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Why doesn't Alexandria have a veterans memorial?
Council acts on barrier request during concerts
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Elvis Pigsley (w/video)
Sladek takes second at Pepsi Little People's Golf Tournament
Alexandria Horseshoe League
Legion Baseball: Alex wins a couple, loses a couple in home tourney
Morken: Easy to see why wins piled up for the Panthers
Area baseball players make state all-tournament teams
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
Osakis church holds community supper
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
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
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Wanda Jean Tramm
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
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
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On The Street
May 23, 2017
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
ST. PAUL—The 2017 Legislature may do pretty well by greater Minnesota. "We got there because it was a bipartisan effort. both parties...
May 23, 2017 - 5:09pm
May 16, 2017
Minnesota budget still undone, but leaders report progress as deadline nears
ST. PAUL — A rookie Minnesota senator may have said it best in social media. "With less than a week left of legislative session, here's...
May 16, 2017 - 7:03pm
April 26, 2017
Man faces weapons, burglary charges after guns stolen near Miltona
A 42-year-old Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man made his first appearance in Douglas County District Court on Monday after he was charged with six...
April 26, 2017 - 6:13am
March 8, 2017
Contentious Minnesota gun law would allow permitless carry
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans could bypass the permit process to carry a gun if a House bill became law. Another bill would eliminate the legal...
March 8, 2017 - 5:11pm
Gun permits hit record levels
The number of gun permits issued by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office spiked to 700 in 2016. That's more than the combined number of permits,...
March 8, 2017 - 6:00am
February 27, 2017
After murder-suicide, Minn. man faces child neglect, obstruction charges
LITCHFIELD, Minn. — A Grove City man is facing five charges, including child neglect and obstruction, for behavior before and after the murder-suicide...
February 27, 2017 - 3:44pm
February 14, 2017
Protect Minnesota group takes aim at 'lifetime permit' gun bill
ST. PAUL—Opponents of a proposal to allow carrying handguns for life say the legislation would allow people to carry guns after it is safe....
February 14, 2017 - 6:42pm
July 29, 2016
LETTER: Need background checks on all gun ownership changes
To the editor: If you want to buy a firearm in the state of Minnesota and quite possibly other states, you need a permit to purchase a firearm from the city police if you live in the city and the sheriff if you live in the county. What I have an issue with is why when guns are handed...
July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
Senate shoots down gun cell phone cases
Westrom worries about the bills ‘slippery slope’ By Don Davis Forum News Service Young Minnesotans may think mobile telephone cases that...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
March 29, 2016
Alexandria man sentenced on stolen weapon charge
A 30-year-old Alexandria man who pleaded guilty to felony possession of stolen firearms was sentenced to 23 months in prison. Kenneth Freeland...
March 29, 2016 - 12:04pm
March 25, 2016
Democrats try to expand gun background checks
A new effort to require background checks on all Minnesota gun buyers began March 10, but gun owner groups, Republicans and some rural Democrats...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
LETTER: Where's the help that is needed?
To the editor: The president recently spoke to the public after another gun-related incident where more innocent people were killed. President Obama was in tears as he asked, “What’s going on, and why can’t we get a solution to this problem?” My question is: What’s going...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 29, 2016
How easy is it to get a gun at a pawn shop?
Buying a gun at a pawn shop isn't as easy as you may think. You can't just walk in, plop a wad of bills on the counter and leave a couple minutes...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 15, 2016
LETTER: No security system after a robbery
To the editor: I was in the pawn shops the other day and was surprised to see after their latest robbery they still failed to learn. They still don’t run a cable or lock up in a safe the long guns and the handguns nightly. There is no security system other than a cheap deadbolt...
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
LETTER: When will we stop accepting a double standard?
To the editor: Over 33,000 Americans die each year from gun violence. That’s over 90 lives a day. In any given weekend, we lose about as many people as were lost during the ISIS attack on Paris. Over this most recent holiday weekend, an armed gunman opened fire on a preventive care...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am