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Alexandria celebrates in the streets
Meeting to address help for those with autism
Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control
So you think you can dance? It may not be legal under current city ordinance
As storms roll in, so does help for cleaning up
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
Flesner cards hole in one at Nordic Trails
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
hires and promotions
On The Street
letter to the editor
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
December 7, 2016
LETTER: The theater, a place for progressive thought
To the editor: As a liberal and a voter, I want to thank the artists who continue to entertain us through the medium of theater. I have always appreciated the time to get away from daily issues and enjoy the performance. Ever since the time of the early Greeks, theater has been there...
December 7, 2016 - 8:00am
LETTER: Jay McNamar, Russ Hinrichs have proven leadership
To the editor: Election Day is fast approaching. It's time to carefully examine the candidates and the issues that lead us to vote responsibly. I refuse to participate in all the negative campaigning bombarding us, which leads to a vote against someone but does not lead to good leadership...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am