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Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
Philip R. Harrang
Larry E. Thielmann
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
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October 23, 2017
LETTER: The 'rest of the story' about party of racists
To the editor: A recent letter writer opined that the Democrats are a party of racists. Upon further reading, I discovered that the writer, unlike Paul Harvey, did not relate "the rest of the story."
October 23, 2017 - 8:14am
October 19, 2017
LETTER: Look inward and listen in discussing racism
To the editor: I would like to thank Mr. Richard Thompson for his history lesson on Democrats (Oct. 11 Echo Press) from 50 to 150 years ago. However, I would like to add to the narrative by including the accomplishments of our own Hubert Humphrey from the 1948 Democratic Convention:...
October 19, 2017 - 8:10am
June 28, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Republicans need to find new economic theory
To the editor: The political climate we face today was brought by the Republican front. The Democrats have always been on the side of the little guy. We have advocated against the trickle-down theory. Huge tax breaks for the wealthy don't work when 0.1 percent of the rich have more...
June 28, 2017 - 7:03am
March 22, 2017
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
To the editor: Welfare: A statutory procedure or social effort designed to promote the basic physical and material well-being of people in need. This basic tenet of man's humanity to man nevertheless seems to be anathema to some. A recent writer to the Echo Press stated: "[T]he concentration...
March 22, 2017 - 8:00am
October 23, 2015
COMMENTARY: Blame governor and Democrats for no increase in Social Security
By State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, District 8B For only the third time in the last 40 years, all three during the Obama administration, tens of millions of Social Security recipients will not see an increase in their cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for the coming year. This...
October 23, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
Letter: Get involved early and stay involved
To the editor: I am writing to encourage local Democrats to proudly claim our legacy. Our commitment to a just and fair society is the hallmark of our history. With the 2016 campaigns rapidly intensifying, it’s time for us to make our voices heard. Remember, when we vote, we win. Republicans...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
February 21, 2014
Letter - Why do DFL'ers oppose voter ID?
To the editor: Why are the DFL members so against voter ID? I know I have to show my driver’s license to get my license tabs, cash a check, apply for a savings account, get a loan or insurance, etc. Jane Pflugradt Garfield, MN
February 21, 2014 - 10:17am
Letter - Government spending is out of control
To the editor: We need more people like Bill Ingebrigtsen to work for us. He knows that we need to live within our means, not like our spendy Democrats. For example, our governor is building a billion dollar stadium for a rich, crooked owner and rich, spoiled-brat players. Think...
February 21, 2014 - 10:16am
Letter - Take another look at the DFL
To the editor: Last year the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party had enough support to take some bold steps forward for Minnesota. A $1 billion budgetary surplus will allow the money the Republicans took from the schools to be paid back in full, as well as new investments in education...
February 21, 2014 - 10:14am
January 4, 2013
For Peterson, fiscal cliff bill puts budget 'further behind'
ST. PAUL - U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, an accountant before turning politician, could not support budget legislation passed on New Year's night because it will grow the federal deficit by $3.9 trillion. "They spent more than they raised," the western Minnesota Democratic...
January 4, 2013 - 12:00am
November 14, 2012
Happy days for Minnesota Democrats
Forgive Minnesota Democrats if they're wearing broad smiles lately. Democratic-Farmer-Laborites won all the big prizes in Tuesday's election. Witness: --Both houses of the Legislature will be in DFL control for the first time in two-and-a-half decades. --Democratic President Barack...
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
April 11, 2012
DFL celebrates 68 years of history
Editor's note: Charles Nettestad of Alexandria, the new chair of the Douglas County DFL, provided the following information about the Minnesota DFL Party, which is celebrating its 68th anniversary this year. Happy birthday, DFL - you're 68 years young! Some people ask, what the...
April 11, 2012 - 12:00am
November 4, 2010
Republicans must prove themselves
ST. PAUL -- Republicans are used to saying they could do a better job of legislating if Democrats would just get out of the way. When the Minnesota Legislature becomes GOP controlled in January, they need to walk the talk. "It is time for the Republicans to step up and get some...
November 4, 2010 - 8:09am
August 11, 2010
DFL awaits candidates' decisions
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democrats woke up this morning wondering who would be their governor candidate. While news media projections put Mark Dayton in that role, neither he nor rival Margaret Anderson Kelliher was ready to call the primary election over. Dayton, the former U.S. senator...
August 11, 2010 - 9:54am
May 12, 2010
Meeting - Douglas County Democrats May 13
DOUGLAS COUNTY DEMOCRATS MAY 13 The Douglas County Democrats will meet Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in Room 205 at Alexandria Technical College, 1601 Jefferson Street. At 7 p.m. students will give a presentation in invasive species in area lakes. The agenda of the business meeting...
May 12, 2010 - 12:00am