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Henning man dies after crash in Otter Tail County
History comes alive at Runestone Museum
One transported after minor injuries in crash near Miltona
Council considers ban on e-cigarettes
Douglas County offers free water checks
Legion Baseball: Morris shuts down Osakis offense
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Boys Basketball: Hintermeister set for head coaching job
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Gary Kermit Backlund
Lee Edward Hutchins
Orville Arnold Botner
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
May 3, 2013
It's Our Turn: Screening our children
Free-range CHILDREN. FREE Range-children. Free RANGE children. No matter how you say it, it sounds ridiculous. I heard the term on Z99 earlier this week in an announcement by a Screen-Free Week promoter declaring the arrival of Screen-Free Week. During April 29 through May 5, children,...
May 3, 2013 - 12:00am
February 15, 2013
It's Our Turn: Invisible farmers, lumberjack angels and magic water fairies
February was our month, I recall thinking when I was a little girl. My dad and I were both born in February. Winter always reminds me of him. Cork-studded boots, flannel shirts, wool pants, the smell of pine needles and sawdust, that's my dad - a logger. This week I was fortunate...
February 15, 2013 - 12:00am
November 2, 2012
Our Turn: Donkeys, elephants, monkeys and weasels, are you playing political musical chairs?
I just wrapped up coverage of the League of Women Voters Douglas County commissioner candidate forum. It took forever. Ten candidates vying for five seats, sharing their views on queries from the public. That's a lot of information to process, which makes me wonder: How much information...
November 2, 2012 - 12:00am
June 22, 2012
It's Our Turn: Walking by Myself
Ever since I can remember, I have always loved walking in people's footsteps. My whole life has been a big game of follow-the-leader. In elementary school I would follow my classmates in line when we went to class. I followed my brother into swimming and I followed my parents...
June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
June 8, 2012
Our Turn: Reality check: How well do you fare?
Welfare check. The first thought that pops into your mind when you hear those two words defines from which side of the tracks you hail. In the Echo Press office, we listen to the police scanner to stay informed on what's happening in the area.
June 8, 2012 - 12:00am
March 11, 2011
It's Our Turn - All are welcome in this place
Work is currently under way on the Echo Press' fifth edition of The Churches of Douglas County. We typically come out with an updated version of this publication every three years, and I have been fortunate enough to work on all five of them. I love working on this piece because...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am