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Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 26
UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
Update: Firefighters battle house fire in Garfield
Death of 3-year-old Hubbard County girl under investigation
Friday meeting to address ag, environment legislative issues
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
February 4, 2011
Column - Vocabulary dumbbells
My brain is getting fat. Not the nice, plump, filled-with-good-information kind of fat. The lazy, turning-to-sludge-and-blubber kind of fat. It's time I do something about it. I have always been fairly devoted to keeping my body in shape - I run, lift weights and try to eat healthy....
February 4, 2011 - 12:00am
January 14, 2011
Column - Difficult decisions need compromise
For most of us, there's been a time when we've needed to make a difficult decision that has a win-lose outcome tied to it. Unfortunately, some decisions simply aren't a win-win. In tough economic times like we are seeing right now, there seems to be a lot more of those tough decisions...
January 14, 2011 - 12:00am
January 7, 2011
Column - My resolution: To explore strange, new, fun foods
Persimmon. Pomegranate. Tomatillo. Collard greens. Swiss chard. Eggplant. Swai. Yellowfin tuna. Arctic char. Polenta. So, what do these foods - yes, they are foods - have in common? Well, they are either foods I have recently tried or they are on my list of new foods to try in the...
January 7, 2011 - 12:00am
December 29, 2010
Column - Petrich bids adieu after 12 years
Editor's note: After 12 years with the Echo Press and the Osakis Review, Greta Petrich has announced her resignation. This is her final column. I thought writing my last column would be easy. I envisioned a stirring retrospect of 12 years and more than 500 columns for two newspapers. The...
December 29, 2010 - 12:00am