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Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, October 17
YMCA and Knute Nelson partner to create community child care center
Evansville farm worker faces possible deportation to Guatemala
Leaving the trap of domestic violence: Speaker shares personal experience
Watershed meeting plans for future
Volleyball: Lakers drop last match to Tigers
Tennis: Minnewaska, Osakis send individuals to state
Volleyball: Cardinals end regular season with a win
Cross country: Osakis programs top five at CMC meet
Sports schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 18
'Voices from the Hillside' returns to Evansville
Ventriloquist brings act to humane society fundraiser
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
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
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
Robert G. Swanson
George "Joe" Cresswell
Letter: Support the fair, share your ideas
Letter: Coal is not where we should put our efforts
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
Small change adds up for youth groups
On The Street
Summit to showcase young, regional companies
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
hires and promotions
on the street
April 22, 2017
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
By Michelle Behr, Chancellor, University of Minnesota, Morris Minnesota's future belongs to its upcoming leaders, entrepreneurs, thinkers and innovators. At the University of Minnesota, we're investing in those individuals, giving them the tools they need to move our state forward....
April 22, 2017 - 9:22am
April 20, 2017
Commentary: Small manufacturers pack big punch
By Bob Kill, president and CEO, Enterprise Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
April 20, 2017 - 8:01am
April 14, 2017
Commentary: Bipartisan help for pregnant teens
By Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger, St. Paul, MN and Horizon Public Health Administrator Sandy Tubbs, Alexandria, MN Parenting is the toughest and most important job most of us will ever do. It's difficult under the best of circumstances — but when you are a...
April 14, 2017 - 9:46am
March 17, 2017
COMMENTARY: Democracy dies in darkness
By John Bodette, St. Cloud, MN Welcome to Sunshine Week, a national effort to promote openness in government. Sunshine Week is brought to you by the American Society of News Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. When we are experiencing "fake news," "alternative...
March 17, 2017 - 8:00am
December 2, 2016
COMMENTARY: Cheap wages should anger Alexandrians
By Sean Fleming, Alexandria, MN Arrowwood's recently proposed boarding project has come under fire from its neighbors. Celeste Edenloff's article, "Employee housing project faces opposition," documents frustrations regarding property rates, the quality of the building and environmental...
December 2, 2016 - 8:00am
December 31, 2013
Farm Bill threatens our right to know
By Patrice McDermott, Washington, D.C. Families who live near or share waterways with large corporate farms or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have a critical need to know some basic facts about these operations. The public’s right to this information, however, could...
December 31, 2013 - 12:46am
October 30, 2013
Ask about that child with disabilities and special needs
By Allen Senstad, Alexandria, MN Now that school has started, I’m reminded of my own school days. Back then, kids who were “special” had their own classroom. hen they were allowed out of it, I avoided them. After all, they were different. It wasn’t that I didn’t like...
October 30, 2013 - 9:17am
October 29, 2013
Health care changes are here
By Senator Torrey Westrom, R-District 12, Elbow Lake, MN MNsure, Minnesota’s branch of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was officially open for public enrollment on October 1, 2013 and will close March 31, 2014. MNsure is an online website for Minnesotans to search government-organized...
October 29, 2013 - 2:19pm
October 11, 2013
What does a ‘government shutdown’ really mean? Not what you might think
By Hilda Bettermann, Brandon, MN After waiting breathlessly until midnight to see if Congress and the president would avoid a government shutdown, we thought we would do some research on what a shutdown really means. There are many sources for information on the shutdown, including...
October 11, 2013 - 9:05am
September 3, 2013
Commentary - Corn views: Back off the Renewable Fuels Standard; it's working
By Tom Haag, president, Minnesota Corn Growers Association If I told you there was a piece of legislation that has reduced America's dependence on foreign oil by 20 percent, supports 400,000 jobs, adds $43 billion to our gross domestic product, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by...
September 3, 2013 - 10:02am
August 14, 2013
Commentary - A closer look at property tax changes
By State Rep. Paul Anderson, District 12B, Starbuck, MN A newspaper headline this past week declaring that "property taxes could drop" in Minnesota made for interesting reading. Although the figure mentioned, $121 million for next year, was only an estimate, my initial reaction was,...
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am
August 9, 2013
Commentary - Senior Center needs change in management
By Paul C. Anderson, Senior Center Board member, Alexandria, MN I had decided to let the Senior Center issue rest, but after reading the last issue of the Alexandria Senior Center newsletter, I was convinced that I had to defend myself. These three pages in the newsletter are full...
August 9, 2013 - 12:00am
Commentary - Alexandria and diversity
By Tom Obert, Alexandria, MN Some 70 years ago, my father was a student at North High in Minneapolis. Dad recalled the student population at North then to be about one-third white, one-third Jewish (the other whites?), and one-third black. And nobody thought much about it, one way...
August 9, 2013 - 12:00am
July 19, 2013
Commentary - Wealthy aren't only ones paying more taxes
By State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, MN Once upon a time, Democrat legislators and Governor Dayton promised that the rich would be paying more in taxes and that middle and low income Minnesotans would be shielded from the effects of their policies. Now that July has arrived...
July 19, 2013 - 12:00am
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