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Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye fishing season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
Matthew W. Lepak
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
September 23, 2015
Recognition of global climate change is not new
By Tom Obert, Alexandria, MN George W. Bush on the subject of global climate change, October 11, 2000: “I think it's an issue that we need to take very seriously. … We need new power plants. We need an aggressive, forward-thinking energy policy that balances the needs of our...
September 23, 2015 - 12:00am
September 11, 2015
Surviving the loss of a spouse
By Richard Goggin, Villard, MN I’m writing this letter to all those who have lost a spouse. I’ve had the misfortune of losing two spouses. I lost my first wife Jane to cancer on July 27, 2008, my 55th birthday. Six months later I met Cherie in a grief support group. She had...
September 11, 2015 - 12:00am
September 4, 2015
It's Your Turn: Facebook readers share thoughts on breastfeeding
Editor’s note: This “Your Turn” segment includes selected remarks from more than 120 posts to the Echo Press Facebook page, which asked readers for their thoughts on whether breastfeeding should be allowed in public places (which is legal). Jody Wagner: Yes, it’s ridiculous....
September 4, 2015 - 12:00am
August 21, 2015
Railway safety continues to be high priority
By Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle, Public Safety Commissioner Mona Doman and Pollution Control Agency Commissioner John Linc Stine Minnesota’s railways play an important role in the state’s transportation system by helping move goods...
August 21, 2015 - 12:00am
Achieving a better life for people with disabilities
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Minnesota’s own Hubert Humphrey once said that the moral test of our government isn’t just in how we treat the young, healthy and able-bodied. It’s also how we treat the sick, the needy, and people with disabilities – those in...
August 21, 2015 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
Commentary: To the guy carrying the Confederate flag
By David Soleil, Atlanta, Georgia On a road trip to North Carolina, I saw many Confederate flags. Hundreds, maybe. They were attached to pickup trucks and motorcycles, on beach towels and bed comforters, on T-shirts and do-rags, and next to graves in cemeteries. What I saw were blatant...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
July 31, 2015
KCMT-TV: No longer here, but impact will never fade away
By Jon Haaven, Alexandria, MN The memories may be fading but the historic impact Alexandria’s early television station had in shaping the future of this city must never be tucked away and placed on a dusty shelf somewhere. It’s true, KCMT (Central Minnesota Television) no longer...
July 31, 2015 - 12:00am
July 29, 2015
Pope Francis’ call for action on climate change brings new urgency
By the JPIC Committee of St. Mary’s, Father Steve Binsfeld, Pastor A recent article in the Echo Press highlighted the activity of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Committee at St. Mary’s Catholic Church related to Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change....
July 29, 2015 - 12:00am
July 24, 2015
Minnesota benefits from new budget laws
By MN Rep. Paul Torkelson, St. Paul, MN After years of being left behind at the hands of big city lawmakers, Minnesota House Republicans insisted on prioritizing Greater Minnesota this session while crafting a new state budget. You can see the results in nearly every budget bill...
July 24, 2015 - 12:00am
Working organs being sold for ‘research’
By Pryce Score, Kensington, MN I found it interesting reading the Planned Parenthood letter in the July 18 Star Tribune, defending the practice of their organization carving up and selling organs from aborted babies. They called it tissue and referred to “heavily edited video”...
July 24, 2015 - 12:00am
July 17, 2015
CIA reaction to finding no WMD in Iraq
By David Swanson, Charlottesville, VA The National Security Archive has posted several newly available documents; one of them an account by Charles Duelfer of the search he led in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction, with a staff of 1,700 and the resources of the U.S. military. Duelfer...
July 17, 2015 - 12:00am
July 8, 2015
Protecting water quality is not a game
By Bruce Peterson, President, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Northfield, MN Unfortunately, many of us have a tendency to treat our political process like a sporting event. Who won? Who lost? Who will come out on top when one side of an issue faces off against the other? Instead...
July 8, 2015 - 12:00am
July 2, 2015
Boosting exports to Cuba, creating jobs in Minnesota
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Earlier this year, I visited Cuba to talk with agriculture and export officials about ways to open up new economic opportunities for businesses and farmers in Minnesota. More than anything else on the trip, I was struck by the enthusiasm...
July 2, 2015 - 12:00am
June 26, 2015
Editorial missed the mark about legislation
By Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, District 8, Alexandria, MN A recent guest editorial in the Echo Press titled “Non-metro areas snubbed in session” included some rather scathing comments aimed toward the recent legislative session. I, along with many of my Greater Minnesota legislators,...
June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
June 24, 2015
It's Your Turn: Readers debate local job surplus
Editor’s note: This “Your Turn’ segment includes selected comments from more than three dozen Facebook posts to our June 19 story, “Gobs of jobs, not enough workers.” Jennifer Gauthier: They can’t find employees because nine bucks an hour isn’t a living wage anymore....
June 24, 2015 - 12:00am