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Learning to make a difference: Eighth-graders participate in Day of Caring
Visitors celebrate Norway connection
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, May 22
Evansville School to get new roof
Baseball: Knights rally to top Ashby, fall to Parkers Prairie
BASEBALL: Stockert stymies Eagles in 5-0 shutout
Boys golf: Cards shoot a season best in Brainerd, take second in CLC
Viking Speedway: Gerdes, Karl, Crouse get feature wins
Baseball: Hartshorn picks up Player of the Week honor
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
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Herbert G. Hoppe Jr.
Larry E. Thielmann
Lori A. Hornberger
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
EDITORIAL: Don't get ripped off by shady tree cutters
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
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
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Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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It's Your Turn
February 16, 2018
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
Editor's note: This "It's Your Turn" includes selected comments that were posted on the Echo Press Facebook page in response to the Feb. 9 story,...
February 16, 2018 - 2:16pm
February 1, 2018
YOUR TURN: Readers debate ice arena expansion
This "It's Your Turn" column includes selected comments from the Echo Press Facebook page in response to the Jan. 24 story, "A $4 million pitch...
February 1, 2018 - 6:50am
January 3, 2018
YOUR TURN: Readers debate daycare issues
This "It's Your Turn" includes comments posted on the Echo Press Facebook page in response to a Dec. 27 letter to the editor, "Let market decide child care." Bernie Obrigewitsch: Sounds like he thinks you can just open a daycare. It takes many classes, many inspections, and money...
January 3, 2018 - 10:17am
November 30, 2017
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers comment on farm rent prices
This "It's Your Turn" includes comments posted to the Echo Press Facebook page about the Nov. 22 story, "Are farmers getting gouged on rent?" The story noted that Douglas County farmers reported paying $129 per acre in 2017, up from $107 last year. John Herrly: Welcome to the world...
November 30, 2017 - 9:49am
November 1, 2017
YOUR TURN: Readers debate indoor ban of e-cigarettes
Editor's note: This "It's Your Turn" includes comments posted on the newspaper's Facebook page in response to the Oct. 25 story, "Council approves...
November 1, 2017 - 6:27am
October 12, 2017
Readers talk about wolves in area
Editor's note: This "It's Your Turn" includes comments posted on the Echo Press Facebook page in response to the Oct. 4 Outdoors story, "Are...
October 12, 2017 - 11:17am
September 14, 2017
It's Your Turn: Readers react to Wi-Fi on school buses
This "It's Your Turn" includes comments from our Facebook readers to the Sept. 1 story, "Students get more homework time on bus rides; Alexandria...
September 14, 2017 - 12:30pm
August 3, 2017
It's Your Turn: Readers debate jobs and wages
This "It's Your Turn" includes comments that were posted on the newspaper's Facebook page in response to our July 25 online story, "Minnesota gains 4,400 jobs in June." Jodi Fischbach: What is the state doing to entice people to move and live here? It's great to add that many jobs,...
August 3, 2017 - 6:15am
July 14, 2017
It's Your Turn: Readers debate intersection strategies
This "It's Your Turn" includes comments posted on the Echo Press Facebook page about temporary traffic projects the city of Alexandria installed...
July 14, 2017 - 7:30am
April 7, 2017
Your Turn: Readers debate media, fake news
Editor's note: Comments for this "It's Your Turn" were posted on the newspaper's Facebook page in reaction to the March 29 guest editorial, "A message from the enemy of the people."
April 7, 2017 - 7:18am
September 4, 2015
It's Your Turn: Facebook readers share thoughts on breastfeeding
Editor’s note: This “Your Turn” segment includes selected remarks from more than 120 posts to the Echo Press Facebook page, which asked readers for their thoughts on whether breastfeeding should be allowed in public places (which is legal). Jody Wagner: Yes, it’s ridiculous....
September 4, 2015 - 12:00am
June 24, 2015
It's Your Turn: Readers debate local job surplus
Editor’s note: This “Your Turn’ segment includes selected comments from more than three dozen Facebook posts to our June 19 story, “Gobs of jobs, not enough workers.” Jennifer Gauthier: They can’t find employees because nine bucks an hour isn’t a living wage anymor...
June 24, 2015 - 12:00am
December 12, 2014
It's Your Turn: Readers debate prayer at meetings
Editor’s note: Welcome to “Your Turn,” a way of presenting readers’ opinions on current topics based on comments we receive on social media. For this segment, readers share their thoughts on the Alexandria City Council’s decision to not adopt a policy regarding prayer at...
December 12, 2014 - 12:00am
September 19, 2014
It's Your Turn: Readers debate Adrian Peterson issue
Editor’s note: Welcome to “Your Turn,” a new way of presenting readers’ thoughts and opinions on current topics based on comments we...
September 19, 2014 - 12:00am