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K9 unit deployed after chase with suspect
Law enforcement blotter: January 23-25, 2015
News Briefs: Dayton signs tax conformity bill
Cards and games bring seniors together
Brady says he's moving on from distractions
Sports schedule for Monday, January 26
NFL, YouTube announce partnership
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
Sports roundup from Saturday, January 24
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Where are they now?
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Ruby Benson, 73
Allan Altnow, 87
LaVaun Schoeck, 84
Helen Howie, 88
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
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