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Student fighting cancer uses wish to bring in inspiring speaker
Despite cost to municipal liquor stores, Minn. lawmakers advance Sunday sales bill
After murder-suicide, Minn. man faces child neglect, obstruction charges
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 26
Rescuer used canoe, hot tub to save Minn. snowmobiler who fell through the ice
Sports schedule for Monday, Feb. 27
Girls Basketball: Chargers finish season 18-8
Boys Basketball: Alex wins sixth straight
Boys basketball: Battlers wrap up LEC title against Ashby
Boys basketball: B-E wins fifth straight by edging WCA
Set a goal, make a plan and save
Philippine women to lead message on World Day of Prayer
Zion Lutheran to host Church and State conference
Do members of congress pay into Social Security?
Acoustic Sound heads up EAC's First Friday Concert
Births - Feb. 24, 2017
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Robert L. Janke Jr.
Violet L. Angen
Curtis G. Olson
IT'S OUR TURN: The great puppy adventure
LETTER: Stop the land grab
LETTER: Snow angels are helping elderly
EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
LETTER: School board should reconsider
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
Ollie's Service named Dealer of the Year
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 21, 2015
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
May 1, 2015
Transportation is arteries of economy
By Harlan Madsen, Kandiyohi County Commissioner, Lake Lillian, MN As a crop and dairy farmer, I could skimp on fertilizing my crops for a couple of years to cut costs; however, my yields will be reduced over time. Most notably, the nutritional value of my crops will be lowered...
May 1, 2015 - 12:00am