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Police investigate shooting in Alexandria
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Jingle Bells correction
Law Enforcement Blotter: Dec. 5-6
Volleyball: Duwenhoegger takes home MVP for the Cards
Sports schedule for Sunday, Dec. 9
Boys cross country: Galloway delivers as Cards' top runner
Girls basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 7
Boys basketball: Jensen, Barkeim help Minnewaska edge Sauk Centre
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
And the most-requested library books are....
Faith Weisel Curtis
Shelbee Jean Kaufman
Presumptive positive for CWD in wild deer found in Houston County for first time
Mike Frisch: In the blink of an eye
DNR announces two December deer hunts as part of CWD management efforts
DNR intensifies CWD response efforts in southeastern Minnesota
Terry Lynn Dillon
Lowell O. Berg
Virgil A. Warkenthien
Terry L. Dillon
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
It's Our Turn: Is the past becoming irrelevant?
An Echo Press Editorial - Series message: David can beat Goliath
1968: Alexandria top choice for junior college
In the Know: Christmas season begins!
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
Cupkie Christmas Village is a true holiday experience!
Creating a culture of mutual support: Adapting is part of survival
Retail is reinventing itself: Education, customer service among keys for area stores
Gas prices fall to lowest of the year in North Dakota, Minnesota, nation
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November 30, 2018
It's Our Turn: Allow me to introduce myself
As a newly hired reporter at the Echo Press, I'm new to the city of Alexandria and everything is new to me. Coming from Shakopee and living in the southern metro area, most neighborhoods are a bit frenetic and fast paced. But living here, I can see that most neighborhoods are relaxed...
November 30, 2018 - 12:36pm
November 23, 2018
It's Our Turn: Join a Christmas tradition
A magical moment will take place in Alexandria today, Friday — Christmas in the Fort. If you've never experienced it, you're missing out...
November 23, 2018 - 6:34am
November 10, 2018
It's Our Turn: The marvelous makeup of Minnesodah
Our goodbyes last a half hour — at least — as we progressively inch closer to the door while reminding one another of new talking points to discuss. Our universal, "Well, I s'pose" conveys, "I've run out of things to say," in which we finally part ways until texting our...
November 10, 2018 - 8:07am
November 8, 2018
Friez: Thielen’s rise is a much-needed marvel
One Minnesota Viking in particular holds a special place in my heart. And my fantasy football roster. The budding superstar has shot out of a...
November 8, 2018 - 5:00pm
October 26, 2018
It's Our Turn: A story of hope and help
In my nearly 17 years of being a newspaper reporter, I have had the privilege and honor of covering the Domestic Abuse Awareness Luncheon many...
October 26, 2018 - 7:20am
September 22, 2018
It's Our Turn: Home abroad in a purple world
From Canada to England to Ethiopia, I've been to my fair share of foreign countries. I'm well acquainted to the feeling that comes with being a foreigner. But every fall, anchored right at home in familiar Minnesota, that feeling returns. This is my life: A foreigner in a purple world....
September 22, 2018 - 7:22am
September 14, 2018
It's Our Turn: Many miles and memories
2,120.5 miles. What is the significance of this number? First off, it's the approximate distance from Alexandria to Key West, Florida, a favorite...
September 14, 2018 - 7:54am
August 4, 2018
Our Turn: Lynx show off with All-Star showcase
Last week, I wrote that Minnesota was the perfect fit to host this year's WNBA All-Star Weekend. But after an up-close-and-personal experience...
August 4, 2018 - 10:30am
July 27, 2018
It's Our Turn: Friendships are golden
Friendships. I have had plenty in my nearly 46 years on this planet. But there are two I treasure the most. And after interviewing a group of...
July 27, 2018 - 12:25pm
July 25, 2018
It's Your Turn: Readers react to Ben Franklin closing
Editor's note: This "It's Your Turn" includes comments from our Facebook page in reaction to the July 18 story about Ben Franklin. The store,...
July 25, 2018 - 7:58am
July 23, 2018
Friez: Minnesota is a perfect fit for WNBA All-Star Game
The model franchise of the WNBA is being rightly rewarded this weekend. I’m talking, of course, about the Minnesota Lynx. Saturday, July 28,...
July 23, 2018 - 12:24pm
July 22, 2018
It's Our Turn: Life in the backseat
For those of you who aren't familiar with my role at the paper, most easily put I'm the kid in the office. I am a second-year summer intern of...
July 22, 2018 - 5:33am
July 11, 2018
Friez: Let’s let All-Stars be All-Stars
Over the past several days, I’ve been wearing out my computer mouse by clicking and clicking and clicking. As a Seattle Mariners fan, I’ve...
July 11, 2018 - 11:23am
June 24, 2018
God delights in his creation
I love gardening. Each year, I look forward to putting my vegetable seeds in and watching my perennials push through the ground. I can often...
June 24, 2018 - 5:24am
June 16, 2018
It's Our Turn: Like father, hopefully like son
For those who don't know me, I'm the new guy. And to best tell you about myself, I'd better talk about my dad. That's because we're quite nearly...
June 16, 2018 - 6:31am