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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
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
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
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
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
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
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
July 24, 2015
Brandon farm fined for feedlot violations
A Brandon farm was one of 52 entities in 32 counties that received penalties from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) during the second quarter of 2015. The Joe Wagner Farm of Brandon was fined $12,000 for feedlot violations. Penalties from all 52 cases for the quarter...
July 24, 2015 - 12:00am
July 17, 2015
Brandon man sentenced to three years for felony assault
A 61-year-old Brandon man was sentenced to three years in prison for second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Walter David Tischer received the sentence in Douglas County District Court on July 14. He was given credit for the two days he spent in jail before posting bail....
July 17, 2015 - 12:00am
May 29, 2015
Teens helping the community
Students participate in Day of Action
May 29, 2015 - 12:00am
May 20, 2015
Hellem to give recital in Brandon
Bethany Hellem of Brandon will give a senior recital on Sunday, May 31 at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Brandon. She is the daughter of Scott and Julie Hellem. She was homeschooled and graduated in early May. Hellem studied piano for eight years with Annette Helder of Brandon...
May 20, 2015 - 12:00am
May 15, 2015
Heaven Bound Trio to perform at West Moe
The Christian group Heaven Bound Trio will perform on Sunday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. at West Moe Lutheran Church in Brandon. Heaven Bound Trio...
May 15, 2015 - 12:00am
May 14, 2015
Pedestrian injured in Brandon
A 14-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle while she was in the crosswalk at Third Street East and Central Avenue in Brandon Tuesday. Brittney Blom was walking across the street at about 7 p.m. when she was hit by a north-bound driver, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s...
May 14, 2015 - 11:32am
April 2, 2015
Wind whips up grass fire north of Brandon
Firefighters were on the scene of a grass fire north of Brandon Thursday afternoon. Brandon Fire Department was called to a field near 14150...
April 2, 2015 - 4:49pm
October 1, 2014
Changes at Brandon Post Office
Changes are coming to the Brandon Post Office, starting Saturday, October 4. Monday through Friday, the office will be open 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. That’s a change from the current hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours remain unchanged, open from 9:30 to 10 a.m. The changes...
October 1, 2014 - 12:00am
September 3, 2014
Manufacturing Bound event to be held in Brandon
Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association (TSMA) invites all outdoor enthusiasts to come and experience Manufacturing Bound on Tuesday, September 9 at 3 p.m. at Long Lake Lodge in Brandon. Ron Schara of Minnesota Bound, with his dog Raven, will be the featured speaker. Manufacturing...
September 3, 2014 - 12:00am
Summer fun in Brandon
All kinds of summer fun is on tap in Brandon this weekend as the coummunity celebrates Summer Fest. Festivities started on July 30 and continue...
August 3, 2014 - 11:40am
July 18, 2014
Brandon residents to decide fate of post office
Surveys mailed, meeting to take place next Wednesday
July 18, 2014 - 12:00am
January 31, 2014
Picking up the pieces
Owner of Long Lake Lodge mulls next move after fire
January 31, 2014 - 12:00am
December 24, 2013
UPDATE 5 P.M. House fire near Garfield injures two people (w/video)
The names of the two people injured in a fire near Garfield this morning, Tuesday, have been released. Darrell and Judy Williams were inside...
December 24, 2013 - 8:17am
December 22, 2013
Multi-million dollar Brentwood Estates near Brandon is sold
The Brentwood Estates, a private, 30-acre property overlooking the Big Chippewa Lake near Brandon, has been sold, commanding the highest sales price in Douglas County in over a decade. J. P. King Auction Company handled the sale of the eight-parcel, four estate property that included...
December 22, 2013 - 7:33pm
December 20, 2013
Fire damages Brandon home early Friday
Fire damaged a home in Brandon early Friday, December 20. According to the Doulgas County Sheriff's Office, at 4:21 a.m., the fire was reported at 605 Nelson Avenue in Brandon. Homeowners Donald and Mildred Bitzan were able to escape and there were no injuries reported. Brandon...
December 20, 2013 - 8:43am