May 23, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
When I received a news release this week about Alexandria Industries building the world’s longest Hot Wheels track for a special race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, two thoughts raced through my mind. Continue Reading
May 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Modern marketing is so effective that it fools people into buying into a lot of nonsense. Continue Reading
May 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
The Associated Press Media Editors Association condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the actions of the Justice Department in seizing phone records of The Associated Press. Continue Reading
May 14, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Millions of Americans are dealing with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder and other illnesses.
It’s difficult enough to cope with those problems, seek treatment and try to get on the road to recovery, but other factors make it even harder. Continue Reading
May 9, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
If the ice melts enough for anglers to get out on the water this weekend for the fishing opener, they should remember one more important item besides their license, bait and gear: A life jacket. Continue Reading
May 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Remember years ago when North Dakota lawmakers approved legislation allowing farmers in the state to grow industrial hemp, a distant cousin of marijuana that contains only tiny traces of THC, the psychoactive element of the plant? Remember the federal government’s reaction? Continue Reading
May 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
You’ve heard of being “book smart” and “street smart” but how about “money smart?”
When it comes to making financial decisions, many people are clueless. Continue Reading
May 2, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Multiple sclerosis stops people from moving.
Douglas County residents can play a part to make sure it doesn’t.
The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Upper Midwest Chapter will hold “Walk MS: Alexandria” on Sunday, May 5. Continue Reading
April 30, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Douglas County is very fortunate to have a solid base of large, local manufacturing companies that provide jobs, add to the area’s reputation as a vibrant regional hub and support many local causes and organizations. Continue Reading
April 24, 2013 in Pierce County Herald
In a classic television commercial from the 1990s, former tennis star Andre Aggasi proclaimed “Image is everything.” Continue Reading