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Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
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
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
EDITORIAL: Paid letter policy takes effect
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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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 23, 2018
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
1918, 100 years ago: An induction of 26 of the drafted men of Douglas County left by way of the Great Northern. They were sent to Camp Lewis at American Lake, Washington, in a special train. Melby is boasting of a first class ice cream parlor. Carlson and Johnson have opened one in...
May 23, 2018 - 1:57pm
May 20, 2018
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
I'd heard the horror stories about getting license tabs and driver's licenses lately — frustrating delays and long lines, all because of a statewide computer glitch in the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System, MNLARS. The multimillion dollar system is supposed to replace...
May 20, 2018 - 12:27pm
May 16, 2018
1918: The way to banish freckles
1918, 100 years ago: Clarence Newhouse arrived from Camp Pike to see his mother, who is very ill. Clarence was made corporal soon after going to Camp Pike and later was promoted to sergeant. He received word just before leaving that he had been admitted to the officers' training camp....
May 16, 2018 - 10:56am
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
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
1918: Things get hairy after barber drafted
1918, 100 years ago: Dr. Boyd bought from Cleve Hicks the old Hicks' home right across from The Alexandria Hotel. Dr. Boyd will take possession at once and his plans now are to raze or remove the old building and build a new residence there. The Hicks' home is one of the few remaining...
May 9, 2018 - 1:29pm
May 2, 2018
2008: Dirty Jobs host visits Kensington turkey farm
1918, 100 years ago: Senator E.E. Lobeck filed for Congress. He has been urged for some time by the National party to become an active candidate for the nomination from the seventh district. His platform for years has been practically the same as the one now advocated by the Nonpartisan...
May 2, 2018 - 2:32pm
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 29, 2018
Honey, who's watching the kids?
I looked at my husband, Gabriel, and said, "So, who's watching the kids tomorrow?" His frozen response told me that we were in trouble. Our...
April 29, 2018 - 8:04am
April 25, 2018
1918: Alexandria soldier dies at sea
1918, 100 years ago: On a special train leaving from the Soo depot, Alexandria, 24 more men of Douglas County will answer the call of their country and leave for Camp Dodge. The plan of the government from now on is to take the drafted men oftener and not so many at a time. Twelve...
April 25, 2018 - 2:08pm
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 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 19, 2018
1968: Good Friday fire destroys businesses
1918, 100 years ago: Carl Anderson, undertaker of Alexandria, was called to Fergus Falls with his auto hearse for the funeral of Mrs. Dr. G.O. Welsh, wife of the superintendent of the insane hospital there. Mrs. Welsh has been very prominent for years in club and suffrage circles....
April 19, 2018 - 9:48am
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