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Meet the new Pets of the Week: Hans, Finn and Poe (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Oct. 26
Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Minnesota teachers union protections
Much agreement among county commissioner candidates
School board candidates debate issues
Sports schedule for Thursday, Oct. 27
8-3A volleyball: Bemidji ends Cards' season again
5AA football: Bulldogs' big third finishes Minnewaska season
Class A state tennis: Lakers fall in two matches
5AA football: Quick start sends Osakis to section semis past Benson
Otterness takes top honors in national field competition
Ecumen Bethany Community offers free memory screenings
Anishinaabe-Ojibwe storyteller to present at EAC
Hope and healing after abortion
Carlos to host youth Halloween party
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
The rush of the flush
From the stand: Bucks starting to move
DNR Report: Drawdown underway on Pope County lake
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
Paul John Dalluge
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
LETTER: Thank you to VA clinics
LETTER: Odell fully understands issues
LETTER: Time clocks are good business practice
LETTER: Keep Westrom working for students
FARGO FORUM EDITORIAL: This time for president, none of the above
Top 10 fall garden chores
AgCountry Farm Credit Services to award scholarships
ASK A TROOPER: Do farm vehicles need pilot cars?
FSA is committed to assisting producers
Find out what is a fair farm rental agreement at meeting
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 6, 2015
COMMENTARY: Railroads are improving on a strong record of safety
By John Apitz, Legislative Counsel, Minnesota Regional Railroads Association For Minnesota’s railroads, working to keep our employees and the communities we serve safe is the most important thing we do. A recent commentary in this paper from the state commissioners of transportation,...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
COMMENTARY: Three steps to increase access to affordable prescription drugs
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Modern medicine is performing miracles every day. From a new type of chemotherapy that helps a patient fight cancer to pain medications that provide relief to those suffering from arthritis, we are living in the midst of a “golden age”...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
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