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Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Elvis Pigsley (w/video)
Crash near Nelson sends driver to hospital
Driver injured in I-94 crash near Osakis
Big car show wheels into Alexandria
Sladek takes second at Pepsi Little People's Golf Tournament
Alexandria Horseshoe League
Legion Baseball: Alex wins a couple, loses a couple in home tourney
Morken: Easy to see why wins piled up for the Panthers
Area baseball players make state all-tournament teams
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Wanda Jean Tramm
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
On the Street
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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