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Tennis: Morris-WCA tennis knocks off Panthers in tight opener
Tennis: Osakis sweeps opening tri at Pequot Lakes
Volleyball: Cardinals set for new-look season
Carlsen's chance: Matthew Carlsen set to take over at QB for the Cards
Slow-pitch softball: Nelson League lobs up entertaining atmosphere
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Magdalen Rose Kelly
Kirk and Joyce Gunderson
Finding your fit at the fair
Zebra mussels' effect on local fisheries
Try something new: Froggin' for bass
Another opportunity to talk whitetails with local DNR set for Sept. 6
Zebra mussels force anglers to adjust on local lakes
William Harry Michaelson
Dale Luverne Kluver
Gary W. Bast
Commentary: Memorial will be a peaceful place
Letter to the Editor: Diet can reduce greenhouse gas emissions
It's Our Turn: Global travel and a lingering guilt
Letter to the Editor: Come to the political meeting tomorrow
Echo Press Editorial: Dirty war against media must end
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
Farm family of the year: Ron and Ann Branch of Berry Ridge Farm honored
On The Street
Alomere Health forfeits $242,000
'I feel good about leaving': Olson set to retire from Legacy of the Lakes Museum
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June 15, 2018
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
News media still strong
June 15, 2018 - 6:29pm
June 13, 2018
A Guest Editorial: Wow! Lawmakers work together to fix pension system
Editor's note: The following editorial was written by the editorial board of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, a media partner of Forum Communications, which includes the Echo Press. Amid the dysfunction at the Capitol, Minnesotans should take note of a surprising example of good governing....
June 13, 2018 - 5:33pm
June 11, 2018
An Echo Press Editorial: Here's how to beat robocalls
Have you been getting a lot of phone calls lately from Bangor, Maine or San Jose, California or some other city where you don't have any family or friends? Or does a local cell phone number appear on your caller ID that matches nothing in your contacts? You're not alone. You're a...
June 11, 2018 - 6:48am
June 6, 2018
An Echo Press Editorial: Expect the unexpected on roads
In the spring and summer, when the roads are free of snow and ice, it's easy to get lulled into thinking that nothing bad can happen out there. Even when visibility is unlimited, don't let down your guard. A crash can happen anytime, anywhere. Over Memorial Day weekend, six people...
June 6, 2018 - 1:17pm
June 2, 2018
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
A stirring tribute Thumbs Up: The Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Alexandria was a stirring reminder that freedom is never free. Dale and...
June 2, 2018 - 12:24pm
May 30, 2018
EDITORIAL: Be smart on the water
The whole summer lies ahead — an opportunity to have fun on Douglas County's many lakes. When one thinks of summer in the lakes area, visions of boating, water skiing, fishing and lazily floating along in a pontoon are common images. Don't invite danger into the picture. Last...
May 30, 2018 - 9:28am
May 25, 2018
EDITORIAL: Paid letter policy takes effect
The political campaign season is underway! Filings for public offices at the federal, state and local levels opened Tuesday, May 22 and will stay open through Tuesday, June 5. (The filing period for cities and school districts that do not have primaries is from July 31 to Aug. 14.)...
May 25, 2018 - 12:32pm
May 23, 2018
EDITORIAL: Don't get ripped off by shady tree cutters
With another season of yard work now underway, homeowners are dealing with overgrowth, fallen leaves, damaged tree limbs and other challenges. There are many reliable companies that offer tree trimming and brush collection services, but there are also a few that are looking to be...
May 23, 2018 - 8:54am
May 19, 2018
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
Hospital's new name
May 19, 2018 - 12:27pm
May 16, 2018
GUEST EDITORIAL: Funding urgent for DNR facilities
Editor's note: The following editorial was written by Tom Landwehr, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He stopped by the Echo Press office recently to discuss the need for maintaining DNR facilities, including those at Lake Carlos State Park. Let's imagine...
May 16, 2018 - 8:56am
May 12, 2018
EDITORIAL: Welcome back, anglers!
"A ripple spreads when a bobber plops in calm water. Waves of economic impact roll over Minnesota when all its anglers do the same." That description from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sums up the important role anglers play in the state's economy. This Saturday —...
May 12, 2018 - 11:17am
May 9, 2018
Lawn care tip: Label is the law
Are you helping or hurting our lakes? One way to tell is to take a good, hard look at how you are using pesticides and fertilizers on your yard, trees and gardens. Remember, what you put on your yard will eventually get into our lakes and impact water quality. Even if you think you're...
May 9, 2018 - 9:29am
May 4, 2018
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Colorful message Thumbs Up: Sara Stadtherr, communications coordinator for the city of Alexandria, sent us this eye-catching graphic to draw...
May 4, 2018 - 10:23am
May 2, 2018
EDITORIAL: Here's how to avoid rental traps
With the school year coming to a close, college and high school students will soon be looking for apartments or rental properties for the summer. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota offers tips for first-time renters and reminds students of the importance of doing...
May 2, 2018 - 9:32am
April 28, 2018
See orange - slow down, pay attention
With the road construction season getting underway, drivers need to be extra alert of their surroundings, other drivers and workers doing their...
April 28, 2018 - 7:05am