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Journalism groups intervene in Wetterling lawsuit
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, June 26
To vape or not to vape
Why doesn't Alexandria have a veterans memorial?
Council acts on barrier request during concerts
Junior Legion Baseball: Alex Junior Legion Black drops two to Fergus Falls
Vikings Speedway: Winners crowned on cool night
Baseball: Alex Junior Legion Black team takes Perham title
Baseball: Area baseball players earn All-Pheasant Conference honors
Softball: Okerlund wins Pheasant Conference MVP, McNamara COY
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
Wanda Jean Tramm
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
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
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
May 20, 2011
A legend retires from county hospital
This month, a legend is retiring after 38 years as administrator of the Douglas County Hospital. Bill Flaig's remarkable career spans five decades of true dedication to this very successful hospital. We have a county hospital staff and facility that are outstanding. Bill has always...
May 20, 2011 - 12:00am
May 11, 2011
Bill could decrease access to dental care
The last thing either Republicans or Democrats should do is make dental care less accessible and more expensive to taxpayers - but a recent bill introduced in the Minnesota Legislature would do just that. Every social worker knows how hard it is to find dental care for people with...
May 11, 2011 - 12:00am
February 9, 2011
Commentary - A word from the county attorney
By Chad Larson, Douglas County attorney It was about a year ago. I was sitting in a backroom of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church next to my wife. All eyes were on a TV monitor displaying what was happening a few yards away in the main section of the church. I really, really tried not...
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am