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Update: Alexandria man dies in rollover
Walz, legislative leaders strike budget deal, drop gas tax hike
For the record
AAHS roads changing to one-ways
Stehn happy to be at Horizon: She is new public health director
Track and field: Lakers’ progression peaks with a true team state title
Adapted Bowling: Cardinals gain state experience with young core
Baseball: Chargers win fifth straight with sweep of Hillcrest
Boys tennis: Alexandria to get rematch with Willmar in 8AA semifinals
Track and field: Osakis moves up to eighth in first state true team experience
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
John Sr Bosek
John Sr Bosek
Otter Tail County to host 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
After winter fish kill, how will Lake Christina respond?
Host community selected for 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
Governor’s Fishing Opener celebrates fishing tourism in Minnesota
Not a bad bite on opening morning
Shirley A. Larson
Georgene F. Gunderson
Francis "Frank" Krafthefer
Helen Louise (Cox) Garrett
Letter to the Editor: CIA has blood on their hands
Letter to the Editor: Protect our elections, authorize funding
Commentary: For health care, build on what works
Letter to the Editor: More information on Arthur Hesse
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
4-H holds county competition
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
On The Street
Alex grad helps newlyweds
Make room for a new press: Alexandria Industries breaks ground on expansion
Farmers under pressure
Miltona native wins UMD Shark Tank event
hires and promotions
on the street
April 4, 2019
1969: City slowly introduces right turn on red
1919, 100 years ago: The first meeting of farmers to organize a farmer-owned bank in Lowry was held. Elsie Weatherwax, the Echo bookkeeper, went to her home in Carlos Township last week to nurse a very stubborn cold for a while. C.J. Newhouse, the hustling manager of the Farmers Equity...
April 4, 2019 - 8:41am
April 3, 2019
In the Know: Two city leaders left a mark
I would like to take this column to express appreciation for two leaders our community lost in the last week. The works of Jim Taddei and Virgil Batesole were community driven and greatly impacted the development of our area.
April 3, 2019 - 6:40pm
March 28, 2019
1994: Lehman takes second in Master's
1919, 100 years ago: The new mayor of Alexandria, in taking over the reins of government, has re-appointed Jerry Callaghan chief of police at a salary of $70 a month. Mayor Leach appointed James Watters as patrolman to take the place of Wm. Downs, the former patrolman under the Syvrud...
March 28, 2019 - 6:29am
March 27, 2019
In the Know: Pulled hamstrings, turf rash for good cause
Pancake feeds, 5K runs, car washes and calendar sales are all options for different fundraisers to support wonderful causes. These events can bring people together working toward a common goal. Have you done the 5K? The 10K? Ever bought cookie dough? Or jumped in a freezing cold lake?...
March 27, 2019 - 5:28pm
March 23, 2019
It's Our Turn: Students take to assignment
For several years now, the Echo Press has worked with area students to produce a section in connection with the Newspapers in Education program....
March 23, 2019 - 8:25am
March 21, 2019
In the Know: This fake news is frightening
You may remember a brief news item earlier this year about Sen. Kamala Harris, one of California's two senators. The blip on the news was that she was not qualified to hold office because she was not a U.S citizen; the blip said she was born of immigrant parents in Canada. The news...
March 21, 2019 - 9:07am
March 20, 2019
2009: Temps shoot up 69 degrees, cause flooding
1919, 100 years ago: The First National Bank of Alexandria has bought Raiter's Meat Market, which is next to the bank and really a part of the same building. This will give the bank twice as much room as formerly. Mr. Raiter will move his meat market to the People's Store building...
March 20, 2019 - 5:08pm
March 14, 2019
1969: Alexandria Creamery dissolves
1919, 100 years ago: A one-day Farmers Institute is scheduled for Alexandria, to be held at the high school auditorium. Due to the large demand for institutes, it was impossible to secure more than one day at this time, hence it is important that everyone attend promptly. John Bower,...
March 14, 2019 - 8:41am
March 9, 2019
It's Our Turn: Sick of the white stuff
I've always kind of liked snow and winter. But this year is taking its toll. It seems like every day we get more snow that needs to be shoveled...
March 9, 2019 - 12:25pm
March 7, 2019
1994: Teachers nix four-period day
1919, 100 years ago: The saw mill in Holmes City is in full swing. Carl Johnson and Melvin Hjelm are among the crew that is turning logs into lumber. In the Urness News: A few of our number were anxious to see if walking was good. They walked to Barrett to attend the dedication exercise...
March 7, 2019 - 9:40am
In the Know: New year - new attitudes
The last article I wrote was in December and I definitely thought the next time I wrote this article we would be looking around the corner at...
March 7, 2019 - 7:32am
March 2, 2019
It's Our Turn: Are you a fan or a fanatic?
Tournament time is here once again — that time of year that makes even non-sports fans sit up and take notice of area teams. As a reformed sportswriter, no other season quite compares to the winter high school tournaments, which pack gymnasiums and arenas over several weeks...
March 2, 2019 - 7:31am
February 28, 2019
1994: Mayor vetoes smoking ban
1919, 100 years ago: Alexandria had another big fire when a good size blaze got started in the First National Bank building. The fire was promptly put out by the fire department. Some damage was done to the back wall by the force of water hurled against it from the front. It was...
February 28, 2019 - 7:56am
February 27, 2019
In the Know: Weather shows how time changes
If you recognize my name, you recognize the fact that I spend a great deal of my time with the "over 60" crowd. For the past few weeks the major topic of conversation has been the weather. Interestingly, remembrances of winters when "we were young" has been fun and provided great...
February 27, 2019 - 5:55pm
February 25, 2019
It's Our Turn: Favorite words are disappearing
I love words. It's one of reasons I decided to pursue a journalism degree in college. I like the challenge of putting words together in sentences and I like finding just the right word or phrase to convey what I'm thinking — and yes, even if that means using an occasional cliche...
February 25, 2019 - 7:53am