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Journalism groups intervene in Wetterling lawsuit
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, June 26
To vape or not to vape
Why doesn't Alexandria have a veterans memorial?
Council acts on barrier request during concerts
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
Softball: Okerlund wins Pheasant Conference MVP, McNamara COY
Rose wins MGA Senior Players Championship
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
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
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Wanda Jean Tramm
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
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
In the Know: Help available for businesses
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 22, 2017
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
Those who believe newspapers are becoming a relic of the past should update their thinking. Survey after survey shows that today's local newspapers...
June 22, 2017 - 8:21am
June 16, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Council needs fresh start
It's not easy running a city. There are tough decisions to make. You can't please everyone all the time. There are different personality types to deal with. A staff to oversee. You have to have a good understanding of budgets, zoning, long-range planning, transportation, tax incentives,...
June 16, 2017 - 10:09am
June 14, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: How to avoid trouble at your door
Knock, knock — trouble could be at your door. With the summer season kicking in, area residents will be getting visits from door-to-door solicitors offering asphalt services, magazine subscriptions, security alarm systems and other products and services. The Better Business...
June 14, 2017 - 5:42pm
June 9, 2017
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
A well-deserved thank you
June 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
June 2, 2017
Echo Press editorial: Don't let blood supplies drop this summer
Have you ever donated blood? Or has it been awhile since your last blood donation? Now is the time to roll up your sleeve. The American Red Cross is urging those who have never given blood before — as well as those who haven't given recently — to make an appointment to...
June 2, 2017 - 10:12am
May 31, 2017
Echo Press editorial: Stop the assault against free press
People love scapegoats. When things aren't going their way, when questions get difficult to answer, it's convenient for people to foist blame on someone else or some other group. The media, of course, has long been a popular target. It gets things wrong. It makes stuff up. It's biased....
May 31, 2017 - 4:53pm
May 26, 2017
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
An inviting downtown
May 26, 2017 - 4:17pm
May 25, 2017
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Editor's note: The following item was written by Mike Kurre, Department of Natural Resources mentoring program coordinator and appeared in the Minnesota DNR News email that the Echo Press receives each week. I will soon be out fishing, not in the office thinking about fishing. The...
May 25, 2017 - 6:26am
May 19, 2017
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
It's difficult to argue against measures that protect the environment. Everyone wants clean lakes and clean groundwater. Until the cost sinks in, followed by the realization that someone has to pay for those protections — cities, counties, the state, federal government, and...
May 19, 2017 - 11:36am
May 18, 2017
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Editor's note: The following editorial was published in the Star Tribune on May 6 and was written by the Star Tribune Editorial Board. Reduce health insurance costs, even if it takes a public insurance option to do it. More widely available high-speed internet service. Safe and sufficient...
May 18, 2017 - 5:17am
May 12, 2017
Views By the Echo Press: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
May 12, 2017 - 1:37pm
May 5, 2017
Echo Press editorial: Governor's Fishing Opener could be huge for lakes area
If you think the governor's fishing opener is just another political "photo op," you're missing the boat. It's a big deal. Every year, about 125 media representatives descend upon the area that's selected to host the opener. Through a media tracking program, reports have shown that...
May 5, 2017 - 12:20pm
May 3, 2017
Echo Press editiorial: 10 tips for hiring a contractor
Ready to do a big home improvement project this spring? Look before you leap. There are some unscrupulous contractors out there that cut corners, inflate the bill, take forever to get the job done, or worse yet, never get around to finishing the project, leaving homeowners out in...
May 3, 2017 - 6:02pm
April 28, 2017
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
TV garbage Thumbs Down: An Alexandria reader sent us some head-shaking photos of a couple of TVs that were thoughtlessly dumped near the west...
April 28, 2017 - 1:18pm
April 26, 2017
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
If someone had something valuable that belonged to you, would you want to know about it? Of course. Yet, that's not how it works in Minnesota. The state is not doing enough to reunite unclaimed property, held by the Commerce Department, with the rightful owners. We're talking about...
April 26, 2017 - 5:02pm