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RibFest helps bring the lakes back to life
History Live! under way at Runestone Museum
Alexandria man suspected of supplying heroin in Fergus Falls overdose case
Vandals smash sinks at Alexandria park
Level three sex offender moving to Brandon
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
SUPing off the beaten path
A chance to ride
Bursting onto the scene: Alex eighth-grader finishes off impressive trap season with big final shoot
Legion baseball: Alex sweeps at Perham
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Anthony Miltich and Friends kick off celebration
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
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Reducing some rough fish
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
Inez Trueman (Gandrud)
David Steve Edmunds
Sandra R. Hinderschied
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
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
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...
opinion / sports
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
February 25, 2009
Editorial - How loyal are you to the community?
This is an editorial about loyalty. Most everyone is loyal to their country. Americans, even though they know there's always room for improvement, take pride in living in the greatest country on the globe. Where loyalty sometimes seems to falter most is within one's own community. How...
February 25, 2009 - 12:00am
February 20, 2009
Editorial - Don't be paralyzed by debt, credit
In these tough economic times, everyone is looking for ways to save a buck, make an extra buck or gain a financial edge. But people need to be careful, too. That "edge" can slice you to ribbons if it's in the form of a scam. That's why reading the front-page story about scams in...
February 20, 2009 - 12:00am
February 18, 2009
Editorial - A legacy of giving back
The Alexandria community lost a key contributor Sunday when long-time business owner Maynard "Bud" Peterson passed away. Beyond the unique personality traits that made Bud the man he was, he'll be long remembered for his deep commitment to making Alexandria a better place to live. Bud...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
February 13, 2009
Editorial - Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
SELF-ABSORBED DRIVERS Thumbs Down: Complaints continue to pour in about drivers who continue to blow through uncontrolled intersections without even thinking about other motorists and pedestrians. They're supposed to yield the right of way to the driver who arrived at the intersection...
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am