Skip to main content
Officials identify Minn. woman who died after ATV goes through ice on Grace Lake
State Rep. Tim Miller ends campaign for U.S. Congress, to run for re-election
Fire destroys garage, damages vehicles near Nelson
YOU ASKED: What's the policy for overdue lunch accounts?
Minnesota woman drowns after ATV falls through ice
Ice fishing season is here
Boys basketball: Hoepner leads Cardinals to two wins
Boys basketball: Chargers drop Kimball championship to host Cubs
Dance: Cards take first in kick
Girls basketball: Alex moves to 5-1 in Little Falls
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
Ice fishing season is here
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Marian J. Barr
Luella "Lou" Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Lou B. Geris
COMMENTARY: Children are waiting to be adopted
OUR TURN: Why is America getting less happy?
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Honored for giving back
Nonprofit dental clinic branching out: Caring Hands adding Pipestone, looking at other locations
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
hires and promotions
on the street
August 23, 2017
Letter: Where is real need for new school?
To the editor: Regarding the referendum vote for the Brandon-Evansville School. Let's say you're a typical hard-working parent. You don't have much, but what you do have is yours. You live paycheck to paycheck, yet you continue to push forward. You know you're not alone in this, but...
August 23, 2017 - 6:43pm
August 21, 2017
Update: Boy helped sister escape before his death in rollover
A 9-year-old boy is dead and a 10-year-old girl is injured after a utility vehicle accident north of Millerville on Thursday afternoon.
August 21, 2017 - 4:35pm
August 18, 2017
Letter: We need to work and pray together
To the editor: To the people of the Brandon-Evansville School District: With the school referendum vote scheduled for Aug. 30, I feel that we need to have a prayer meeting with all the pastors and community members. It will be held Sunday, Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. at the Brandon City Auditorium....
August 18, 2017 - 10:55am
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
By Diane C. Olson, retired B/E teacher, Brandon, MN I get it, but then I don't. I grew up on a small farm near Herman but that farming life has changed. Farmers are buying up and renting the smaller farms so there are less people living in the rural areas. Heck, Herman even tried...
August 18, 2017 - 10:51am
August 11, 2017
Letter: There are better ways to spend $38.75 million
To the editor: A note to the voters in the Brandon-Evansville-Millerville communities: If you are going to spend $38.75 million on a building project over the next 30 years, should it be all tied up in a building? Could that money be better used to educate your children and people?...
August 11, 2017 - 10:44am
August 10, 2017
Commentary: Students need new school to explore careers
By Jason Sieling, Evansville, MN I am the Industrial Technology instructor at Brandon-Evansville Public Schools. My wife (Kasi), son (Wyatt), and I currently live in a very quiet part of Evansville we enjoy very much. Like many of my fellow colleagues and friends within the community...
August 10, 2017 - 8:20am
August 7, 2017
Updated: House catches fire near Garfield (w/video)
Firefighters from Garfield, Brandon and Alexandria battled a house fire in the rain on Sunday. The Garfield Fire Department responded to the...
August 7, 2017 - 6:46am
August 6, 2017
Updated: Community leader dies in crash on County Road 82
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the woman who died in a one-vehicle rollover on County Road 82 east of Brandon Saturday...
August 6, 2017 - 3:53pm
August 5, 2017
There's still plenty of time for festival fun w/ video
There is still plenty of time to get in on festival action. The hardest choice will be deciding which town to go to - Brandon, Forada or Parkers...
August 5, 2017 - 12:44pm
August 4, 2017
Letter: New school issue: We're a throwaway society
To the editor: I am a graduate of Brandon High School. The school was new, as was Alexandria High School. When I heard Brandon-Evansville wanted to build a whole new school, it made me angry as I was against Alexandria building a new school. We are such a throwaway society. Why don't...
August 4, 2017 - 1:32pm
West Moe Church celebrates 150th birthday Sunday
West Moe Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Sunday, August 6, with a classic car show and church services at 11 a.m. Lunch, catered by Depot Express, will cost $10 per adult and $5 per child. A program of special music and speakers, pie and ice cream will follow.
August 4, 2017 - 11:20am
August 3, 2017
Weather Service confirms tornadoes near Carlos, Brandon during July storm
A damaging July 17 storm that cut through Douglas County produced two tornadoes, one that crossed Lake Carlos and the other that passed northeast...
August 3, 2017 - 4:22pm
July 28, 2017
Habitat receives land donation to build in Kensington
When she was diagnosed with a terminal pancreatic cancer in August 2016 and told she had six months to live, Florence Bergquist decided she'd...
July 28, 2017 - 10:44am
July 19, 2017
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
By Kasi Sieling, Evansville, MN I am the middle school science teacher and head softball coach at Brandon Evansville. First off, I would like to thank the school board and task force members for all of the work and time they have put into researching and working to find the most viable...
July 19, 2017 - 5:34pm
July 12, 2017
Commentary: A response to B-E student's commentary
By Deb Berry, Evansville, MN In response to Amara Henneman's commentary in the Wed. July 5, Echo Press: Thanks for being a student who speaks out for what she believes, Amara. I appreciate all the thoughts you have shared and from the little I've interacted with you, I know you are...
July 12, 2017 - 4:37pm