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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 29, 2016
EDITORIAL: It's time to invest in broadband, transportation
Minnesota is falling significantly behind on its infrastructure in transportation and broadband around this state, while the legislators sit around in endless debate on how to solve the problem. Everyone seems to agree there is a dire need for adequate funding for transportation and...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
EDITORIAL: Ask: 'What can I do to help improve water?'
Last Friday's observation of Earth Day, which coincided with Gov. Mark Dayton's "Water Action Week," focused on steps citizens can take to protect the environment. The issue of protecting the Earth might seem daunting. People may think that there's not much an everyday citizen can...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 22, 2016
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A CONCRETE OPTION
April 22, 2016 - 9:48am
April 20, 2016
EDITORIAL: Here's the buzz for helping bees
Bees have helped humans immeasurably over the years, transferring pollen and seeds from one flower to another, fertilizing the plant so it can grow and produce food. It's estimated that this cross-pollination helps at least 30 percent of the world's crops and 90 percent of wild plants...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
EDITORIAL: Where would county be without volunteers?
Imagine Douglas County as a lot less helpful place, a community where people only cared about themselves and did little to help others, especially people they did not know. Fortunately, we don't have to imagine a community like that because of the passionate dedication of volunteers....
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
EDITORIAL: The hard truth of distracted driving
Spring is here and — oh, look at that bird outside — and now is a good time to think — who is that walking by the office — about the dangerous — wow, is it 4:30 p.m. already — consequences of — what's for supper tonight — getting distracted....
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
April 8, 2016
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down - April 8, 2016
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
EDITORIAL: Someone else may have filed your tax return
The deadline for filing your income taxes is less than two weeks away. But someone else may have already filed your return for you — an identity thief. The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers that criminals may attempt to commit income tax refund fraud using...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 1, 2016
EDITORIAL: If you see signs of an overdose, call 911
The courtroom conclusion to the disappearance and death of 18-year-old Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck left many people feeling frustrated. They were angry that Nickolas McArdell, a suspect in the case who authorities say kept changing his story about the events that unfolded on the...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
March 30, 2016
EDITORIAL: Stop scammers from cleaning up this spring
Spring cleaning is under way! Homeowners throughout Douglas County are spiffing up their homes and yards with a variety of improvement projects. Unfortunately, they're not the only ones cleaning up — so are crooks and con artists. Last week, the Alexandria Building Department...
March 30, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
Thumbs Up/Down - March 25, 2016
SHODDY SIDEWALKS Thumbs Down: Some sidewalks around Alexandria are in shoddy shape. One reader alerted us to an especially bad area along Jefferson...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
EDITORIAL: Don't sit on your blisters; be an informed voter
Although Election Day is more than seven months away, some people are already getting fed up with the political maneuverings of the presidential campaigns. But don't get burned out yet. The process needs your interest and involvement.
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
EDITORIAL: Gambling problem? Talk about it
Because the nearest casino is nearly a two-hour drive away, gambling problems don't get a lot of attention here in Douglas County. But they should. People can still get caught up in pull tabs, Lottery games, Internet gambling, private card games, sports betting and other forms of...
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
March 16, 2016
GUEST EDITORIAL: Trump doesn't understand libel law
Editor's note: The following editorial was provided by the Newspaper Association of America. Recently, Donald Trump said "I'm gonna open up our...
March 16, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down - March 11, 2016
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am