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Stress relief from furry friends
City presents 'wish list' to legislators
Bending is the rule
Strong faith, strong body
Alexandria boys hockey: A Strong hat trick leads Alexandria to 5-5 tie
Alexandria girls hockey: Cardinals move to 2-2 after loss to St. Cloud
Shot in the arm? New pitch-count policy draws mixed reviews locally
Boys basketball: Osakis improves to 2-0 at Litchfield
Boys basketball: Knights lose at the buzzer for second straight game
Help homeless animals at holiday bake sale
Christmas tales come to Lakes Area Radio Theatre
Dairy Queen hosts fundraiser to benefit Carla Wheeler
Toys for Kids gives area children Christmas cheer
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
Ann C. Ebsen
IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
EDITORIAL: Many families are a hiccup away from disaster
LETTER: The theater, a place for progressive thought
LETTER: Theater has always been a place for social commentary
IN THE KNOW: It's Christmastime in the city
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
May 29, 2009
A Forum Editorial - Minnesota lawmakers pass the buck
How, you might ask, could Minnesota legislators meet for nearly five months and fail to come up with a budget for a state that is in financial crisis? Politics, that's how. The politics of a Republican governor with presidential ambitions and the politics of a Democratic legislative...
May 29, 2009 - 12:00am
May 1, 2009
Editorial - Newspapers play important role in society
By William C. Marcil, publisher, The Forum; CEO, Forum Communications Co. Who said newspapers are dinosaurs, extinct, obsolete? I don't think so. Newspapers today, both in print and online, have more readers than ever. This trend was again evident during recent Red River Valley...
May 1, 2009 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Editorial - New series designed to spark pride in community
Today the Echo Press is unveiling the first in an ongoing series of special news reports focusing on an aspect or subject that defines the word "community" in rural Minnesota. The project is a collaborative effort among newspapers in Alexandria, Detroit Lakes, Park Rapids, Morris,...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
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