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Man sentenced to five years in prison after shotgun confrontation
For mother of missing Alexandria girl, 'worst feeling ever'
Updated: Two children injured in ATV rollover north of Millerville
For 9/11 exhibit tour guide, tragedy still fresh
County commission salaries increase $1,000
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
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Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Alexandria's Enterprise plays courthouse concert
Faith Happenings: Running legend to speak at Faith @ Work Lunch
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
John "Jack" McLaughlin
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
Letter: What advice did Trump give Boy Scouts?
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
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March 31, 2017
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Out of the shadows
March 31, 2017 - 7:00am
March 29, 2017
GUEST EDITORIAL: A message from the enemy of the people
Editor's note: This editorial was printed in the Detroit Lakes Tribune, a Forum Communications Company newspaper, and was written by the newspaper's editorial board.
March 29, 2017 - 8:00am
March 24, 2017
EDITORIAL: Allow cameras in federal courts
A promising new effort is under way to provide the public with a truer understanding of what happens in courtrooms. Not hyped-up drama or silly Judge Judy stuff, but actual cases with real-life procedures, outcomes and consequences. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, a member of...
March 24, 2017 - 7:00am
March 22, 2017
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Editor's note: The following guest editorial was printed in the Grand Forks Herald, a Forum Communications Company newspaper, and was written by that newspaper's editorial board. You can find Scylla and Charybdis in the Strait of Messina, the two-mile-wide gap between Italy and the...
March 22, 2017 - 7:00am
March 17, 2017
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Averting a scam
March 17, 2017 - 7:00am
March 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Fix school funding with ag credit
Are owners of agricultural land being asked to shoulder an unfair portion of the taxes to pay for school building projects? In some cases, yes — and that's why so many school capital referendums are defeated in Greater Minnesota. Not because they're not needed but because it's...
March 15, 2017 - 6:00am
March 10, 2017
EDITORIAL: Advice for 'screenagers' and parents
If you're a teen, there's a good chance you're reading this on your phone or your iPad or some other electronic device. There's even a name for...
March 10, 2017 - 7:00am
March 8, 2017
EDITORIAL: A heads-up about ads and W-2s
Businesses beware: Several local business people are being solicited for high-priced advertising in a "Welcome to the Best of Alexandria/Osakis" website by a company based in Eagan. It is sending out monthly mailings to new people who move into the area — a brochure that contains...
March 8, 2017 - 7:00am
March 1, 2017
GUEST EDITORIAL - Wanted: spring hunters for water research
By Greg Brick, Department of Natural Resources research analyst, St. Paul, MN Anyone who enjoys the outdoors can help with important groundwater research by reporting springs to the Department of Natural Resources. A spring is any natural flow of water from an aquifer — an underground...
March 1, 2017 - 7:00am
February 24, 2017
EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
The Minnesota Legislature is one third of the way there in lifting an antiquated ban on selling liquor on Sunday. By an 85 to 45 margin, the House voted to end the ban, which will now be considered in the Senate — admittedly, a tougher sell — but we hope it's approved...
February 24, 2017 - 7:00am
February 22, 2017
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
Douglas County has some amazingly talented young people. It's easy to focus on isolated incidents of young people getting into trouble while...
February 22, 2017 - 6:00am
February 10, 2017
EDITORIAL: No agenda for printing letters to editor
A few recent comments on the Echo Press Facebook page have accused the newspaper as being "anti-Trump," "trying to be the Star Tribune" by being "too political" and being a part of the "left-leaning media." They were referring to our coverage of a local march and for publishing letters...
February 10, 2017 - 8:00am
February 8, 2017
EDITORIAL: Marches show that people care
Public marches, rallies, protests, demonstrations, whatever you want to call them, are as American as the Boston Tea Party. Gatherings give people...
February 8, 2017 - 7:00am
February 1, 2017
EDITORIAL: Why are surveys on website?
A few online readers are wondering why they're being asked to take a Google survey that pops up with a story they're reading on the Echo Press website. Some are worried that it might be a scam. Some don't like the hassle of filling out a survey. First off, this is not a scam. It's...
February 1, 2017 - 8:00am
January 27, 2017
EDITORIAL: Don't get tripped up this tax season
How much progress have you made on your 2017 taxes? More importantly, if you're not filing the return yourself, how trustworthy is your tax preparer? The IRS began accepting tax returns on Jan. 23 and is expecting more than 153 million individual tax returns will be filed. The Better...
January 27, 2017 - 8:00am