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Learning to make a difference: Eighth-graders participate in Day of Caring
Visitors celebrate Norway connection
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, May 22
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
Baseball: Knights rally to top Ashby, fall to Parkers Prairie
BASEBALL: Stockert stymies Eagles in 5-0 shutout
Boys golf: Cards shoot a season best in Brainerd, take second in CLC
Viking Speedway: Gerdes, Karl, Crouse get feature wins
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Marjorie A. Marso
Richard Matthew Suchy
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
EDITORIAL: Don't get ripped off by shady tree cutters
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
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
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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letter to the editor
April 18, 2018
LETTER: Autism affects one in 68 people
To the editor:
April 18, 2018 - 3:16pm
April 15, 2018
LETTER: Mental illness and incarceration
To the editor: We have created conditions that make criminal behavior all but inevitable for our brothers and sisters who are mentally ill. Instead of treating them, we are imprisoning them, and then, when they have completed their sentences, we release them with minimal or no support...
April 15, 2018 - 10:36am
April 14, 2018
LETTER: Put more thought into I-94 access
To the editor: I sincerely hope that that more thought is put into the proposed Lake Burgen I-94 access. Increasing the existing residential flow of traffic on Pioneer Road defies common sense. The area around the new high school, the Grand Arbor senior living complex, the many new...
April 14, 2018 - 11:37am
April 13, 2018
LETTER: It's time to change our state flag
To the editor: I believe it is time to change the antiquated symbol that we call the state flag. The flag of our great state is far too complex and is virtually indistinguishable from half of our nation's state flags. To the untrained eye, it looks identical from Nebraska's flag at...
April 13, 2018 - 2:36pm
LETTER: About the Southern Poverty Law Center
To the editor: Is information from the Southern Poverty Law Center "complete accurate information" as a letter published on Feb. 28 claimed? After five men linked to "Occupy Wall Street" were arrested in 2012 for plotting to blow up a bridge near Cleveland, Charles Cooke of the National...
April 13, 2018 - 11:37am
April 12, 2018
LETTER: Don't lose track of bee, pipeline problem
To the editor: There are so many things happening in the world these days that it is hard to keep track. A couple of things that we can't lose sight of are the bee population and pipelines. Pesticides, herbicides (and other chemicals) do more than just what they were designed for....
April 12, 2018 - 9:28am
April 8, 2018
LETTER: Developer shouldn't get tax break
To the editor: The front page of the March 28 Echo talked about the tax breaks for the developer of the 141 unit apartments. This developer gets to use about $123,000 a year for the projects for 18 years and the taxpayers of Alexandria get stuck with the bill.
April 8, 2018 - 9:23am
April 7, 2018
LETTER: Suggestion in letter is an insult
To the editor: In regard to the letter recently submitted by Don Dreher (March 30). Recently, there have been a lot of accusations that Republicans are "bought and paid for" by the NRA. As a proud Republican, I would like to point out that I have never taken a dollar from the NRA....
April 7, 2018 - 11:24am
April 6, 2018
LETTER: Misguided intentions at gun control march
To the editor: To the students that marched for gun control: I congratulate you for taking action but your efforts have been misguided. The media and Hollywood have encouraged your efforts in the wrong direction. AR-15s are not the problem. What some people do with them is the problem....
April 6, 2018 - 11:25am
LETTER: Students should talk to their parents
To the editor: In response to the editor, Paula Quam, on her advice to the students (March 21 guest editorial). I hope you students do not listen to one word Paula said. If you need advice, talk to your parents. If that does not work, talk to your grandparents or an aunt or uncle,...
April 6, 2018 - 6:23am
April 5, 2018
LETTER: Over-hyped attacks against Franson
To the editor: You don't even have to look at the date to tell that it's an election year for Rep. Franson. All you need to do is look at the local and state DFL's increased, over-hyped and ridiculously trumped-up attacks against her character via social media. They clearly can't...
April 5, 2018 - 7:22am
April 4, 2018
LETTER: Why is Rep. Franson afraid of students?
To the editor: Not that long ago, Rep. Mary Franson initially refused to meet with students who were members of the Alexandria Area High School Democratic Club because she thought they would be partisan.
April 4, 2018 - 8:27am
April 1, 2018
LETTER: Limiting size of gun rounds makes sense
To the editor: Thank you, Ron Jacobson, for coming up with a common sense approach to the gun issue. Maybe you should run for Congress. You are on the right track to limit the size of the magazine. Most hunting rifles have three or four round magazines. Lever action rifles hold six....
April 1, 2018 - 10:51am
March 31, 2018
LETTER: Let's all walk up and walk out
To the editor: I read the March 16 Echo Press article about students and their families who participated in a walkout to protest gun violence in our schools. I applaud their commitment to school safety.
March 31, 2018 - 1:49pm
LETTER: Franson shows lack of compassion
To the editor: Once again our State Rep. Mary Franson has demonstrated her lack of compassion and ignorance when, in a recent Facebook post, she likened the "March For Our Lives" students' constitutional right to demonstrate as marching "Hitler youth." Clearly, the use of this term...
March 31, 2018 - 11:48am