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Student-run restaurant opens Friday
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Lukah (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, March 28
Boat wrap recycling begins in April
Glitz and glamour
Morken: Calm and collected got the job done for Simpson
More honors for Chargers as three named All-Pheasant Conference
Playing with heart
Osakis track and field: New year, new challenges
Alexandria's Hannah Boraas cards hole-in-one in Utah
DOUBLE LIVES: Art of two kinds
STEAM Expo enters third year
DECA students finish strong at state competition
Being that change: Alexandria man focuses on the positive
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Viking Sportsmen celebrate 30 years of their kid's food plot program
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Glenn W. Cording
Janice Carol Schultz
Nancy A. Pedersen
Robert "Bob" E. Montbriand
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: 3M plant construction started in Alexandria
IN THE KNOW: What competencies do we want?
LETTER: Miracle on ice thumbs up
LETTER: GOP plan guaranteed to fail
GUEST EDITORIAL: A message from the enemy of the people
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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
Sunday liquor sales sink at Legislature
By Don Davis Forum News Service Minnesotans who forget to buy booze will remain out of luck on Sundays after the state House rejected a proposal May 12 to allow liquor stores to be open seven days a week. The proposal failed 70-57 as an amendment to a small bill with other liquor-related...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
May 13, 2016
Eyelash bill passes in a blink
Minnesota state Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen’s legislation passed, and by more than an eyelash. The Alexandria state senator, a burly former sheriff, caught the eye of colleagues recently when he offered legislation to require technicians who install eyelash extensions to be licensed....
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am