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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
June 24, 2016
EDITORIAL: Ten tips for protecting our water
How about a nice, tall glass of yard waste? Or motor oil? Or litter, soil or pet waste? Yuck! But that's what ends up in our lakes and groundwater if residents aren't more conscientious. The city of Alexandria is trying to increase awareness that stormwater runoff isn't just rain....
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
June 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Good side of business news often overlooked
Organizations that give grants to nonprofits, service groups and other local causes sometimes get overlooked. Unfortunately, a lot of people skip over such business news, instead focusing on more alluring stories that involve scandals, missing money or outlandish CEO salaries. But...
June 22, 2016 - 12:00am
June 17, 2016
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
WEEDS NO MORE
June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
EDITORIAL: After shooting, a story to remember
Words fall short in describing the horrific shooting that took 50 lives in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning. A gunman who pledged allegiance...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 10, 2016
EDITORIAL: Don't point fingers in gorilla's death
When something goes wrong, it's human nature to search for blame, to find a scapegoat, to look for something to "fix" so it doesn't happen again. But sometimes that knee-jerk response misses the mark. So much time and energy is spent pointing fingers that nothing really good comes...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
EDITORIAL: Shine a light on elder abuse
Instead of enjoying their golden years by living on retirement savings they've spent their whole lives building up, too many senior citizens are shocked to find out that their nest egg is gone. They've become victims of identity theft, scams or shady investments. Even worse, they...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
EDITORIAL: More reasons to click it
There's been some headway, but more needs to be done to convince people to buckle up. Maybe some statistics will help: Lack of seat belt use is a contributing factor in about 40 percent of all Minnesota traffic deaths. In the last five years (2011-2015), 527 unbelted motorists lost...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
EDITORIAL: A frustrating session with tiny headway
The Minnesota Legislature had 75 days to get two main things accomplished — a bonding bill for public works projects and transportation funding. Even though legislators had the luxury of working with a $900 million budget surplus, they failed on both accounts. There's been plenty...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 25, 2016
EDITORIAL: A new way of fighting lake invaders
A creative new way of fighting aquatic invasive species (AIS) is testing the waters in Otter Tail County — one that should be considered in Douglas County. It's called "Train the Teachers to Train the Kids" and is funded by the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners and approved...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
GUEST EDITORIAL: Legislature must act on transportation
There is likely no other issue in Minnesota history that has garnered more bipartisan, multi-stakeholder, average citizen support than increasing transportation funding. If we give power to that which we give attention, Minnesota lawmakers would do well to respect the citizen and...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
May 13, 2016
EDITORIAL: Get hooked on fishing
Welcome, anglers! This weekend is like Christmas for all the fishermen and fisherwomen out there who have been eagerly awaiting the opener. The...
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
EDITORIAL: Lamenting the loss of a tree
A huge cottonwood tree has stood majestically on the northwest corner of Kenwood Street and Fifth Avenue East in the heart of Alexandria for...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
WATER SAFETY LESSONS
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
May 4, 2016
EDITORIAL: Don't be fleeced by door-to-door solicitors
A salesman knocks on your door, offering what appears to be a great deal on a product or service. The sales pitch is convincing — a rare opportunity to take advantage of a one-time offer that the sales person says others in your neighborhood are seizing. But don't reach for...
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am