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Update: Boy helped sister escape before his death in rollover
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Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20
Minnesota has a Confederate symbol -- and it's going to keep it
Sports schedule for Monday, Aug. 21
Tennis: Osakis starts 2-0 at Pequot Lakes
Sports schedule for Saturday, Aug. 19
Sports schedule for Friday, August 18
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Garden experiment produces sky-high sunflowers
Refresher courses offered for older drivers
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
Johnson - Engebretson
DNR: Starry stonewort confirmed in Lake Minnewaska
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
Jon Thomas Dingwall Jr.
Angeline "Angie" K. Blake
Lois D. Anderson
Irene M. Larson
James "Jim" K. Davern
Letter: Minneapolis' move to restrict menthol is inspiring
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
hires and promotions
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December 23, 2011
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
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