Skip to main content
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Update: Fire reported at grain elevator in Brandon (w/video)
CAPITOL CHATTER: Minnesota Capitol not alone in renovation work
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Sept. 22
Blizzard hockey: Freeze edge Alex in the final period
Football: Morris remains unbeaten against Minnewaska
Blizzard hockey: Alex falls at New Ulm
Football: Christenson runs wild in win at Willmar
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 24
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Life campaign gathers for the unborn
The Kingery Family presents music with a vision
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Morken: The final tune-ups before the season
Franklin L. Cobb
Phillip O. Thompson
Sallie A. DeBoer
Kathleen L. Haining
EDITORIAL: How to survive a crash with a power pole
IN THE KNOW: A wonderful, vibrant area
LETTER: Heroic actions saved lives
IT'S OUR TURN: Photos and the First Amendment
EDITORIAL: Don't take emergency care for granted
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
YOU ASKED: Who planted the sunflowers near interstate?
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 21, 2013
Editorial - Don't harvest trouble this fall
For farmers, it's the most eagerly anticipated time of year: harvest. But it also poses a big danger: electrical accidents. The best to avoid such accidents: Look up. "When you're working long hours or rushing to beat the weather, it's easy to overlook power lines and related equipment,"...
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
August 16, 2013
Thumbs Up/Down - August 16, 2013
A SMOKING DEBATE Thumbs Up/Down: Here's a thumbs item we'd like to have readers debate: Are the efforts against smoking going too far? Should those who smoke be turned down a job because of it? The person who contacted us about the issue is a healthcare professional who is a smoker....
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
May 24, 2013
It's Our Turn: Hot Wheels, cool memories
When I found out that the world's longest Hot Wheels track is being built for a special race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week, it...
May 24, 2013 - 12:00am
May 15, 2013
Editorial - Attitudes toward mental illnesses need to change
Millions of Americans are dealing with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder and other illnesses. It's difficult enough to cope with those problems, seek treatment and try to get on the road to recovery, but other factors make...
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
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