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Truck hauling hazardous chemicals catches fire; homes near Paynesville evacuated
27 min 39 sec ago
Septoria leaf spot on tomato leaves. (Contributed)
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
3 hours 34 min ago
Retired New York City Firefighter, Herb Penner (right) stands with his son, Mike, who is currently a NYC firefighter, at the 9/11 Never Forget mobile exhibit. The exhibit will be at the Douglas County Fair through Sunday, Aug. 20. Herb Penner was working as a fire captain in the Bronx the day of the terrorist attack. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press) play button
For 9/11 exhibit tour guide, tragedy still fresh
16 hours 47 min ago
Jim Stratton
County commission salaries increase $1,000
17 hours 22 min ago
Torii Erickson and Anne Friedericks riding the Scrambler at the fair. (Judd Martinson | Echo press)
Midway opens with special time for those with special needs
17 hours 40 min ago
This is a sample of what the application looks like for the Minnesota Absentee Ballot.
Absentee ballots available for B-E school vote
22 hours 49 min ago
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, August 16
August 17, 2017 - 9:40am
Millerville residents survey the damage caused by a fire that broke out in the Millerville Auto Center around 11 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
UPDATED: Fire destroys Millerville Auto Center
August 17, 2017 - 8:33am
Robert Bosma
B-E adds cross country to its fall athletics
August 17, 2017 - 8:09am
Jasmine Block has been missing since late Tuesday, Aug. 8. (Contributed)
WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Searchers gather again, police seek info about people seen on trail
August 16, 2017 - 7:38pm
Amy Schlosser of Alexandria takes a picture of her husband, Jim, a United States Marine Corp veteran, in front of the 9/11 Never Forget mobile exhibit. The exhibit, which rolled into town Wednesday evening, will be on display at the Douglas County Fair Aug. 17-20. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press) play button
A hero's welcome: 9/11 exhibit escorted to Douglas County Fairgrounds
August 16, 2017 - 7:26pm
The team of (left to right) Ryan Gandrud, Brian Verkinderen, Brent Kompelien and Evan Peters were part of two holes-in-one in the same group as Peters and Verkinderen both aced the ninth hole during a Big Cup Scramble at the Minnewaska Golf Club on July 29. (Submitted photo)
Minnewaska Golf Club: Peters, Verkinderen hit holes-in-one in the same group
August 16, 2017 - 12:03pm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, August 15
August 16, 2017 - 11:11am
The front page of the Wednesday Echo Press was mostly blank.
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
August 16, 2017 - 10:26am
Jim Bjerknes, known as the "Pickle Man" for the hundreds of jars of pickles he has canned, will be honored at the Douglas County Fair as one of two outstanding seniors. (Karen Tolkkinen | Echo Press)
Douglas County Outstanding Seniors: Pickles, bowling and much more
August 16, 2017 - 7:25am

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Torren is available for adoption through the LAHS.

The Echo Press and the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria present this week’s “Pet of the Week” – Torren.

Torren is a 1 to 2 year old male ...

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