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Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Learning to lead: Police captain attends FBI Academy
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Garby (w/video)
Group to provide a new safe haven
Boys basketball: Ashby working to turn things around amid low numbers
Girls Basketball: Chargers can't recover after slow first half
Nordic Ski: Cardinals wrap up busy stretch at Giants Ridge, Camp Ripley
Girls hockey: Cards pull away from Willmar
Dance: Cards highlight busy weekend with fifth in kick at Rocori
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Area students encouraged to apply for artist mentor scholarship
EAC kicks off new year with open mic
COMMUNITY ED: Learn the art of gluten-free baking
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Capturing the moment: Hunt Down Your Photos contest winners
Mike Frisch: Find those mid-winter crappies
DNR release: Third case of CWD in deer identified in southeastern Minnesota
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Benjamin Harvey Meyers
Noy Veronica Wagner
Roger E. Larson
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Producers should utilize all available resources
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Beef home study courses offered online
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 21, 2016
Minnesota Beef Council seeks board candidates
The Minnesota Beef Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates for its board elections, including candidates from Douglas County in District 4. Candidates will be selected through mail ballot elections conducted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture in March. The candidate...
December 21, 2016 - 10:00am
November 2, 2016
LETTER: Political campaigns should be positive
To the editor: In a short time, the campaign will be over. I know what many of you are thinking. Hallelujah, the negative ads will stop! I agree; it's why I've run a positive campaign. I've always thought campaigns should be more about presenting your ideas for the future, not just...
November 2, 2016 - 10:00am
October 21, 2016
Three positions up for election in Douglas SWCD
This year, the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District has three supervisor positions up for election. SWCD candidates appear on the ballot for the general election, which will take place Nov. 8. Candidates are elected countywide but must reside in one of the nomination districts...
October 21, 2016 - 10:00am
October 5, 2016
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
The Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates for three positions on its board of directors. Members of the council are elected to direct Minnesota wheat checkoff dollars to benefit wheat producers. Board members must be wheat producers willing to serve...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
May 27, 2016
League of Women Voters changes candidate forum policy
League of Women Voters (LWV) Minnesota recently announced that all League candidate forums statewide in 2016 will now take place as scheduled, even if one of the candidates in a two-candidate race is unwilling or unable to attend. Historically, the League canceled a forum if a candidate...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 13, 2016
Hughes earns GOP nod to run against Peterson
Dave Hughes, U.S. House of Representatives candidate, won the Republican endorsement at the Minnesota Congressional District 7 convention in Alexandria on April 30. Hughes was selected by delegates of the 38 counties that comprise the district by a majority of 60 percent or more in...
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
September 5, 2014
Letter: Did media blacklist governor candidate
To the editor: I, Leslie Davis, was defeated in the August 12, 2014 Minnesota primary for DFL governor because the newspapers, radio, and TV media, blocked me out. The public didn’t know I was running. Last January, the media was shocked to learn that I would run for governor...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
July 26, 2013
Johnson lists jobs, education, fiscal discipline as top priorities in run for governor
Although the election is a good 16 months away, Jeff Johnson is hitting the highway, hoping to drum up support for his gubernatorial bid. He stopped in Alexandria Tuesday to talk about his three priorities if elected governor: Creating an improved job and business climate to...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
July 19, 2013
Ingebrigtsen weighs run for governor
Governor Bill Ingebrigtsen? State Senator Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, is contemplating the idea. His name has been popping up in political...
July 19, 2013 - 12:00am
October 5, 2012
Skogen to hold 'meet and greet' this Saturday
Dan Skogen, DFL candidate for State Senate District 8, will be talking with Alexandria voters on Saturday, October 6. A "meet and greet" conversation time with Skogen is set from 9 to 10 a.m. at the DFL office at 118 3rd Avenue East in Alexandria. The new Senate District 8 includes...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
May 2, 2012
Rosenfield to hold meet and greet
Rick Rosenfield of Alexandria, the DFL-endorsed candidate for Minnesota House District 12B, will hold a meet-and-greet session at the Forada Supper Club on Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. Rosenfield will speak about his reasons for getting involved in politics, his background and his...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
Knutson makes bid for House District 12B
Clifford Knutson of Alexandria released information this week about his campaign to seek the DFL endorsement for the Minnesota State House 12B seat. One other DFL candidate is in the running - Rick Rosenfield of Alexandria. The DFL District 12 endorsing convention is set for Thursday,...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
September 14, 2010
Emmer outlines rest of budget plan, includes local cuts
September 14, 2010 - 5:17pm
May 1, 2010
Candidate-filing period begins May 18
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminds Minnesotans interested in running for public office that the candidate-filing period for federal, state, county and some local offices begins Tuesday, May 18 at 8 a.m. and closes Tuesday, June 1 at 5 p.m. "It is important to note that filing...
May 1, 2010 - 10:17am
October 10, 2008
Editorial - Here are our guidelines for political letters
With the political races heating up, now is a good time to remind readers of the Echo Press' guidelines for political letters to the editor. As in the past, letters to the editor that endorse a particular candidate or political party will be charged 5 cents per word. The newspaper...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am