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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
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
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
November 12, 2010
Column - Who makes breakfast in heaven?
My youngest child attended his first funeral this month, yet as much as I tried to prepare him I couldn't have imagined his reaction. For a 5-year-old, everything is a proclamation and that's been how I've learned, bit by bit over the past two weeks, Jack's feelings about life and...
November 12, 2010 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Column - An election night surprise
The headline on today's front page, "Election yields some surprises," was all too true for me, personally. After getting the final results from the friendly folks at the Douglas County Auditor's Office, I got back into the office at a little after 1 a.m. to write a final story on...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
October 15, 2010
Column - Positive attitude wins over self-pity, self-doubt
With my arms flailing high in the air, fists shaking in that "I did it!" motion - like Sylvester Stallone in Rocky when he climbed that mammoth mountain of steps - I crossed the finish line of my first 10K race. Yes, my first 10K - 6.2 miles. To most runners, or at least to those...
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am
October 8, 2010
Column - Commitment to integrity
How steadfast is your integrity? How strongly do you feel about your principles and values? Strong enough to live by them and put them into action daily? At first, the answer seems like a no-brainer. Of course you would. But, put into a difficult situation, would you be able to stay...
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am
September 10, 2010
Column - The parenting puzzle
Raising children is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. You open the box and see this jumbled mess of pieces that you know will end up making a beautiful picture. There are no directions, and you're not quite sure where to start. You take this pile and start putting the pieces...
September 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
August 27, 2010
Column - Shelter from the storm
My house has a panic room. It didn't start out that way. No, no, it was just an ordinary bathroom near the family room. But now, thanks to my dog's anxiety attacks and phobias, it has become a refuge from the scary world - at least for her. For me, however, it is a little like...
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 20, 2010
Column - It's not about the painting
When my children were little I spent hours decorating their rooms to perfection, keeping each element a secret until I could "unveil" the finished product to each happy little face. Today, with all of them much older, I realize the process is as much a prize as the final product...
August 20, 2010 - 12:00am
August 13, 2010
Column - An inspiration to many
One of the things I've always enjoyed about being a reporter is that you meet so many interesting people. In my 19 years with the Echo Press, I've met a lot of them. But there are a few that stand out more vividly in my memory. They are the people who inspired me. Two of those people...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
August 6, 2010
Column - Wish name tags were bigger
I am not sure why I was so stressed out and half afraid of what was going to happen last Saturday night because it turned out to be a lot of fun - and not what I expected. I attended my high school class reunion - I was a 1990 graduate of Willmar High School, ironically, also home...
August 6, 2010 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
Column - Thoughts on the big 5-0
In a few short months, I'll be turning 50. I usually don't get worked up over those birthdays ending in "0" but this one may be a little different. It seems so "old" and it seems like it got here so quickly. It's just too sudden. A half century. Scary. Luckily, I found some comfort...
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
July 23, 2010
Column - Thanks for inspiration
The beauty about people who inspire others is that they don't realize they are doing it. They want no thanks or credit or anything in return. They are role models simply because they are - and because they care. My two children are fortunate to have been on the receiving end of this...
July 23, 2010 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
Column - Deep connection to Norway
It was the final week of my senior year, but more than 4,000 miles separated me from Jefferson High School. Leaving my studies behind, I found myself atop a frosty mountain swathed in pine, walking in the footsteps of my ancestors. In flimsy flip-flops. This was my first step in...
July 16, 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
June 25, 2010
Column - Graduation party strategy
Decorations, sandwiches, salads, cake and many folding chairs. This is what fills the houses of many high school seniors during the month of June. Preparing for a graduation party seems to consist of a lot of planning, time and tedious activities. How many buns to order? Where...
June 25, 2010 - 12:00am