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In the eye of Irma: Former Alexandria couple caught in hurricane
Soft lockdown lifted at West Central Area Secondary School
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, September 20
UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash on I-94
Gravel pit ‘would ruin this little town’ neighbors say
Volleyball: Cards sweep St. Cloud Apollo in conference match
Nice day for a run
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Michelle Kay Miller
Lorraine K. Porter
Richard A. King
Harold M. Olson
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Letter: No right way to protest
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
On The Street
Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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September 1, 2017
‘My world turned upside down’: Fire guts popular BBQ restaurant near Minnesota's Otter Tail Lake
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Elmer’s Texas Barbeque restaurant here was heavily damaged in an early morning fire, but no one was injured, area firefighters...
September 1, 2017 - 4:57pm
August 27, 2017
Search continues for man missing at West Battle Lake
WEST BATTLE LAKE, Minn. - Authorities are still searching Sunday, Aug. 27, for a man who was reported missing after riding a personal watercraft on West Battle Lake, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office reported. About 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, the sheriff's office received a report...
August 27, 2017 - 3:47pm
April 8, 2017
Witnesses report possible child abduction in Battle Lake area, police say
BATTLE LAKE—Battle Lake police are looking into a possible child abduction after they responded to witness reports Friday night, April...
April 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
March 24, 2017
Artists, crafters sought for Art of the Lakes tour
Art of the Lakes is once again holding its annual Art and Craft Affair in Battle Lake on Aug. 12 and is seeking artists and crafters. Since 1977, this event has drawn thousands of visitors. It showcases the work of nearly 100 participating artists and crafters and features local food...
March 24, 2017 - 10:00am
March 8, 2017
WCA speech places in top half at Battle Lake meet
The WCA Knights spoke in Battle Lake on March 4, finishing in the top half among schools in the area. Top speakers for the Knights included Hannah Anderson at second in great speeches, Brianna Kreft earning second place honors in extemporaneous reading, Solomon Sewell receiving a...
March 8, 2017 - 10:00am
June 15, 2012
Reception to be held for House, winner of walleye stamp contest
The public is invited to an artist's reception for John House on Tuesday, June 19 at 5 p.m. at Art of the Lakes in Battle Lake. At the reception, House will unveil his award-winning Minnesota 2012 Walleye Stamp publicly for the first time. House is the first and only artist to win...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
December 26, 2010
Lakes Area Cooperative to merge
Lakes Area Cooperative and Crop Production Services Incorporated will merge to form a new company effective Jan.
December 26, 2010 - 2:29pm
December 16, 2010
Battle Lake man accused of slitting dog's thoat arrested in Colorado
A 23-year-old Battle Lake man who was on the run after being accused of slitting his dog's throat was arrested Wednesday in Colorado on other charges, authorities said. An arrest warrant was issued in July for Benjamin Stavaas when he failed to appear at a court date on the six charges...
December 16, 2010 - 3:43pm
November 6, 2010
Battle Lake intersection to become four-way stop next week
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-- Motorists traveling on Highway 210 in Battle Lake will soon be required to stop at the Highway 78 intersection, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT is improving safety at the intersection by converting it from a two-way stop to...
November 6, 2010 - 12:29pm
July 10, 2010
Phelps Mill Festival features art and music
The Phelps Mill Festival will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Saturday, July 10, through 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 11. Phelps mill is located 12 miles northwest of Battle Lake. The festival brings together artists and artisans who display a high quality of work presented...
July 10, 2010 - 5:12am
July 8, 2010
Authorities: Battle Lake dog owner slit animal's throat in fit of rage
A 23-year-old Battle Lake man faces animal cruelty charges after telling investigators he slit his dog's throat in a fit of rage because she wasn't trainable. Benjamin James Stavaas is charged in Otter Tail District Court with leaving the German shepherd mix for dead around June...
July 8, 2010 - 2:56pm
February 9, 2010
Families in Perham, Battle Lake adopt children from Haiti
Of the thousands of stories of heroism, charity and humanity surfacing after the Haiti earthquake, three of them trace all the way back to East...
February 9, 2010 - 11:05am
Area artists prepare to help food shelf
Several local artists will be hosting an Autumn Art Sale and Charity Benefit. The sale and benefit will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 10 at the Lakes Area Community Center in Battle Lake. The purpose of the event, according to organizer Stephen Henning, an artist...
October 9, 2009 - 12:00am
August 7, 2009
Art of the Lakes to host 'Art and Craft Affair'
Come rain or come shine, Art of the Lakes will host its 32nd annual "Art and Craft Affair." The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Railroad Park in downtown Battle Lake. This popular, well-attended annual event brings the public the opportunity to enjoy...
August 7, 2009 - 12:00am