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Westrom's bill funds ag programs, broadband
Minnesota woman agrees to plead guilty to laundering up to $1.5M
Law Enforcement Blotter: April 23
Ingebrigtsen's bill focuses on environment
2 held as Wisconsin man's body found in cabin in east-central Minnesota
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 25
Track and Field: Minnewaska top two again at Benson
Track and field: Ashby-Brandon-Evansville showing improvement
Adapted Bowling: Alexandria competes with Cambridge-Isanti
Girls golf: Young Cards second at AGC, Lakers try to start a new streak
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
Fred & Rose Julig
Mike Frisch: A look back before looking ahead
Kensington’s Troy Helget piles up more honors for his carvings
McFeely: Lincoln angler breaks N.D. state walleye record, but doesn't think it'll last long
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
Release: CWD positive Crow Wing County deer farm depopulated
Vernon "Vern" Strehlow
Ardis B. Oswald
Nancy Kay Norling
Vernon "Vern" Strehlow
Letter to the Editor: Cell phone bill will save lives
1919: Plans start for pickle factory
Letter to the Editor: Mistake made at 50th Avenue and Highway 29
Letter to the Editor: Those opposing Laughing Buddha aren't monsters
In the Know: Diligence goes into hiring officers
4-H holds county competition
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
On The Street
Nation's largest farm toy store attracts customers for miles
Farm group hosting rural voices discussion
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on the street
Commentary: Help on the way for farmers
By State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck We did the right thing last week (March 14) when both the House and Senate took quick action to pass a measure that will assist farmers in recovering from near-record amounts of snow that have fallen all across the state.
March 25, 2019 - 8:27am
November 22, 2018
Commentary: Teenagers need parents to adopt them
By Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper, St. Paul, MN Teenagers conjure up all kinds of images in our minds: Strong, energetic, techy, buoyant, independent, impulsive, emotional, adventuresome and ever-changing. They are complex human beings who need care,...
November 22, 2018 - 12:34pm
June 12, 2018
Commentary: Support a free and open Internet
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota
June 12, 2018 - 8:22am
February 17, 2018
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
By Stuart Grosenick, Garfield, MN The burning of fossil fuels is responsible for putting 38 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year, 60 times more than volcanoes. This is an action, and for every action there is a reaction. The earth's climate is changing, and...
February 17, 2018 - 12:15pm
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Infrastructure is one of the smartest investments we can make in our country. It allows businesses to grow and compete. It keep us safe. It creates millions of jobs—good paying jobs that cannot be outsourced overseas. And, it's bipartisan....
February 17, 2018 - 8:22am
February 11, 2018
COMMENTARY: State's licensing system a 'black hole'
By State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck Like most Minnesotans, I was surprised — maybe shocked is a better description — by the announcement last week concerning our state's new license tab and vehicle registration program.
February 11, 2018 - 8:02am
January 26, 2018
Commentary on 'love lasts' is so true
By Sarah Townsend, Alexandria, MN Dear Mr. Zaun, How very pleasant it was to read your commentary in the Echo Press (Jan. 10). What an uplift to read so many of the thoughts that have also come my way since I am now older and have 12 grandchildren. Your thoughts on "Love lasts, stuff...
January 26, 2018 - 9:43am
January 20, 2018
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
By Alyssa Ma, Brookeville, MD
January 20, 2018 - 8:56am
January 11, 2018
COMMENTARY: A grandpa's thoughts on turning 75
By Ron Zaun, Alexandria, MN On Jan. 14, I will turn 75. I remember growing up as a kid in school. How long a year seemed to last! Now a year goes by so fast that I wish I could put my life on cruise control. So here are some thought I have learned in my lifetime: Love lasts —...
January 11, 2018 - 6:23pm
January 5, 2018
EDITORIAL: A resolution to keep: Write a letter
Your opinion could shape other viewpoints about topics large and small — from what's happening in your neighborhood to decisions in Washington, D.C. The Echo Press provides the forum to do just that. Our Opinion page contains a robust mix of thoughts on a variety of interesting...
January 5, 2018 - 7:04am
December 29, 2017
COMMENTARY: Why was Rep. Franson afraid?
By Lucas Dolan, Washington, D.C. In one of the best episodes of The West Wing, President Bartlet says: "I'm the President of the United States, not the president of the people who agree with me." Unfortunately for our community, Representative Mary Franson (R-8B) does not ascribe...
December 29, 2017 - 8:36am
December 2, 2017
COMMENTARY: Stigma is greatest barrier to mental health
By Mark Jacobson, certified peer support specialist, Winona, MN Stigma is the greatest barrier to helping individuals with mental illness. Many people mistakenly think that people with mental illness are dangerous or that people with substance abuse disorders have a moral failing....
December 2, 2017 - 12:16pm
November 22, 2017
COMMENTARY: The amazing impact of community giving
By Anna Wasescha, president West Central Initiative, Fergus Falls, MN November 12-18 is National Community Foundation Week. President George H.W. Bush designated this week in 1989, 28 years ago. West Central Initiative — a regional community foundation — and our donors...
November 22, 2017 - 2:24pm
November 17, 2017
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
By Sandy Tubbs, Horizon Public Health administrator, Alexandria, MN On Monday evening, the Alexandria City Council considered and approved the second reading of an ordinance amendment that prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in public places, consistent with current laws regulating...
November 17, 2017 - 9:20am
November 11, 2017
COMMENTARY: Is Planned Parenthood really part of the solution?
By Bruce Becker, chair of the Sanctity of Life Committee, Church of St. Mary Alexandria, MN In a commentary several weeks ago ("Planned Parenthood is part of solution," Sept. 8), the writer adopts a generous attitude but avoids a painful reality: Planned Parenthood ends the lives...
November 11, 2017 - 12:09pm