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Franson joins March for Life event at Capitol
Update: School bus driver cited in minor crash
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, January 22
Discovery's Aker earns regional honor
Human trafficking: See something? Then say something
Boys basketball: Cardinals trending forward after pushing 15-0 Willmar
Gymnastics: Cardinals racking up points as championship meets near
Nordic Ski: Girls win Bemidji Invite
Girls basketball: Defense, rebounding key Panthers' win over Osakis
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 23
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Evelyn J. LeSuer
Maureen Marie Bruzik
Shirley Mae Wagner
Eugene Kenneth "Doc" Karnis
#MeToo and #TimesUp: Are men safe?
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
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
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
On The Street
Manufacturers to meet in Alexandria, tour company
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October 5, 2017
Letter: Program teaches students about food origins
To the editor: October is National Farm to School Month, a time to recognize the importance of improving child nutrition, supporting local economies, and educating communities about the origins of their food. In 2016, the Center for Rural Affairs joined more than 220 organizations...
October 5, 2017 - 11:21am
Letter: Farmers markets increase access to fresh food
To the editor: There is nothing better than slicing up a ripe garden tomato fresh off the vine. However, some may not have the means to grow fresh vegetables in their backyards. At the Center for Rural Affairs, we work with rural communities to build healthy, sustainable, local food...
October 5, 2017 - 11:16am
Letter: Clean coal is like clean meth
To the editor: I have met State Rep. Mary Franson on several occasions and she is a nice person. I like her. However, her Echo Press letter (Sept. 27) regarding clean coal technology, and her support for expanding coal-generated power, gets it terribly wrong.
October 5, 2017 - 7:50am
October 4, 2017
Letter: No right to criticize how others react to symbols
To the editor: Symbols are something that represent something else. Symbols can represent different things to different people depending on their experiences. The symbols of our of country can mean different things. The country has been very good to me and that goodness informs my...
October 4, 2017 - 8:20pm
Letter: Think before you take a knee
To the editor: Before you take a knee during the National Anthem, think. My grandfather, four generations ago, fought in the Civil War and was captured and placed in the Confederate prison. My father-in-law served in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart for his injury....
October 4, 2017 - 5:22am
September 30, 2017
Letter: Clarifying comments at school meeting
To the editor: (In response to the Sept. 20 story, "More talk, listening urged in Brandon-Evansville plans.") Let me make clear what I said at that Monday night meeting. I said we do not like how the school board has treated us (parents) at some meetings and calling some of us at...
September 30, 2017 - 6:04am
September 28, 2017
Letter: Citizens have right to be upset by athletes' actions
To the editor: Pro football players have the right to protest by disrespecting the flag and the country that enabled them to become young millionaires (most of them without getting a college degree). Citizens have the right to be upset by their actions, especially veterans. I have...
September 28, 2017 - 11:49am
September 27, 2017
Letter: An Airman's take on anthem protests
To the editor:
September 27, 2017 - 7:37am
September 25, 2017
Letter: Music and songs with meaning
To the editor: If you know me, my love of Fleetwood Mac has been more than established. I grew up with a mother who listened to a lot of music and some of those songs included hits such as, "Don't Stop," "Rhiannon," "Gypsy," "Little Lies," among others. A lot of what she loved and...
September 25, 2017 - 10:17am
September 22, 2017
Letter: Who earned the right to sit during anthem?
To the editor: These young men and women who feel it is their right to say what they feel, to sit during our National Anthem, to turn their back on our flag. This is all true. But who earned these rights? Go through a V.A. hospital and see the missing eyes, arms, legs of the men and...
September 22, 2017 - 3:36pm
Letter: Don't put gravel pit in Forada
To the editor: I live in Forada with my husband and two daughters. I am writing this because I would like it to be known that the proposed gravel pit location is a complete devastation to not only us, but the whole town of Forada.
September 22, 2017 - 9:55am
September 21, 2017
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
To the editor:
September 21, 2017 - 8:50am
Letter: No right way to protest
To the editor: In last week's "Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down," the editorial board berated professional football players for not standing during the National Anthem. It seems to me that there is no right way African Americans can protest in the United States. There is endless complaining...
September 21, 2017 - 8:45am
September 15, 2017
Letter: Bike helmets prevent brain injuries
To the editor: I would like to thank the people and businesses of Alexandria for their generosity when I was in town fundraising for my "Helmets for Kids" program recently. The response was overwhelming. As a brain injury survivor and five-time cross country bicyclist, I formed Helmets...
September 15, 2017 - 2:01pm
September 14, 2017
Letter: Never ever abandon a pet
To the editor: To someone, somewhere: Three and a half years ago, we adopted your cat from the Lakes Area Humane Society. We were told that you had abandoned him and we've since wondered why. What had he done that you just didn't care? Obviously you didn't care about his feelings,...
September 14, 2017 - 6:13am