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Life campaign gathers for the unborn
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IN THE KNOW: A wonderful, vibrant area
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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
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April 24, 2009
Editorial - Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
THUMB CORRECTION Thumbs Up: One of our "thumbs down" in the last edition, "Hampering the Handicapped" went too far. We repeated a reader's complaint that there were no automatic doors at the Viking Plaza. That's incorrect. The mall does have automatic doors at some entry points into...
April 24, 2009 - 12:00am
April 22, 2009
Editorial - Don't write obituary for newspapers just yet
Representatives from the Echo Press, the Pope County Tribune and the Long Prairie Leader went on the KXRA radio program, "Open Line," last week with a simple, united message: Community newspapers are far from dead. There's no denying that newspapers of all sizes are going through...
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am
April 17, 2009
Editorial - Are you ready for motorcycle season?
The lure of the open road beckons this time of year for motorcycle riders. Cooped up for too long, they're itching to once again feel the wind on their face as they hit the highway with their bikes. But it's not all easy, breezy fun. Too many motorcyclists are injured and killed...
April 17, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Editorial - Lodging tax shift is a bad idea
Divide and conquer. That seems to be the hidden strategy behind a new plan the state Legislature is proposing that could change the way lodging tax funds are spent. Local governments are not happy campers right now - and rightly so. That's because the state keeps chipping away at...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 8, 2009
Editorial - Let lessons from flood linger on
The Douglas County community's response to the flooding in northwestern Minnesota and North Dakota has been nothing short of amazing. Volunteers and support have streamed in from local businesses like Tastefully Simple, H&R Block, Douglas Machine and others. Moe Township Community...
April 8, 2009 - 12:00am
April 3, 2009
Editorial - Is your child ready for spring sports?
Spring, although detoured by another big snowfall this week, will arrive soon. And that means kids will be heading outside to enjoy their favorite sport, from baseball, basketball and tennis to paintball and biking. But there's a danger out there that can rob a child of more than...
April 3, 2009 - 12:00am
April 1, 2009
Editorial - Where would we be without good teachers?
With another school year entering its last quarter, now is a good time to pay tribute to the hard working, dedicated group of individuals who play such a vital role in preparing young people for the challenges ahead. Teachers deserve our gratitude and appreciation for a job that...
April 1, 2009 - 12:00am
March 27, 2009
Editorial - Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
JON B'S LEGACY Thumbs Up: He wasn't rich and famous. He wasn't a "mover and shaker" and he never held public office. But he was a big part of the community - an "institution," one might say. And he'll be missed. Jon Barthelemy died on March 7 at age 55 after a lengthy illness. Although...
March 27, 2009 - 12:00am
March 25, 2009
Editorial - Those who violate online comment rules face consequences
The Echo Press online comment section is a popular way for people to express an opinion about a story, an issue and other people's viewpoints. It's amazing how well this kind of informal, interactive forum has caught on. Some stories generate hundreds of comments. The tone of the...
March 25, 2009 - 12:00am
March 20, 2009
Editorial - Don't fall prey to economic stimulus scam
If there's a way to swindle people out of their hard-earned money, criminals will find it. One of the newest scams preys upon the highly publicized economic stimulus payments. The consumer services division of the Minnesota Attorney General's Office sent out a warning Tuesday, telling...
March 20, 2009 - 12:00am
March 18, 2009
Editorial - Be a ray of sunshine in keeping government open
This week, March 15-21, is Sunshine Week - a national initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. It's a topic that not just newspapers and other media care deeply about.
March 18, 2009 - 12:00am
March 11, 2009
Editorial - Economic downturn impacts kids, too
Stressed over the economy? Worried how you will pay all your bills? Anxious over cutting your family's budget? If you think you're between a rock and hard place these days, consider your children. They're feeling the effects, too. One nationwide poll last fall revealed that 75...
March 11, 2009 - 12:00am
March 6, 2009
Editorial - Don't let myths muddy debate over welfare
In casual conversations, people often throw around information about topics they know very little about. There's nothing wrong with pitching in your two-cents, but when misinformation is passed on, it can get become ingrained in people's consciousness and accepted as fact. That only...
March 6, 2009 - 12:00am
March 4, 2009
Editorial - Comments about bad drivers worth weighing
Is Alexandria one of the worst places around for bad driving? The newspaper posed that question in Friday's Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down and received a lot of feedback online and through e-mails. Many of the comments are worth sharing - and pondering. While nobody likes to admit that their...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
February 27, 2009
Editorial - Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
A HUB FOR BAD DRIVING Thumbs Down: Just how bad are drivers in Alexandria? An 86-year-old woman, who moved here from Phoenix four and a half years ago, called to tell us she can't believe the terrible driving habits she's seen in Alexandria: Drivers veering into, or straddling, other...
February 27, 2009 - 12:00am