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‘She’s all of ours’: Candlelight vigil and prayer service held for missing teen
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Sports schedule for Saturday, Aug. 19
Sports schedule for Friday, August 18
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Refresher courses offered for older drivers
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
Knute Nelson to celebrate Alexandria's seniors
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Betty A. Johnson
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Letter: Minneapolis' move to restrict menthol is inspiring
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
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letter to the editor
May 6, 2017
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: Rural Minnesota doesn't need a Metro politician
To the editor: "What's good for Minneapolis is good for rural Minnesota," Jay McNamar stated on a recent radio interview. This seems to apply to many things. The light rail would be good for rural Minnesota because it only costs $128 million per mile once the lawsuits are over. So...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
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
September 2, 2016
LETTER: Turn off the news and go back to the history books
To the editor: I would like the opportunity to respond to a few recent letters.
September 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
LETTER: Banking system should work for everyone
To the editor: Wall Street cannot continue to gamble trillions in risky financial activities while expecting the public to bail it out. A handful of financial institutions in this country hold assets equal to about 60 percent of the nation's gross domestic product and more than 40...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
September 25, 2013
Courage not needed to do the right thing
To the editor: Our nation’s bridges are in terrible condition and it sounds dangerous. There’d be enough money to fix them if politicians the last 40 years had cared enough about the country to raise taxes on wealth instead of phasing it out. The cost of new bridges nationally...
September 25, 2013 - 9:09am