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Minnesota hunter’s death being investigated as homicide
What happened here after Pearl Harbor attack?
For the Record - Dec. 7, 2016
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 6 (Updated with postponements)
Cardinals wrestling starts season with tourneys
Cards run past Moorhead in opener
Girls basketball: Cards drop first game against state-ranked Centennial
Sports roundup from Saturday, Dec. 3
Help homeless animals at holiday bake sale
Christmas tales come to Lakes Area Radio Theatre
Dairy Queen hosts fundraiser to benefit Carla Wheeler
Toys for Kids gives area children Christmas cheer
Second Sunday concert features Christmas sing-along
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Births - Nov. 18, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
Ann C. Ebsen
EDITORIAL: Many families are a hiccup away from disaster
LETTER: The theater, a place for progressive thought
LETTER: Theater has always been a place for social commentary
IN THE KNOW: It's Christmastime in the city
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: 17th annual Jingle Bells has 15 performers
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 2, 2016
LETTER: Political campaigns should be positive
To the editor: In a short time, the campaign will be over. I know what many of you are thinking. Hallelujah, the negative ads will stop! I agree; it's why I've run a positive campaign. I've always thought campaigns should be more about presenting your ideas for the future, not just...
November 2, 2016 - 10:00am
October 21, 2016
Three positions up for election in Douglas SWCD
This year, the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District has three supervisor positions up for election. SWCD candidates appear on the ballot for the general election, which will take place Nov. 8. Candidates are elected countywide but must reside in one of the nomination districts...
October 21, 2016 - 10:00am
October 5, 2016
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
The Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates for three positions on its board of directors. Members of the council are elected to direct Minnesota wheat checkoff dollars to benefit wheat producers. Board members must be wheat producers willing to serve...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
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