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Will Alexandria host Governor's Fishing Opener?
Man dies in Otter Tail crash as wintry weather returns
Helicopter crash victim now in dispute with employer
Meeting to explore effects of Agent Orange on veterans
Speaker promotes the power of positivity
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Softball: Sixth inning sinks Cards at Apollo
Softball: Lakers win fifth straight in sweep of Braves
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 10, 2017
Area schools closing early - updated 11:30 a.m.
The snowstorm, with its blowing and drifting snow, is causing some area schools to close early for today, Tuesday, Jan. 10.
January 10, 2017 - 10:35am
November 11, 2016
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
Sixth Avenue Wine and Ale plans to go out with a bang. The restaurant, which has been open for 10 years, recently disclosed its plans to discontinue...
November 11, 2016 - 9:36am
October 28, 2016
Farewell to Randy's
A staple in downtown Alexandria will soon be shutting its doors. Randy's Men's Wear announced this week it would be going out of business after...
October 28, 2016 - 6:00am
January 26, 2014
UPDATE 7 a.m. Bad weather closes, delays schools in area Monday
Hundreds of schools across Minnesota have announced they will be closed Monday because of the bad weather. In the Douglas County area, Alexandria, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska, Osakis, Parkers Prairie and West Central Area schools are closed. Alexandria Technical and Communtiy...
January 26, 2014 - 4:08pm
May 3, 2013
Faithful until the end - Osakis United Methodist Church to close
After 144 years, the first church recorded in Douglas County is closing. United Methodist Church (UMC) of Osakis dates back to 1869. Its last...
May 3, 2013 - 12:00am
January 16, 2013
Lakes Area Charter School closes
Lakes Area Charter School (LACS) in Osakis will close its doors on January 17, but completing the flood of paperwork to finalize its closing, along with the Lakes Virtual Academy on January 21, will continue for several months. The closing will come with what Director Phil Grant...
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
January 18, 2011
West Central Area Schools running two hours late
West Central Area Schools will be opening two hours late today, Tuesday, because of the weather. That is the only school-related weather announcement reported in the Douglas County area.
January 18, 2011 - 7:03am
December 21, 2010
Bemidji council allows 2 a.m. bar closing option
Last call just got a little later in Bemidji. The Bemidji City Council voted 4-3 Monday night to allow city bars the option of serving alcohol one hour later, from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. The council voted to amend its existing alcohol ordinance to allow for the later bar closing time....
December 21, 2010 - 12:17pm
February 8, 2010
UPDATED at 8:30 a.m. - Snow closes schools throughout area
Schools in the area are closed or running late today, Monday, because of a winter storm. As of 7:50 am., Alexandria, Brandon, Evansville, Osakis, Minnewaska, West Central Area and Parkers Prairie schools are closed. The Douglas County area is under a winter storm warning.
February 8, 2010 - 5:52am
August 13, 2008
Beaches to close on August 17
Lifeguards will be going off duty for the season at Lake L'Homme Dieu and Lake Latoka public beaches after Sunday, August 17. Beaches will be swim-at-your-own risk after that date. Lakes Area Recreation thanks beach users for their patronage and for another safe, fun summer.
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am