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Alexandria celebrates in the streets
Meeting to address help for those with autism
Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control
So you think you can dance? It may not be legal under current city ordinance
As storms roll in, so does help for cleaning up
Legion Baseball: Rain delays Alex-Moorhead game until Saturday morning
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
hires and promotions
On The Street
May 18, 2017
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Editor's note: The following editorial was published in the Star Tribune on May 6 and was written by the Star Tribune Editorial Board. Reduce health insurance costs, even if it takes a public insurance option to do it. More widely available high-speed internet service. Safe and sufficient...
May 18, 2017 - 5:17am
May 12, 2017
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May 12, 2017 - 1:37pm
May 5, 2017
Echo Press editorial: Governor's Fishing Opener could be huge for lakes area
If you think the governor's fishing opener is just another political "photo op," you're missing the boat. It's a big deal. Every year, about 125 media representatives descend upon the area that's selected to host the opener. Through a media tracking program, reports have shown that...
May 5, 2017 - 12:20pm
May 3, 2017
Echo Press editiorial: 10 tips for hiring a contractor
Ready to do a big home improvement project this spring? Look before you leap. There are some unscrupulous contractors out there that cut corners, inflate the bill, take forever to get the job done, or worse yet, never get around to finishing the project, leaving homeowners out in...
May 3, 2017 - 6:02pm
April 28, 2017
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
TV garbage Thumbs Down: An Alexandria reader sent us some head-shaking photos of a couple of TVs that were thoughtlessly dumped near the west...
April 28, 2017 - 1:18pm
April 26, 2017
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
If someone had something valuable that belonged to you, would you want to know about it? Of course. Yet, that's not how it works in Minnesota. The state is not doing enough to reunite unclaimed property, held by the Commerce Department, with the rightful owners. We're talking about...
April 26, 2017 - 5:02pm
April 20, 2017
Echo Press editorial: Facing the facts of sexual assault
Understanding a problem — facing up to the reality of it — can be the first step toward conquering it. Such is the case with sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an opportune time to learn more about the issue, realize just how pervasive it is, and...
April 20, 2017 - 6:39pm
April 19, 2017
Echo Press editorial: County bucks population trends
Fact or fiction: Many people who grew up in Douglas County move away and live for awhile in a metro region but they return, glad to call this area their home once again. There's plenty of anecdotal evidence that this happens in the Alexandria area more frequently than in other areas....
April 19, 2017 - 4:09pm
April 14, 2017
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
Legislature stumbles on LGA
April 14, 2017 - 10:10am
April 12, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Cabin owners squeezed by costs; lakes at risk
New information about those who own lake homes should set off some alarm bells. They're getting older. They don't have as much money as they once did. And pressed with mounting medical bills, rising health insurance costs and other expenses, their ability to maintain their lake properties...
April 12, 2017 - 3:54pm
April 7, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Affordable housing problem looms
Finding decent, affordable housing in the Alexandria area, either to rent or buy, is no easy task. After the economy slowly recovered from the recession, many assumed the housing situation would improve. It hasn't. A growing number of Minnesotans, including those in the Alexandria...
April 7, 2017 - 9:03am
April 5, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Are you prepared for the unexpected?
Although road construction is jokingly described as Minnesota's "other season," it poses dangers that are no laughing matter. Each year in Minnesota,...
April 5, 2017 - 7:12pm
March 31, 2017
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Out of the shadows
March 31, 2017 - 7:00am
March 29, 2017
GUEST EDITORIAL: A message from the enemy of the people
Editor's note: This editorial was printed in the Detroit Lakes Tribune, a Forum Communications Company newspaper, and was written by the newspaper's editorial board.
March 29, 2017 - 8:00am
March 24, 2017
EDITORIAL: Allow cameras in federal courts
A promising new effort is under way to provide the public with a truer understanding of what happens in courtrooms. Not hyped-up drama or silly Judge Judy stuff, but actual cases with real-life procedures, outcomes and consequences. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, a member of...
March 24, 2017 - 7:00am