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Officials identify Minn. woman who died after ATV goes through ice on Grace Lake
State Rep. Tim Miller ends campaign for U.S. Congress, to run for re-election
Fire destroys garage, damages vehicles near Nelson
YOU ASKED: What's the policy for overdue lunch accounts?
Minnesota woman drowns after ATV falls through ice
Ice fishing season is here
Boys basketball: Hoepner leads Cardinals to two wins
Boys basketball: Chargers drop Kimball championship to host Cubs
Dance: Cards take first in kick
Girls basketball: Alex moves to 5-1 in Little Falls
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
Ice fishing season is here
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Marian J. Barr
Luella "Lou" Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Lou B. Geris
COMMENTARY: Children are waiting to be adopted
OUR TURN: Why is America getting less happy?
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
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
Honored for giving back
Nonprofit dental clinic branching out: Caring Hands adding Pipestone, looking at other locations
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
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September 14, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: A mother's love
On October 22, 1989, when the Wetterlings' hell began, I had yet to be born. Yet as I grew up in rural Minnesota, I learned who Jacob Wetterling...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
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