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Christmas service held at historic Spruce Hill Church
Unique memorial honors vet: Flag disposal box set up in Lowry
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MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
Woman dies after ATV goes through ice near Bemidji
Sports scores from Saturday, Dec. 16
Basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 15
Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria runs December winning streak to five games
Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Lou B. Geris
Luella "Lou" Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
OUR TURN: Why is America getting less happy?
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
LETTER: An onslaught against Christian values
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
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
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May 25, 2017
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Editor's note: The following item was written by Mike Kurre, Department of Natural Resources mentoring program coordinator and appeared in the Minnesota DNR News email that the Echo Press receives each week. I will soon be out fishing, not in the office thinking about fishing. The...
May 25, 2017 - 6:26am
May 19, 2017
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
It's difficult to argue against measures that protect the environment. Everyone wants clean lakes and clean groundwater. Until the cost sinks in, followed by the realization that someone has to pay for those protections — cities, counties, the state, federal government, and...
May 19, 2017 - 11:36am
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
Views By the Echo Press: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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