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Baseball: Chargers shutout Raiders, 13-0
Tennis: Cardinals off to a quick start
Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
Trap shooting: B-E looks for a return to state
Yohnke getting offers from DI programs
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
David Leslie Lusty
Mildred A. Schroeder
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
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Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
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April 7, 2018
LETTER: Suggestion in letter is an insult
To the editor: In regard to the letter recently submitted by Don Dreher (March 30). Recently, there have been a lot of accusations that Republicans are "bought and paid for" by the NRA. As a proud Republican, I would like to point out that I have never taken a dollar from the NRA....
April 7, 2018 - 11:24am
April 5, 2018
LETTER: Rights can be maintained with restrictions
To the editor: People writing letters about gun violence and others about defending the Second Amendment have given me pause for some time. No doubt something has to be done about gun violence. Some think the schools should shoulder much or most of the solutions. Other citizens have...
April 5, 2018 - 10:22am
April 4, 2018
LETTER: Why is Rep. Franson afraid of students?
To the editor: Not that long ago, Rep. Mary Franson initially refused to meet with students who were members of the Alexandria Area High School Democratic Club because she thought they would be partisan.
April 4, 2018 - 8:27am
April 1, 2018
LETTER: Limiting size of gun rounds makes sense
To the editor: Thank you, Ron Jacobson, for coming up with a common sense approach to the gun issue. Maybe you should run for Congress. You are on the right track to limit the size of the magazine. Most hunting rifles have three or four round magazines. Lever action rifles hold six....
April 1, 2018 - 10:51am
March 31, 2018
LETTER: Let's all walk up and walk out
To the editor: I read the March 16 Echo Press article about students and their families who participated in a walkout to protest gun violence in our schools. I applaud their commitment to school safety.
March 31, 2018 - 1:49pm
March 30, 2018
COMMENTARY: Editorial was full of negativity
By Roger Hegland, Alexandria MN A reply to the March 21 guest editorial, "An open letter to the students who walked out:"
March 30, 2018 - 1:48pm
March 23, 2018
What is it like to take a gun class?
I don't own a gun, but I took a permit to carry class. Why? First, I was provided the opportunity and second, it's a topic I wanted to learn...
March 23, 2018 - 2:35pm
March 21, 2018
GUEST EDITORIAL: An open letter to the students who walked out
Editor's note: This editorial was written by Paula Quam, the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena....
March 21, 2018 - 1:41pm
March 16, 2018
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
To the editor: I do not believe that weapons themselves should be taken away from lawful gun owners. But rather maybe put a limit on how many shells may be used with each weapon.
March 16, 2018 - 1:08pm
Sheriff-turned-senator opposes gun bills
The school shooting that left 17 people dead in Parkland, Florida last month shouldn't have happened, according to Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen of...
March 16, 2018 - 6:58am
March 14, 2018
Alexandria students join national walkout over gun violence
With his young daughter perched on his hip, Terry Vanderheiden took a moment to collect himself, wiping a tear from his eye before he addressed...
March 14, 2018 - 12:31pm
LETTER: Deadly shootings demand a response
To the editor: Gun violence and firearm-related accidents kill more than 30,000 Americans each year. In Minnesota, there were more than 400 firearm-related deaths in 2016. The recent and relentless mass shootings, as well as the daily toll associated with gun violence and accidents,...
March 14, 2018 - 9:14am
March 12, 2018
Committees unlikely to take up Minnesota gun bills
ST. PAUL — The most bipartisan Minnesota gun safety bills offered so far this year were all but shot down as soon as they were introduced....
March 12, 2018 - 6:16pm
March 7, 2018
LETTER: Give up toys for a safer country
To the editor: There's a lot of talk lately, and rightfully so, about the the Second Amendment. Here's my take. It's very apparent the "right to bear arms," as stated in the Second Amendment, exists so citizens could protect themselves if the government decided to step on all their...
March 7, 2018 - 3:49pm
March 1, 2018
LETTER: Letter about government conspiracy an outrage
To the editor: I am surprised that the Echo Press would publish such a letter ("Is government trying to disarm the public?") from Dwight Behn in the Feb. 21 edition. While such junk on conspiracy theory is making the rounds of social media, I would expect main stream news to filter...
March 1, 2018 - 12:06pm