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Minnesota struggles with sex offender reintegration as latest plan ‘backfired on us’
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Oct. 24
Five things to know from city council
Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
6A volleyball: Hancock ends Knights' season in first round
8-5A Football: Cards moving past a loss to Tech
Girls swimming: Cards split at SCSU tri
Football playoff schedule for Tuesday, Oct. 25
Volleyball: Montevideo drops Lakers
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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On The Street
March 2, 2016
EDITORIAL: Pot crimes nothing to laugh about
Pot is still a big problem in Douglas County. The 159 marijuana plants that were seized in downtown Garfield last week are proof of that. This...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
EDITORIAL: Scammers add to student debt woes
Student debt is a hot topic right now. Political candidates have jumped into the fray, offering plenty of consternation and even a few possible solutions. Unfortunately, so have scammers. They're taking advantage of cash-strapped college graduates who are looking for some type of...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 19, 2016
How to beat the high cost of school sports
Are the costs of having your children participate in school sports taking a heavy hit on your budget? Are high school sports becoming more like an exclusive club for wealthy families only? There's no question it takes a lot of commitment and extra dollars for parents to be driving...
February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
February 12, 2016
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INSPIRING EYE DOCTOR
February 12, 2016 - 9:23am
February 10, 2016
Awards go beyond pages in newspaper
Echo Press staff was excited to learn that the newspaper won 16 awards in the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest. A story about it was in our Feb. 3 issue. At first, we were a bit reluctant to put it on our front page. We didn't want to toot our own horn too...
February 10, 2016 - 12:00am
February 5, 2016
EDITORIAL: Beware of skimmers at the pump
With gas dropping below $1.50 per gallon this week, consumers are seeing extra dollars in their billfolds. But those savings – and a lot more – could quickly vanish if they’re not careful. Law enforcement officers and weights and measures inspectors across the country are receiving...
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
Beware of skimmers at the pump
With gas dropping below $1.50 per gallon this week, consumers are seeing extra dollars in their billfolds. But those savings — and a lot more — could quickly vanish if they're not careful. Law enforcement officers and weights and measures inspectors across the country...
February 3, 2016 - 2:27pm
GUEST EDITORIAL: Clean water is worth the price
Editor's note: The following guest editorial was submitted by John Linc Stine, commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; Ed Ehlinger, commissioner of Minnesota Department of Health; and Jeff Freeman, director of the Public Facilities Authority. Our modern water infrastructure...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 29, 2016
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN - Jan. 29, 2016
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 27, 2016
EDITORIAL: Preserve mail service in small towns
Editor's note: The following information was provided by the National Newspaper Association. If Congress does not act quickly to reform the U.S. Postal Service, small-town America can expect a further slowdown of the mail, said Chip Hutcheson, publisher of The Times-Leader in Princeton,...
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Make a PACT, save infant lives
Every four and a half minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. That's an alarming, hope-crushing problem that no family wants to confront. Fortunately, there are ways to make birth defects rarer. It starts by making a PACT. The capital letters are there for...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
January 15, 2016
THUMBS UP/DOWN - Jan. 15, 2016
VAN KEMPEN'S SERVICE
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
EDITORIAL: Fight stalking by knowing these facts
Stalking. It doesn't just happen to celebrities or the rich and famous. Ordinary citizens are stalked too. They comprise the vast majority of the 6.6 million people who are stalked every year in the United States. The assumption that stalking mainly happens to celebrities is just...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
EDITORIAL: Get your two cents in this year
A brand new year. A brand new chance to take part in community debate about important local issues. A fresh opportunity to share your thoughts, consider the point of views of others and get more informed. Please consider writing a letter to the editor or a commentary this year. Here's...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am