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A glimpse into military life and death

May 21, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

This post is about one particularly hard day, meant only to give you a glimpse of what it is like here and how we cope with what we see.
It was 0830 and I was in my office working on some useless spreadsheet when my pager went off. It said “Ax1, GSW APH ETA 10 m.” This translates to incomingone injured, life threatening (Alpha), Gun Shot Wound, coming by Apache Helicopter, Estimated Time of Arrival, 10 minutes. Continue Reading

Baby found at laundry had been stillborn

April 18, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The baby’s body that ended up in a linen bin at Red Wing’s Crothall Laundry came from the morgue of Regions Hospital in St. Paul, officials said Wednesday. Continue Reading

Allegiant AIr to provide continuous air service between St. Cloud, Phoenix

April 13, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Allegiant Air will provide continuous air service between the St. Cloud Regional Airport (STC) and Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA), thanks to the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation (GSDC).
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Students to present history exhibits in St. Cloud March 23

March 11, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

More than 260 students from schools in Central Minnesota will present their exhibits, documentaries and performances at the regional History Day event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 23 at Atwood Memorial Center at St. Cloud State University. Continue Reading

Effort under way to photographically preserve Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center

March 10, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

It’s called “Project Kirkbride” — an effort to photographically preserve America’s oldest asylums, including the one in Fergus Falls. Continue Reading

‘Asking the Big Questions’ event examines reality TV

March 3, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The next Asking the Big Questions discussion will take place on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in the McGinnis Room of Rodney Briggs Library in Morris. Continue Reading

Praise FM welcomes new management

December 6, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Praise FM Radio, with its offices in Osakis, has strong listenership of about 50,000 people in the Central Minnesota-South Dakota area, and now the station once again has a resident station director and an office manager. Continue Reading

Veteran Justice Corps Program to begin in Stevens and Pope counties

September 11, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Stevens County Commissioner Paul Watzke and Pope County Commissioner Gordon Wagner have announced the receipt of a grant to establish a veteran advocate program to work with military veterans in court proceedings. Continue Reading

Pumping for ducks

September 6, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Our many lakes, especially our shallow lakes, attract waterfowl and other birds – especially diving ducks that rely exclusively on aquatic foods to survive. In turn, these same shallow lakes traditionally attract duck hunters to the area too. A display of antique duck hunting boats at the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum in Alexandria speaks to that long, rich history. Continue Reading

Rapp, Bales are winners in primary

August 21, 2012 in The Osakis Review

Bev Bales or Jerry Rapp?
That’s what the decision for Osakis area voters is now down to after last Tuesday’s primary election for the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.
Bales, the District 3 incumbent, received the most votes, 432, followed by Rapp with 318, Bert Pexsa with 161 and David Erickson with 49.
Bales and Rapp will square off in the general election on November 6. Continue Reading