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One transported after minor injuries in crash near Miltona
Council considers ban on e-cigarettes
Douglas County offers free water checks
'Everything was a mess:' Kensington turkey farm cleaning up after storm
Be prepared: Marching bands are coming
Legion Baseball: Morris shuts down Osakis offense
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Boys Basketball: Hintermeister set for head coaching job
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Gary Kermit Backlund
Lee Edward Hutchins
Orville Arnold Botner
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
hires and promotions
On The Street
September 9, 2016
COMMENTARY: Clean power makes more jobs, a healthier Minnesota
By Jeanne Johnson, Citizens Climate Education Network, Alexandria This commentary is in response to the Friday, Aug. 26 commentary "Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota in diversifying energy portfolio." Mr. Solberg makes a number of statements that can't be supported by the facts....
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
September 7, 2016
COMMENTARY: Light rail remains barrier to special session
By State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, MN It appears there will be no special session in St. Paul this summer to finish work on several major bills left over from the bizarre finish to the legislative session this past May. Leaders emerged from negotiations Aug. 18 with no agreement...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
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