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JUUL's popularity alarms health officials
Alexandria board approves preliminary school budget
Law Enforcement Blotter: June 19
New rec site raises questions
Yoemans wins title at Minnewaska, Osakis’ Eldred ties for fifth
Alexandria shooters compete among state's best Friday
Kreft, Pattrin top Pheasant Conference honors
Merritt named conference Pitcher of the Year
Viking Speedway: Satter wins Street Stock special
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Dick and Sue Anderson
Marjorie (Marge) VanGorp
Alexandria shooters compete among state's best Friday
Trap shooting championship: Alexandria proves itself as a top team in Minnesota
Osakis natives bring home big payday from Lions Walleye Tournament
Trap shooters to converge on Alex Shooting Park
Morken: How frequent are bear sightings in Douglas County?
Shirley G. Botzet
Donna Mae Lunemann
Taisa S. Karlstad
Commentary: SNAP program is a failed system
Letter to the Editor: Abuse of farm safety net harms rural America
Fond memories of Herberger's
It's Our Turn: Like father, hopefully like son
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
Carlos Creek Winery to open brewery
State nonprofit's aim is zero waste
Carlos Creek Winery plans brewery
Heartland Orthopedics hits milestone
Hilltop Lumber to get BIAD award
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March 1, 2018
LETTER: Taking male hormones doesn't make you male
To the editor: I don't want to offend anyone, so just consider this: Putting on boy's clothes doesn't make us a boy. Taking male hormones doesn't make you a male. Wanting to be or not wanting to be doesn't change the facts. Believing a feeling doesn't make a feeling true. Thinking...
March 1, 2018 - 12:04pm
February 21, 2018
LETTER: Is government trying to disarm the public?
To the editor: "Behold A Pale Horse" is a book written by Bill Cooper in 1991. Cooper was a former U.S. Navy intelligence briefing team member. In this position he had access to some of the highest level information available. Chapter 12, "The Secret Government," page 225 excerpt:...
February 21, 2018 - 2:39pm
LETTER: Where do elected leaders stand on gun control?
To the editor: Where are our elected leaders on the gun control issue? Listen up students! It's your turn for leadership. Our elected leaders have done nothing. One eastern newspaper had its headline read, "We Know What Will Happen Next!" "Another shooting, another location and nothing...
February 21, 2018 - 2:34pm
February 15, 2018
LETTER: Trump hasn't earned respect from Americans
To the editor: (In response to Richard Thompson's Feb. 9 letter, "Give Trump credit, respect he deserves.")
February 15, 2018 - 11:21am
LETTER: Workforce, child care, housing shortages
To the editor: (In response to Tara Bizan's Feb. 7 column, "Goal: A community of excellence.") The workforce, child care and housing shortages are deeply connected. Workforce shortages provide overtime and wage growth. Rentees having more money means renters can charge more, allowing...
February 15, 2018 - 8:20am
February 10, 2018
LETTER: Leave Wetterling family in peace
To the editor: Why — after almost 30 years of putting the Patty and Jerry Wetterling family through the wringer — can't the media just shut up and leave these poor people in peace?
February 10, 2018 - 12:59pm
LETTER: Abstain from animal foods during Lent
To the editor: February 14 marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus' 40 days of fasting in the wilderness. The call to abstain from eating animals is as current as the teaching of evangelical leader...
February 10, 2018 - 7:01am
February 9, 2018
LETTER: When it comes to politics, I want to be known as...
To the editor: When it comes to politics: I don't want to be known as a Democrat. I don't want to be known as a Republican. I don't want to be known as an Independent. I just want to be known as an American. Lloyd Berger Alexandria, MN
February 9, 2018 - 4:58pm
LETTER: Give Trump credit, respect he deserves
To the editor: The President of the United States (POTUS) was holding a press conference on his yacht when the wind blew one of the reporter's caps off. POTUS jumped over the rail, walked on water, retrieved the cap and returned it to the reporter. Headlines in the next day's news...
February 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
February 3, 2018
LETTER: Don't lock dogs in crates
To the editor: A dog in Minneapolis narrowly escaped a gruesome, slow, and agonizing death recently when a good Samaritan kicked in the door of a burning house and pulled the dog — who was locked in a crate — to safety. The dog was limp and suffering from smoke inhalation,...
February 3, 2018 - 2:24pm
February 1, 2018
LETTER: Newspaper clipping gave me a break
To the editor: Recently, I was digging through some items I had packed away and saved, and I came across an Echo Press clipping from 1993 about some streakers. It brought back memories from that time in my life and the clipping was a break I needed then. A break from the everyday...
February 1, 2018 - 7:51am
January 28, 2018
LETTER: ELCA synod bishops respond to Trump's remarks
To the editor: In the church's way of telling time, January is the season of Epiphany, when Christians remember the Magi — travelers from the East who followed a star to the infant Jesus. Not by accident these mysterious wayfarers are often depicted as reflecting the wondrous...
January 28, 2018 - 12:47pm
January 27, 2018
LETTER: Be active; attend caucuses on Feb. 6
To the editor: Tuesday, Feb 6, is Minnesota precinct caucus night, a night we all have the opportunity to participate in the grassroots of democracy and our government. While we may get discouraged at times at how our government is run, the best way we can affect a better way of governing...
January 27, 2018 - 11:41am
January 26, 2018
LETTER: To close the digital divide, identify it first
To the editor: Despite the potential for broadband to modernize the economy in rural America, access and availability continue to lag. The President's recent executive order affirmed this limitation and the need to commit resources to close rural America's digital divide. Yet, the...
January 26, 2018 - 1:46pm
January 24, 2018
LETTER: Personal attacks won't cloud my decisions
To the editor: Just to be clear: As a county commissioner, I will not let personal attacks cloud my decisions, when the facts are clear that something is wrong. Commissioners end up being the judge and the jury for decisions that involve the wellbeing of all the taxpayers of Douglas...
January 24, 2018 - 11:45am