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Creating their future: B-E Class of 2018 turns tassels
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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
Baseball playoffs: Five area teams to host home playoff openers
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Listen to living veterans and their stories
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
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
Leadership program graduates 25
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
hires and promotions
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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
July 6, 2017
Commentary: A student's view of B-E school
By Amara Henneman, Brandon-Evansville student There has been so much debate from the community about building a new school. Some say that it's too much money or that the old building should just be renovated. Others say that there needs to be a new school, and I will state right now...
July 6, 2017 - 12:19pm
July 5, 2017
Stabbing suspect charged with two felonies
A 20-year-old Brandon man was charged with two felonies for allegedly stabbing an 18-year-old man after a Facebook feud led to a fight. Gavin...
July 5, 2017 - 6:04pm
July 3, 2017
Facebook feud leads to stabbing in Brandon
A feud on Facebook led to a stabbing in Brandon Sunday night. At about 11 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a call from a resident...
July 3, 2017 - 6:20am
July 2, 2017
COMMENTARY: Consider the future in B-E school vote
By Gene Rossum, Brandon, MN
July 2, 2017 - 9:16am
June 29, 2017
B-E concerned citizens group 'in limbo'
There were more questions and concerns than answers at Thursday night's meeting of the "concerned citizens committee." The group, who is against...
June 29, 2017 - 11:12pm
June 28, 2017
Concerned citizens organize to stop B-E school vote
A group of community members who are against the proposed $38.75 million bond referendum for a new K-12 school in the Brandon-Evansville School District are taking matters into their own hands. At a meeting Thursday night in Evansville, the group, which is now referring to themselves...
June 28, 2017 - 8:00am
June 2, 2017
Ag tax change impacts B-E school project
Gov. Mark Dayton signed a tax bill Tuesday that will impact Brandon-Evansville's proposed referendum to build a new K-12 school. The law contains a new 40 percent tax credit to help farmers pay for the portion of their property taxes coming from a new or existing school capital improvement...
June 2, 2017 - 9:40am
May 31, 2017
Man arrested after burglar hits Brandon
Four burglaries and two thefts in Brandon led to the arrest of a man at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. According to a media release, on the morning of Sunday, May 28, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to Brandon after numerous residents noticed items missing. One...
May 31, 2017 - 1:07pm