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Minn. legislators expected to finish final part of $46B budget; tax cuts, bonding bill included
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, May 22
1 killed, another injured after van collides with semi
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
Boys tennis: Cards' season ends after loss to Warriors
Baseball: Panthers knock off B-E for 14th straight win
Sports schedule for Tuesday, May 23
Boys Golf: Alexandria wins CLC title at AGC
Osakis High School celebrates state title
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
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
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
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Gilbert G. Poepping
Frances L. Lesuer
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
November 30, 2016
Earning their turkey
Nearly 120 racers earned their right to eat some extra turkey or maybe an extra slice of pie for participating in the Alexandria Area YMCA's...
November 30, 2016 - 6:00am
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
Be thankful for life everlasting
By Greg Odell, retired pastor Former Gov. Pat Neff of Texas spoke to an assembly of convicts in a penitentiary of that state. He finished his speech by stating that he would remain to listen if any man wanted to speak with him. He further announced that what he heard would be held...
November 25, 2016 - 8:00am
LETTER: Why skip the turkey?
To the editor: President Obama is taking a break from Trump transition to pardon two turkeys. Every one of us can exercise that presidential pardon power on Thanksgiving by giving thanks for health and happiness while skipping gratuitous violence. The 235 million turkeys killed in...
November 25, 2016 - 7:00am
November 22, 2016
Cheap gas, more travel for Thanksgiving
DULUTH, Minn. — Fueled by the cheapest November gas prices in years, Americans are expected to travel more for Thanksgiving this year than...
November 22, 2016 - 10:00am
November 18, 2016
Chef Jess: Potato casseroles can be made ahead to save oven space
Sweet potato casserole is a food found on many holiday tables. The brightly colored marshmallow-topped dish is always a big hit, which isn't...
November 18, 2016 - 9:00am
November 27, 2015
Freshen up your Thanksgiving leftovers
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service Who says the feasting needs to end after Thanksgiving? I have a few ideas for you on how you can...
November 27, 2015 - 6:00am
November 25, 2015
Prepping a Thanksgiving feast
A hard-working crew of about 150 volunteers are preparing a Thanksgiving Day feast at St. Mary’s in Alexandria. On Tuesday night, they deboned...
November 25, 2015 - 11:46am
November 21, 2015
How safe is your Thanksgiving turkey?
On Thanksgiving, many of us will take on the challenge of cooking 12-20 plus pounds of poultry. The basics of roasting a turkey at 325°F...
November 21, 2015 - 1:00pm
November 20, 2015
Thanksgiving dinner offered to Alexandria area
Community members are invited to attend a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St.
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
November 27, 2013
Think your Thanksgiving prep work is hectic? Step into the shoes of the volunteers at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria. They...
November 27, 2013 - 2:32pm
November 26, 2013
It doesn’t matter if you’re alone this Thanksgiving or if you’re having turkey with the whole extended family: giving thanks is downright therapeutic. A whole body of research backs up the fact that practicing gratitude – deliberately focusing on what is good in life and...
November 26, 2013 - 9:10am
November 22, 2012
Experience Works helps food shelves, homeless on Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving, more than 50 participants across Minnesota participating in the Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), are processing and shelving food donations, keeping track of inventory, filling emergency food box orders, and helping to cook and...
November 22, 2012 - 9:16am
Thanksgiving poses potential problems for pets
MINNEAPOLIS - BluePearl Veterinary Partners urges people to practice caution over the Thanksgiving holiday as many of the items prepared for humans to feast on, may pose serious problems to their furry and feathered friends. During the holidays, BluePearl sees a significant uptick...
November 22, 2012 - 8:00am
Department of Commerce reminds Thanksgiving cooks - fry that turkey with caution!
The Minnesota Department of Commerce urges family chefs to use caution when frying turkeys this Thanksgiving. Each holiday season, fire related insurance claims skyrocket. As one might expect, grease and oil fires from turkey fryers play a large role in creating this spike. In fact,...
November 22, 2012 - 7:03am