Skip to main content
For the record
AgweekTV: Canola is king
Out-musseling the mussels: Researcher hopeful of new tactic against invasive species
Alexandria celebrates in the streets
Meeting to address help for those with autism
Legion Baseball: Rain delays Alex-Moorhead game until Saturday morning
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Letter: Welcome sign needs attention
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
hires and promotions
On The Street
July 12, 2017
Commentary: A response to B-E student's commentary
By Deb Berry, Evansville, MN In response to Amara Henneman's commentary in the Wed. July 5, Echo Press: Thanks for being a student who speaks out for what she believes, Amara. I appreciate all the thoughts you have shared and from the little I've interacted with you, I know you are...
July 12, 2017 - 4:37pm
July 9, 2017
It's Our Turn: 'Wooh!' Hurray for the power of live music
I was sitting at one of the Thursday evening concerts on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn on a beautiful early summer evening. The Green Lake...
July 9, 2017 - 7:57am
July 8, 2017
Letter: Transmission lines and your health
To the editor: Do transmission lines negatively impact human and animal health? Mounting research shows we have no cause for concern. To ensure safety, all electric wiring systems must be properly grounded. Small currents may flow from these grounding points, and are called neutral-to-earth...
July 8, 2017 - 9:54am
Letter: Sidewalk is hazardous, too rough
To the editor: The sidewalk at 13th Ave. and Fillmore Street in Alexandria was recently replaced. The new walk has trip hazards, especially for the elderly. The joint cuts look like jigsaw puzzle pieces. If you drop glass on a sidewalk, you should be able to sweep it up. The broom...
July 8, 2017 - 8:22am
July 7, 2017
Views By The Echo Press: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Sweet treats for the troops Thumbs Up: The local Runestone Detachment 1409 of the Marine Corps League recently donated cookies to the Eagle's...
July 7, 2017 - 4:45pm
Letter: Commentary not historically accurate
To the editor: "America's common purpose" by Sen. Klobuchar (June 30 commentary) was great! However, one statement wasn't historically accurate: "Our nation's founders faced divisions. ... different backgrounds, different religions, even different visions for our democracy."
July 7, 2017 - 4:05pm
Letter: Enact single-payer health care
To the editor: With the Republican-led Congress having a hard time selling their ObamaCare repeal and replacement plan, now is the perfect time to enact a single-payer health care system. A great number of Democrats and Republicans — at least those not thoroughly beholden to...
July 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Letter: The free press in a democracy
To the editor:
July 7, 2017 - 3:54pm
July 6, 2017
Observations from the Archives: 1917: A stern warning from a theft victim
1917, 100 years ago: Bethany Home for the Aged, established here by the Red River Valley Conference of the Swedish Lutheran Church, was dedicated in the presence of over 500 people and most of the Swedish Lutheran pastors of the District. "The party that took my canvas tent two weeks...
July 6, 2017 - 2:31pm
Commentary: A student's view of B-E school
By Amara Henneman, Brandon-Evansville student There has been so much debate from the community about building a new school. Some say that it's too much money or that the old building should just be renovated. Others say that there needs to be a new school, and I will state right now...
July 6, 2017 - 12:19pm
July 5, 2017
Letter: Legislature makes strides in agriculture
To the editor: With the conclusion of another legislative session, Minnesota AgriGrowth is grateful for the support from Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, in making strides on behalf of farmers and agribusinesses this session.
July 5, 2017 - 6:34pm
Echo Press Editorial: Veterans memorial is long overdue
Kensington, population 301, just dedicated a Veterans Memorial Park. Osakis, home to 1,743 residents, Long Prairie with a population of 3,497,...
July 5, 2017 - 6:27pm
July 2, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Solution to teacher shortage: Raise pay
To the editor: Recently in the Echo Press, a story told about the reuniting of a fourth grade teacher and a former student ("A teacher's inspiration" published June 9). The student told of how this teacher impacted his life so much. Can't most of us relate to this?
July 2, 2017 - 1:20pm
COMMENTARY: Consider the future in B-E school vote
By Gene Rossum, Brandon, MN
July 2, 2017 - 9:16am
July 1, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Abortion and the Rights of Conscience Rule
To the editor: Why must our hard-earned tax dollars fund actions that violate our consciences? A few years ago, medical professionals were not legally required to perform these very actions, particularly abortion, if they violated their conscience. The health care workers even had...
July 1, 2017 - 10:15am