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Blizzard hockey: Scanlon sends Alexandria out a winner
Boys basketball: Johnsrud's 25 leads Lakers to 3-0
Girls basketball: BBE stymies Lakers defensively
Volleyball: Duwenhoegger, Hardy named volleyball co-MVPs
Girls basketball: Osakis looking for offense after loss to BBE
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Helping African firefighters
Cross-country bicyclist to stop in Alexandria
Just for Kix hosts annual dance show
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Morken: Make the most of this final month
Five cases of CWD confirmed in southeastern Minnesota
Dale E. Anderson
Terrance L. Koep
Earl D. Ihnen
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Our Turn: Echo Press saves taxpayers money
LETTER: Farm bill renewal is in sight
LETTER: Peterson should ignore bad advice
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: Military requires harassment training
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
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
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LETTER: Mental illness can start in childhood
To the editor: In light of all the recent shootings and suicides of late, perhaps it's time to take a different look at what is going on. Mental issues don't just pop into someone's head, and they decide to do something crazy. It is a long slow process that starts as a youngster....
November 10, 2017 - 3:09pm
September 27, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Shed more light on suicide and QPR
No one likes to talk about suicide. It's kind of how cancer was years ago. Even mentioning the dreaded C word was taboo. It was as if a person...
September 27, 2017 - 6:24am
September 25, 2017
Facebook suicide threat in Starbuck ends safely
A man who went on Facebook and threatened to shoot himself in Starbuck Sunday night was arrested unharmed. Shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, the Starbuck Police Department responded to an apartment on West 9th Street after getting a call about a 34-year-old suicidal man who...
September 25, 2017 - 12:50pm
September 23, 2017
Running for a reason -- suicide awareness
About 75 people took off on a 3.1 mile run/walk in Alexandria Saturday morning to support suicide awareness and education. Organizers with the...
September 23, 2017 - 10:11am
September 20, 2017
Events promote talking about suicide
With the number of suicides edging up in Minnesota, a local suicide awareness group is holding a 5K run/walk and bringing in a statewide group to provide training on suicide prevention. Suicide statistics for 2016 have not yet been released. However, the previous year's data reported...
September 20, 2017 - 11:07am
July 14, 2017
Minnesota suicide crisis line ending service
East Grand Forks, Minn. - It's a lifesaving phone number, but starting Friday, July 14, there will be no one to answer the call. Minnesota is...
July 14, 2017 - 8:57am
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