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Early morning fire destroys home in Brandon
GoFundMe campaigns created for family of 12-year-old drowning victim
Alexandria high school prom held Saturday night
Republicans elect outsider Jennifer Carnahan to head party
Update: 12-year-old drowning victim identified
Track and Field: Minnewaska girls take first at Staples
Girls Golf: Minnewaska tied for first after two WCC rounds
Track and Field: Osakis girls second, boys sixth at Blascziek Invite
Softball: Chargers win fifth straight to move to 9-2
Baseball: Chargers walk off
Patty Kakac to perform First Friday Concert
Estonian pastor to preach at St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Births - Douglas County Hospital
Randy Knuth to be installed at First Presbyterian Church
LYRA ensemble to perform at Calvary Lutheran
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
Janine M. Paulzine
JaLysa Ann Cook
Robert Joseph Schlosser
IT'S Our Turn: The road goes ever on
Letter: Support small-scale entrepreneurship
Letter: Science and climate change
Letter: Protect public access to the outdoors
Letter: Tax bill omits county aid change
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
June 24, 2011
Commentary - Legislators can learn from ATCC
Since the legislative session began, I've repeatedly paged through the state's little green session guide.
June 24, 2011 - 12:00am
June 22, 2011
Tournament anglers have big impact
Over the past few weeks, I've read letters to the editor and commentary articles in the Echo Press both pro and con on fishing tournaments. As a retired fishing guide, avid angler and pretty good tournament angler I found the exchanges interesting with some good points on both sides....
June 22, 2011 - 12:00am
June 8, 2011
Problems with bass fishing on lakes
Several letters and articles about Senator Ingebrigtsen's aquatic invasive species legislation have appeared recently in the Echo Press. The writers appear to be offended by the legislation and want to protect the image of bass fishing tournaments and participants. Peter Perovich...
June 8, 2011 - 12:00am
June 3, 2011
State preferences cheat taxpayers
About a decade ago, a recording studio owner, Rod, discovered that the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office had issued a Request for Proposal (RFP); the agency needed some video production services. Rod had recently registered with the state to receive notices of such RFPs and was...
June 3, 2011 - 12:00am
June 1, 2011
Proposed amendment causing hurt
By members of Diversity Resource Action Alliance (DRAA) - Shari Maloney, Sherry Bruckner, LaTresse Snead and John Heydt, Alexandria, MN On Saturday, May 21, the Minnesota Legislature voted to place an amendment to ban same-sex marriage on the November 2012 ballot. Currently, Minnesota...
June 1, 2011 - 12:00am
May 20, 2011
A legend retires from county hospital
This month, a legend is retiring after 38 years as administrator of the Douglas County Hospital. Bill Flaig's remarkable career spans five decades of true dedication to this very successful hospital. We have a county hospital staff and facility that are outstanding. Bill has always...
May 20, 2011 - 12:00am
May 11, 2011
Bill could decrease access to dental care
The last thing either Republicans or Democrats should do is make dental care less accessible and more expensive to taxpayers - but a recent bill introduced in the Minnesota Legislature would do just that. Every social worker knows how hard it is to find dental care for people with...
May 11, 2011 - 12:00am
February 9, 2011
Commentary - A word from the county attorney
By Chad Larson, Douglas County attorney It was about a year ago. I was sitting in a backroom of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church next to my wife. All eyes were on a TV monitor displaying what was happening a few yards away in the main section of the church. I really, really tried not...
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
January 26, 2011
Commentary - An eye-opening tour of the police department
By Becky Cox Alexandria, MN I had the pleasure to speak with Rick Wyffels, police chief of Alexandria. Up until a couple weeks ago, I was not...
January 26, 2011 - 12:00am
January 7, 2011
Commentary - Food safety bill passed due to hard work of many Minnesotans
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Minneapolis, MN In Minnesota, we are fortunate to have several heroes who played a major role in the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act that will be signed into law before the end of the year. One of these heroes is Jeff Almer.
January 7, 2011 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Commentary - LGA provides opportunity for bi-partisan cooperation
By Nancy Carroll, mayor of Park Rapids and president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) and Alan Oberloh, mayor of Worthington and CGMC vice president Reverberations from the November election are still echoing through the Capitol halls, with a Democrat taking over...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 17, 2010
Commentary - 'Tis the season for families to support babies, toddlers
By Nancy Jost, early childhood coordinator, West Central Initiative The winter holidays can be a wonderful time for families to gather, reconnect and celebrate. For many, however, the holidays can cause stress or other difficult emotions. Babies and toddlers take their cues...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
December 8, 2010
Commentary - A perspective on peace for the season
By Judith S.
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
November 10, 2010
Commentary - Salto showed leadership as young deputy
By Bob Mostad, Osakis, MN To the voters in Commissioner Norm Salto's District: A big thank you to the voters for returning Norm to office. I would like to inform you of an incident that began to unfold a lot of years ago. I was a neighbor to and went to country school with a boy...
November 10, 2010 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Commentary - Chain of Lakes Partnership responds to ALASD claims
By Keith Dougherty, president of the Chain of Lakes Partnership The Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District (ALASD) sewer plant discharges into Lake Winona. From there the water flows through Lakes Agnes, Henry, L'Homme Dieu and Carlos, and then to the Long Prairie River. Because...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am