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Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, January 19 through Sunday, January 21
Vehicle at the bottom of the lake? Minn. dive team explains process
Short sleeves in January
Turnouts strong for women's marches across ND, Minn.
DL's Leonard Thielen - Adam Thielen's grandpa - recounts his days as an ice harvester
McFeely: No miracle, only more disappointment for Vikings
Wrestling: Cardinals win 15-team tournament
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria swept by New Ulm, drops fourth straight
Girls basketball: Knights finish off LPGE with late run
Boys basketball: Knights win third game in as many days
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Roger E. Cole
Virginia "Ginger" M. Bjurlin
Faye M. Luberts
Eugene Kenneth "Doc" Karnis
#MeToo and #TimesUp: Are men safe?
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
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
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
On The Street
Manufacturers to meet in Alexandria, tour company
hires and promotions
on the street
August 30, 2017
Updated: Brandon-Evansville school referendum fails
There will not be a new school built in the Brandon-Evansville School District. Wednesday’s referendum vote was defeated by a vote of 1,169...
August 30, 2017 - 9:13pm
Decision day comes for B-E school
The time has come — voters in the Brandon-Evansville School District should be casting their ballots Wednesday, Aug. 30, on the $38.75...
August 30, 2017 - 5:22am
July 2, 2017
COMMENTARY: Consider the future in B-E school vote
By Gene Rossum, Brandon, MN
July 2, 2017 - 9:16am
March 10, 2017
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
It may be the first time in history that somewhere other than the city liquor store can legally sell on-sale liquor in the town of Parkers Prairie. Tilly T's Roadside Bar and Grill, which was formerly known as Shyster's, reopened Friday, March 3, with a license to sell "strong" beer...
March 10, 2017 - 11:00am
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