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Lyme disease on the rise in area counties
Law Enforcement Blotter: June 20
Nitrate clinic finds well water OK
Student accomplishments, scholarships
What's happening in old Kmart building?
Legion baseball: Osakis offense rolls in 14-1 rout
Larson, Nohre card aces at Miltona
Byrne hired to head Alex volleyball team
Yoemans wins title at Minnewaska, Osakis’ Eldred ties for fifth
Alexandria shooters compete among state's best Friday
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Dennis & Ardelle (Botzet) Feda
Dick and Sue Anderson
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
Morken: How frequent are bear sightings in Douglas County?
James M. Rutten
Shirley G. Botzet
Donna Mae Lunemann
Commentary: Let's not live for the gaffes and 'gotchas'
In the Know: Hanging up on robocalls
1918: Townships run out of primary ballots
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't fall for this spoofing attack
Commentary: SNAP program is a failed system
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
Carlos Creek Winery to open brewery
State nonprofit's aim is zero waste
Carlos Creek Winery plans brewery
Heartland Orthopedics hits milestone
Hilltop Lumber to get BIAD award
hires and promotions
on the street
May 13, 2018
OUR TURN: Six things about Alex
Before I started working at the Echo Press, I didn't know much about Alexandria. I live in Otter Tail County, so Fergus Falls was where I shopped,...
May 13, 2018 - 11:05am
April 20, 2018
OUR TURN: Don't slam community theater
"It's just community theater. It's not going to be any good." Claudia Bursch, a director and actor at Andria Theatre — Alexandria's community...
April 20, 2018 - 12:24pm
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
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
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