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ATV crashes through ice on Lobster Lake
For the record
Names sought for veterans memorial
Council to set hearing on developer's tax request
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria drops third straight
Boys basketball: Balanced effort leads Knights past CGB
Girls basketball: Panthers own Tigers in home game
Boys basketball: Knights recover for a win over Sebeka
Girls basketball: Cowgirls snap Knights' winning streak
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Leland "Lee" Hedstrom
Roger E. Cole
Bryan John Appelget
Roger E. Cole
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
Letter: Beginning farmers stand to benefit from proposed act
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
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
On The Street
Manufacturers to meet in Alexandria, tour company
hires and promotions
on the street
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
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