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Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, August 15
MN Muslim group calling for hate crime charge after man accused of throwing a pig's foot at Somali-American
Douglas County Outstanding Seniors: Pickles, bowling and much more
High water prompts no wake zones on 15 lakes
Vintage bike ride rescheduled
Minnewaska Golf Club: Peters, Verkinderen hit holes-in-one in the same group
Eagles Horseshoe Standings
Alex 11U baseball team takes home state title
Atkinson wins Race for the Fallen Lineman at Viking
Alexandria Horseshoe League singles tournament results
Photo of the Week
Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Alexandria's Enterprise plays courthouse concert
Faith Happenings: Running legend to speak at Faith @ Work Lunch
Engaged - Sharp and Kasper
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
James F. Chan
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
Letter: What advice did Trump give Boy Scouts?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
hires and promotions
on the street
letter to the editor
August 15, 2017
Letter: What advice did Trump give Boy Scouts?
To the editor: Robert Byers and Evan Schroeder described President Trump's speech at the Boy Scout Jamboree very differently in the Aug. 2 issue of Echo Press. President Trump's speech is on YouTube. Listen to it.
August 15, 2017 - 11:22am
August 12, 2017
Letter: Partnerships are essential for a safety
To the editor: On behalf of the men and women of the Alexandria Police Department as well as the city of Alexandria, I would like to extend my deep appreciation to all the organizations that contributed to our annual Community Night Out, which was held at Alexandria City Park on Aug....
August 12, 2017 - 8:42am
August 11, 2017
Letter: There are better ways to spend $38.75 million
To the editor: A note to the voters in the Brandon-Evansville-Millerville communities: If you are going to spend $38.75 million on a building project over the next 30 years, should it be all tied up in a building? Could that money be better used to educate your children and people?...
August 11, 2017 - 10:44am
August 9, 2017
Letter: Arts association is a treasure to the region
Having recently located back to Alexandria, I took in Opening Night of the Alexandria Area Arts Association production of "Mulan" on August 2. The event reminded me of what a treasure the AAAA is to the Greater Alexandria region.
August 9, 2017 - 8:34am
August 4, 2017
Letter: City doesn't have authority to ban wells
To the editor: Last week, the Alexandria City Council voted on a preliminary measure to ban private wells, approved on a 3-2 vote. It prohibits the drilling of new private wells, including ones to replace a failed private well, on property that's served by city water. The council...
August 4, 2017 - 2:10pm
August 2, 2017
Letter: Disrespect on Rosewood Lane
To the editor: I want to give a thumbs up to the patient residents on Rosewood Lane in Alexandria during the construction that's been going on. However, a big thumbs down to the people speeding, littering and now very crude vandalism of spray painting inappropriate objects and foul...
August 2, 2017 - 5:52pm
Letter: Respect National Anthem and the flag
To the editor: When someone gives a great speech, or a great performance, or makes a great sports play, we stand and pay them respect for what they have done. The same is true when our flag passes by or during the singing of the National Anthem. We stand to honor those who have sacrificed...
August 2, 2017 - 5:28pm
July 28, 2017
Letter: More taxis, more safe rides home
To the editor: After reading the article (July 14 Echo Press) about seizing automobiles from drunk drivers and vehicles involving drugs, I was reminded of the idea that would help with the drunk driver problem. If the taxi numbers were increased and the fares kept reasonable through...
July 28, 2017 - 1:00pm
Letter: Church has right to prevent trespassing
To the editor: I hate to argue with a fellow full-time resident of Lake Ida, but Elke Richards letter of July 24 is fraught with inaccuracies. The land is the land and the lake is the lake. The lake belongs to the people of the state of Minnesota, but the land belongs to whomever...
July 28, 2017 - 11:07am
July 26, 2017
Letter: Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors
To the editor: Tucked within the text of both the House and Senate's bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is language which seeks to fundamentally change the Medicaid program. While the enactment of this legislation is unknown, the principle remains, and rural seniors...
July 26, 2017 - 4:53pm
July 21, 2017
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
To the editor: The state Legislature has taken the governor to court. How did we get here? The process this year has me concerned. The Legislature passed two budget bills. The first one was done late April or early May and the governor sent it back, signing none of it. The second...
July 21, 2017 - 10:35am
July 14, 2017
Letter: Why can't seniors fish for free?
To the editor: What has the Department of Natural Resources done the last two decades besides collect license fees, and pass out tickets which collect more money? Thirty-five or 40 years ago persons over 65 were allowed to fish for free. A fishing buddy once owned a bait shop and...
July 14, 2017 - 4:24pm
July 12, 2017
Letter: Ethanol is Minnesota's ticket forward
To the editor: Agriculture is an issue that commonly joins all political parties for the benefit of all Minnesotans. It's why I am glad to see some of our Minnesota delegation supporting a bipartisan solution in Congress that could help bring certainty and stability to a key part...
July 12, 2017 - 6:18pm
July 8, 2017
Letter: Transmission lines and your health
To the editor: Do transmission lines negatively impact human and animal health? Mounting research shows we have no cause for concern. To ensure safety, all electric wiring systems must be properly grounded. Small currents may flow from these grounding points, and are called neutral-to-earth...
July 8, 2017 - 9:54am
Letter: Sidewalk is hazardous, too rough
To the editor: The sidewalk at 13th Ave. and Fillmore Street in Alexandria was recently replaced. The new walk has trip hazards, especially for the elderly. The joint cuts look like jigsaw puzzle pieces. If you drop glass on a sidewalk, you should be able to sweep it up. The broom...
July 8, 2017 - 8:22am