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Crash near Nelson sends driver to hospital
Driver injured in I-94 crash near Osakis
Big car show wheels into Alexandria
Drum and bugle corps perform in Alexandria w/video
Fun and games at Ribfest w/video
Legion Baseball: Alex wins a couple, loses a couple in home tourney
Morken: Easy to see why wins piled up for the Panthers
Area baseball players make state all-tournament teams
Legion Baseball: Morris shuts down Osakis offense
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Wanda Jean Tramm
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
hires and promotions
On The Street
May 27, 2017
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
To the editor: Our children are under attack. Suicide has always been a problem in our society, but now there are a couple of things which are glorifying and pushing it on our kids like nothing before. The first is one of those "challenge games" called "Blue Whale," which primarily...
May 27, 2017 - 8:35am
March 29, 2017
Being that change: Alexandria man focuses on the positive
A story on the inception of The 820 Project, titled "One man, one mission: The 820 Project," was published in the Friday, April 24, 2015, Echo...
March 29, 2017 - 6:00am
October 28, 2016
Suicide prevention is key topic at mental health event
Editor's note: The following story was written by Philip Drown, a consultant with Brook Street Media in Morris. More than 120 people gathered...
October 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
September 23, 2016
Gone too soon
By all accounts, 36-year-old Jill Ellingson of Alexandria was all spark and spunk. Her presence lit up a room. She was selfless, always going...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
September 7, 2016
Local churches to host suicide prevention and awareness seminar
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month, and two local churches are doing their part to call attention to it. On Monday, Sept. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Seminar sponsored by First Lutheran Church and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
August 29, 2016
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
A first-ever "Dragonfly Run" for motorcycles and vehicles will take place in Alexandria on Thursday, Sept. 1 in memory of Jill Ellingson of Alexandria who died one year ago. Proceeds from the ride will go to The Dragonfly Foundation, a non-profit corporation dedicated to educating,...
August 29, 2016 - 4:07pm
April 22, 2016
LETTER: Right of the person to die with dignity
To the editor: I wonder how many people that are voting no against the Eaton Bill have watched someone they love suffer through a terminal illness. I wonder how they would vote if they were given a terminal prognosis. As a nurse, I have watched people die a slow and painful death....
April 22, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
LETTER: Physicians must 'tread with care'
To the editor: This is in response to the Echo Press March 25 front page story, No easy answers. It was a wake-up call to see how far we as a society have declined; calling a prescribed lethal drug “compassionate care.” This proposed medical practice (the Eaton Bill) would not...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
No easy answers
Chester Jacobson sat at a Minnesota Senate committee witness table, reading his wife’s words to legislators: “We should have the right to...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
March 19, 2016
How to talk to your child about suicide
By Pamela Knudson, Forum News Service Parents who are worried their children may be depressed or contemplating suicide should not hesitate to bring up the issue, local mental health experts say. "A really important step is to talk with the child," said Marilyn Ripplinger, a counselor...
March 19, 2016 - 4:00pm