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Alexandria high school prom held Saturday night
Republicans elect outsider Jennifer Carnahan to head party
Update: 12-year-old drowning victim identified
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
AgweekTV: Bargain bull
Baseball: Cards sweep Apollo
Track and Field: Minnewaska girls take first at Staples
Girls Golf: Minnewaska tied for first after two WCC rounds
Track and Field: Osakis girls second, boys sixth at Blascziek Invite
Softball: Chargers win fifth straight to move to 9-2
Patty Kakac to perform First Friday Concert
Estonian pastor to preach at St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Births - Douglas County Hospital
Randy Knuth to be installed at First Presbyterian Church
LYRA ensemble to perform at Calvary Lutheran
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Janine M. Paulzine
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
IT'S Our Turn: The road goes ever on
Letter: Support small-scale entrepreneurship
Letter: Science and climate change
Letter: Protect public access to the outdoors
Letter: Tax bill omits county aid change
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
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On The Street
Echo Press Editorials
Check out this new weapon against scams
Here's a new weapon in the war against scams — one that local residents should know about and use to save them from getting ripped off down the road. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) reported last week that it's introducing BBB Scam Tracker, a new online tool that allows...
September 30, 2015 - 12:00am
September 25, 2015
Echo Press Editorial: Thank a ref for giving back to their sport
They’re yelled at and unfairly blamed. People call them all sorts of mean names, questioning everything from their eyesight to their integrity. They receive a mere pittance for putting up with all that griping, yet there they are, week after week, doing the best they can in a...
September 25, 2015 - 12:00am
September 16, 2015
Echo Press Editorial: Quick quiz, what does a red light mean?
There’s been a spate of in-town crashes in Alexandria recently. In a 10-day span between September 4-13, police responded to 14 crashes. The locations included intersections on Broadway, Third and Nokomis, Evergreen Lane, 10th and Cedar, Government Point Road, 50th Avenue, County...
September 16, 2015 - 12:00am
September 11, 2015
Echo Press Editorial: Get ready for more full-time lake residents
As noted in a popular Bob Dylan tune, The times, they are a changin’. Especially here, in Douglas County. Like it or not, this area is expected to see significant population growth over the next few decades as more retirees seek out our lake, health care and recreational amenities. A...
September 11, 2015 - 12:00am
September 9, 2015
Echo Press Editorial: Honoring the work of teachers
Teaching is a calling. Oh, sure, it’s a profession that requires specialized education, but the lure of the classroom for dedicated teachers is as emotional as it is intellectual. The best teachers – the ones remembered by their students – master techniques that balance stimulating...
September 9, 2015 - 12:00am
September 4, 2015
Echo Press Editorial: Irresponsible journalism?
The Echo Press hit a nerve with readers this week (see story titled “A Mother’s Dilemma” here). After hearing about this mother’s story, and learning more about the “Free the Nipple Movement,” we decided to ask readers via Facebook their stance on breastfeeding in public. And...
September 4, 2015 - 12:00am
September 2, 2015
Echo Press Editorial: Parking lot ‘nightmare’ gone at post office
You could almost hear the collective chorus of “hallelujahs” that sounded when the Alexandria Post Office’s new parking lot opened Friday. Upon hearing the news, one reader commented, “Gigantic applause!” on the newspaper’s Facebook page. The big potholes that confounded...
September 2, 2015 - 12:00am
August 28, 2015
Echo Press Editorial: Advice for overcoming obstacles
Sometimes people need a boost, some encouragement to get over a hurdle, an extra shot of adrenaline to rise above the challenge. The email message provided by the Alexandria United Communities Advocating Non-Violence (UCAN) this week does just that. For the last several weeks,...
August 28, 2015 - 12:00am
August 14, 2015
Echo Press Editorial: Good way to catch more fish: Call tip line
Here’s an easy way to catch more fish: Catch more poachers. Those who break the rules by catching way too many fish are selfishly draining...
August 14, 2015 - 12:00am
July 31, 2015
Echo Press Editorial: Primary election in Alexandria makes sense
It’s good to see the Alexandria City Council is taking a closer look at having primary elections for city offices. At its meeting Monday night, the council held off on scheduling a public hearing on the possibility until November because their agendas are full of other hearings...
July 31, 2015 - 12:00am
July 29, 2015
Echo Press Editorial: Let’s do more to stop falls from happening
Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up! Over the years, the phrase has been turned into a campy joke but the issue is a series one. Falls are the leading cause of injuries requiring hospitalization or treatment and injury-related deaths in Minnesota. Our reporters listening to...
July 29, 2015 - 12:00am
July 22, 2015
Echo Press Editorial: How to stop elder abuse: Report red flags
It happens too often: An elderly person is financially preyed upon by a con artist, a relative or close friend. But all the headlines that tell about such crimes should not make people numb to it. Instead, it should spark outrage and spur action and awareness. It starts with reporting...
July 22, 2015 - 12:00am
July 17, 2015
Echo Press Editorial: Fair board makes right beer move
The Douglas County Agricultural Association (DCAA) made the right decision in allowing beer to be sold during the Douglas County Fair this summer. The decision took some courage. Not everyone will agree with it. Some will claim it will somehow tarnish the fair’s reputation as a...
July 17, 2015 - 12:00am
July 15, 2015
Echo Press Editorial: Obey the law; yield to walkers
It was bound to happen sooner or later this summer. A pedestrian was struck while walking across County Road 42 near Bug-A-Boo Bay last Thursday. According to law enforcement at the scene, a Shoreview man was driving northbound on County Road 42 while a group of people were walking...
July 15, 2015 - 12:00am
July 8, 2015
Echo Press Editorial: An easy, fun way to help Big Ole
Big Ole needs support – structurally and financially. The famous Alexandria icon on North Broadway is in dire need of repair. The Runestone Museum, which owns the 50-year-old Fiberglas statue, notes that a family of birds is nesting in Big Ole’s shoulder; his cape is made of...
July 8, 2015 - 12:00am