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Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, May 23
Final lesson for grads: Don't drink and drive
Another day, another missed Minnesota legislative deadline
A 'Good' run for retiring early childhood program coordinator
Bumpy drive over tracks to get smoother
Alexandria horseshoe league results
Baseball: Weir sends Osakis into playoffs as walk-off winner
Boys track: Cards third after originally announced as CLC winners
Softball: Lakers fall in second round, face long road to championship
Softball: WCA wins 6A first round matchup
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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