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Law Enforcement Blotter: June 22-24
Osakis Festival begins; parade is today
Two injured in motorcycle crash
Three injured when ATV overturns
AgweekTV: Trade War Escalates
Eagles Horseshoe standings
Viking Speedway: Saurer two wins closer to 500-victory milestone
Trap shooting: Cardinals sixth at state tournament
Baseball: Nelson, Reisdorf shine in twin bill opener
Baseball: Alex Black holds its own in legion tourney
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Dennis & Ardelle (Botzet) Feda
Dick and Sue Anderson
Trap shooting: Cardinals sixth at state tournament
Alexandria shooters compete among state's best Friday
Trap shooting championship: Alexandria proves itself as a top team in Minnesota
Osakis natives bring home big payday from Lions Walleye Tournament
Trap shooters to converge on Alex Shooting Park
James Michael Rutten
Dennis O. Leaunart
Joy Naree Guenther
Shirley G. Botzet
Gene M. Bachman
Letter to the Editor: Support Life at Conception Act
Letter to the Editor: Frustrated with partisan politics
It's Our Turn: Never fear, time will tell
Letter to the Editor: History of Islam is no pretty picture
Letter to the Editor: Taking babies from mothers
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
Put waste in its place: Organics recycling program now available
Carlos Creek Winery to open brewery
State nonprofit's aim is zero waste
hires and promotions
on the street
In the Know
June 21, 2018
In the Know: Hanging up on robocalls
How are you doing with robocalls? I've been pretty tired of them for some time. And now that they have upped their technology, the companies that make those calls can make it look like they are calling from a local number, which makes it more likely that you will answer them. It used...
June 21, 2018 - 5:22pm
June 14, 2018
In the Know: When school ends, hunger begins
Summer is finally here and there are so many wonderful things to look forward to and enjoy. Kids are out of school and families are planning...
June 14, 2018 - 8:39am
June 7, 2018
In the Know: Alexandria is a leader in retail
Over the last year, there have been a number of retail companies who have closed their doors in the Alexandria area, and these closures have caused concern in our community. Ultimately, our location is not unique to this trend. Nationally, the amount of retail space going dark in...
June 7, 2018 - 8:20am
May 30, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Time of change and empty buildings
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness." Most of we older folks remember...
May 30, 2018 - 4:31pm
May 24, 2018
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
For too many years, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and dentists have prescribed opioids to help relieve any and all pain. The plan was to be "pain-free" and this was encouraged by big pharma and an unofficial national policy. Yes, opioids are an effective tool...
May 24, 2018 - 10:59am
May 9, 2018
IN THE KNOW: May is filled with special events
May is a busy month for everybody in Minnesota. The warm weather allows for a variety of activities. There are a number of events during May both nationally and locally that are important to law enforcement personnel and keep us busy.
May 9, 2018 - 2:30pm
May 2, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Gift shows community's support
As I sit down to write this column, something I enjoy very much, I reflect on how amazing the members of our community really are. I consider it to be a great privilege to be able to not only live and work in such a fine community, but to have the opportunity to interact with the...
May 2, 2018 - 8:32am
April 25, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Tourism puts money in your pockets
I am going to talk about summer and sun and open water, because I know that is what most Douglas County residents are currently yearning for after a very long winter. When you ask residents what they love about living in this area, typical responses often refer to the lakes, the trails...
April 25, 2018 - 9:11am
April 18, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Mental health and wellness in schools
Preparing all of our students academically for success in the future is our goal. Safeguarding students' mental health and wellness is integral to fulfilling that goal. The mental health of our students allows them to establish and maintain healthy relationships, make good life choices,...
April 18, 2018 - 7:49am
April 11, 2018
IN THE KNOW: County is an importer of labor
In the next few weeks, our area will celebrate two nationally recognized weeks that celebrate small businesses and the quality jobs they create. National Small Business Week 2018 kicks off at the end of this month with an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. where national award...
April 11, 2018 - 4:29pm
April 4, 2018
IN THE KNOW: 1968: A tumultuous year
Fifty years ago, 1968, was a tumultuous year in the United States with many events that affected the country for years to come. The events started on January 30, 1968 when the North Vietnamese attacked the South Vietnamese in what was called the Tet offensive. Normally this would...
April 4, 2018 - 4:20pm
March 28, 2018
IN THE KNOW: People helping people
Have you ever wondered, "How can I make a difference?" With many issues in our community ranging from feeding children who are hungry to the...
March 28, 2018 - 2:50pm
March 21, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Get engaged in your community
Engage is my word for the year and this is the perfect time for us to "get engaged!" With the nicer weather we will be outside doing our spring...
March 21, 2018 - 10:42am
March 15, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Big need: affordable transportation
I loved the editorial in the March 2 issue of the Echo Press! Entitled "It's not so bad around here," it warmed my heart, for I truly believe our area is the best of all worlds! It is that way because we work together and cooperate to create it for our citizens. So many of my generation...
March 15, 2018 - 12:12pm
March 8, 2018
How ATCC meets workforce needs
There are several studies and articles about the looming shortage of educated workers that indicate by the year 2020, 74 percent of jobs in Minnesota will require some type of education and training beyond high school. Minnesota State, which includes Alexandria Technical and Community...
March 8, 2018 - 12:11pm