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Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23
Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cirkus (w/video)
Searcher finds missing 9-year-old: 'The look on her face was priceless'
Beautiful day for Applefest
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
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
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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