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Big hills to climb: Group takes on Mount Everest, cure for debilitating disease
UPDATE: Boyfriend with a record arrested in crash that killed University of St. Thomas student
Motorcycle crash on I-94 near Garfield leaves Nevada man dead
Douglas County preliminary tax levy shows 3.96 increase
Gravel pit plan has Forada concerned; meeting set for Wednesday
Volleyball: Streaks win conference game against Upsala
Tennis: Cardinals defeat Moorhead, 6-2
Tennis: Minnewaska adds loss and win to record
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria opens season with a weekend split
Soccer: Cards lose 6-2 to Moorhead despite Kuhn's two goals
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Habitat for Humanity dedicates home, seeks more clients
Photo of the Week
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Betty Ruth Berry
Martha Lynn Greengo
Mary M. Odland
It's Our Turn: A whole lot of living to do
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Corn silk bandit robs Holmes City co-op
Letter: Bike helmets prevent brain injuries
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Your Turn: Readers react to Wi-Fi on school buses
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
On The Street
Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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In the Know
September 13, 2017
In the Know: A look into bringing Jasmine home
Approximately one month ago, our community faced a significant crisis. It was the sort of crisis that I had not seen during my last decade as...
September 13, 2017 - 6:48am
September 7, 2017
In the Know: Can you afford NOT to invest in leadership training?
Do you know what makes some leaders more successful than others? If you think attitude, drive, passion, commitment, empathy, or other similar descriptions, you're right. But there's something even more strategic that great leaders do. They realize the importance of investing time...
September 7, 2017 - 1:08pm
August 30, 2017
In the Know: Taking classrooms into the 21st century
In the spring of 2016, with direction from the Alexandria School Board, we began utilizing a design thinking process to redesign learning spaces. Design thinking in education is a mindset and an approach to learning, collaboration and problem solving. This process began with Discovery...
August 30, 2017 - 8:17am
August 24, 2017
In the Know: Here's how tax increment financing works
Tax increment financing is a flexible economic development tool that uses the increased property taxes that a new real estate development generates...
August 24, 2017 - 8:41am
August 16, 2017
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
This is the time of year when city councils and county commissions are busy working on budgets for 2018. Their budget year starts January 1. (School districts do their work in the spring; their budget year starts July 1.) This is both an exciting and challenging time for people involved...
August 16, 2017 - 6:46am
August 9, 2017
In the Know: Alexandria -- a city of civility
What a great year I had as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities! It was an honor, pleasure and privilege to represent this group that represents the very specific needs of rural Minnesota cities through members voting a slate of issues and legislative lobbying to...
August 9, 2017 - 6:22am
July 26, 2017
In The Know: Preparing for emergencies
For the last 15 months, the mayor, Alexandria City Council, city staff and Douglas County commissioners and officials have proactively been looking...
July 26, 2017 - 7:52am
July 19, 2017
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Volunteering has been getting a bad rep these last few years. The common conception is that people just don't volunteer anymore! That is so untrue! The truer side is that it is more difficult to volunteer. Legalities, potential lawsuits, the commitments required of a mobile society...
July 19, 2017 - 6:11am
June 28, 2017
Making space for student creativity
In my last column, I talked about specific competencies that are equally important as academic proficiency.They are referred to as the 4Cs: Critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.
June 28, 2017 - 10:20am
June 21, 2017
In the Know: Help available for businesses
What are the challenges of doing business in Alexandria and/or in Minnesota? From permits to regulations and restrictions, from challenges in finding expansion sites to skilled workforce, and from financial assistance to more basic everyday business problems — there are a lot...
June 21, 2017 - 4:30pm
June 15, 2017
In the Know: Council support helps police
Partnerships between the community and the Alexandria Police Department is of the utmost importance when it comes to setting goals and steering the course for this agency. Those of you that read this column with any regularity have heard me talk about it before and I will continue...
June 15, 2017 - 8:43am
June 1, 2017
In the Know: Memories from the Class of 1962
This is the graduation season and many of us have children, grandchildren, friends, relatives, brothers or sisters or neighbors who will be celebrating the accomplishment of someone we know. It is a wonderful time of the year. The grass is green, flowers are blooming, it is nice to...
June 1, 2017 - 8:48am
May 17, 2017
In the Know: Remembering peace officers
A young man was getting his boat ready to head to the lake. It was June 29, 1978, his daughter's fourth birthday. He was taking his daughter,...
May 17, 2017 - 5:50pm
May 11, 2017
In The Know: Spring -- flowers, shoppers, tourists and more
Once again it is springtime in the city! You will notice that things begin to happen as the city comes back to life. Yes, the flowers appear...
May 11, 2017 - 2:39pm
April 27, 2017
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
In May, 591 students will become graduates of Alexandria Technical and Community College and will begin a new chapter in their lives. Most of the graduates will go directly into the regional workforce, while some will continue their education. The college's job placement rate of more...
April 27, 2017 - 7:02am