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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
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Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Prairie Fire registration opens
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
Philip R. Harrang
Larry E. Thielmann
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
EDITORIAL: Paid letter policy takes effect
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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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
April 20, 2017
Echo Press editorial: Facing the facts of sexual assault
Understanding a problem — facing up to the reality of it — can be the first step toward conquering it. Such is the case with sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an opportune time to learn more about the issue, realize just how pervasive it is, and...
April 20, 2017 - 6:39pm
April 19, 2017
Echo Press editorial: County bucks population trends
Fact or fiction: Many people who grew up in Douglas County move away and live for awhile in a metro region but they return, glad to call this area their home once again. There's plenty of anecdotal evidence that this happens in the Alexandria area more frequently than in other areas....
April 19, 2017 - 4:09pm
April 14, 2017
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
Legislature stumbles on LGA
April 14, 2017 - 10:10am
April 12, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Cabin owners squeezed by costs; lakes at risk
New information about those who own lake homes should set off some alarm bells. They're getting older. They don't have as much money as they once did. And pressed with mounting medical bills, rising health insurance costs and other expenses, their ability to maintain their lake properties...
April 12, 2017 - 3:54pm