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Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
FBI agent from Alexandria dies
Girl who drowned entered water willingly
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, May 23
Final lesson for grads: Don't drink and drive
Softball: Perham upsets Osakis in subsection semis
Alexandria horseshoe league results
Baseball: Weir sends Osakis into playoffs as walk-off winner
Boys track: Cards third after originally announced as CLC winners
Softball: Lakers fall in second round, face long road to championship
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
Letter: Memorial Day meaning can get lost
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
hires and promotions
On The Street
July 8, 2016
EDITORIAL: Not all fun and games on the lakes
Two drownings have occurred on Douglas County lakes this summer. Last Saturday, a swimmer was struck in the head by a personal watercraft and is still recovering. The incidents serve as reminders that being on the lake is not all fun and games. Although our lakes are brimming with...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
July 6, 2016
EDITORIAL: Put the brakes on hit-and-runs
Imagine this scenario: You walk back to your parked car after spending an hour shopping or dining out and you discover it now has a big dent. There is no other worried driver at the scene, no note, just that ugly dent and the feeling you have of being violated. And if you're a hit-and-run...
July 6, 2016 - 12:00am
July 1, 2016
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STATE FLOWER MOWED
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
EDITORIAL: Beware of business 'vanity awards'
A scam is going around again that local business should be aware of. Businesses are notified that they've won a "best of" award for the city they're located in. Sounds good, right? Who doesn't like to win an award? However, to receive the award, business owners are told they must...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
EDITORIAL: Ten tips for protecting our water
How about a nice, tall glass of yard waste? Or motor oil? Or litter, soil or pet waste? Yuck! But that's what ends up in our lakes and groundwater if residents aren't more conscientious. The city of Alexandria is trying to increase awareness that stormwater runoff isn't just rain....
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
June 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Good side of business news often overlooked
Organizations that give grants to nonprofits, service groups and other local causes sometimes get overlooked. Unfortunately, a lot of people skip over such business news, instead focusing on more alluring stories that involve scandals, missing money or outlandish CEO salaries. But...
June 22, 2016 - 12:00am
June 17, 2016
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WEEDS NO MORE
June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
EDITORIAL: After shooting, a story to remember
Words fall short in describing the horrific shooting that took 50 lives in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning. A gunman who pledged allegiance...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 10, 2016
EDITORIAL: Don't point fingers in gorilla's death
When something goes wrong, it's human nature to search for blame, to find a scapegoat, to look for something to "fix" so it doesn't happen again. But sometimes that knee-jerk response misses the mark. So much time and energy is spent pointing fingers that nothing really good comes...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
EDITORIAL: Shine a light on elder abuse
Instead of enjoying their golden years by living on retirement savings they've spent their whole lives building up, too many senior citizens are shocked to find out that their nest egg is gone. They've become victims of identity theft, scams or shady investments. Even worse, they...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
EDITORIAL: More reasons to click it
There's been some headway, but more needs to be done to convince people to buckle up. Maybe some statistics will help: Lack of seat belt use is a contributing factor in about 40 percent of all Minnesota traffic deaths. In the last five years (2011-2015), 527 unbelted motorists lost...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
EDITORIAL: A frustrating session with tiny headway
The Minnesota Legislature had 75 days to get two main things accomplished — a bonding bill for public works projects and transportation funding. Even though legislators had the luxury of working with a $900 million budget surplus, they failed on both accounts. There's been plenty...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 25, 2016
EDITORIAL: A new way of fighting lake invaders
A creative new way of fighting aquatic invasive species (AIS) is testing the waters in Otter Tail County — one that should be considered in Douglas County. It's called "Train the Teachers to Train the Kids" and is funded by the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners and approved...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
GUEST EDITORIAL: Legislature must act on transportation
There is likely no other issue in Minnesota history that has garnered more bipartisan, multi-stakeholder, average citizen support than increasing transportation funding. If we give power to that which we give attention, Minnesota lawmakers would do well to respect the citizen and...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am