Skip to main content
Boulder Tap House gets liquor license from Alexandria
Zebra mussels found in Lake Osakis
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ansel (w/video)
Crowds enjoy Party in the Street in Alexandria
A first time finisher at Grandma's: Hochsprung youngest male finisher at Duluth marathon
Millers look ahead to next summer after two losses
Alexandria set to host VFW tournament this weekend
Bemidji takes Sub-state 14 title from Alex
Alex Horseshoe League results
The Salty Dogs to perform on the Courthouse lawn
Community auction to raise funds for missions
TLHD presents Love, Loss, and What I Wore
The Color Dash is coming to Forada
Luther Crest gets whole new look
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Births - June 28-July 2, 2016
DNR release: Muskies to be stocked in Gull and Fairmont chain of lakes
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Four-year-old reels in big bass on L'Homme Dieu
Morken: The search for the perfect stand location
Donald A. Crossley
Carol Diane Jeffries
Wendy Jo (Muzik) Kuhnau
Megan E. Movold
COMMENTARY: The passing of a giant in Runestone research
LETTER: Need bigger indoor location in case of rain
LETTER: Headlights on when using wipers is a law
LETTER: Treat each other with dignity and respect
EDITORIAL: Small gestures seng big message to local officers
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Gardening for the senses
Horticultural services available to local residents
GARDENING TIPS: Manage mosquitoes while enjoying the great outdoors
Horticulture Night set for July 28
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
June 19, 2015
Congress rewards corporations, punishes people
By Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, Washington, D.C. Congress keeps feeding big corporations huge tax cuts they don’t deserve, even as it starves average Americans of the services and investments they need. The latest example of this indefensible...
June 19, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
Commentary - Why run for office?
By Lee H. Hamilton, director of the Center on Congress, Indiana University I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. It used to be that I’d regularly get asked how one runs for...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
June 5, 2015
Stemming the tide against Alzheimer’s disease
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Many of us know a loved one who has faced Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a wrenching experience; watching them slowly slip away, trying to be a source of comfort and companionship, even as a cure remains painfully out of reach. Alzheimer’s...
June 5, 2015 - 12:00am