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I-94 west ramps to close in Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Sept. 27
How does the zipper merge work?
Douglas County helps boat crash victims
Zebra mussels invade Lake Andrew
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 29
CLC athletes of the week for Sept. 26
Swimming: Cards lap Little Falls in the pool
Volleyball: WCA takes Hancock in four
Volleyball: Monte edges Lakers in five
Driver improvement program offered
Big Vehicle Day set for Oct. 1
First female road deputy now admin of the year
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
The allure of musky lures: Parkers Prairie couple finds a career in tackle
A pretty good opener locally
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Gladys M. Vogt
Ervin "Erv" Kluver
Matthew "Matt" Kjelland
LETTER: Resident wants road improvements
LETTER: Are prophets among us?
IN THE KNOW: If you see something, say something
EDITORIAL: Agriculture offers enticing career choices
LETTER: Promote business and tourism
Foraging for wild berries in Minnesota
Motorists, farm equipment operators should share road
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Update: Police arrest robbery suspect
October 23, 2015
COMMENTARY: Blame governor and Democrats for no increase in Social Security
By State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, District 8B For only the third time in the last 40 years, all three during the Obama administration, tens of millions of Social Security recipients will not see an increase in their cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for the coming year. This...
October 23, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
COMMENTARY: New EPA water regulations cause ripples
By State Representative Paul Anderson, District 12B, Starbuck, MN Despite numerous efforts to stop its implementation, the Environmental Protection Agency, on August 28, put into effect new regulations pertaining to Waters of the United States (WOTUS). According to the agency, it’s...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
COMMENTARY: Ensuring nonprofits are included in America’s energy efficiency efforts
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota This month, I will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear directly from Pope Francis when he addresses Congress during his visit to the U.S. The pope has gained international attention for his commitment to protecting our world...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
October 9, 2015
COMMENTARY: Prevent illegal spills to our water
By Meghan Litsey, environmental scientist with WSB and Associates, Minneapolis, MN When you think of an illegal spill, what comes to mind? An old gloomy factory? Green goop leaving rusty old pipes? Believe it or not, illegal spills, also known as illicit discharges, are not exclusive...
October 9, 2015 - 12:00am
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