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UPDATE: Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
Fergus Falls council member dies in crash after fleeing from police
Region’s influenza cases jump
Lights Camera Action on Broadway
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Harris calls it a career
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 23
Mixed results early
B-E girls set records from three
Theatre Off the Cuff to lead New Year’s comedy show
Culinary class studies safety, sanitation
High school Christmas concert shines
Ask a trooper: Can you plow snow onto highways?
Bringing cheer to all
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
A helping hand
Candlelight trails set at Lake Carlos State Park
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Carl Kremer, 67
Funeral - Ricahrd Sjerven, 72
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Letter: We just have to behave ourselves
It's Our Turn: Unconditional, crazy love
In the Know: Aging can be adventurous fun
Observations from the archives, 2004: Mental health facility to be built in Alexandria
Guest Editorial: With state surplus, use restraint, not wide-eyed greed
Minnesota on alert to keep pine beetles out
Farmers invited to attend crops education seminar
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Hospital board members recognized
Going green for United Way
New TV station launches in Central MN
Hull named Assistant Principal of the Year
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 13, 2012
Card wrestling: Mike Murphy appreciation night set
Thursday, January 19, will be designated as appreciation night for the Mike Murphy Memorial Fund during Alexandria's home wrestling dual with Fergus Falls Murphy, a Cardinal wrestler in the early 1980s, was a fan favorite who recorded a 63-9-2 career record, capping his high school...
Cardinals / sports
January 13, 2012 - 12:00am
August 27, 2010
Letter - Religious freedom is a right
To the editor: A third of a millennium ago, the ancestors of many of us left their native homes and crossed an ocean to an unexplored land in order to enjoy what we consider the most elementary of freedoms - the right to worship as you please. Today, we're faced with a dilemma....
letters / opinion
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
March 26, 2010
Letter - Peterson should find new label
To the editor: Our president believed in health care reform even at the potential expense of losing his job in a couple of years and perhaps at that cost for some colleagues even sooner. Time will tell if the merits of this legislation will be as promised and, even then, if they...
letters / opinion
March 26, 2010 - 12:00am
September 23, 2009
Commentary - We are our government
By Dennis Q. Murphy, Alexandria, MN I am grateful for all of the good things and good people in my life. I won't go so far as to say that I haven't earned or don't deserve the fruits of my labor, I have and I do. What I can say, however unequivocally, is that I didn't go it alone....
commentaries / opinion
September 23, 2009 - 12:00am
May 15, 2009
Letter - Can't we all just try to get along?
To the editor: I find the venomous exchanges on the Echo Press website amongst your readership to be appalling. Attack and insult seem to be the only bromides available. The prevailing notion appears to be that one can dominate by emasculation. The concepts of civil discourse and...
letters / opinion
May 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 1, 2009
Letter - Sloppy thinking
To the editor: Selecting the final few teams for the NCAA Basketball Tournament is always contentious. This year, Arizona squeezed in, leaving several other teams unhappy. Pursuant to Arizona winning its first round game on Friday, one of CBS's "astute" analysts noted that the victory...
April 1, 2009 - 12:00am
March 5, 2009
Medical marijuana bills move ahead
ST. PAUL - Bills making it legal for severely ill Minnesotans to use marijuana to ease their pain continues moving through the House and Senate. Both bills await further committee hearings after passing earlier tests. The Senate version passed the Judiciary Committee 4-3 Tuesday...
March 5, 2009 - 11:53am
March 4, 2009
Letter - Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs
To the editor: I couldn't agree more with Pastor Knappen's commendation of Lincoln or less with his condemnation of Darwin. Several points are germane. 1. Darwin identified and labeled evolution, He no more invented it than Newton invented gravity. I'm thinking the Pastor's Boss...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
February 6, 2009
Letter - Peterson a Democrat?
To the editor: I'm betting that Collin Peterson is a nice guy, good neighbor and great friend. I preface with these comments to underscore that what follows is not a personal attack. Congressman Peterson is in violation of the "Truth in Labeling Act." Elected term after term as...
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
October 17, 2008
Funeral services for Beverly Ann Murphy of Alexandria, will be held Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Tim Baltes will be officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30...
October 17, 2008 - 12:00am