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Council may axe sprinkler system code
Law Enforcement Blotter: June 21
County to sell parcel near Lake Le Homme Dieu
Baseball: Alex Black holds its own in legion tourney
Alexandria fifth-graders win state Pacesetter title
Legion baseball: Osakis offense rolls in 14-1 rout
Larson, Nohre card aces at Miltona
Byrne hired to head Alex volleyball team
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Dennis & Ardelle (Botzet) Feda
Dick and Sue Anderson
Alexandria shooters compete among state's best Friday
Trap shooting championship: Alexandria proves itself as a top team in Minnesota
Osakis natives bring home big payday from Lions Walleye Tournament
Trap shooters to converge on Alex Shooting Park
Morken: How frequent are bear sightings in Douglas County?
Joy Naree Guenther
Shirley G. Botzet
James M. Rutten
Letter to the Editor: History of Islam is no pretty picture
Letter to the Editor: Taking babies from mothers
An Echo Press Editorial: The best way to deal with fake news
Letter to the Editor: Separating children from parents
Commentary: Let's not live for the gaffes and 'gotchas'
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
Carlos Creek Winery to open brewery
State nonprofit's aim is zero waste
Carlos Creek Winery plans brewery
Heartland Orthopedics hits milestone
Hilltop Lumber to get BIAD award
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May 24, 2018
Franson's bill to cut childcare regulations is signed into law
Legislation aimed at repealing burdensome childcare regulations received the governor's approval Sunday, May 20, and became state law. Before reaching the governor's desk, the bill, authored by Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, was passed unanimously in both the House and Senate. The...
May 24, 2018 - 4:37pm
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
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
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
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