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LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
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Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: The Evangelical death spiral
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letter to the editor
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
January 6, 2018
LETTER: Transgender issue undermines morality
To the editor: I think there are some things that need to be said about the transgender issue that haven't been said. The Left has tried to use the transgender issue to undermine morality in this country. It is evil to undermine morality in the country. The Bible says that God created...
January 6, 2018 - 10:06am
January 3, 2018
LETTER: Keep Selective TV going by paying small fee
To the editor: This is in regard to the article you had read in the Dec. 27 newspaper in regard to Selective TV picking up the CBS signal. As a loyal participant of the Selective TV, my wife and I are grateful to be able to continue to have the CBS signal on channel 4.1. We have been...
January 3, 2018 - 11:16am
December 30, 2017
LETTER: More help needed to address mental health
To the editor: I would like to give a large kudos for learning more about metal health issues to the law enforcement officials of Alexandria — thank you! However, we have a huge lack of facilities and professionals in rural areas, including Alexandria. I've been in the system...
December 30, 2017 - 5:37pm
LETTER: Those charged are innocent until proven guilty
To the editor: Legally in the U.S., one is "innocent until proven guilty." But we all know that it is really just the opposite. In actuality, once a person has been charged with a crime and media sources choose to include it in their publications, that person is perceived as guilty...
December 30, 2017 - 11:37am
December 27, 2017
LETTER: Tax cut bill benefits rich, not the masses
To the editor: Here's what people need to know about the "Trumped Up Tax Cut." It reduces taxes by $1.5 trillion over 10 years and in order to pay for itself, it will need to stimulate the economy by more than that amount. No one knows whether or not that will happen but frankly there's...
December 27, 2017 - 3:23pm