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Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Feb. 21
Warm-up has Polar Plunge on the move
For the Record - Feb. 22, 2017
Practicing for thin ice
Minnesota Legislature begins work to overhaul teacher licensing
Girls Basketball: Streaks outrun Parkers Prairie
Boys basketball: Kannegiesser torches WCA with 45 points
Bogart, Nibbe named to all-state academic wrestling team
Girls basketball: Cold shooting downs Alex in first CLC loss
Boys Basketball: Alexandria wins battle of the Cardinals
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
Bonnie Rae Coloroso
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 11, 2017
Parkers Prairie voters approve split liquor
Voters in Parkers Prairie overwhelmingly approved two split liquor questions in a special election on Jan. 10. The first question asked whether the Parkers Prairie City Council should be allowed to issue private, on-sale licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquor to hotels, restaurants...
January 11, 2017 - 10:33am
November 2, 2016
LETTER: Backer says take a closer look
Editor's note: The following is a response from the candidate to the Oct. 26 Echo Press editorial: To the editor: Every election presents voters with the opportunity to choose between competing visions for our state. This year is no different. In the race for State Representative,...
November 2, 2016 - 8:00am
LETTER: Cast your vote for life
To the editor: As practicing Christians, we should not support candidates who represent the Democrat party platform. For the first time in history, the Democrat platform has called for taxpayers to fund abortion on demand with no limits at any time during pregnancy. It also calls...
November 2, 2016 - 7:00am
October 28, 2016
LETTER: Candidate pledges to work hard
To the editor: Traveling through District 8B, I'm struck by its natural beauty. But more impressive are the people who live here. Stories of your challenges, achievements, hopes and concerns inspire and motivate me. If things are going well in 8B, the people of the district should...
October 28, 2016 - 8:00am
October 21, 2016
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
To the editor: Are you ready to vote? All you need to know about the DFL Party is: 1. That while under Democratic control of the House, Senate and governor, they passed the failed, and as the governor correctly stated, not affordable health care plan. 2. They established a failed...
October 21, 2016 - 7:00am
October 14, 2016
LETTER: Vote for rural schools and McNamar
To the editor: Jay McNamar was and will be an experienced voice for education in the Minnesota Legislature. I have known Jay for years as he and I taught together at West Central Area school. He is a model of integrity and competence, both in his teaching career and his community....
October 14, 2016 - 3:00am
October 7, 2016
LETTER: Pastors should remove muzzles
To the editor: As the general elections come up on Nov. 8, a reminder to all religious people of our freedoms to get out and vote. Indeed, "Every vote will count as never before." As Americans prepare for the upcoming election, pastors and church leaders must not be silent on the...
October 7, 2016 - 1:00am
October 5, 2016
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
The Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates for three positions on its board of directors. Members of the council are elected to direct Minnesota wheat checkoff dollars to benefit wheat producers. Board members must be wheat producers willing to serve...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
LETTER: Not voting is not an option
To the editor: As citizens it is our privilege and responsibility to vote. Twenty to 30 million evangelicals did not vote in 2012. Obama won by 5 million. Our country is in trouble. Clinton will continue Obama's policies plus. Pray for God's mercy on us and His guidance, and vote....
October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
September 30, 2016
LETTER: Let your voices be heard
To the editor: Day after day we as American citizens are experiencing attacks and harassments against our moral and religious principles. We are losing freedoms we have long enjoyed to the ideologies of dictatorship agendas. The lack of interest, common sense and the reality of relativism...
September 30, 2016 - 1:00am
July 20, 2016
LETTER: There is a cure for our nation's ills
To the editor: As Franklin Graham has been visiting the 50 state capitals, he has made one point that I believe most American voters in 2016 will agree with: The answer to our nation’s problems will not be found in either the Democrat or Republican parties. I believe Graham is correct;...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
COMMENTARY: Learn all you can about candidates; remember to vote
By Bev Bales, Douglas County Commissioner, Carlos, MN With all the hullabaloo going on with this year’s election, it is hard to keep the faith. Never have we seen such theatrics, at least in my lifetime. What does it all mean? Well, definitely, folks are not happy with the way things...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
April 8, 2016
LETTER: Study candidates and go vote
To the editor: Our country is in trouble. The founders trusted in God and our Constitution was based on biblical principles. Once the teachers led in prayer and read the Bible to their students. Now people in our government have passed laws that do not allow them or the children to...
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
LETTER: Attend your local caucus on Tuesday
To the editor: I feel nothing affects people’s lives more than the upcoming election. New this year at the local Republican caucus is that the straw poll outcome for presidential candidates affects who gets chosen. I doubt if many people are even aware of this and we must get involved...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
LETTER: Local caucus is a privilege
To the editor: Tuesday, March 1, is Minnesota caucus day. The two main political parties in Douglas County will be holding caucuses Tuesday evening. I encourage you to attend these caucus gatherings that are a great opportunity for you to meet your neighbors, discuss and promote party...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am