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Celebrating butter in Millerville
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AgweekTV: Canola is king
Out-musseling the mussels: Researcher hopeful of new tactic against invasive species
Alexandria celebrates in the streets
Legion Baseball: Alexandria falls to Moorhead, survives through Saturday
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
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
Charles S. "Chuck" Harris
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
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 19, 2017
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
By Kasi Sieling, Evansville, MN I am the middle school science teacher and head softball coach at Brandon Evansville. First off, I would like to thank the school board and task force members for all of the work and time they have put into researching and working to find the most viable...
July 19, 2017 - 5:34pm
July 15, 2017
Commentary: Superheroes are real in Alexandria
By Haley Skeide, Alexandria, MN We can all agree that superheroes are dedicated to protecting the public. Alexandria is lucky to have superheroes living and working amongst us. Let me start with who I am and why I am writing this. Next, I will tell you of our unique superheroes. My...
July 15, 2017 - 9:27am
July 12, 2017
Commentary: Live theater adds to quality of life
By Tom Obert, Alexandria, MN "Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future." Sophocles said that. I never met the man, but I think he was on to something. One should always lead off a discussion about the arts with a quote from Sophocles...
July 12, 2017 - 4:44pm
July 2, 2017
COMMENTARY: Consider the future in B-E school vote
By Gene Rossum, Brandon, MN
July 2, 2017 - 9:16am
June 30, 2017
COMMENTARY: America's common purpose
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Grilling hot dogs and corn on the cob, marching in parades, staying up late to watch fireworks light up the night sky — the Fourth of July always reminds us how united we are. We are united in independence. We are united in freedom....
June 30, 2017 - 4:17pm
June 22, 2017
Commentary: Water wells are safe
By Steven Traut, Alexandria, MN Wells have been around for over 8,000 years. Many of the first wells were dug by hand and used rock or stone for casing. Later evolved to wood casing, steel casing and now PVC casing. Modern water wells are drilled with materials that meet NSF 60 standards,...
June 22, 2017 - 8:32am
June 16, 2017
Commentary: Congress needs to reassert itself on use of force
By Lee H. Hamilton, former Congressman, Bloomington, IN The Trump Administration, like its predecessors, has shown an apparent appetite for the use of force overseas. The "mother of all bombs" dropped on Syrian troops, saber-rattling toward North Korea, proposed deployments of U.S....
June 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 24, 2017
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
By Steven Traut, Alexandria, MN I'd like to shed some light on this proposed city well ban. I have been drilling wells in the Alexandria area for the last 40 years. I have extensive knowledge of the geology and aquifers in the area. I was instrumental in helping create the Wellhead...
March 24, 2017 - 8:00am
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
By Ken Howell, Alexandria, MN
March 24, 2017 - 8:00am
March 17, 2017
COMMENTARY: Democracy dies in darkness
By John Bodette, St. Cloud, MN Welcome to Sunshine Week, a national effort to promote openness in government. Sunshine Week is brought to you by the American Society of News Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. When we are experiencing "fake news," "alternative...
March 17, 2017 - 8:00am
March 15, 2017
COMMENTARY: An early start for a strong farm bill
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota A sugar beet grower told us about how crop insurance is working for his farm in the Red River Valley. A school board member in Canby is concerned about meeting the food needs of local families. An ethanol producer shared his plans to expand...
March 15, 2017 - 7:00am
March 10, 2017
COMMENTARY: New state ditch-mowing regulations defy belief
By State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, MN On occasion, a rule comes down from somewhere in government and the reaction from most folks is one of disbelief, or "this can't be true." I think that pretty well sums up the feeling of many toward the recent announcement from MnDOT concerning...
March 10, 2017 - 8:00am
March 8, 2017
COMMENTARY: Help Ronald McDonald House help families
By Allen Senstad, Alexandria MN Pop tabs. Such little things. Yet little things can make a big difference. My family spent the holidays this past year in a way no parent wants to spend them. My son Matt developed complications from an earlier surgery on his spine and doctors discovered...
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
February 17, 2017
COMMENTARY: Do we need a water czar?
By State Rep. Jeff Backer, R-Browns Valley, MN
February 17, 2017 - 10:03am
Commentary: Give Minnesotans a more affordable choice for health insurance
By Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Tony Lourey, Rep. Clark Johnson, St. Paul, MN Since 1859, the Sexton family has owned and operated the Irish Ridge Dairy Farm in Millville, about 25 miles northeast of Rochester. Sheri and Vince Sexton run the family dairy today. Like generations before them,...
February 17, 2017 - 10:00am