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UPDATE: Farwell garage total loss after fire
Douglas County Hospital celebrates early expansion completion with open house
Applefest harvest celebration in full swing
Blizzard Hockey: Alex teamwork scores another win
Sports schedule for Saturday, Oct. 21
Football: Panthers lose final regular season game
Alex swimming: Youth movement taking shape
Morken: Breaking down the area section football fields
Alexandrian named to '50 over 50' list of exceptional Minnesotans
Auditions begin for Andria Theatre's Mousetrap
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Pheasant opener: Better than numbers might indicate
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Emeline C. Haag
Neva B. Andrews
Evangeline G. Ekdahl
OUR TURN: A wish list for Alexandria
LETTER: Concerts provide rich source of enjoyment
EDITORIAL: A gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
COMMENTARY: Mentally ill fall through the cracks
LETTER: Protesting is an American right
Going far with 4-H horses
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
Summit to showcase young, regional companies
Alexandria Industries commits $36,000 to car program
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
Small change adds up for youth groups
On The Street
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August 2, 2017
Commentary: A travesty at Boy Scouts Jamboree
By Robert J. Byers, Charleston, West Virginia I don't blame the Boy Scouts for President Donald Trump's bizarre speech at the National Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday. The U.S. president is, after all, the honorary president of the Scouts. If he wants to speak at the National...
August 2, 2017 - 5:45pm
July 26, 2017
Commentary: Memories of a heroes' welcome home
By Erik C. Rivers, Major (retired), Sauk Centre
July 26, 2017 - 3:25pm
July 19, 2017
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
By Kasi Sieling, Evansville, MN I am the middle school science teacher and head softball coach at Brandon Evansville. First off, I would like to thank the school board and task force members for all of the work and time they have put into researching and working to find the most viable...
July 19, 2017 - 5:34pm
July 15, 2017
Commentary: Superheroes are real in Alexandria
By Haley Skeide, Alexandria, MN We can all agree that superheroes are dedicated to protecting the public. Alexandria is lucky to have superheroes living and working amongst us. Let me start with who I am and why I am writing this. Next, I will tell you of our unique superheroes. My...
July 15, 2017 - 9:27am
July 12, 2017
Commentary: Live theater adds to quality of life
By Tom Obert, Alexandria, MN "Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future." Sophocles said that. I never met the man, but I think he was on to something. One should always lead off a discussion about the arts with a quote from Sophocles...
July 12, 2017 - 4:44pm
Commentary: A response to B-E student's commentary
By Deb Berry, Evansville, MN In response to Amara Henneman's commentary in the Wed. July 5, Echo Press: Thanks for being a student who speaks out for what she believes, Amara. I appreciate all the thoughts you have shared and from the little I've interacted with you, I know you are...
July 12, 2017 - 4:37pm
July 6, 2017
Commentary: A student's view of B-E school
By Amara Henneman, Brandon-Evansville student There has been so much debate from the community about building a new school. Some say that it's too much money or that the old building should just be renovated. Others say that there needs to be a new school, and I will state right now...
July 6, 2017 - 12:19pm
July 2, 2017
COMMENTARY: Consider the future in B-E school vote
By Gene Rossum, Brandon, MN
July 2, 2017 - 9:16am
June 30, 2017
COMMENTARY: America's common purpose
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Grilling hot dogs and corn on the cob, marching in parades, staying up late to watch fireworks light up the night sky — the Fourth of July always reminds us how united we are. We are united in independence. We are united in freedom....
June 30, 2017 - 4:17pm
June 22, 2017
Commentary: Water wells are safe
By Steven Traut, Alexandria, MN Wells have been around for over 8,000 years. Many of the first wells were dug by hand and used rock or stone for casing. Later evolved to wood casing, steel casing and now PVC casing. Modern water wells are drilled with materials that meet NSF 60 standards,...
June 22, 2017 - 8:32am
June 16, 2017
Commentary: Congress needs to reassert itself on use of force
By Lee H. Hamilton, former Congressman, Bloomington, IN The Trump Administration, like its predecessors, has shown an apparent appetite for the use of force overseas. The "mother of all bombs" dropped on Syrian troops, saber-rattling toward North Korea, proposed deployments of U.S....
June 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
Commentary: Super Bowl Legacy Fund hits $1M milestone
By Dana Nelson, vice president of Legacy and Community Partnerships, Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, Minneapolis, MN
June 16, 2017 - 11:15am
June 11, 2017
New hope for children with mental illness
By Sandy Klein-Mirviss, Plymouth, MN As a parent, there is no worse feeling than watching your child suffer. We all want our children to grow up in a nurturing, safe, and healthy environment. Yet, too many of us watch helplessly as our children experience chronic health problems that...
June 11, 2017 - 11:00am
June 2, 2017
Commentary: How to unclog bottlenecks in Alexandria
By James Anderke, Alexandria, MN To whom it may concern, which is everybody driving through Alexandria on a daily basis. There are a few intersections...
June 2, 2017 - 2:30pm
May 25, 2017
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
By Del Rae Williams and Pat Hentges Let us be clear: It's possible to support regulatory reform and the environment at the same time. Some interest groups, lawmakers and government officials have tried to paint municipal groups seeking to reform Minnesota's regulatory process as anti-environment...
May 25, 2017 - 6:01am