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UPDATE: Crash near Miltona injures three people Thursday
Aaron's Weather Talk: Nor'easter
Fire damages house in Alexandria
Three charged with felonies for Halloween night robbery
Holiday Train dazzles despite fog
Alex girls basketball: Heggie reaches 1,000 career points as Cards run past Fergus (w/video)
Sports schedule for Thursday, December 18
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 16
Alex boys win third straight against Otters
Leaning on seniors
Homemade for the holidays: Trio of foods makes perfect gifts
The start of a national movement
A real renaissance man
Alexandria pianist releases Christmas CD
Theatre L’Homme Dieu announces 2015 season
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 17, 2014
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
Donald Huwe, 82
Melvin Paradis, 75
Terry Roth, 90
Darlene Schuman, 56
Funeral - Darlene Schuman, 56
Echo Press Editorial: Did you hear about this??? (It’s probably not true)
Letter: What is wrong with health coverage?
Letter: Council can avoid negative religious messages
Observations from the archives, 2004: Explosion flattens veterinary clinic
Echo Press Editorial: Teach children how to save during holidays
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
Douglas County DAC announces Employers, Employees of the Quarter
Alexandria molding firm featured in ‘IndustryWeek’ businesss magazine
ATCC Foundation receives $10,000 to support STEM education
New building will house plumbing company
Cinema 9 supports local breast cancer research
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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.
country / news / region
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...
crime / news / region
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...
crime / news / region
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 Otter Tail County - specifically to one church in Perham. Three families are now parents of three Haitian children. And those stories transpired...
news / region
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