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Parent company of Douglas buys packaging business
Meeting will discuss Glenwood road construction project
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Blizzard hockey: New Ulm wins game three to end Alexandria's season
Blizzard hockey: Steel force a game three after win in Alexandria
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
Jane Johnson Huhn
OUR TURN: A year (and a half) in the life of an editor
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
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
On The Street
Evavold joins Echo Press staff
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
hires and promotions
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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
December 27, 2017
LETTER: Let market decide child care issue
To the editor: A recent letter mentions a lack of daycare services. Capitalism is about providing a service or product that is wanted at a profit. Business costs are met by customers (clients) who utilize their products. The writer speaks of a shortage of service and of a high demand....
December 27, 2017 - 6:22am
December 20, 2017
LETTER: Daycare crisis in Alexandria is growing
To the editor: We find ourselves dismayed at this communities' lack of dedication to support growing, working families with the necessary level of daycare availability, creating an extreme burden for these families. After hundreds of inquiries, have been met 99 percent of the time...
December 20, 2017 - 12:06pm
November 27, 2017
A bee-friendly Alexandria?
Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are having a tough time. In the U.S., their population has declined 90 percent in the past two decades....
November 27, 2017 - 9:42pm
September 30, 2017
AgweekTV: Hops Harvest
There's growing interest in locally-brewed beer, and that means a growing demand for hops. Rose Dunn visited a local farm as the hops harvest...
September 30, 2017 - 8:30am
May 7, 2013
Bill to unionize daycares is defeated
On Monday, May 6, the Minnesota Senate Finance Committee heard the controversial bill (SF 778) that would have allowed home daycare providers/ personal care attendants to unionize. The bill was defeated in the committee on an 11-11 vote. Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria,...
May 7, 2013 - 10:12am
December 5, 2011
Judge stops union vote for day care providers
ST. PAUL -- A judge has put a stop to an effort to unionize in-home day care workers. Ramsey County District Court Judge Dale Lindman today issued a temporary restraining order to at least temporarily put the brakes on a unionization vote, which was scheduled to begin Wednesday. Gov....
December 5, 2011 - 1:47pm
December 1, 2011
GOP Senate committee votes to back suit against day care union vote
ST. PAUL -- A Republican-controlled Senate committee voted 6-1 to support a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's decision to order an election to allow in-home child care provider unions. The Rules Committee Thursday ordered its attorneys to file paperwork in Ramsey...
December 1, 2011 - 11:06am
November 28, 2011
Child-care workers plan suit to stop union election
ST. PAUL -- Eleven Minnesota day-care providers, supported by a coalition of conservative groups, today announced they plan to sue to stop a governor-ordered unionization election. Attorney Tom Revnew said his clients seek an injunction to stop the election, set to begin next week,...
November 28, 2011 - 9:59am
November 13, 2009
Nominations sought for provider of the year, child care advocate of the year
There are more than 138,000 children cared for in more than 12,000 Minnesota licensed family childcare homes. Childcare professionals provide this critical service and strive to maintain the highest level of care for our state's children. In conjunction with the Week of the...
November 13, 2009 - 12:00am
July 8, 2009
Beetles are a hit with daycare kids
Players from the Alexandria Beetles helped teach some of the kids at Little Stars Daycare the basics of catch on June 30. The kids were also...
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am