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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
Man sentenced to five years in prison after shotgun confrontation
For mother of missing Alexandria girl, 'worst feeling ever'
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
Photo of the Week
Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Alexandria's Enterprise plays courthouse concert
Faith Happenings: Running legend to speak at Faith @ Work Lunch
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
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
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
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
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May 19, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Johnson looks to buck history in governor race
ST. PAUL — This is not good news for Jeff Johnson, or anyone else who has lost a governor's race and wants a second chance. "Only a handful...
May 19, 2017 - 1:10pm
March 31, 2017
Great American Think-Off entry deadline approaches
The public is invited to tackle the issues of "fake news" vs. truth by submitting an answer to this year's 25th annual Great American Think-Off question: "Has the 2016 election changed our perception of truth?" Essays should be no more than 750 words, arguing for or against the idea...
March 31, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 27, 2017
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
ST. PAUL—U.S. Rep. Tim Walz says he is running for governor, giving Democrats a candidate from greater Minnesota, where Republicans dominated...
March 27, 2017 - 10:35am
March 17, 2017
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith won't run for governor in 2018
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, long thought to be positioning herself to take over when Gov. Mark Dayton leaves office, said she...
March 17, 2017 - 8:24pm
March 16, 2017
Township elections spring a few surprises
Elections in 18 of Douglas County's 20 townships took place Tuesday and yielded a few surprises — a successful write-in campaign in Hudson Township and new supervisors replacing incumbents in LaGrand and Lund townships. Here's a look at the results: (Elections in Brandon and...
March 16, 2017 - 8:21am
March 14, 2017
Township elections are today
If you live in a township, today — Tuesday, March 14 — is your day to make your voice count at the polls and in township government. Every year Minnesota townships are required to have an annual town meeting. It is held the second Tuesday of March. Many townships, including...
March 14, 2017 - 8:06am
March 8, 2017
LETTER: People agreed and Trump won
To the editor: I think the recent letter using GDP as a measure to show productivity is flawed. GDP is compiled from goods and services provided. The concentrations of Democrats in the highly-populated counties can be explained by a high concentration of people on assistance, all...
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
February 10, 2017
Local DFLers thinking more regional
More than 60 DFLers from a nine-county area gathered in Alexandria Feb. 2 to mull over a new strategy for the next two years. Their goal isn't...
February 10, 2017 - 7:00am
January 6, 2017
Parkers Prairie to vote on liquor future
Parkers Prairie residents will soon decide whether to allow other places other than the city liquor store to sell on-sale liquor. A special election for two split-liquor questions will take place Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Parkers Prairie City Hall. Here's how...
January 6, 2017 - 6:00am
December 23, 2016
COMMENTARY: How to scrap the Electoral College
By John LaForge, Co-Director of Nukewatch, a peace and environmental justice group in Wisconsin Sixteen years ago, as the 2000 presidential election recount in Florida transfixed the nation, the newly elected Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke directly to the likelihood that Al Gore...
December 23, 2016 - 9:00am
November 25, 2016
LETTER: Law and order needed to stop protesters
To the editor: I have lived through many elections but I have never seen such poor losers and crybabies. I always thought you have to accept the election. I am sure we have all had elections come out not the way we would of liked. The New York police commissioner said the protesters...
November 25, 2016 - 7:00am
November 22, 2016
How will election impact rural cities?
With Republicans taking control of the Minnesota Senate and increasing their majority in the House, what can rural Minnesota expect in the upcoming...
November 22, 2016 - 6:00am
November 18, 2016
GUEST EDITORIAL: Election unleashes hate
Since the Nov. 8 election, it appears people are losing their minds. Anti-Trump protesters are rioting in the streets in a way never seen before...
November 18, 2016 - 8:00am
Election costs Douglas County 158 hours of OT
Douglas County employees worked an estimated 158 hours of overtime in connection with the Nov. 8 election, with temporary staff adding an estimated 251 election-related hours . Auditor/Treasurer Char Rosenow provided an update on last week's election at Tuesday's Douglas County Board...
November 18, 2016 - 7:00am
November 16, 2016
LETTER: Accept defeat graciously
To the editor: Garrison Keillor's and others' post-election remarks were the sickest that I have read. They miscalled the election and now predict doom from our new president. Why not accept defeat graciously and give the man a chance? It is likely they are wrong here, too. I for...
November 16, 2016 - 7:00am