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The Jacob Wetterling case file
AgweekTV: Elevator Embezzlement in Minnesota
Car vs. 750-pound elk collision reported in southern Minnesota
Caller reported man shot himself, but Fargo police seeking homicide suspect
Schools not reimbursed for state costs: Fewer fans, venue costs to blame
Football: Chargers dismantle the Bears on homecoming
Football: Knights erupt in easy win over W-DC
Football: BOLD flexes its muscle again as Warriors roll over Minnewaska
Football: Slow start dooms Panthers against USA
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 21
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Zebra mussels confirmed in Barrett Lake in Grant County
Drawdown underway on Lake Christina
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Richard "Shorty" Olson
Shirley Ann Battey
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Letter to the Editor: Farmers face risks while improving water quality
It's Our Turn: Home abroad in a purple world
Letter to the Editor: Problems with medicare
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
1968: St. Ann's gets new church
4-H holds county competition
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
Skid steer row: Burgeoning Alexandria industry makes attachments for skid loaders
Minnesota's unemployment rate drops to 19-year low
Fraud-stricken Minnesota grain co-op looks for quick sale
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
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September 5, 2018
An Echo Press Editorial: Printed papers dodge a bullet
The Echo Press has been closely following the U.S. Department of Commerce's actions last January to impose a tax, or tariff, of more than 30 percent on Canada's uncoated groundwood paper — paper that newspapers use for newsprint. Anyone who enjoys reading newspapers that they...
September 5, 2018 - 6:15am
August 29, 2018
In the Know: Volunteers show our community cares
It's that time of year again! The Douglas County Fair is over, signaling that summer is over and school and fall activities are underway. Thinking about the things I've been involved with recently really brings out the "Pollyanna" in me again. What a great area we live in! How much...
August 29, 2018 - 11:51am
An Echo Press Editorial: Top-notch education without deep debt
In today's day and age, we sure hope that people no longer hold the view that community colleges are an "inferior" choice for furthering one's...
August 29, 2018 - 6:50am
August 27, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Vietnam veterans deserve apology
To the editor: In response to Gary Brink, a Vietnam veteran (Aug. 15 letter to the editor, "Vietnam veterans felt snubbed."): I would like to thank him and all the service people who signed their names to say, "yes" to Uncle Sam's call to serve and protect our great country, to go...
August 27, 2018 - 7:01am
August 26, 2018
Paid Political Letter: Kulp is a straight talking leader
To the editor: Big spender Mary Franson wants our support? She's the second highest spender in our Minnesota House and she can't make it to the sessions and vote? Why are we, the taxpayers, giving her over $80,000 a year? She's hard to reach and hasn't had a Town Hall in my memory....
August 26, 2018 - 11:47am
August 25, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Change in fair's flower competition is wrong
To the editor: At the 2017 event, the Douglas County Fair announced that next year, 2018, a person couldn't compete in the flower arranging competition the following year if you were a previous winner. This seems wrong and unfair for any event. Clearly, this was aimed at me because...
August 25, 2018 - 9:47am
August 24, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Media promotes fear-mongering
To the editor: Larry Leighton (July 27 letter to the editor), if you would have taken the time to read the letter I was referring to and read my whole letter you would realize that it wasn't about President Trump or lies. It was about people who get a piece of information that fits...
August 24, 2018 - 5:46pm
August 23, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Countering fear-mongering and bigotry
To the editor: A reader wrote that "Muslims are not willing to accept U.S. laws," which is an absolute statement and which further stokes fear and bigotry in some by implying that Sharia law will take over America. Every day in this country, Muslim Americans take an oath to uphold...
August 23, 2018 - 9:26am
Letter to the Editor: Event strengthens our community
To the editor: I would like to say thank you to the Alexandria Police Department and Alexandria City employees who put forth a great effort to organize, set-up and tear down for the Community Night Out on August 7. A second thank you to the local organizations who had display tables...
August 23, 2018 - 8:27am
August 22, 2018
In the Know: Collaboration at its best
Transfer from two-year colleges to four-year colleges and universities has not always been seamless. Many potential transfer students have had to overcome a variety of barriers even with the usual general education courses, such as English composition, speech, algebra, etc. Whatever...
August 22, 2018 - 7:24am
An Echo Press Editorial: Beware of 'get out of debt' scams
Kicking someone when they're down is always a low blow. Here's something just as bad: Scamming someone struggling debt who is trying to get their finances back on track. Unfortunately, it's a common practice. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Commerce Department emailed warnings about...
August 22, 2018 - 6:22am
August 19, 2018
Commentary: Memorial will be a peaceful place
By Jim Conn, Alexandria, MN
August 19, 2018 - 10:51am
Letter to the Editor: Diet can reduce greenhouse gas emissions
To the editor: With scorching heat and raging wildfires in the West and torrential downpours and massive flooding in the East, global warming is not just about a gentle sea rise any more. These tragic consequences of dumping greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, call for drastic...
August 19, 2018 - 7:48am
August 18, 2018
It's Our Turn: Global travel and a lingering guilt
Recently I met some travelers from Columbia. They were women in their 20s and instantly they swept me up into that vibe I once knew, that friendly...
August 18, 2018 - 7:46am
August 17, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Come to the political meeting tomorrow
To the editor: At the time the Second Amendment was written, citizens and government had incredibly busy similar weapons of sophistication. I ought to be able to have a howitzer, and some surface to air, then. Seriously, folks, and I'm not alone. Local luminaries agree, although I...
August 17, 2018 - 9:49am