Depression is real. It's a sickness. It's a disease. It's an enemy. But it's not the end all. There is a way out. And let me tell you something right now. You can beat it, you can overcome it. Your life is valuable....
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 15, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Parity drives Big Ten hoops
After witnessing the latest Vikings collapse of epic proportions this past Sunday, I decided against writing one of many scathing columns about...
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
IT'S OUR TURN: My journey to sobriety
College binge-drinking isn't always just binge-drinking — sometimes it's alcoholism. I know because it happened to me. In many ways, I am a typical 23-year-old, but there is one aspect of my life that often makes me feel different than others my age: I got sober...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
November 13, 2015
IT'S OUR TURN: 'Tis the season to stop being offended
The year 2015 is about to go down in history as The Year of Being Offended. First, it was the Confederate flag. Then it was Columbus Day. Now it's a disposable cup. Yes, a cup — as in a piece of cardboard purposed to hold liquids and then be thrown away. In case you...
November 13, 2015 - 12:00am
October 23, 2015
It's Our Turn: When you help the least of these
I'm sure you've seen them. People on the side of the road waving signs. Solemn in face. Perhaps ragged in clothing. Some need a ride. Some need a job. Some need a home. Some simply need food. One Sunday after church, I went to get some lunch and saw two people at the intersection...
October 23, 2015 - 12:00am
July 4, 2013
It's Our Turn: Waning weddings and vexing vows
The sanctity of marriage has indeed been defiled. This is not a new phenomena. It's plagued American homes for half a century. A few weeks ago I was planning my Summer Solstice Eve when it occurred to me: I would have been married for 10 years on June 21. Instead, I filed for a...
July 4, 2013 - 12:00am
May 24, 2013
It's Our Turn: Hot Wheels, cool memories
When I found out that the world's longest Hot Wheels track is being built for a special race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week, it...
May 24, 2013 - 12:00am