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Law Enforcement Blotter: May 17-19
Koopman dies in rollover; recalled for helping others
Minnesota begins another 'Click It or Ticket' campaign on 10th anniversary of seat belt law
Walz, legislative leaders strike budget deal, drop gas tax hike
Boys golf: Cardinals expect a battle at sections after another CLC win
Track and field: Lakers’ progression peaks with a true team state title
Adapted Bowling: Cardinals gain state experience with young core
Baseball: Chargers win fifth straight with sweep of Hillcrest
Boys tennis: Alexandria to get rematch with Willmar in 8AA semifinals
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
John Sr Bosek
John Sr Bosek
Otter Tail County to host 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
After winter fish kill, how will Lake Christina respond?
Host community selected for 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
Governor’s Fishing Opener celebrates fishing tourism in Minnesota
Not a bad bite on opening morning
Joseph W. "Joe" Koopman
Lorraine C. Rachel
Shirley A. Larson
Letter to the Editor: CIA has blood on their hands
Letter to the Editor: Protect our elections, authorize funding
Commentary: For health care, build on what works
Letter to the Editor: More information on Arthur Hesse
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
Alex grad helps newlyweds
Make room for a new press: Alexandria Industries breaks ground on expansion
Farmers under pressure
Miltona native wins UMD Shark Tank event
hires and promotions
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November 15, 2018
Letter to the Editor: People in Alexandria are decent, incredible
To the editor: The recent letter, "Speak up to end racism and hate" (Nov. 7) really floored me. It's amazing to me how casually people accuse their neighbors of racism and hate without the least bit of foundation. I've been here 23 years as a cabin owner and now a full-time resident....
November 15, 2018 - 6:25am
November 8, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Speak up to end racism and hate
To the editor: Racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other manifestations of hate damage all of us. Even if these horrific acts are not directed towards us as individuals, they harm those who share our journey, and they harm our community. We are directly and indirectly impacted by hate's...
November 8, 2018 - 7:21am
October 18, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Racism is happening in Alexandria
To the editor: I just want to let the people of Douglas County know that racism in its entirety is well amongst us. Even though it's not happening to the majority, it is affecting people. I am one of the few that it is happening to, but I have also seen and heard about others with...
October 18, 2018 - 12:05pm
January 28, 2018
LETTER: ELCA synod bishops respond to Trump's remarks
To the editor: In the church's way of telling time, January is the season of Epiphany, when Christians remember the Magi — travelers from the East who followed a star to the infant Jesus. Not by accident these mysterious wayfarers are often depicted as reflecting the wondrous...
January 28, 2018 - 12:47pm
December 7, 2017
LETTER: Why do Democrats play the race card?
To the editor: So what happened in the past? Racism belongs on the left side of the scale as does Socialism and Fascism. Hitler first segregated the Jews with the Nuremberg Laws as did the Democrats to the blacks with Jim Crow Laws. Congressman Robert Byrd served 47 years in Congress...
December 7, 2017 - 12:05pm
November 10, 2012
Overcoming racism conference offered in St. Paul
This year marks 150 years since the U.S.- Dakota war in Minnesota, the mass internment of Dakota at Fort Snelling, and the hanging of 38 Dakota men at Mankato.
November 10, 2012 - 12:31pm
July 25, 2012
Two pictures worth 1,401 words
A recent stabbing in Alexandria has sparked controversy over bringing diversity into the community. "Diversity" is the term locals are using to describe people who are not from around here, people who are not white. Two mug shots ran in the Echo Press on June 29 of suspects arrested...
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am
May 2, 2012
Local resident honored for anti-racism efforts
On April 23, The Saint Paul Foundation honored five anti-racism advocates - including an Alexandria area resident - at the sixth annual Facing Race Ambassador Awards. "The awards celebrate individuals working to end racism in Minnesota," said Carleen Rhodes, president and CEO of...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
February 17, 2012
Session will address racism in community
A session addressing racism in the Alexandria community will take place on Wednesday, February 29. The local Diversity Resource Action Alliance (DRAA) will present "New Conversations about Race and Racism" from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
February 17, 2012 - 12:00am
Alexandria man honored for trying to undo racism
Steve Pederson of Alexandria has been named the 2012 Facing Race Ambassador for Greater Minnesota by The St. Paul Foundation's Facing Race initiative. As part of its ongoing effort to create a more equitable, just and open community, the foundation's anti-racism initiative created...
February 17, 2012 - 12:00am
August 6, 2009
Duluth T-shirt shop accused of peddling racist messages
DULUTH - As an American Indian, Donna Blue Bird said she has had to deal with racism all her life, but it's not often as blatant as the kind...
August 6, 2009 - 5:13pm
March 27, 2009
The best of both worlds
It's not easy being a kid. It's even harder when you look different than all the other kids. "I always had a sense that I was different," said...
March 27, 2009 - 12:00am