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Commissioners meet new veterans services officer
Knute Nelson celebrates 70 years
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, April 24
Charges dropped against Bio Corp
Student takes second in statewide speech event
Track and Field: Lakers and Knights compete at Benson Invite
Softball: Lakers split doubleheader with Melrose
Track and field: A-B-E throwers stand out in Barnesville
Baseball: Silverstreaks take opener over Milaca
Softball: Knights sweep doubleheader against WHN
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Hunters, farmers talk deer management in Glenwood
Fishing Hall of Famer to host seminar on May 2
An awesome opening weekend
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
Lillian "Toby" Minnerath
Walter "Wally" Englund
Paul L. Sand
Virgil M. Zins
1918: Alexandria soldier dies at sea
LETTER: Tasty food, good cause
IN THE KNOW: Tourism puts money in your pockets
EDITORIAL: Herberger's closing not all doom and gloom
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
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
Herberger's founded in Osakis by 19-year-old
Mall-goers mourn store closings
Challenging times for mall: Manager says it still has a future
Foreclosure notice filed against mall
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March 15, 2018
Minn. lawmaker proposes 'slowpoke bill,' which would increase punishment for slow drivers in left lane
Why won’t this slowpoke get over? For motorists who’ve asked this question while driving Minnesota’s interstates, state Sen. John Jasinski...
March 15, 2018 - 4:57pm
April 4, 2017
Proposal to accept private school credits at public schools dies
ST. PAUL—Public high school students in Minnesota will not likely be allowed to earned credits at private schools as one piece of legislation...
April 4, 2017 - 1:02pm
March 24, 2017
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
By Ken Howell, Alexandria, MN
March 24, 2017 - 8:00am
March 10, 2017
LETTER: A new Minnesota Miracle for today
To the editor: Greater Minnesota needs a new Minnesota Miracle, like the cooperative spirit and progressive fiscal reforms of the late 1960s-1970s, which led to a decades-long burst of entrepreneurial energy and technological innovations. Honeywell, Control Data, General Mills, Medtronic,...
March 10, 2017 - 8:00am
March 8, 2017
LETTER: Opportunity to protect pollinators
To the editor: I was happy to read Eric Morken's March 1 Outdoors report in the Echo Press that Pheasants Forever is expanding their support for pollinators with their Bee and Butterfly Fund offered to landowners in Douglas County in planting pollinator friendly acres. As most know,...
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
March 3, 2017
LETTER: Doing the best we can?
To the editor: The state of Minnesota is providing grant funding for wastewater treatment plants through legislator requests. Morris is getting $10 million to protect the Pomme de Terre River. Breckenridge is getting $13 million to protect the Red River. Detroit Lakes is getting $23...
March 3, 2017 - 8:00am
March 1, 2017
LETTER: Support renewable energy
To the editor: In response to the letter written by Van Gooch and David Christianson, published in the Echo Press on Feb. 15, 2017: Thank you for bringing awareness to current legislation HF235/SF214 and HF234/141. The proposed bills to remove incentives and safeguards surrounding...
March 1, 2017 - 7:00am
January 13, 2017
COMMENTARY: Senator will put Minnesota first
By U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota In the wake of last year's dramatic and surprising presidential election, there's a lot of uncertainty about what the new year will bring. Given the political earthquake we experienced in 2016, I'll refrain from making any predictions about what...
January 13, 2017 - 8:00am
July 20, 2016
New bill to crack down on fraud targeting seniors
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar recently announced that her bill to crack down on fraud targeted at seniors passed the Senate Commerce Committee, paving the way for a vote in the full Senate. Schemes targeting seniors include fraudulent investment plans, fraudulent prizes and sweepstakes,...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
COMMENTARY: We can save lives with 911 bill
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Kari Hunt of Marshall, Texas was going through a tough time. She was separating from her husband of 10 years and she had three children under the age of 10 to take care of. On a winter day a few years back, Kari agreed to meet her then-husband...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
COMMENTARY: Bonding bill needed now for affordable housing in Minnesota
By Skip Duchesneau, President of D.W. Jones, Inc., Walker, MN Across Minnesota, rents are rising and income is falling. Since 2000, here in Douglas County, rents have jumped 16 percent while income has declined 5 percent – making housing a significant burden for a growing number...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
Westrom supports new voting technology
State Senator Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, recently showed how new technology may expand voting accessibility for all Minnesotans. While voting...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
LETTER: Transportation and infrastructure left to deteriorate
To the editor: With a $900 million surplus and two years of promises to take care of a core government responsibility of repairing roads and bridges, the Legislature once again failed to reach agreement on a compromise plan to fund transportation. This leaves Minnesotans with deteriorating...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 25, 2016
Session has messy ending
The Minnesota Legislature has built a reputation for chaotic endings, followed by a special session to pass what lawmakers left undone in their allotted time. Sunday’s midnight deadline continued legislators’ chaos tradition, but the question is whether Gov. Mark Dayton will call...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
LETTER: Reach across the aisle and compromise
To the editor: Last week [week of May 2-6] the DFL members of the State Senate proposed a $1.5 billion bonding bill. The bill came after the House had previously posted a $600 million bonding goal earlier in the session. With the proposed bonding being so different between the two...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am