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Bumpy drive over tracks to get smoother
Five things to know from city council
Tastefully Simple's zoning request approved
Bjurman resigns from assistant principal
Vandals paint messages on B-E school issue
Boys Golf: Alexandria wins CLC title at AGC
Osakis High School celebrates state title
Softball: WCA suffers late-inning struggles heading into playoffs
Boys Tennis: Alex tops DL in regular season finale
Softball: Panthers' DeBoer hits walk-off over B-E
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
Walk, open house for mental health awareness
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Marion G. Bauer
Gilbert G. Poepping
Frances L. Lesuer
Lola M. Olson
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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On The Street
August 26, 2016
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
By Lee H. Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress, Indiana University This seems a good time to step back and consider just what it is that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are fighting about. I don’t mean where they stand on the issues, or whose vision is more compelling....
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
By Loren Solberg, Grand Rapids, MN For many of us living in Greater Minnesota, we understand what drives Main Street. Quite simply, our prosperity not only relies on our ability to compete regionally, but also globally. Minnesota has earned a reputation as being a great place for...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 19, 2016
COMMENTARY: Making sure our veterans get the care they deserve
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota When we ask our service members to put their lives on the line in defense of our nation, we make a commitment to give them the support they need when they come home. But too often, we fall short of that commitment, especially when it comes to...
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
August 12, 2016
COMMENTARY: All candidates should participate in forums
By Susan Sheridan Tucker, Executive Director, League of Women Voters Minnesota, St. Paul, MN Are you looking for an opportunity to hear candidates for office respond directly to voters' questions on issues that matter in your community? For nearly a century, the place to do just that...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
August 10, 2016
COMMENTARY: Racetrack is a place for community to come together
By Abram Schmidt, Alexandria, MN I am a proponent of having the race track in our community for a variety of reasons. As a local business owner here in Alexandria, it is my opinion that anything that draws people to our town is a good thing. Much is made of all the financial impact...
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am
July 22, 2016
COMMENTARY: The passing of a giant in Runestone research
By Dr. Jim Bergquist, Executive Director, The Runestone Museum, Alexandria, MN Since Alexandria is the home of the Kensington Runestone, I want...
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2016
COMMENTARY: The answers are blowing in the wind
By Tim Philbrick, Alexandria, MN Forty some years ago, as a young officer at Minot AFB, I was “detailed” to investigate the possible compromise of classified material. Two missile launch officers had innocently failed to return every expired, but still classified, code sheet following...
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
July 1, 2016
COMMENTARY: Bridges, not walls, foster peace and security as refugees arrive
By Jeff Pugh, Boston, MA The mass shooting in Orlando reignited the battle over immigration of Muslims, despite the fact that the perpetrator was born in the U.S. As refugees flee war-torn countries seeking safety, some politicians in the West have warned these newcomers to stay out....
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
COMMENTARY: Celebrate our independence this Fourth of July
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota All across our state, Minnesotans are gathering with family and friends to celebrate the Fourth of July. There will be picnics, parades, and – of course – lots of fireworks. It’s good fun, and it’s for a great reason, to celebrate...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
COMMENTARY: A constitutional response to gun violence
By Jack Trammell, Mineral, VA President Obama has addressed the nation 14 times in seven years beginning with the Fort Hood shooting on Nov. 5, 2009, to the Orlando Massacre of June 12, 2016. But what has anyone really done, especially Congress, to prevent future mass shootings? There...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
By Doug Lemov, founder of charter group Uncommon Schools, New York If you are a high school teacher, student, or the parent of one, you’re likely aware of the newest changes to the SAT, designed to make the test, among other things, more rigorous and more resistant to test prepping....
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
By Steve Simon, Secretary of State, St. Paul, MN One in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence in his or her lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number is staggering, and it’s unacceptable. As secretary of state...
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
COMMENTARY: We can save lives with 911 bill
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Kari Hunt of Marshall, Texas was going through a tough time. She was separating from her husband of 10 years and she had three children under the age of 10 to take care of. On a winter day a few years back, Kari agreed to meet her then-husband...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
COMMENTARY: Bonding bill needed now for affordable housing in Minnesota
By Skip Duchesneau, President of D.W. Jones, Inc., Walker, MN Across Minnesota, rents are rising and income is falling. Since 2000, here in Douglas County, rents have jumped 16 percent while income has declined 5 percent – making housing a significant burden for a growing number...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
COMMENTARY: Ice programs not looking for handout
By Kent Kopp, AAHA President, Alexandria, MN I want to share some thoughts from a hockey parent/organizer perspective regarding our current ice shortage at the Runestone Community Center (RCC), and our need to build an additional sheet of ice for our user groups. A common comment...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am