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Drum and bugle corps perform in Alexandria w/video
Fun and games at Ribfest w/video
Updated: Henning man dies after crash in Otter Tail County
AgweekTV: Drought Troubles
Meeker deputy pleads guilty in stalking case
Legion Baseball: Morris shuts down Osakis offense
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Boys Basketball: Hintermeister set for head coaching job
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Wanda Jean Tramm
Janice "Jan" Larsen
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
hires and promotions
On The Street
letter to the editor
May 12, 2017
Letter: A grotesque abuse of power
To the editor: The President of the United States fired the FBI Director who was investigating said President. The explanation for this move — that it is in response to Comey's handling of Hillary Clinton's emails — does not stand up to scrutiny, as the President praised...
May 12, 2017 - 3:47pm
Letter: A response to mental health story
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May 12, 2017 - 2:36pm
May 11, 2017
Letter: Hold faceless criminals accountable
To the editor: Bandits wore bandannas, criminals wore masks and hoods, and the KKK wore hats that covered their face. They hid behind a mask, afraid to disclose who they were while they did their criminal acts. Now we see liberals wearing black and covering their faces while stopping...
May 11, 2017 - 2:44pm
May 10, 2017
Letter: Illegal residents are not victims
To the editor: Sanctuary cities are like a safe haven for criminals. When you are in this country illegally, you know if your children are born in the USA they are automatically American citizens.That does not change the illegal parent(s) immigration status, therefore they know they...
May 10, 2017 - 4:48pm
Letter: Invest in college campuses
To the editor: Alexandria Technical and Community College needs legislative support to protect quality, access, and affordability for students. With only a few weeks left in the legislative session, ATCC finds itself in a very precarious position. A decade of declining investment...
May 10, 2017 - 4:46pm
May 6, 2017
Letter: How would we pay for Trump tax cuts?
To the editor: This information comes from Forbes. According to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, the richest 1 percent will enjoy 47 percent of the Trump tax cuts. Do the ultra rich really need to receive 47 percent of the tax cuts? Under the Trump tax plan: People with an income...
May 6, 2017 - 6:42am
Letter: Oppose phone deregulation
To the editor: Many of us who are 50 and older rely on landline phones and appreciate the basic service they provide. Minnesota law requires that your phone service is affordable, repaired in a timely manner and that you have a place to file a complaint. Telecommunications companies...
May 6, 2017 - 6:06am
May 3, 2017
Letter: A joyful noise on Earth Day
To the editor: On April 22, some 140 Douglas County folks gathered at Calvary Church in Alexandria and walked a few blocks, chanting and carrying signs that stated things like, "Christians Support Science, " "Make the Earth Great Again,'' "Evidence Matters," and "Science, Our Best...
May 3, 2017 - 4:19pm
April 29, 2017
Letter: Support small-scale entrepreneurship
To the editor: Small-scale entrepreneurship is a proven strategy to revitalize rural communities. Owning one's own business can create genuine opportunity across rural America with the support of a modest public investment. The importance of entrepreneurship is particularly profound...
April 29, 2017 - 9:00am
April 28, 2017
Letter: Science and climate change
To the editor: A recent letter criticizing the contents of an opinion written by Lowell Anderson in the April 14 Echo Press implied that Mr. Anderson's opinions were not based on science, while the writers' contrary opinions (and "the rest of us") were.
April 28, 2017 - 4:08pm
Letter: Tax bill omits county aid change
To the editor: It's tax time at the Capitol. No, I'm not referring to the state and federal tax forms we were required to submit mid-April. I'm talking about the Legislature's annual tax conference committee and why it's important for residents of rural Minnesota to call or email...
April 28, 2017 - 2:58pm
Letter: Helping future generations of hunters
To the editor: The Pope County Gobblers of Glacial Ridge wishes to thank all of the donors and people that attended the 23rd annual National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet. This event raises money for our future generations of hunters and for the 4-H youth shooting sports and their...
April 28, 2017 - 2:55pm
April 19, 2017
Letter: Oppose change in regulating feedlots
To the editor: In rural Minnesota, we want a say in what goes on in our community. That is why the very largest factory farms must do environmental review before they are built. I know firsthand how important this is because outside interests are trying to push a factory hog farm...
April 19, 2017 - 5:11pm
February 15, 2017
Keep 'Made in Minnesota' program
To the editor: Currently, the Republicans are pushing to rescind the "Made in Minnesota" program which has stimulated rural development and created jobs where they are needed. Right here in Alexandria, Alexandria Industries makes some of the components used in the installations.
February 15, 2017 - 10:32am
January 27, 2017
LETTER: Celebrating a day in history
To the editor: Today is the 20th of January, 2017. It was not an ordinary day. It was a day that provided me with a thrilling, rewarding and intensely emotional experience. It was a day that allowed me to witness and be a part of an extraordinary event with the inauguration of the...
January 27, 2017 - 8:00am