Skip to main content
ASK A TROOPER: Can child use bicycle helmet while on ATV?
Take the Echo Press with You
For the record
AgweekTV: Presidential Turkeys
Alexandria turkey visits governor
Blizzard hockey: Granite City dominates in an 8-2 final at the RCC
Girls hockey: Cards put scare into defending CLC champs
State swim: Alex relay takes 24th in first taste of state
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 18
Sports schedule for Friday, Nov. 17
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Larry & Terry Sather
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Firearm deer harvest up 10 percent from 2016 so far
Sharon Marie Martinson
Gary D. Nokes
Keith N. Krier
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
LETTER: False teacher in our midst
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
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
Alexandria lawyer honored for helping poor
hires and promotions
on the street
November 15, 2017
IN THE KNOW: Ag education blooms in Alexandria Area High School
Since the opening of the new high school in 2014 and the implementation of the Academies of Alexandria programming model, we have seen student...
November 15, 2017 - 11:31am
1992: Eight swimmers qualify for state
1917, 100 years ago: A letter from Imos Elness, who was one of the Douglas County boys to go to Camp Dodge, says that he has been transferred to Camp Cody, N.M. He said, "Camp Dodge beats this place altogether, I think, but don't know how it will be there when it gets real cold. It's...
November 15, 2017 - 9:25am
November 12, 2017
OUR TURN: Preparing them to live without us
We've been going there every summer, but this year was different. For the past 15 years or so, our family has camped for a week in July along...
November 12, 2017 - 11:08am
November 8, 2017
IN THE KNOW: A strategy for drawing more jobs to area
The field of economic development has long been dominated by a central focus on jobs, with experts in workforce development and cluster analysis available in abundance. In fact, the mission statement of the AAEDC is "to provide regional leadership in a collaborative effort to facilitate...
November 8, 2017 - 12:18pm
2007: Officers receive Medal of Valor
1917, 100 years ago: During the past year, Forada has experienced a regular business boom and growth in business. There have been built four fine residences in the village and just outside the village limits, John Lorenz has erected a fine farm home. But the greatest addition to Forada's...
November 8, 2017 - 12:16pm
November 5, 2017
OUR TURN: The case of the disappearing race bag
I didn't like the guy in the tan cargo pants. I didn't know why but something about him bugged me. My wife, Celeste, and I were sitting at a coffee shop inside the St. Paul River Centre. Earlier that morning, we ran the Medtronic's Twin Cities 10K race and we were waiting for the...
November 5, 2017 - 9:30am
November 1, 2017
1967: Spruce Hill and Miltona churches combine
1917, 100 years ago: Sigvart Johnson of Moe was in Alexandria. He reported that he had just completed threshing his eight acres of alfalfa-clover. The yield was good, being 22½ bushel. He will have this seed tested at the University farm so as to make sure of its condition before...
November 1, 2017 - 6:29am
YOUR TURN: Readers debate indoor ban of e-cigarettes
Editor's note: This "It's Your Turn" includes comments posted on the newspaper's Facebook page in response to the Oct. 25 story, "Council approves...
November 1, 2017 - 6:27am
IN THE KNOW: Are we leaving our children a better world?
Gospel singer George Younce, the bass for the Cathedral Quartet, said on the quartet's album, "I've got more days behind me than I have ahead of me." I've always remembered that. Most of us who call ourselves seniors have more days behind us than ahead of us and for many of us, that...
November 1, 2017 - 6:27am
October 26, 2017
In the Know: Make a difference any way you can
What does it mean to Live United? As you begin to think about what this means to you, a visual that comes to mind could be of a T-shirt or possibly...
October 26, 2017 - 12:32pm
October 22, 2017
OUR TURN: A wish list for Alexandria
I have been in Alexandria for just over a year now. It has a healthy downtown, great school facilities and lots of recreational opportunities. But no community is perfect. And with the holiday season being thrust upon us earlier than ever, I decided to draw up a short wish list of...
October 22, 2017 - 11:13am
October 19, 2017
LETTER: City plans for next five to 50 years
Fall in Alexandria! There is no place more beautiful that this area in the fall! The changing colors are really amazing and we are truly blessed...
October 19, 2017 - 11:03am
October 15, 2017
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
As I set my alarm the night before my first day as a sports reporter for the Echo Press, I had the fleeting thought, "When was the last time...
October 15, 2017 - 5:51pm
October 12, 2017
Readers talk about wolves in area
Editor's note: This "It's Your Turn" includes comments posted on the Echo Press Facebook page in response to the Oct. 4 Outdoors story, "Are...
October 12, 2017 - 11:17am
October 11, 2017
Arts enriches life in the lakes area
There are many articles in the news lately containing statistics about the growth of our area. Opportunities for employment and education are listed as reasons for the growth. Quality of life is not always listed, but it is foremost.
October 11, 2017 - 2:45pm