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Bags and Beer event held at RCC
Osakis and Brandon-Evansville proms underway
Douglas County residents celebrate Earth Day with Science Walk
Building activity is on council's agenda Monday
AgweekTV: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
Sports scores from Friday, April 21
Boys golf: Lakers tested against top teams at Wayzata
Baseball: Lead slips away in extras for Osakis
Girls golf: Cards dominate another CLC meet at St. Cloud
Softball: B-E coasts past Owls behind Bukkila's big day
Free seminar discusses end of life planning
Amazing Journeys Together hosts special presentation
Births - April 21, 2017
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
A focus on the feud: AAAA stages 'Romeo and Juliet'
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
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
Outdoor issues at stake in environmental bills: Viking Sportsmen on board with fee increases
DNR release: Spring burning restrictions begin today
Orville E. Lien
Earl Leroy Seaburg Jr.
Bernard 'Bernie' Kreemer
AnnaMae J. Strootman
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Letter: New buffer law will create problems
Letter: How to celebrate Earth Day
Letter: Science provides vital knowledge
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
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