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From Guatemala to Evansville: Man facing possible deportation started a family in Minnesota
Finding Lucas's heart: Parkers Prairie mother tracks down family that received son’s heart
Former Mrs. Minnesota International shares message at Domestic Abuse Awareness Luncheon
Pilot survives with minor injuries after plane crashes near Willmar, Minn.
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Alex swimming: Youth movement taking shape
Morken: Breaking down the area section football fields
Football: Lakers ready for playoffs after taking care of Benson
Football scores from Wednesday, Oct. 18
Football: Osakis ends regular season on five game losing streak
Homeless advocates praise movie opening Friday in Alexandria
Kensington museum holds open house
Pageant seeking Miss Teen Douglas County
'Voices from the Hillside' returns to Evansville
Ventriloquist brings act to humane society fundraiser
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
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
Neva B. Andrews
Evangeline G. Ekdahl
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
LETTER: Don't blame ER for mental illness care
LETTER: City plans for next five to 50 years
LETTER: Look inward and listen in discussing racism
1967: Four rolls of toilet paper cost 39 cents
EDITORIAL: Is First Amendment disgusting?
Going far with 4-H horses
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
Small change adds up for youth groups
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Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
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July 5, 2013
Commentary - Response about senior center is primarily fiction and innuendo
By Roger and Suzanne "Corki" Hegland, Alexandria, MN To ensure there is no misunderstanding here, we are the parents of Devon, the NSI food service manager, and have visited the Senior Center many times. Here is our point by point response to the June 26 Joyce Martinson letter: The...
July 5, 2013 - 12:00am
July 2, 2013
Commentary - Cuts to food stamp program mean more hungry children and families
By Dr. Ed Ivancic, past president of Mississippi Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics The American medical community has been concerned for some time about the reality of hunger and malnutrition in our nation. Nutrition is paramount to health and survival, especially for...
July 2, 2013 - 12:00am
June 28, 2013
Commentary - Senator encourages 'staycations' this summer
By Senator Torrey Westrom, R-District 12, Elbow Lake, MN A staycation is when families and individuals take part in leisure activities close to or at home. This form of vacationing allows for a wide variety of short trips such as visiting local tourist sites, campgrounds and museums....
June 28, 2013 - 12:00am
June 26, 2013
Commentary - Don't judge people; be proud of yourself
By Janel (Mohrmann) Hamilton, Evansville, MN People make mistakes. Accidents happen. Walls are built and opinions are made. I try not to judge someone because of their past and I hope no one would judge me because of mine. I had my son at 15. I was pregnant at 14 and only told one...
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
Commentary - Esterberg is sounding warning bell
By Joyce Martinson, board president, Alexandria Senior Center This is in response to the article and the editorial concerning the Alexandria Senior Center. The one thing missing from this one-sided account is a response from the Alexandria Senior Center. This is not a personnel...
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Commentary - Summer time shouldn't be hungry time
By Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, Washington, D.C. In the midst of winter/spring, it can be easy to forget those long, hot days of June, July and August. Even so, now is the time to start applying and planning to feed hungry children...
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
January 9, 2013
Commentary - A New Year's resolution for a healthy mouth
By Daniel E. Rose, DDS, first-vice-president, Minnesota Dental Association, Pillager, MN As we enter the new year with so many good intentions, I would like to invite everyone to add one more resolution to their list: improved oral health. As a practicing dentist in Pillager, I see...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
April 6, 2012
Commentary - We need a sincere apology to Native Americans
By Pat Grant, co-chair of One Heart Ministry for First Nation People, Alexandria, Minnesota This is written after the great editorial entitled "Remembering a dark day in December." [Echo Press, January 6, 2012] It was expertly written. The mistreatment of Native Americans was an...
April 6, 2012 - 12:00am
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