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Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
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On The Street
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
November 2, 2011
Commentary - Help pheasant population
By Tom Landwehr, commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, MN In my experience, there are few better ways to spend a day than following a dog, shotgun resting on my shoulder, hunting up the wily ring-necked pheasant.
November 2, 2011 - 12:00am
Commentary - Diversity growing on farms in Minnesota
In my lifetime, Minnesota's population has doubled. It has also become more varied, although these patterns have not always been fully apparent in some parts of rural Minnesota or in our farm sector. The latest agricultural census showed that from 2002 to 2007, the number of Minnesota...
November 2, 2011 - 12:00am
October 19, 2011
Commentary - Call it like it is - property taxes going up because of state cuts
By Alan Oberloh, mayor, city of Worthington and president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and Bruce Ahlgren, mayor, city of Cloquet and vice-president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities It has been a hard pill to swallow but Greater Minnesota cities have come...
October 19, 2011 - 12:00am
October 7, 2011
Commentary - advancing research for a cure for Alzheimer's disease
By Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) Until a few years ago, Jerry Parks had a successful career with a construction company in Minnesota. But, while still in his early 50s, Jerry had to retire because he was experiencing short-term memory loss. Originally misdiagnosed with attention...
October 7, 2011 - 12:00am
October 5, 2011
Commentary - Was America really founded by deists?
By Melva Jean Ruckheim, Parkers Prairie, MN Policies are often justified by saying that they reflect the intent of the deists who founded America. Deists didn't believe God was actively involved in human affairs. Was America really founded by deists? April 15, 1775, John Hancock,...
October 5, 2011 - 12:00am
September 30, 2011
Commentary - The Tea Party is not a fairytale
By Hilda Bettermann, Brandon, MN Well, unlike, the Echo Press' guest columnist, Dennis Dalman, I do not live in a fairytale world.
September 30, 2011 - 12:00am