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AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Update: Fire reported at grain elevator in Brandon (w/video)
CAPITOL CHATTER: Minnesota Capitol not alone in renovation work
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Sept. 22
Blizzard hockey: Freeze edge Alex in the final period
Football: Morris remains unbeaten against Minnewaska
Blizzard hockey: Alex falls at New Ulm
Football: Christenson runs wild in win at Willmar
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 24
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Life campaign gathers for the unborn
The Kingery Family presents music with a vision
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Morken: The final tune-ups before the season
Franklin L. Cobb
Phillip O. Thompson
Sallie A. DeBoer
Kathleen L. Haining
EDITORIAL: How to survive a crash with a power pole
IN THE KNOW: A wonderful, vibrant area
LETTER: Heroic actions saved lives
IT'S OUR TURN: Photos and the First Amendment
EDITORIAL: Don't take emergency care for granted
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
YOU ASKED: Who planted the sunflowers near interstate?
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
May 27, 2016
League of Women Voters changes candidate forum policy
League of Women Voters (LWV) Minnesota recently announced that all League candidate forums statewide in 2016 will now take place as scheduled, even if one of the candidates in a two-candidate race is unwilling or unable to attend. Historically, the League canceled a forum if a candidate...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 13, 2016
Hughes earns GOP nod to run against Peterson
Dave Hughes, U.S. House of Representatives candidate, won the Republican endorsement at the Minnesota Congressional District 7 convention in Alexandria on April 30. Hughes was selected by delegates of the 38 counties that comprise the district by a majority of 60 percent or more in...
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
September 5, 2014
Letter: Did media blacklist governor candidate
To the editor: I, Leslie Davis, was defeated in the August 12, 2014 Minnesota primary for DFL governor because the newspapers, radio, and TV media, blocked me out. The public didn’t know I was running. Last January, the media was shocked to learn that I would run for governor...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
July 26, 2013
Johnson lists jobs, education, fiscal discipline as top priorities in run for governor
Although the election is a good 16 months away, Jeff Johnson is hitting the highway, hoping to drum up support for his gubernatorial bid. He stopped in Alexandria Tuesday to talk about his three priorities if elected governor: Creating an improved job and business climate to...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
July 19, 2013
Ingebrigtsen weighs run for governor
Governor Bill Ingebrigtsen? State Senator Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, is contemplating the idea. His name has been popping up in political...
July 19, 2013 - 12:00am
October 5, 2012
Skogen to hold 'meet and greet' this Saturday
Dan Skogen, DFL candidate for State Senate District 8, will be talking with Alexandria voters on Saturday, October 6. A "meet and greet" conversation time with Skogen is set from 9 to 10 a.m. at the DFL office at 118 3rd Avenue East in Alexandria. The new Senate District 8 includes...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
May 2, 2012
Rosenfield to hold meet and greet
Rick Rosenfield of Alexandria, the DFL-endorsed candidate for Minnesota House District 12B, will hold a meet-and-greet session at the Forada Supper Club on Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. Rosenfield will speak about his reasons for getting involved in politics, his background and his...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
Knutson makes bid for House District 12B
Clifford Knutson of Alexandria released information this week about his campaign to seek the DFL endorsement for the Minnesota State House 12B seat. One other DFL candidate is in the running - Rick Rosenfield of Alexandria. The DFL District 12 endorsing convention is set for Thursday,...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
September 14, 2010
Emmer outlines rest of budget plan, includes local cuts
September 14, 2010 - 5:17pm
May 1, 2010
Candidate-filing period begins May 18
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminds Minnesotans interested in running for public office that the candidate-filing period for federal, state, county and some local offices begins Tuesday, May 18 at 8 a.m. and closes Tuesday, June 1 at 5 p.m. "It is important to note that filing...
May 1, 2010 - 10:17am
October 10, 2008
Editorial - Here are our guidelines for political letters
With the political races heating up, now is a good time to remind readers of the Echo Press' guidelines for political letters to the editor. As in the past, letters to the editor that endorse a particular candidate or political party will be charged 5 cents per word. The newspaper...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
September 5, 2008
VP candidate is friend to Alexandria family
The first time Tenner and Roma Thompson met Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was on the road to the Anchorage airport. It was 1995, and the Thompsons, of Alexandria, were flying home after having spent two weeks in Wasilla, Alaska, while visiting their son, Kirk Thompson. Kirk had planned...
September 5, 2008 - 12:00am
August 22, 2008
Lord Faris hopes to follow Humphrey's example
Born and raised in the Minneapolis suburbs, Priscilla Lord Faris considers herself the only true Minnesota candidate to be running for U.S.
August 22, 2008 - 12:00am
August 1, 2008
Barkley, U.S. Senate candidate, wants to fix 'broken' system
Dean Barkley is fed up with the political games and partisan bickering in Washington, D.C. That's why he's throwing his hat in the ring as an Independence candidate for U.S. Senate, a hotly contested race that also includes Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken. Barkley...
August 1, 2008 - 12:00am
July 3, 2008
Congressional candidate Roebke questions peanut price reporting
Alan Roebke of Alexandria, a candidate for Congress in Minnesota's 7th District, is asking the Justice Department and the Secretary of Agriculture's Office for an audit of farm peanut price reporting. The reports set subsidy payments to peanut growers for their past, present and...
July 3, 2008 - 12:00am