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Council tables request to change housing project
New lease may speed launch of medical helicopter
City approves morgue agreement
Chamber welcomes four new members
Baseball: Chargers begin season 3-0
Golf: WCA boys and girls get first meet in at Tipsinah
Softball: B-E drops close game with CGB in home opener
Sports schedule for Tuesday, April 24
Track and field: Alex boys take first place by one point
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Andrew Paul Slavik
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
David Leslie Lusty
Deborah Anne Mohn
Mildred A. Schroeder
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
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Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
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August 25, 2017
Commentary: Why did 'vote no' school group hire consultant?
Editor's note: This commentary is written by Don LeSage, liaison for the B-E CARE Committee. The questions are from Echo Press and focus on the committee's decision to hire Paul Dorr as a consultant to try to defeat Brandon-Evansville's $38.75 million new school referendum. Why did...
August 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
August 18, 2017
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
By Diane C. Olson, retired B/E teacher, Brandon, MN I get it, but then I don't. I grew up on a small farm near Herman but that farming life has changed. Farmers are buying up and renting the smaller farms so there are less people living in the rural areas. Heck, Herman even tried...
August 18, 2017 - 10:51am
August 16, 2017
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
By Steven Traut, Alexandria, MN
August 16, 2017 - 8:48am
August 10, 2017
Commentary: Students need new school to explore careers
By Jason Sieling, Evansville, MN I am the Industrial Technology instructor at Brandon-Evansville Public Schools. My wife (Kasi), son (Wyatt), and I currently live in a very quiet part of Evansville we enjoy very much. Like many of my fellow colleagues and friends within the community...
August 10, 2017 - 8:20am
August 4, 2017
Commentary: Consider the children in B-E school vote
By Dan Johnson, Brandon, MN I have proudly taught in the Brandon and Brandon-Evansville school districts for 15 years. I have also proudly raised two sons in the communities of western Douglas County.
August 4, 2017 - 12:33pm
August 2, 2017
Commentary: A travesty at Boy Scouts Jamboree
By Robert J. Byers, Charleston, West Virginia I don't blame the Boy Scouts for President Donald Trump's bizarre speech at the National Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday. The U.S. president is, after all, the honorary president of the Scouts. If he wants to speak at the National...
August 2, 2017 - 5:45pm
July 28, 2017
Commentary: Bait shop inspires 8-year-old
By Jim Conn, Alexandria (Regarding the July 19 Life story, "Good memories for Lund's Bait Shop.") I went into business at an early age and Norm...
July 28, 2017 - 1:30pm
July 26, 2017
Commentary: Memories of a heroes' welcome home
By Erik C. Rivers, Major (retired), Sauk Centre
July 26, 2017 - 3:25pm
July 24, 2017
Commentary Sandcastles and trespassing on Lake Ida
By Elke Richards, Alexandria, MN As one of the few permanent residents on Lake Ida, we have a great privilege to not only enjoy the lake on the weekends, but during the week as well. Our girls have spent much of their summers playing and swimming at "the point." They love to build...
July 24, 2017 - 5:02pm
July 19, 2017
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
By Kasi Sieling, Evansville, MN I am the middle school science teacher and head softball coach at Brandon Evansville. First off, I would like to thank the school board and task force members for all of the work and time they have put into researching and working to find the most viable...
July 19, 2017 - 5:34pm
July 15, 2017
Commentary: Superheroes are real in Alexandria
By Haley Skeide, Alexandria, MN We can all agree that superheroes are dedicated to protecting the public. Alexandria is lucky to have superheroes living and working amongst us. Let me start with who I am and why I am writing this. Next, I will tell you of our unique superheroes. My...
July 15, 2017 - 9:27am
July 12, 2017
Commentary: Live theater adds to quality of life
By Tom Obert, Alexandria, MN "Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future." Sophocles said that. I never met the man, but I think he was on to something. One should always lead off a discussion about the arts with a quote from Sophocles...
July 12, 2017 - 4:44pm
July 2, 2017
COMMENTARY: Consider the future in B-E school vote
By Gene Rossum, Brandon, MN
July 2, 2017 - 9:16am
June 30, 2017
COMMENTARY: America's common purpose
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Grilling hot dogs and corn on the cob, marching in parades, staying up late to watch fireworks light up the night sky — the Fourth of July always reminds us how united we are. We are united in independence. We are united in freedom....
June 30, 2017 - 4:17pm
June 22, 2017
Commentary: Water wells are safe
By Steven Traut, Alexandria, MN Wells have been around for over 8,000 years. Many of the first wells were dug by hand and used rock or stone for casing. Later evolved to wood casing, steel casing and now PVC casing. Modern water wells are drilled with materials that meet NSF 60 standards,...
June 22, 2017 - 8:32am