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Light Up the Night!
Osakis celebrates Christmas Downtown
Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
County board OKs refunding of hospital bonds
Alex is sweet spot for young families
Pushing for a new identity
Sports roundup from Friday, December 19
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Cards continue their climb
Third period goals give Cards win
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Donald Huwe, 82
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
March 22, 2013
Beetles baseball: World Series champ will lead them - Al Newman new field manager
If the new ownership group of the Alexandria Beetles franchise was looking to make a splash with the first field manager they hired, a good place to start is with a two-time World Series champion. That's exactly what they did in convincing former Minnesota Twins player and third-base...
Cardinals / sports
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
May 29, 2009
Column - Clearing up faulty questions
As a newspaper person, I hear a lot of questions - questions the public asks at meetings, questions for me to field as an editor, questions that pop up online or in casual conversations at local events. It's good to ask questions, to seek answers, to be curious.
columns / opinion
May 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 3, 2009
Column - A glimpse into crime
One small part of the newspaper that takes a little work but always seems to generate a lot of interest is the sheriff and police blotter. It's printed on page A2 of the paper, typically once a week, under the heading, "For the Record." Here's how it works: Each week, our news reporters...
crime / opinion
April 3, 2009 - 12:00am
March 5, 2009
Medical marijuana bills move ahead
ST. PAUL - Bills making it legal for severely ill Minnesotans to use marijuana to ease their pain continues moving through the House and Senate. Both bills await further committee hearings after passing earlier tests. The Senate version passed the Judiciary Committee 4-3 Tuesday...
March 5, 2009 - 11:53am
January 21, 2009
Senate election trial to start January 26
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's U.S. Senate election goes on trial in about a week. A three-judge panel presiding over Norm Coleman's election lawsuit on Friday set a brisk timeline for legal filings leading up to a January 26 trial opening.
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 16, 2009
Frustrated voters turn to courts
ST. PAUL - June Srok doesn't understand why a minor error prevented her vote from being counted. Srok, 75, said she voted absentee last year because she was injured. Her ballot was not counted because two dates on a ballot envelope did not match, according to a legal filing. "What...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
January 1, 2009
Franken lead at 50; absentee ballots remain
ST. PAUL - Al Franken increased his slim lead over Senator Norm Coleman by a few votes Monday morning as another phase of the U.S.
January 1, 2009 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
Commentary - No such thing as a perfect election
By Kent Kaiser, Professor of Communication, Northwestern College As we come to the end of the U.S. Senate election recount in Minnesota, there is one fact that everyone must realize: There is no such thing as a perfect election. No matter how well-trained our election officials...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
Donations to Runestone Park doubly important
Most of the $490,000 needed for the development of Kensington Runestone Park has been raised. But there is still a need for more, according to Al Lieffort, Douglas County park superintendent. A while back, the William D. and Joyce E. Sexton Family Foundation provided a $20,000 grant...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Board set to examine Senate ballots
ST. PAUL - The state Canvassing Board began what is expected to be a four-day meeting Tuesday, with the goal of determining who won Minnesota's U.S. Senate race. But with incumbent Republican Norm Coleman leading Democrat Al Franken by fewer than 200 votes, no one really expects...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
December 2, 2008
Franken-Coleman race remains in limbo
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount became even murkier Monday as both candidates could claim the lead. Democratic challenger Al Franken took his first lead in the raw vote, but two heavily Republican Twin Cities-area counties have yet to begin their recounts. Republican ...
December 2, 2008 - 12:00am
December 1, 2008
Senate recount's final week under way
ST. PAUL - Election officials around Minnesota this morning started the final week of the state's historic U.S. Senate recount. Officials at many of the state's 107 recount sites have completed their part of the 2.9-million-ballot recount. Two counties began the hand recount Monday;...
December 1, 2008 - 12:00am
June 11, 2008
Franken wins Senate endorsement
ROCHESTER, Minnesota - Satirist-turned-candidate Al Franken convinced Democratic activists to look beyond controversies about his past Saturday as he locked up the party's U.S. Senate endorsement. "I'm not a perfect person and I'm not going to pretend to have all the answers, but...
June 11, 2008 - 12:00am