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A big, busy weekend
Concerned citizens organize to stop B-E school vote
Journalism groups intervene in Wetterling lawsuit
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, June 26
To vape or not to vape
Three Panthers named to Class A all-tourney team as Johnson wins POY
Junior Legion Baseball: Alex Junior Legion Black drops two to Fergus Falls
Vikings Speedway: Winners crowned on cool night
Baseball: Alex Junior Legion Black team takes Perham title
Baseball: Area baseball players earn All-Pheasant Conference honors
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Morken: Worth the casts in Canada
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Wanda Jean Tramm
Republicans need to find new economic theory
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
On the Street
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
hires and promotions
On The Street
June 17, 2009
"Great Alexandria Bike Race" set for Saturday and Sunday
The Alexandria Bike and Ski Club is getting ready to host the "Great Alexandria Bike Race" on June 20-21. Both citizens and USA Cycling (USAC) licensed bikers will get a chance to race the same 36-mile long course. The two-day event begins with a road race on Saturday, which starts...
June 17, 2009 - 12:00am
February 11, 2009
Commentary - Help us to 'Race to the Finish'
By Alexandria Area YMCA campaign chairs David Kjos, Larry Ortloff and Vern Anderson Each day, the Alexandria Area YMCA moves one step closer to raising the necessary $8,885,000 to construct a 56,000 square foot facility that will provide much needed programs and services for thousands...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
January 7, 2009
Senate race long ways from over
ST. PAUL -- Al Franken entered halftime of Minnesota's U.S. Senate race in the lead, but Norm Coleman is hoping for a come-from-behind victory. Coleman, whose term as senator ended Saturday, is going to court in his bid to win the drawn-out race and a second term.
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
January 1, 2009
Franken lead at 50; absentee ballots remain
ST. PAUL - Al Franken increased his slim lead over Senator Norm Coleman by a few votes Monday morning as another phase of the U.S.
January 1, 2009 - 12:00am
Vintage snowmobiles have been postponed
The 3rd annual Big Ole Holiday Spectacular race for the Vintage One Lunger Series has been postponed. The race was set for Saturday, January 3 on Lake Agnes in Alexandria. According to organizers, in the past few weeks, there has been almost three feet of snow, which has put a lot...
January 1, 2009 - 12:00am
December 25, 2008
Big Ole VOLS race set for January 3
The 3rd annual Big Ole Holiday Spectacular race for the Vintage One Lunger Series is set for Saturday, January 3 on Lake Agnes in Alexandria. Sign in will be from 8-11 a.m. at the Depot Express, 104 Broadway Street, in Alexandria. Hot laps will run from 11-11:30 a.m. with races starting...
December 25, 2008 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
Commentary - No such thing as a perfect election
By Kent Kaiser, Professor of Communication, Northwestern College As we come to the end of the U.S. Senate election recount in Minnesota, there is one fact that everyone must realize: There is no such thing as a perfect election. No matter how well-trained our election officials...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Board set to examine Senate ballots
ST. PAUL - The state Canvassing Board began what is expected to be a four-day meeting Tuesday, with the goal of determining who won Minnesota's U.S. Senate race. But with incumbent Republican Norm Coleman leading Democrat Al Franken by fewer than 200 votes, no one really expects...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Differences clear in Senate race
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's U.S. Senate race pits a former war protester against two candidates who protest continuing the Iraq war. Pick a major issue and it is likely Republican Senator Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken disagree. Nowhere is that more evident than on the war. Coleman,...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 10, 2008
Editorial - Here are our guidelines for political letters
With the political races heating up, now is a good time to remind readers of the Echo Press' guidelines for political letters to the editor. As in the past, letters to the editor that endorse a particular candidate or political party will be charged 5 cents per word. The newspaper...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
July 23, 2008
Bike race draws 47 entrants
Alexandria's Justin Schoenack and Missy Erickson led all 47 racers in the first Alexandria 35 Bike Race and Tour event held Sunday. The event, sponsored by the Alexandria Bike and Ski Club, also had 17 tour participants. Schoenack was the overall men's winner, followed by Charlie...
July 23, 2008 - 12:00am
July 16, 2008
Ventura out of Senate race?
ST. PAUL - One of the country's most expensive U.S. Senate races may not be quite as entertaining as it could have been, with former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura declining to run. Ventura, who turned 57 Tuesday, told CNN's Larry King on CNN Monday night that he will stay out...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00am
June 27, 2008
Bike/Ski Club hosts race July 13
The Alexandria Bike and Ski Club will be holding its first-ever Alexandria 35 Bike Race this summer. The event is set for July 13, with registration starting at 9 a.m. at Second and Irving Street in the park by the bike trail. The race begins at 11 a.m. at Alex Extrusion. Cyclists...
June 27, 2008 - 12:00am