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Just for Kix hosts annual dance show
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
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Our Turn: Echo Press saves taxpayers money
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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
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County crafting buffer compliance rules
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
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letter to the editor
September 8, 2017
Letter: Brandon-Evansville school issue is settled
To the editor: Brandon-Evansville School District voted. A new expensive school was defeated. We don't want to vote again. It is settled. Don't try to sneak in a new vote. That is over. Use what you have. This is what taxpayers have to do. Curtis "Spanky" Bah Ashby, MN
September 8, 2017 - 8:51am
August 31, 2017
Letter: No tolerance for those supporting ethnic cleansing
To the editor: Is Lowell Anderson (Aug. 18 It's Our Turn column), when he says, "We need to develop some real tolerance..." really suggesting we respect neo-Nazis, Ku-Klux-Klansmen and white supremacists? Should we really tolerate/accept/respect those who want to and so practice ethnic...
August 31, 2017 - 6:47am
August 27, 2017
Letter: City sidewalks not done correctly
To the editor: Practice, practice, practice — that's all the city crews need to do to get city sidewalks and curb and gutter right. This is what I was told by the mayor and some council members. I invite the mayor, council members and others to bring their children, grandkids...
August 27, 2017 - 7:00am
August 26, 2017
Letter: County's per diem increase is shocking
To the editor: When I learned that the Douglas County commissioners raised their per diems 25 percent, I was shocked. How many folks, especially rural, get a 25 percent increase? Changing the per diem from $75 to $100 is exorbitant, especially when a $5 increase over the years has...
August 26, 2017 - 10:19am
Letter: NFL protests during anthem dishonor vets
To the editor: The NFL no longer exists for me. The rash of new "protests" toward our National Anthem/flag has reached beyond the point of utter ignorance. Their callous disrespect of our National Anthem/Flag dishonors all of us who served in the military and especially those who...
August 26, 2017 - 9:17am
Letter: A fine of $165 for one over-limit sunfish?
To the editor: According to Minnesota law, the restitution value for illegally possessed fish is $5 per sunfish. Any fish over 8 inches gets $10 added for every inch over. Legislation mandates restitution for an "over the limit sunfish" at $5 each. However, an area game warden fined...
August 26, 2017 - 9:14am
August 25, 2017
Letter: Neo-Nazis' actions not lawful
To the editor: No, we will not let hatred win and divide us. Lowell Anderson, in his "Will we let hatred divide us?" column, failed to tell the whole story of the Civil War. First, there were many causes that led to the Civil War. Sure, slavery was one and is generally considered...
August 25, 2017 - 5:26pm
Letter: 'Both sides responsible' claim is a distortion
To the editor: The recent Our Turn column, "Will we let hatred divide us?" does little to bring any reconciliation for our country or community because it contains views that run contrary to an objective view of history or common events. While state rights was an issue before the...
August 25, 2017 - 5:23pm
Letter: Focus on teaching, not on building
To the editor: After reading material sent out to the public, attending some meetings and talking to people regarding District 2908's proposed referendum, I'm compelled to write this. It saddens me to have our two communities at odds because of the current referendum being considered....
August 25, 2017 - 12:30pm
Letter: Vote on school referendum with open mind
To the editor: I am a retired high school principal living in the Brandon-Evansville School District. Before I retired, I was principal of the Lakeview High School. Lakeview School is made up of Cottonwood and Wood Lake. Before they built the present school, each community had its...
August 25, 2017 - 8:59am
Letter: School vote is bigger than Evansville or Brandon
To the editor: As a Brandon/Evansville school board member, I would like to say thank you to those who have supported our board and the decisions made. I also understand why some in our community are hesitant or outright resistant to the idea of moving to a one campus school on a...
August 25, 2017 - 8:56am
August 23, 2017
Letter: Where is real need for new school?
To the editor: Regarding the referendum vote for the Brandon-Evansville School. Let's say you're a typical hard-working parent. You don't have much, but what you do have is yours. You live paycheck to paycheck, yet you continue to push forward. You know you're not alone in this, but...
August 23, 2017 - 6:43pm
August 19, 2017
Letter: Minneapolis' move to restrict menthol is inspiring
To the editor: I was thrilled to see that the Minneapolis City Council passed a policy to restrict the sale of menthol tobacco products to adult-only stores and help protect young people from getting hooked on tobacco. This is a great step forward in public health for Minnesota's...
August 19, 2017 - 9:29am
August 15, 2017
Letter: What advice did Trump give Boy Scouts?
To the editor: Robert Byers and Evan Schroeder described President Trump's speech at the Boy Scout Jamboree very differently in the Aug. 2 issue of Echo Press. President Trump's speech is on YouTube. Listen to it.
August 15, 2017 - 11:22am
August 12, 2017
Letter: Partnerships are essential for a safety
To the editor: On behalf of the men and women of the Alexandria Police Department as well as the city of Alexandria, I would like to extend my deep appreciation to all the organizations that contributed to our annual Community Night Out, which was held at Alexandria City Park on Aug....
August 12, 2017 - 8:42am