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Commissioners meet new veterans services officer
Knute Nelson celebrates 70 years
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, April 24
Charges dropped against Bio Corp
Student takes second in statewide speech event
Track and Field: Lakers and Knights compete at Benson Invite
Softball: Lakers split doubleheader with Melrose
Track and field: A-B-E throwers stand out in Barnesville
Baseball: Silverstreaks take opener over Milaca
Softball: Knights sweep doubleheader against WHN
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Hunters, farmers talk deer management in Glenwood
Fishing Hall of Famer to host seminar on May 2
An awesome opening weekend
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
Lillian "Toby" Minnerath
Walter "Wally" Englund
Paul L. Sand
Virgil M. Zins
1918: Alexandria soldier dies at sea
LETTER: Tasty food, good cause
IN THE KNOW: Tourism puts money in your pockets
EDITORIAL: Herberger's closing not all doom and gloom
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
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
Herberger's founded in Osakis by 19-year-old
Mall-goers mourn store closings
Challenging times for mall: Manager says it still has a future
Foreclosure notice filed against mall
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January 24, 2018
LETTER: Young people with good attitudes
To the editor: Being in my 96 years of life, I was pleasantly surprised by the busload of junior and senior high students who came to visit the senior citizens living at Arabella Manor. Despite our age differential, I was amazed at the same values we share. One impressive 17-year-old...
January 24, 2018 - 9:56am
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: Beginning farmers stand to benefit from proposed act
To the editor: The average age of today's farmer is 58 years old. Over the course of the next five years (the duration of the next farm bill), nearly 100 million acres of farmland are predicted to change hands. Some retiring farmers and ranchers will pass their land and operations...
January 18, 2018 - 7:40pm
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
Letter: Reinstate stipend for veteran drivers
To the editor: What is a day spent helping others worth? The stipend paid to the Douglas County Veteran Service Office volunteer drivers should be reinstated. I live in Osakis and need a ride to the Minneapolis Veteran Hospital every six weeks to have injections in the areas around...
January 18, 2018 - 12:05pm
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 5, 2018
EDITORIAL: A resolution to keep: Write a letter
Your opinion could shape other viewpoints about topics large and small — from what's happening in your neighborhood to decisions in Washington, D.C. The Echo Press provides the forum to do just that. Our Opinion page contains a robust mix of thoughts on a variety of interesting...
January 5, 2018 - 7:04am
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