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Work on new Miltona playground starts
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, June 27
A big, busy weekend
Concerned citizens organize to stop B-E school vote
Journalism groups intervene in Wetterling lawsuit
Sports schedule for Thursday, June 29
Modahl, Kerr win Geneva Member Guest Tournament
Sports schedule for Wednesday, June 28
Lakes Area Snowmen heading toward finish line after weekend tie
Three Panthers named to Class A all-tourney team as Johnson wins POY
End of the trail
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Morken: Worth the casts in Canada
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Oscar Frederick Mantick
Florence G. Fruth
James "JJ" Wilcox
Lloyd Darrell Nigg
1967: Alexandria Telephone adds two switchboard jobs
Guest editorial: Beware of those trying to deepen the divide
Making space for student creativity
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Republicans need to find new economic theory
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
On the Street
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 26, 2013
Thumbs Up/Down - April 26, 2013
10 IMPORTANT WORDS FOR LEADERSHIP Thumbs Up: We came across this insightful piece about leadership in "The Walk The Talk" company newsletter: The 10 most important words on Leadership: "What can I do to help you be more successful?" The nine most important words: "I need you to do...
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
April 24, 2013
Editorial - Senior numbers rising and so is risk for scams
Here's a fact to ponder from the Minnesota Department of Commerce: Within this decade, there will be more Minnesotans older than age 65 than children enrolled in our public schools. The point: Senior citizens across the country hold the majority of the nation's wealth and scam artists...
April 24, 2013 - 12:00am
April 19, 2013
Editorial - Horror, lies and resolve rise out of marathon
Of all the gripping details of the Boston Marathon bombings, one image is especially hard to shake. CNN reported it: "One man's legs were blown off, and he kept trying to stand up." As disturbing as it is, it encapsulizes the horror of that afternoon, how surreal things became, how...
April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
Editorial - Take Earth Day Challenge with these 10 steps
Sometimes an issue can seem so complex and all encompassing that people give up trying to do anything about it. "It's such a huge topic," the reasoning goes, what I do doesn't really matter." But it can matter, especially when enough hands join together in a common, united cause. Take...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
April 12, 2013
Thumbs Up/Down - April 12, 2013
INTERNET TAX RULING Thumbs Up: The tide may be shifting to help local retailers who are on an unfair playing field with online-only companies...
April 12, 2013 - 12:00am
April 10, 2013
Editorial - Give troopers room to do their jobs
They're out there, doing their jobs, helping other people.
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
April 5, 2013
Editorial - Don't give up fight against lake invaders
Editor's note: The following guest editorial is in the form of a letter that Robert E.
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
April 3, 2013
Editorial - Here's how seniors can avoid pain, expense of a fall
It comes across the police scanners all too often: An elderly person has fallen and needs medical attention. It happens at all times of the year, ice or no ice. According to the statistics from the National Council on Aging, one in three senior citizens experiences a significant...
April 3, 2013 - 12:00am
March 29, 2013
Thumbs Up/Down - March 29, 2013
INISGHTS INTO HEALTH CARE MESS Thumbs Up: If you want to get a clearer understanding of skyrocketing health care costs, be sure to check out the March 4 special report from Time magazine, "Why Medical Bills are Killing Us" by Steven Brill. The cover photo provides an inkling of the...
March 29, 2013 - 12:00am
March 27, 2013
Editorial - Prepare for motorcycle riding now
Even though spring still seems to be a mirage off in the distance, it will eventually get here. That means motorcyclists will finally be able to get their bikes out on the road. And that leads to danger. Last year, 53 riders were killed in Minnesota, a 26 percent increase from...
March 27, 2013 - 12:00am
March 22, 2013
Editorial - Farmers deserve thanks for keeping up with the times
What did you have to eat on Tuesday? It probably will take you a few minutes to recall everything on your plate and you'd likely miss a few things, but here's a certainty: Farmers had something to do with it. Now is a good time to remember and appreciate those who work so hard producing...
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
March 20, 2013
Editorial - More open governments benefit us all
Editor's note: Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information, wrapped up Saturday. This editorial, written by Jim Lee, editor of The Carrol County Times in Maryland, makes the point that the media and...
March 20, 2013 - 12:00am
March 15, 2013
Thumbs Up/Down - March 15, 2013
BARB GROVER'S NEW BOOK Thumbs Up: For an absorbing read that contains fascinating insights into local history, pick up a copy of Barb Grover's book, Alexandria. It's the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series. The book is filled with more than 200 vintage...
March 15, 2013 - 12:00am
March 13, 2013
Editorial - Do all you can to thwart identity thieves
A couple from Plymouth made the news last week after a judge awarded them $850,000 in damages against mortgage scammers who stole their identity, wrecked their credit rating, gutted their finances and turned their lives into a living nightmare. The sad part is, the couple will likely...
March 13, 2013 - 12:00am
March 8, 2013
Editorial - Tax on advertising is wrong approach
While we appreciate Governor Mark Dayton's willingness to put out a budget plan to address the state's financial troubles, we have serious concerns about one part of it: placing a new 5.5 percent tax on advertising. It's just not a good idea. No state currently applies a sales tax...
March 8, 2013 - 12:00am