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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
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Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Mildred A. Schroeder
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
Richard Millard Ohlsen
LETTER: The Evangelical death spiral
LETTER: Thanking those who care for our youngest
LETTER: What are commissioners hiding?
EDITORIAL: County board misses chance to be upfront
OUR TURN: Don't slam community theater
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
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
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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
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
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
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