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Two-car accident on Sunday night at intersection of 34th and Pioneer
No campfire required for Brown Butter Blondie S’mores
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Miltona driver arrested after high-speed chase
Millerville celebrates Butter Days
Resorters playoffs: Long Prairie clinches region bid as Carlos' hopes tabled to Friday
Resorters playoffs: Osakis punches ticket to Region 16C Tourney with win over Millers
Races rained out again as Viking Speedway, FYE Motorsports announce move of the Fall Classic
Bud Grant signing brings back fond memories for Vikings fans
Legion baseball: Post 87 wins game one, faces Bemidji in sub-state tourney
The Salty Dogs to perform on the Courthouse lawn
Community auction to raise funds for missions
TLHD presents Love, Loss, and What I Wore
The Color Dash is coming to Forada
Luther Crest gets whole new look
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Births - June 28-July 2, 2016
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Four-year-old reels in big bass on L'Homme Dieu
Morken: The search for the perfect stand location
Fine fishing over the Fourth
Megan E. Movold
Donald A. Crossley
Jacqueline "Jackie" Friese
Eva M. Wagner
Megan E. Movold
COMMENTARY: The passing of a giant in Runestone research
LETTER: Need bigger indoor location in case of rain
LETTER: Headlights on when using wipers is a law
LETTER: Treat each other with dignity and respect
EDITORIAL: Small gestures seng big message to local officers
Gardening for the senses
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Horticultural services available to local residents
GARDENING TIPS: Manage mosquitoes while enjoying the great outdoors
Horticulture Night set for July 28
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
September 28, 2011
Commentary - Parents and taxpayers deserve the facts on education funding
By Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota Commissioner of Education Several Republican legislators have pledged recently that they will campaign across the state against upcoming school levies. It is startling to see politicians intruding into local school issues that have been historically...
September 28, 2011 - 12:00am
September 23, 2011
Commentary - Homestead Market Value Credit change marks end of shell game
By Jim Miller, executive director of League of Minnesota Cities, St. Paul, MN In the past few weeks, there has been extensive media coverage concerning the state Legislature's discontinuation of the Market Value Homestead Credit program in favor of the new Homestead Market Value...
September 23, 2011 - 12:00am
September 14, 2011
Commentary - Time to remember the Constitution
Editor's note: The following information was provided by Robin Trott, a local representative for the Daughters of the American Revolution. WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 17, 2011 begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The weeklong commemoration of America's most important...
September 14, 2011 - 12:00am
September 7, 2011
Commentary - What are 'the others' here for?
There's something in all of us that urges us to help others. We get a sense of completeness and fulfillment from contributing to our culture or helping individuals accomplish things. This can take many forms of contributing. Whether it is financial giving, sharing of talents and skills,...
September 7, 2011 - 12:00am
Commentary - Dairy safety net isn't working
By House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn. It has been nearly three years since the combination of declining milk prices and escalating input costs devastated the dairy industry. Many producers were forced out of business while others just barely...
September 7, 2011 - 12:00am
Commentary - Tax cuts for wealthy don't work
Recent articles in local and regional newspapers are beginning to show the effects of the Tea Party influenced tax cuts only and borrowing from the future system of financing government. Problems like statewide school districts having to borrow even more money and the city of Minneapolis...
September 7, 2011 - 12:00am
September 2, 2011
Commentary - Use local businesses for home repair work
By Coni McKay, executive director, Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce While we all watched the dramatic reports of Hurricane Irene battering the East Coast this week, I realized that homeowners there will soon be faced with finding reputable service vendors to complete...
September 2, 2011 - 12:00am
August 10, 2011
Commentary - High water - what do we do about it?
By Jim Hultman, Alexandria, MN First, I should explain that I am probably one of the most seriously affected by the recent record high water in our lakes. My yard is now a part of the lake and my home is threatened by imminent flooding. My garage and driveway are flooded and I wear...
August 10, 2011 - 12:00am
August 5, 2011
Commentary - The problem with Zequanox
By Bonnie Huettl, president of Douglas County Lakes Association, Alexandria, MN Pseudomonoas florescens (the biological name for Zequanox) has been studied for 20 years by scientists and continues on. Douglas County could be a leader in the world of green solutions to controlling...
August 5, 2011 - 12:00am
July 8, 2011
Commentary - An unnecessary shutdown
I am disappointed that the month of June came to a close and the budget disagreement did not, forcing a state government shutdown. I am disappointed that the Legislature's balanced budget, spending only what we have in our checkbook, was neither accepted nor considered by Governor...
July 8, 2011 - 12:00am
June 24, 2011
Commentary - Legislators can learn from ATCC
Since the legislative session began, I've repeatedly paged through the state's little green session guide.
June 24, 2011 - 12:00am
June 22, 2011
Tournament anglers have big impact
Over the past few weeks, I've read letters to the editor and commentary articles in the Echo Press both pro and con on fishing tournaments. As a retired fishing guide, avid angler and pretty good tournament angler I found the exchanges interesting with some good points on both sides....
June 22, 2011 - 12:00am
June 8, 2011
Problems with bass fishing on lakes
Several letters and articles about Senator Ingebrigtsen's aquatic invasive species legislation have appeared recently in the Echo Press. The writers appear to be offended by the legislation and want to protect the image of bass fishing tournaments and participants. Peter Perovich...
June 8, 2011 - 12:00am
June 3, 2011
State preferences cheat taxpayers
About a decade ago, a recording studio owner, Rod, discovered that the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office had issued a Request for Proposal (RFP); the agency needed some video production services. Rod had recently registered with the state to receive notices of such RFPs and was...
June 3, 2011 - 12:00am
June 1, 2011
Proposed amendment causing hurt
By members of Diversity Resource Action Alliance (DRAA) - Shari Maloney, Sherry Bruckner, LaTresse Snead and John Heydt, Alexandria, MN On Saturday, May 21, the Minnesota Legislature voted to place an amendment to ban same-sex marriage on the November 2012 ballot. Currently, Minnesota...
June 1, 2011 - 12:00am