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Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Prairie Fire registration opens
For the record
Graduates leave trail of good deeds
Flower basket sale to help Honor Flight
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
EDITORIAL: Paid letter policy takes effect
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
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April 11, 2018
EDITORIAL: Don't believe these weather myths
Awareness weeks can help people better understand an issue or a problem — or maybe save lives. That's the case with Minnesota Severe Weather...
April 11, 2018 - 8:28am
April 6, 2018
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April 6, 2018 - 1:49pm
April 4, 2018
GUEST EDITORIAL: Reporting the truth with integrity
Editor's note: Bill Marcil Jr., president and CEO of Forum Communications Company, which includes the Echo Press, recently sent this email to all Forum employees. We feel it's worth sharing with our readers. Every day I walk into my office, I pass by a statue of a newsboy from the...
April 4, 2018 - 2:20pm
March 30, 2018
EDITORIAL: Are you doing enough to protect your identity?
Most people believe that the chances of having their identity stolen is microscopic. Until it happens to them. Identity thieves don't just target rich people or big corporations. They'll go after the average Joe or Jill as well. Sadly, the chances of becoming a victim are on the rise....
March 30, 2018 - 8:46am
March 29, 2018
GUEST EDITORIAL: Address elder abuse now
Editor's note: The following Guest Editorial was written by Will Phillips, AARP Minnesota in St. Paul. Minnesota has an epidemic on its hands, an elder abuse epidemic. Every week in our state 400 cases of elder abuse, occurring in long term care facilities, are reported to the Minnesota...
March 29, 2018 - 11:49am
March 24, 2018
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A job with CPR training
March 24, 2018 - 7:09am
March 21, 2018
GUEST EDITORIAL: An open letter to the students who walked out
Editor's note: This editorial was written by Paula Quam, the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena....
March 21, 2018 - 1:41pm
March 16, 2018
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
Much-needed help for small cities may be on the way. Last week, bills were introduced at the Minnesota Legislature that would boost the state's Local Government Aid program by $30.5 million. Granted, it's not a huge increase for a program that will distribute more than $534 million...
March 16, 2018 - 2:05pm
March 14, 2018
GUEST EDITORIAL: Public is best served by full menu of news
By Jim Pumarlo, communication director of Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Strike up a conversation about press rights, and many individuals likely conjure a picture of editors and reporters demanding access to top-secret data from government officials. No doubt, that occurs more often...
March 14, 2018 - 12:12pm
March 9, 2018
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Beauty on Broadway
March 9, 2018 - 2:45pm
March 8, 2018
EDITORIAL: Prepare for these five job trends
Understanding trends in the workforce can help businesses be better prepared and make local communities more adept at dealing with change. A reference checking company, Allison and Taylor, recently identified these five employment trends that will affect employers, employers and job...
March 8, 2018 - 7:48am
March 2, 2018
EDITORIAL: It's not so bad around here
Judging by the stream of negativity some people express, one would think we're living in a problem-riddled state that's headed for disaster. Not true. Minnesota — and Douglas County — have a lot of good things going for them. The accomplishments seem to get buried underneath...
March 2, 2018 - 6:33am
March 1, 2018
EDITORIAL: A salute to our humble heroes
Every day, the lives of 760,000 Minnesota children are in their hands. They're school bus drivers. Today, Feb. 28, is a good time to thank them....
March 1, 2018 - 6:03am
February 23, 2018
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Leaving families in the cold
February 23, 2018 - 12:02pm
February 21, 2018
EDITORIAL: Alexandria should raise tobacco age to 21
Young people are headed for trouble — a lifetime addiction that will shorten their lives. All because they started smoking or using e-cigarettes at a young age. An alarm bell sounded last week with the release of the Minnesota Department of Health's 2017 Youth Tobacco Survey....
February 21, 2018 - 12:34pm