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Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, August 17
Drug conviction earns more than seven years in prison
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Matzo (w/video)
Updated: Boy dies after rollover accident, girl injured
Truck hauling hazardous chemicals catches fire; homes near Paynesville evacuated
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Habitat for Humanity dedicates two new homes
Photo of the Week
Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
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