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Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, March 23
Ingebrigtsen's bill addresses child abuse
Fish and Wildlife obtains wetland easement
Photo of the Week
Community school to be at Luther Crest
Panthers' Denny looks forward with almost entire team intact from runner-up finish
Morken's musings: Reason to believe in Gophers future
Where are they now: Duwenhoegger wins MIAC shot put title
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Boy Scouts to conduct 29th annual Scouting for Food drive
Knowledge Bowl team earns a trip to state
Young Athletes, Unified Juniors introduce youth to sports
Community Education offers Wish Upon a Star Prom
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
IT'S OUR TURN: Have you had 'the talk' yet?
FORUM EDITORIAL: Allow cameras in federal courts
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
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On The Street
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
December 24, 2010
Column - Memories of a special Christmas and a special doll linger on
I'm never quite sure how many of my Christmas memories from childhood are actually true and how many come from my imagination, although, I do have enough brothers and sisters to help keep me from straying off target too far. With seven children - five of us on a fulltime basis and...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 17, 2010
Column - Nothing ever goes back in the way it came out
It was the jigsaw puzzle from hell. And it reinforced one of life's most valuable lessons. Nothing ever fits back in the way it came out. Ever. In my back yard I have a sidewalk made out of interlocking paver bricks. A few years ago after a heavy rain, my son's friend came down...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
December 10, 2010
Column - Kill deserves his shot with Minnesota Gophers
University of Minnesota football fans finally got the answer to who their next head coach would be when Jerry Kill was introduced at a press conference on Monday afternoon. I, like most Gopher fans, were left asking, "Who is Jerry Kill?" when I first heard of the hire. Now after...
December 10, 2010 - 12:00am