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1 killed, another injured after van collides with semi
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
Boys tennis: Cards' season ends after loss to Warriors
Baseball: Panthers knock off B-E for 14th straight win
Sports schedule for Tuesday, May 23
Boys Golf: Alexandria wins CLC title at AGC
Osakis High School celebrates state title
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
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Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Marion G. Bauer
Gilbert G. Poepping
Frances L. Lesuer
Lola M. Olson
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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On The Street
July 12, 2013
Commentary - NSI not to blame for financial troubles
By Larry Kroeger, president, Nutrition Services, Inc., Waseca, MN Nutrition Services, Inc. (NSI) has been blamed for the financial troubles at the Alexandria Senior Center for not reimbursing the center fairly for the meals we prepare. Last December, the center asked us to triple...
July 12, 2013 - 12:00am
July 5, 2013
Commentary - Response about senior center is primarily fiction and innuendo
By Roger and Suzanne "Corki" Hegland, Alexandria, MN To ensure there is no misunderstanding here, we are the parents of Devon, the NSI food service manager, and have visited the Senior Center many times. Here is our point by point response to the June 26 Joyce Martinson letter: The...
July 5, 2013 - 12:00am
July 2, 2013
Commentary - Cuts to food stamp program mean more hungry children and families
By Dr. Ed Ivancic, past president of Mississippi Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics The American medical community has been concerned for some time about the reality of hunger and malnutrition in our nation. Nutrition is paramount to health and survival, especially for...
July 2, 2013 - 12:00am
June 28, 2013
Commentary - Senator encourages 'staycations' this summer
By Senator Torrey Westrom, R-District 12, Elbow Lake, MN A staycation is when families and individuals take part in leisure activities close to or at home. This form of vacationing allows for a wide variety of short trips such as visiting local tourist sites, campgrounds and museums....
June 28, 2013 - 12:00am
June 26, 2013
Commentary - Don't judge people; be proud of yourself
By Janel (Mohrmann) Hamilton, Evansville, MN People make mistakes. Accidents happen. Walls are built and opinions are made. I try not to judge someone because of their past and I hope no one would judge me because of mine. I had my son at 15. I was pregnant at 14 and only told one...
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
Commentary - Esterberg is sounding warning bell
By Joyce Martinson, board president, Alexandria Senior Center This is in response to the article and the editorial concerning the Alexandria Senior Center. The one thing missing from this one-sided account is a response from the Alexandria Senior Center. This is not a personnel...
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Commentary - Summer time shouldn't be hungry time
By Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, Washington, D.C. In the midst of winter/spring, it can be easy to forget those long, hot days of June, July and August. Even so, now is the time to start applying and planning to feed hungry children...
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
January 9, 2013
Commentary - A New Year's resolution for a healthy mouth
By Daniel E. Rose, DDS, first-vice-president, Minnesota Dental Association, Pillager, MN As we enter the new year with so many good intentions, I would like to invite everyone to add one more resolution to their list: improved oral health. As a practicing dentist in Pillager, I see...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
April 6, 2012
Commentary - We need a sincere apology to Native Americans
By Pat Grant, co-chair of One Heart Ministry for First Nation People, Alexandria, Minnesota This is written after the great editorial entitled "Remembering a dark day in December." [Echo Press, January 6, 2012] It was expertly written. The mistreatment of Native Americans was an...
April 6, 2012 - 12:00am
March 23, 2012
Commentary - Needs in community keep increasing
By Jennie Hevern, Douglas County Salvation Army What do you say to a caring community? Donors care what is happening to their friends and neighbors and want to help. The Douglas County Salvation Army Red Kettle bell ringers and the Salvation Army committee can say thank you.
March 23, 2012 - 12:00am
Commentary - XL Pipeline project would add jobs
By State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, chair of Senate Environment Committee President Obama chose political expediency over job creation by canceling a key mineral lease auction and delaying a large building project that would have created jobs and eased our reliance...
December 23, 2011 - 12:00am
Commentary - Clearing up homestead tax changes
By Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, MN First, I want to make clear that the Homestead Classifications are not going away. A classification means you are the owner of the property and have successfully applied to homestead your property. These classifications have been...
December 23, 2011 - 12:00am
December 16, 2011
Commentary - Shop Alexandria first; it really matters
By Coni McKay, executive director, Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce As 2011 comes to an end, it is important to review what has happened in the first 11 months of the year. While the national and local news reports show improvement on the job market and the start of the...
December 16, 2011 - 12:00am
December 2, 2011
Commentary - Needlessly frightening seniors
By Jack Seltz, Alexandria, MN Cynthia Moothart, last Wednesday, your commentary titled "Don't cut Social Security program" appeared in the Alexandria Echo Press. When I first read the article, it seemed innocent enough, but several things just did not ring true. I reread the article...
December 2, 2011 - 12:00am
November 22, 2011
Commentary - Don't cut Social Security program
By Cynthia Moothart, League of Rural Voters, Minneapolis, MN Even after breaking a hip that still has her laid up, 83-year-old Barbara Lovaasen of Vergas is irrepressibly cheerful. At the physical-therapy center where she spent 18 days following emergency surgery, she organized...
November 22, 2011 - 12:00am