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Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, May 22
1 killed, another injured after van collides with semi
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
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Boys tennis: Cards' season ends after loss to Warriors
Baseball: Panthers knock off B-E for 14th straight win
Sports schedule for Tuesday, May 23
Boys Golf: Alexandria wins CLC title at AGC
Osakis High School celebrates state title
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
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Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
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Births - March 31, 2017
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Lee Howard Urness
Gilbert G. Poepping
Frances L. Lesuer
Scott Allen Bakke
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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On The Street
March 2, 2016
IN THE KNOW: Balance information shared on social media
If we had to pick a birthday for social media as we know it, then it would have to be February of 2004 when Facebook was launched. While there were similar websites before Facebook – Myspace comes to mind – this is the one that most of us are familiar with. The convenience of...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 21, 2014
It's Our Turn - A few simple words can quickly change lives
By now I’m sure you’ve heard of the most recent “social media posting gone bad” story. This time it’s a 17-year-old boy and a 28-year-old physical education teacher from Rogers whose lives changed in a second with two simple words. An anonymous tweet was posted online...
February 21, 2014 - 10:21am
January 30, 2013
Basics of Facebook taught in class
Learn the basics of Facebook. Community Education is offering the basics of Facebook, designed for adults with little or no Facebook knowledge. The class will discuss set up, navigation, settings and privacy. Instructor Tim Litt owns a marketing and computer software training business. The...
January 30, 2013 - 12:00am
September 28, 2012
Get ready for 'Chicz'
The Echo Press is excited to announce its latest publication - Chicz. The premiere issue of the free magazine will appear in newsstands, stores...
September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
May 12, 2012
Klobuchar seeks law protecting job applicants privacy on Facebook
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined three other senators this week to announce the introduction of legislation to prohibit an employer from requiring a current or potential employee to turn over their password to a Facebook or other private online...
May 12, 2012 - 9:43am
May 8, 2012
Sen. Klobuchar seeks legislation to ban employers from getting Facebook passwords
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar was at a Minneapolis computer store last week to announce that she will be cosponsoring federal legislation to prohibit an employer from requiring that a current or potential employee turn over the password to a Facebook or other private online account. ...
May 8, 2012 - 2:16pm
February 17, 2012
Bremer Bank to donate $1,000 in nonprofit Facebook contest
Do you have a favorite nonprofit? Would you like to see that nonprofit win a $1,000 donation? Continuing its commitment to build healthy communities through partnerships, Bremer Bank will make a $1,000 donation to one 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in its footprint of Minnesota,...
February 17, 2012 - 12:00am
February 1, 2012
Echo Press on Facebook
The Echo Press' Facebook Page can be reached at facebook.com/echopress
February 1, 2012 - 2:15pm
June 9, 2011
How to build a Facebook presence that works to your business' benefit
Social media has become a real force in the eyes of consumers. From YouTube to Facebook, people are turning to social media sites now more than ever to get more connected to and involved with the companies they do business with. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota...
June 9, 2011 - 11:31am
February 25, 2011
Couple vies for dream wedding
Missy Haugen, daughter of Bruce and Renae Haugen of Alexandria, and her fiancé, Ryan Jones, are one of five finalists chosen from thousands...
February 25, 2011 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
Alex Tech students develop application for Facebook interface
Students enrolled in the Business Web Strategist (BWEB) program at Alexandria Technical and Community College recently developed a robust Facebook application interface. The interface was developed using ColdFusion and SQL Server, and it integrates with the existing Facebook markup...
January 28, 2011 - 12:00am
July 17, 2010
Klobuchar presses Facebook to provide minors with a way to report predators
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar sent a letter this week to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, regarding the creation of a "panic button" application for Facebook users in the United States. On Monday, Facebook launched a new application that would allow children between the ages of 13...
July 17, 2010 - 10:47am
June 4, 2010
Column - Seven reasons why Facebook leaves me cold
There is one reason why I like Facebook but at least seven reasons why I do not. At least twice a week, such invitations pop up on my e-mail inbox. Sometimes I have no clue who the person is. Mostly, though, the invitations are from friends, relatives and acquaintances - many of...
June 4, 2010 - 12:00am
April 17, 2010
Tweet this but not that; many executives establish stricter social networking policies
Social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook allow people to communicate more loosely, but many companies are tightening their grip on how employees use these channels at work. Thirty-eight percent of chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed have implemented stricter...
April 17, 2010 - 8:43am
August 14, 2009
Column - Teens, Facebook, respect
So the other day, I was on my 15-year-old son's Facebook page. Yes, I check his account on a regular basis. As I was scrolling through, I was stupefied at some of the posts from his friends and other teenagers - some older, some younger, some boys, some girls. Typically, I don't...
August 14, 2009 - 12:10am