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Thousands of motorists cited for not buckling up
Court of Appeals rules government can enter renters' homes
Alexandria School Board approves District Policy revisions
RibFest turnout may have been best ever
Panthers embrace heightened expectations after runner-up finish
Legion baseball: New-look Post 188 squad outlasted by undefeated Glenwood-Lowry
Viking Speedway to host Late Model special this Saturday
VFW 15s swept at Willmar
Up to the challenge
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Meals on the grill maximize taste, minimize cleanup
Driver improvement program offered
Independence Day travel numbers to break records
Parades, fireworks, celebrations round out the Fourth
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Robert "Bob" Carlisle
James "Jim" Dittberner
Duane A. Wagner
David Steve Edmunds
Sandra R. Hinderschied
LETTER: Beware of barbecued bugs
LETTER: We should be forever grateful
COMMENTARY: A constitutional response to gun violence
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Oscar Lake Church in Farwell to celebrate 100th anniversary
EDITORIAL: Beware of business 'vanity awards'
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 18, 2013
It's Our Turn: Highs and lows of a half-marathon
Can something be exhausting and exhilarating at the same time? Frustrating yet fulfilling? Puff you up with pride while deflating you with defeat? Yes....
January 18, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
Editorial - Stop Medicare scammers by hanging up
Have you received a call lately from someone asking you about Medicare, Social Security or supplemental insurance? Beware. It could be a scam. The caller may be trying to trick you into disclosing private financial information. The Minnesota Attorney General's Office recently issued...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
January 25, 2012
Editorial - Facts to ponder before driving away
If you're not buckling up each and every time you get inside a vehicle, consider this: Eight of Minnesota's first 10 motorists who died in motor vehicle crashes in 2012 were not wearing a seat belt, according to preliminary reports from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)...
January 25, 2012 - 12:00am
January 13, 2012
Thumbs Up and Down - Views by the Echo Press January 13
On thin ice Thumbs Down: Those going out on the ice should be very careful out there and know exactly what they're getting into. Because of the unseasonably warm weather we've been having - temperatures were 10 degrees warmer than normal in December - open water and weak ice conditions...
January 13, 2012 - 12:00am
August 17, 2011
Editorial - Ten reasons to subscribe to the paper
Why should I subscribe to the newspaper when I can go to its website and get the news? That's a question we hear time and time again and while we appreciate the visits to our website, there are still plenty of reasons to get the printed version of the paper. Here are 10: 1. Anywhere...
August 17, 2011 - 7:50am
April 15, 2011
New 'texting' ads bring home a powerful message
The idea of a fatal crash victim texting from a body bag isn't funny - but it does deliver a powerful lesson as to just how dangerous it is to text while you're driving. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) began airing TV spots this week containing those images in advance...
April 15, 2011 - 12:00am
April 13, 2011
Guest Editorial - Politics trumps efforts to protect our children
On a party line vote, with most Republicans voting no, an amendment to the K-12 education budget bill that would strengthen anti-bullying laws was defeated in the Minnesota State Senate last week. The amendment would require school districts to train staff to specifically prevent...
April 13, 2011 - 12:00am
March 25, 2011
Editorial - Thumbs Up/Down
Christian love in action Thumbs Up: Churches in Alexandria, as well as others in the community, came together after the sudden death of Pastor Sherry Billberg at her home on March 3. Although she served as a Lutheran pastor, her funeral was held in the spacious sanctuary of St. Mary's...
March 25, 2011 - 12:00am
March 23, 2011
Editorial - Public notices belong in newspapers
In an effort to cut costs, some school boards, county boards and city councils in Minnesota are pressuring legislators to allow them to put public notices on their own websites instead of paying to print them in a newspaper. This would be a huge disservice to the public. Public...
March 23, 2011 - 12:00am
March 18, 2011
Editorial - Legislature should consider tax study in tackling deficit
Are you paying your fair share of taxes? If you're in the middle and lower income bracket, the answer is yes. If you're making more money than most people in Minnesota - a household income of more than $130,000 - the answer is no. At least that's what can be gleaned from the Minnesota...
March 18, 2011 - 12:00am
March 16, 2011
Editorial - Farmers take deserved turn in the spotlight
Imagine feeding not just your family but 144 hungry people every day. American farmers don't have to imagine it. They're doing it. And this week is their turn to take a much-deserved spotlight. Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed March 13-19 as Minnesota Agriculture Week. The designation...
March 16, 2011 - 12:00am
March 11, 2011
Thumbs Up - Thumbs Down
Cutting back on the arts Thumbs Down: Cut the arts. That's a common reaction to dealing with the kind of budget mess Minnesota finds itself in. But thinking of the arts as some kind of extravagant luxury is a wrong-headed approach. Arts not only provide entertainment and culture,...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
March 9, 2011
Editorial - Are you prepared for these five retirement challenges?
It's out there, waiting. It's maybe a little hazy right now but with each passing year, it gets a little clearer. Retirement. How prepared are you? Will you have enough set aside to add luster to your golden years? Planning for retirement is a big challenge, especially in today's...
March 9, 2011 - 12:00am
March 2, 2011
Editorial - Move over for troopers; lives are on the line
Eight State Patrol troopers were hit while they were working the roads during a three-day period last week. That's not just a statistic; eight lives were on the line. So far this winter, a total of 31 troopers have been struck by other vehicles - a big upswing to the 13 who were...
March 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 19, 2011
Editorial - You can help turn the tide against zebra mussel invasion
News that zebra mussels were found in Lake Victoria isn't all that shocking. Because the mussels were found in other lakes on the chain, many thought it would only be a matter of time before this threat deepened its invasion. It shouldn't be that way. Now is not the time for complacency. It's...
January 19, 2011 - 12:00am