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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
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
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
December 23, 2008
Hospital may drop mental health service
Concerned with rising costs and its ability to keep pace with increasing demand, Douglas County Hospital (DCH) is considering phasing out its mental health outpatient care unit. After more than 20 years as the primary mental health provider in the area, the hospital needs to reevaluate...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
October 10, 2008
Legislators act on '10 acre rule'
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to temporarily suspend a provision in the 2008 Farm Bill that would have prohibited producers from receiving commodity payments if they have less than 10 base acres. "Congress intended for farmers who have different pieces of farm...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Farmers Union members to discuss concerns over farm bill at Capitol
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) members - including Marvin Jensen of Kensington - recently went to Washington, D.C., where they met with the Minnesota Congressional delegation, and had a briefing from members of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). "The Farmers Union...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
Commentary - Why I voted against both bailout bills
The first time I voted no on this bill I said that the $700 billion bailout for Wall Street was a huge amount of taxpayer money to spend on a plan that took the wrong approach and was very unlikely to solve the actual problem. On Monday it was called the Wall Street bailout and on...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
August 13, 2008
Farm bill doesn't end federal ag work
REDWOOD FALLS - Despite newly enacted federal farm policy that is supposed to last for five years, more agriculture-related work remains to be done in Washington. Most important is to make sure the Bush administration and its successor implements what Congress passed, top farm experts...
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am
August 6, 2008
Agreement reached on higher education bill
After working on the reauthorization since 2003 with 13 extensions, lawmakers have reached agreement on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the bill that sets federal higher education policy every five years. The vote in conference committee was 18 to 3 on the Senate...
August 6, 2008 - 12:00am
July 9, 2008
Expanded GI bill restores scholarships
Congressman Collin Peterson supported a bipartisan supplemental appropriations bill that includes expansion of the GI Bill of Rights, funding for troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, an extension of unemployment benefits, and emergency relief for areas devastated by flooding. "This...
July 9, 2008 - 12:00am
June 20, 2008
Congress overrides Farm Bill veto
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to override President Bush's second veto of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act - known as the Farm Bill - with a bipartisan vote of 317-109. "Today's vote will ensure that all parts of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act are...
June 20, 2008 - 12:00am
June 4, 2008
Bill and Jan Zarbok of Alexandria received a trophy at the Show 'N Shine Car Show for having the oldest car on display - a 1929 Ford Coupe still in its original color, rose beige. Sponsored by Steinbring's and Viking Speedway, the car show was held in conjunction with the Awake the...
June 4, 2008 - 12:00am
May 30, 2008
Ingebrigtsen moving forward on Minnesota Legislative Caucus on Immigration
Lawmakers heard from state and federal law officers, fraud investigators and corrections officials during the first official capitol hearing of the Minnesota Legislative Caucus on Immigration (MLCI). "This is an issue that I've heard about from constituents since I decided to run...
May 30, 2008 - 12:00am
May 23, 2008
Coleman takes 'victory lap,' extols virtues of farm bill
WILLMAR -- Senator Norm Coleman made a stop Monday in Willmar on what he called a "victory lap" for the 2008 farm bill. The Republican senator extolled the virtues of the $288 billion, five-year bill that "should be the nutrition, conservation and biofuels'' bill, Coleman told an...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am
February 17, 2008
Dangerous dogs come under scrutiny
Minnesota legislators are considering whether to tighten dangerous dog laws after some well-publicized Minneapolis attacks. Lawmakers are talking about regulations as strict as banning some breeds in the state. Other proposals are aimed at dog owners instead of specific breeds. The...
February 17, 2008 - 12:00am
February 16, 2008
A new type of fishing license - with a catch
How would you like a cheaper fishing license? But there's a catch: You couldn't keep as many fish. That's the idea behind a new bill introduced in the Minnesota Legislature by State Senator Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, and State Representative David Dill, DFL-Crane Lake. Their bill would...
February 16, 2008 - 12:00am