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Updated with ID: Barrett teen dies in car fire
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm wins game three to end Alexandria's season
Blizzard hockey: Steel force a game three after win in Alexandria
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Brian B. Eide
OUR TURN: A year (and a half) in the life of an editor
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
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
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
on the street
July 13, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Veterans can explore parks for free
Here's good news for veterans — especially those who enjoy the outdoors. Active military personnel in any branch or unit of the U.S. Armed...
July 13, 2017 - 9:38am
July 7, 2017
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Sweet treats for the troops Thumbs Up: The local Runestone Detachment 1409 of the Marine Corps League recently donated cookies to the Eagle's...
July 7, 2017 - 4:45pm
July 5, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Veterans memorial is long overdue
Kensington, population 301, just dedicated a Veterans Memorial Park. Osakis, home to 1,743 residents, Long Prairie with a population of 3,497,...
July 5, 2017 - 6:27pm
June 30, 2017
EDITORIAL: Here's how to stop algal blooms
There's a danger lurking in many of our lakes. Residents need to know it's there — and how to stop it. It's blue-green algae, which poses...
June 30, 2017 - 12:14pm
June 22, 2017
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
Those who believe newspapers are becoming a relic of the past should update their thinking. Survey after survey shows that today's local newspapers...
June 22, 2017 - 8:21am
June 16, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Council needs fresh start
It's not easy running a city. There are tough decisions to make. You can't please everyone all the time. There are different personality types to deal with. A staff to oversee. You have to have a good understanding of budgets, zoning, long-range planning, transportation, tax incentives,...
June 16, 2017 - 10:09am
June 14, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: How to avoid trouble at your door
Knock, knock — trouble could be at your door. With the summer season kicking in, area residents will be getting visits from door-to-door solicitors offering asphalt services, magazine subscriptions, security alarm systems and other products and services. The Better Business...
June 14, 2017 - 5:42pm
June 9, 2017
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A well-deserved thank you
June 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
June 2, 2017
Echo Press editorial: Don't let blood supplies drop this summer
Have you ever donated blood? Or has it been awhile since your last blood donation? Now is the time to roll up your sleeve. The American Red Cross is urging those who have never given blood before — as well as those who haven't given recently — to make an appointment to...
June 2, 2017 - 10:12am
May 31, 2017
Echo Press editorial: Stop the assault against free press
People love scapegoats. When things aren't going their way, when questions get difficult to answer, it's convenient for people to foist blame on someone else or some other group. The media, of course, has long been a popular target. It gets things wrong. It makes stuff up. It's biased....
May 31, 2017 - 4:53pm
May 26, 2017
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An inviting downtown
May 26, 2017 - 4:17pm
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
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May 12, 2017 - 1:37pm