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Movie star, film crew visit Alexandria
Updated: Bail set for suspects in connection with Forada assault
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20
Central Minnesota motorcyclist identified as victim in SD crash
Paying respect to one of their own
Boys golf: Cardinals trying to put it all together after Brainerd steals one at AGC
Girls golf: Silverstreaks are conference champs
Boys golf: Osakis finishes fifth in CMC
Baseball: Merritt's one-hitter leads B-E over Hancock
Girls golf: Cardinals take another CLC meet
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Special regulations trump new pike zone rules
Frances V. (Detmers) Kay
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
John "Jack" Burns
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
LETTER: Bombing explanation shelters Trump
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
LETTER: Another nail in coffin of local business
LETTER: Quran filled with inconsistencies
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
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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November 25, 2016
Give thanks with a giving heart
Here's what I love about Thanksgiving. There's the food, of course, but that's just the beginning. People intentionally set aside time to be with their families. Volunteers go out into the community to feed the hungry and bring cheer to the less fortunate. And it provides an intentional...
November 25, 2016 - 10:00am
November 11, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: The high cost of denial
It's time we faced reality: The evidence is clear and we need to quit sticking our heads in the sand. The changes that threaten us are real, manmade, and will drastically affect every person in this country. The longer we deny the fact that change is occurring, the harder it will...
November 11, 2016 - 9:33am
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