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Updated with ID: Barrett teen dies in car fire
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm wins game three to end Alexandria's season
Blizzard hockey: Steel force a game three after win in Alexandria
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Brian B. Eide
OUR TURN: A year (and a half) in the life of an editor
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
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
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
on the street
November 4, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Siblings are forever
It's been five years since all four of my siblings and I lived at home together. In those days, there were times I couldn't wait to get away...
November 4, 2016 - 8:31am
October 28, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: A race to remember
I've had a few adventures while running races. I've gone "off course" — a polite term for "got lost" — many times. Once, I missed the start of a race because I lined up in the walkers only line. And for one race, I forgot to pack my shoes. But last Saturday, the Fargo...
October 28, 2016 - 8:00am
October 21, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
Anyone who knows me knows I am vehemently against smoking. And I can happily say I am a non-smoker. Wait, hold on. Let me clear that up. I am...
October 21, 2016 - 7:00am
October 7, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Finding harmony in a dissonant world
The world has turned to chaos. Hurricanes, shootings, riots, dirty politics, floods, terrorists, neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend, brother against brother. Dissonance reigns. Will it never end? I am an observer by nature. I like to take everything in, mull it over,...
October 7, 2016 - 1:00am
September 30, 2016
Benson: How I remember The Kid
"We going to be all right, man." The greatest player in Timberwolves' history, Kevin Garnett, seemed to suggest a double entendre in an Instagram...
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
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