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Bergquist officially hired as Osakis superintendent
Dog sniffs out marijuana on I-94 near Alexandria
Student-run restaurant opens Friday
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Lukah (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, March 28
Morken: Calm and collected got the job done for Simpson
More honors for Chargers as three named All-Pheasant Conference
Playing with heart
Osakis track and field: New year, new challenges
Alexandria's Hannah Boraas cards hole-in-one in Utah
DOUBLE LIVES: Art of two kinds
STEAM Expo enters third year
DECA students finish strong at state competition
Being that change: Alexandria man focuses on the positive
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Viking Sportsmen celebrate 30 years of their kid's food plot program
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Iona May Kreft
Lynda L (Halvorson) Mackie
Glenn W. Cording
Janice Carol Schultz
Nancy A. Pedersen
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: 3M plant construction started in Alexandria
IN THE KNOW: What competencies do we want?
LETTER: Miracle on ice thumbs up
LETTER: GOP plan guaranteed to fail
GUEST EDITORIAL: A message from the enemy of the people
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 22, 2010
Bemidji Pioneer Editorial: Cut pay to Congress by 5 percent
(Editor's note: The following editorial appeared in the Bemidji Pioneer today. The Pioneer and the Echo Press are owned by Forum Communications Company.) They say, "what's good for the goose is good for the gander." That should be the case of our representatives in Congress -- both...
April 22, 2010 - 12:12pm
November 29, 2009
Editorial: H1N1 flu threat is far from ending
Editor's note: This editorial was printed in the West Central Tribune on November 21. There are positive reports this week the H1N1 novel influenza outbreak is easing somewhat across Minnesota and the rest of the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday...
November 29, 2009 - 12:08pm
November 11, 2009
Editorial - Veterans deserve our respect and acknowledgment
You're 19 years old, in a strange place, surrounded by people you barely know. It's cold, or maybe it's hotter than you could ever imagine and you're shaking. Suddenly you hear gunfire. You try to block out your fear and do what you were trained to do. Basic seems so long ago. Something...
November 11, 2009 - 12:00am
June 26, 2009
Editorial - AIDS battle is far from over; here's how you can help
If you think AIDS is shrinking into the background, think again. It's still a serious health threat, cutting lives short and showing no signs of disappearing. A 2008 HIV Surveilance Report recently released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) underscores that point. Reported...
June 26, 2009 - 12:00am
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