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Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Elvis Pigsley (w/video)
Crash near Nelson sends driver to hospital
Driver injured in I-94 crash near Osakis
Big car show wheels into Alexandria
Sladek takes second at Pepsi Little People's Golf Tournament
Alexandria Horseshoe League
Legion Baseball: Alex wins a couple, loses a couple in home tourney
Morken: Easy to see why wins piled up for the Panthers
Area baseball players make state all-tournament teams
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Wanda Jean Tramm
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
On the Street
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 17, 2016
EDITORIAL: Only 82 days of homework before election
With the primary election now in the rear view mirror, it's time to focus on the "big show," the Nov. 8 general election. The presidential candidates have been garnering intense media coverage and no matter which candidate you plan to vote for — or against — the hoopla...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
August 12, 2016
EDITORIAL: Voters fail to meet their primary duty
Here's a pathetic number: 1,892. That's the total number of people in Douglas County who bothered to vote in Tuesday's primary. OK, we know it...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
August 10, 2016
Don't ride bikes on sidewalks
There's some confusion about where people can safely — and legally — ride their bikes in Alexandria. One completely wrong idea is...
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am
August 3, 2016
Everyone should have 'The Talk'
Editor's note: The following editorial appeared in the Grand Forks Herald and was written by that newspaper's editorial board. Around America, there's much discussion about black parents having The Talk — the dialogue where they sit down with their youngsters, especially their...
August 3, 2016 - 12:00am
July 29, 2016
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DUCK HOUSE VANDALS
July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
EDITORIAL: Is your apartment building smoke-free?
A new study shows one way to help smokers quit their deadly habit: Make it more inconvenient. How do you do that? Don't allow smoking in rental housing units. Not only will smokers be less inclined to light up if they have to leave the building to do it, it will result in a healthier...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Small gestures seng big message to local officers
Homemade cakes, cookies, bakery rolls and other treats have been dropped off at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Alexandria Police Department in the last couple of weeks. And for a good reason. Citizens have been showing their heartfelt support for the men and women in...
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
EDITORIAL: Missing Link idea is a winner
One of the best things about the newspaper's Facebook page is that it allows readers to post instant feedback to our stories. One of the worst things about it is that many times, the posts contain misinformation, faulty conclusions and off-base observations. It happened again after...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
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