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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
AgweekTV: Got Grains?
Baseball playoffs: Five area teams to host home playoff openers
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
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
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
Philip R. Harrang
Larry E. Thielmann
LETTER: Listen to living veterans and their stories
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
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
Leadership program graduates 25
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
hires and promotions
on the street
In the Know
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 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
May 2, 2018
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 25, 2018
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 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
April 11, 2018
IN THE KNOW: County is an importer of labor
In the next few weeks, our area will celebrate two nationally recognized weeks that celebrate small businesses and the quality jobs they create. National Small Business Week 2018 kicks off at the end of this month with an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. where national award...
April 11, 2018 - 4:29pm
April 4, 2018
IN THE KNOW: 1968: A tumultuous year
Fifty years ago, 1968, was a tumultuous year in the United States with many events that affected the country for years to come. The events started on January 30, 1968 when the North Vietnamese attacked the South Vietnamese in what was called the Tet offensive. Normally this would...
April 4, 2018 - 4:20pm
March 28, 2018
IN THE KNOW: People helping people
Have you ever wondered, "How can I make a difference?" With many issues in our community ranging from feeding children who are hungry to the...
March 28, 2018 - 2:50pm
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
March 15, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Big need: affordable transportation
I loved the editorial in the March 2 issue of the Echo Press! Entitled "It's not so bad around here," it warmed my heart, for I truly believe our area is the best of all worlds! It is that way because we work together and cooperate to create it for our citizens. So many of my generation...
March 15, 2018 - 12:12pm
March 8, 2018
How ATCC meets workforce needs
There are several studies and articles about the looming shortage of educated workers that indicate by the year 2020, 74 percent of jobs in Minnesota will require some type of education and training beyond high school. Minnesota State, which includes Alexandria Technical and Community...
March 8, 2018 - 12:11pm
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 15, 2018
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 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
January 31, 2018
IN THE KNOW: A commitment to school safety
Student safety is a top priority in Alexandria Public Schools. Recent events in the national media remind us of the importance of that focus...
January 31, 2018 - 3:50pm