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AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria falls short of a 2-0 playoff win
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
The difference a year makes for Boline
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Brian B. Eide
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
IN THE KNOW: Big need: affordable transportation
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
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
on the street
letter to the editor
February 21, 2018
LETTER: Where do elected leaders stand on gun control?
To the editor: Where are our elected leaders on the gun control issue? Listen up students! It's your turn for leadership. Our elected leaders have done nothing. One eastern newspaper had its headline read, "We Know What Will Happen Next!" "Another shooting, another location and nothing...
February 21, 2018 - 2:34pm
February 15, 2018
LETTER: Trump hasn't earned respect from Americans
To the editor: (In response to Richard Thompson's Feb. 9 letter, "Give Trump credit, respect he deserves.")
February 15, 2018 - 11:21am
LETTER: Workforce, child care, housing shortages
To the editor: (In response to Tara Bizan's Feb. 7 column, "Goal: A community of excellence.") The workforce, child care and housing shortages are deeply connected. Workforce shortages provide overtime and wage growth. Rentees having more money means renters can charge more, allowing...
February 15, 2018 - 8:20am
February 10, 2018
LETTER: Abstain from animal foods during Lent
To the editor: February 14 marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus' 40 days of fasting in the wilderness. The call to abstain from eating animals is as current as the teaching of evangelical leader...
February 10, 2018 - 7:01am
February 9, 2018
LETTER: When it comes to politics, I want to be known as...
To the editor: When it comes to politics: I don't want to be known as a Democrat. I don't want to be known as a Republican. I don't want to be known as an Independent. I just want to be known as an American. Lloyd Berger Alexandria, MN
February 9, 2018 - 4:58pm
February 3, 2018
LETTER: Don't lock dogs in crates
To the editor: A dog in Minneapolis narrowly escaped a gruesome, slow, and agonizing death recently when a good Samaritan kicked in the door of a burning house and pulled the dog — who was locked in a crate — to safety. The dog was limp and suffering from smoke inhalation,...
February 3, 2018 - 2:24pm
LETTER: Why isn't Farxiga spelled Farziga?
To the editor: The spelling of some newer medications is as confusing as the medication itself. For example — FARXIGA (Dapagliflozin — oral), in medical circles today, is pronounced FARZIGA. If the letter "X" is pronounced with the "Z" sound, then why isn't it spelled...
February 3, 2018 - 11:23am
January 27, 2018
LETTER: Be active; attend caucuses on Feb. 6
To the editor: Tuesday, Feb 6, is Minnesota precinct caucus night, a night we all have the opportunity to participate in the grassroots of democracy and our government. While we may get discouraged at times at how our government is run, the best way we can affect a better way of governing...
January 27, 2018 - 11:41am
January 20, 2018
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Douglas County Commissioner Jerry Rapp asked to clarify a statement that was made in a letter to the editor in the Jan. 12 issue by Tom Loeffler about the stipend paid to volunteer drivers who take veterans to their VA appointments. The letter said that Rapp claimed to be a veteran....
January 20, 2018 - 5:52am
January 19, 2018
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
To the editor: I'd like to thank the Echo Press for giving me an opportunity to provide some perspective on Wednesday's article regarding pilots at our local airport with the goal of clarifying my role and providing some background.
January 19, 2018 - 4:07pm
January 18, 2018
Letter: Commissioners should support veteran service
To the editor: How typical of the doublespeak from local, state, national politicos! So the county commissioners want to get rid of non-mandated items, as long as they continue to collect their increased per diem rates! It is so typical of these hacks to offer a lame excuse rather...
January 18, 2018 - 12:07pm
January 13, 2018
LETTER: Making America great starts with love
To the editor: I've lived in Alexandria for most of my life. Living here I've seen a lot of good and a lot of bad things. I lost a classmate in high school because of bullies. I saw people go out of their way to help strangers from doing small things like pushing their cart back into...
January 13, 2018 - 3:55pm
LETTER: Put cap on loans that can't be paid
To the editor: If a car dealership loaned you $16,000 for a car, but then expected the final payments to total over $74,000, that dealership would be run out of town. If a bank gave you a mortgage of $160,000, but by the end you paid over $740,000, that bank would be sued, censured,...
January 13, 2018 - 12:55pm
January 12, 2018
LETTER: County board shows little respect for veterans
To the editor: I, as a voter in Douglas County and a Vietnam combat veteran, want to point out some items in the Veterans Affairs stipend for volunteer drivers that were overlooked. I did research from past board meeting minutes and found the following.
January 12, 2018 - 6:56pm
LETTER: Sharing frustrations on social media
To the editor: I would like to thank the Echo Press for their explanation of bullying. Why would someone go on Twitter or any social media and complain about someone for not getting what they want? And trying to rally people they know and don't know to pressure someone to do something?...
January 12, 2018 - 11:56am