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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
For the record
Echo Press Ice Out Contest winner announced (w/video)
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
On The Clock: Who the Vikings could be picking when the NFL Draft begins Thursday
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
Nancy Kay Norling
Vernon "Vern" Strehlow
Vernon "Vern" Strehlow
Ardis B. Oswald
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
An Echo Press Editorial: Easy ways to save money
Letter to the Editor: Feeling betrayed by U.S. senators
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
hires and promotions
on the street
April 12, 2019
Local legislators differ on cell phone bills
Legislators who represent parts of Douglas County agree that driving while using a cell phone is a problem. However, they differ on what kind of legislation is best for addressing it. Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, said she's a strong supporter of eliminating distracted driving...
April 12, 2019 - 10:59am
February 6, 2019
Backer, Westrom to host town halls
State Rep. Jeff Backer, R-Browns Valley, and State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, will co-host a series of town hall meetings on Friday, Feb. 15. "I look forward to co-hosting this joint town hall with Sen. Westrom," said Backer. "This is a great opportunity for folks to come...
February 6, 2019 - 3:28pm
January 13, 2019
Legislators go back to work, get committee assignments
Legislators representing the Douglas County area took their oath of office at the Capitol and began their committee assignments for the new...
January 13, 2019 - 7:53am
November 2, 2018
Echo Press Endorsements: Our choices for representative
Douglas County voters will have a hand in deciding three state representative races on Nov. 6. District 8B: Mary Franson In District 8B, incumbent...
November 2, 2018 - 9:04am
September 26, 2018
Candidates in Districts 12A, 12B to debate Thursday
Here's a chance to get to know the candidates running for Minnesota House in Districts 12A and 12B, which include parts of Douglas County. Pioneer...
September 26, 2018 - 4:46am
May 5, 2018
Stephens backs Backer as Minnesota running mate
ST. PAUL — The Woodbury Republican mayor running for Minnesota governor has picked a rural lawmaker to be her running mate. Mary Giuliani...
May 5, 2018 - 11:58am
April 28, 2018
Backer endorsed in District 12A
State representative and small business owner Jeff Backer, R-Browns Valley, earned the unanimous endorsement of Republican House District 12A...
April 28, 2018 - 12:00am
March 22, 2018
Sen. Westrom to hold town meetings
State Senator Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, will hold multiple townhall listening sessions on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 with area residents. On Friday, he will be joined by State Representative Jeff Backer, R-Browns Valley, and on Saturday he will be joined by State...
March 22, 2018 - 8:36am
June 30, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Celebrating a 241-year-old dream
To the editor:
June 30, 2017 - 11:18am
May 24, 2017
Letter: Memorial Day meaning can get lost
To the editor: Most Americans spend Memorial Day kicking off summer and enjoying a long weekend. Through this, the importance and meaning of the day can sometimes be lost when mixed with leisure and relaxation. Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, began to be recognized...
May 24, 2017 - 6:04pm
January 27, 2017
Backer rushed to governor's aid
ST. PAUL — When Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State speech on Jan. 23, Rep. Jeff Backer was among the first to act....
January 27, 2017 - 6:00am
October 7, 2016
MNsure divides District 12A candidates
Jeff Backer: The state's online health insurance, MNsure, is a disaster. It's driven up insurance rates 40 to 60 percent, wasted $408 million...
October 7, 2016 - 1:00am
October 5, 2016
LETTER: Bring some 'Backerbone' to table
To the editor: A few letters have touted Jay McNamar's ability to cooperate with the metro. That could be an admirable goal. However, true cooperation means both sides get what they need without taking advantage of the other side. That isn't the case right now. For many agricultural...
October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
August 3, 2016
LETTER: Backer's been there, tried that
To the editor: Jay McNamar finally stated his position on the anti-farmer buffer bill. He supports it. But he says he wants farmers to be compensated for their land. Compensation is a great idea; however, it wasn't his.
August 3, 2016 - 12:00am
March 20, 2015
Local citizens lobby legislators on social justice
Five Alexandrians from three local churches recently attended the annual Day on the Hill in St. Paul, sponsored by the Joint Religious Legislative...
March 20, 2015 - 12:00am