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Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, March 19
B-E superintendent resigns, high school principal retires
Turkey flies through truck window, injures man in Wadena County
Osakis ECFE dance set for tonight, March 19
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm wins game three to end Alexandria's season
Blizzard hockey: Steel force a game three after win in Alexandria
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
Jane Johnson Huhn
OUR TURN: A year (and a half) in the life of an editor
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
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
On The Street
Evavold joins Echo Press staff
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
hires and promotions
on the street
February 22, 2018
1918: School bus crash caused 'severe nervous shock'
1918, 100 years ago: All the children wounded in the Nelson railroad-school bus collision are improving. The two most serious cases proved to be Elinore Nelson, daughter of the driver, and Rose Strandberg. Both were struck on the head and have been suffering from severe nervous shock....
February 22, 2018 - 6:36am
February 21, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
When I first heard the news of the shooting in a Florida school, I felt a familiar sickening feeling in my stomach. It is a feeling that has become far too common for us as a nation. As a law enforcement officer, part of that feeling for me is a feeling of failure. It seems there...
February 21, 2018 - 3:37pm
February 18, 2018
OUR TURN: It's not easy, but it's pretty simple
Imagine the frustration of trying to build a machine when every time you install a new piece, a different one falls off or breaks. That's how I feel sometimes. I have a half-century old machine that I'm trying to keep running. Just a couple of weeks ago, another piece broke down....
February 18, 2018 - 1:21pm
February 16, 2018
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
Editor's note: This "It's Your Turn" includes selected comments that were posted on the Echo Press Facebook page in response to the Feb. 9 story,...
February 16, 2018 - 2:16pm
February 15, 2018
1918: Local 'soldier boys' on torpedoed ship
1918, 100 years ago: Two of Douglas County's soldier boys were on the transport Tuscania which was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland. They were A.C. Anderson of Nelson and C.E. Thunberg of Ida. From all reports we have been able to get, both were among the saved. In Kensington News:...
February 15, 2018 - 2:22pm
IN THE KNOW: Are you ready to take the plunge?
It's hard to believe that the Polar Plunge has been happening in Alexandria for over a decade already. Perhaps some of our community already...
February 15, 2018 - 9:19am
February 11, 2018
OUR TURN: Meeting the Wetterlings in court
I didn't know what to expect when I covered a Feb. 2 hearing at the Douglas County Courthouse involving the Jacob Wetterling family. They are...
February 11, 2018 - 11:02am
February 8, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Goal: A community of excellence
Alexandria is currently experiencing some pretty exciting times. The local economy is strong. We have a strong business community that represents a vast array of services and products.We have a strong education system, a strong health care system, quality law enforcement entities,...
February 8, 2018 - 3:59pm
1918: School bus crash kills two children
1918, 100 years ago: Nelson village experienced one of the saddest and most terrible accidents in the history of this county when the afternoon coast flyer (train) collided with one of the Nelson school buses, killing two of the pupils, badly injuring five others, and more or less...
February 8, 2018 - 7:58am
February 4, 2018
OUR TURN: What mainstream media really sucks at
Do you, like President Trump, think journalists suck? Do you believe all we do is churn out "fake news?" Well, let me tell you what journalists are really crappy at. It's telling our own story. Journalists don't want to be the story. We cover other people's stories. We don't do things,...
February 4, 2018 - 12:27pm
February 1, 2018
1918: Government orders stores closed on Mondays
1918, 100 years ago: Harlan Johnson of Garfield has purchased the bowling alley and billiard hall which Vic Beroud has been running in connection with his barber shop. Mr. Beroud has moved his barber shop to the Werner building where he will operate a first class tonsorial parlor....
February 1, 2018 - 11:51am
YOUR TURN: Readers debate ice arena expansion
This "It's Your Turn" column includes selected comments from the Echo Press Facebook page in response to the Jan. 24 story, "A $4 million pitch...
February 1, 2018 - 6:50am
January 31, 2018
IN THE KNOW: A commitment to school safety
Student safety is a top priority in Alexandria Public Schools. Recent events in the national media remind us of the importance of that focus...
January 31, 2018 - 3:50pm
January 25, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Child care shortage hits our area
Our economy continues to be strong, and yet there is still work to be done to connect all Minnesotans who want to work with desired employment. One of those areas that needs work is the availability of child care. The Center for Rural Policy and Development found that in-home child...
January 25, 2018 - 12:02pm
1968: City urged to add fluoride to drinking water
1918, 100 years ago: In the high school auditorium, L.A. Emerson, who represents the Board for Vocational Education for Drafted Men, will explain the opportunity that is to be given the drafted men in every town in the United States. This work is under the direction of the War Department...
January 25, 2018 - 8:04am