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New signs designate area as boat-free zone
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, June 30
Two more roundabouts coming soon
How will Clinton-Trump race affect state elections?
Viking stadium finished ahead of schedule
Local semipro football team continues to take shape
DNR: Camp Ripley deer hunt applications now being taken
Legion baseball: Bemidji sweeps Alex
Tops among nation's youth: 11-year-old Sladek wins at Illinois golf tourney
15U Babe Ruth: Pitching committee leads Osakis past Long Prairie
Paint your world purple
'River' presents a tribute to female songwriters
Fourth of July, Lightning Creek concerts set for next week
The Fourth of July: The price of freedom
Engaged - Berglin and Wood
Births - June 21-27, 2016
Engaged - Dahlquist and Ripley
Births - June 17, 2016
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Waterfowl numbers soar
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Keith D. McCoy
Natalie M. Klein
Warren V. Meissner
LETTER: Why steal flowers from graves?
LETTER: Performance brought standing ovation
LETTER: Let the truth be known
COMMENTARY: Bridges, not walls, foster peace and security as refugees arrive
COMMENTARY: Celebrate our independence this Fourth of July
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Fischer named executive director at Ecumen Bethany Community
Echo Press earns five awards in national contest
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
Hires and Promotions
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April 6, 2016
Kulp, Holl seek DFL endorsements for house seats
Democrats from most of Douglas and Otter Tail counties will convene Tuesday, April 19 for the DFL Senate District 8 Endorsing Convention. Registration begins at 5 p.m., and the convention comes to order at 6:30 at the Fergus Falls American Legion. CJ Holl is seeking DFL endorsement...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
February 21, 2014
Letter - Take another look at the DFL
To the editor: Last year the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party had enough support to take some bold steps forward for Minnesota. A $1 billion budgetary surplus will allow the money the Republicans took from the schools to be paid back in full, as well as new investments in education...
opinion / letters
February 21, 2014 - 10:14am
May 10, 2013
Alexandria Jaycees gear up for community projects
The Alexandria community hosts hundreds of conventions and conferences each year and this weekend, the spotlight is on a convention with a local...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
April 5, 2013
Independence Party to hold convention in Alexandria
The Independence Party of Minnesota has called a convention for Minnesota's 7th Congressional District. The convention will take place on Saturday, April 6 at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the convention at 10:30 a.m. A...
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
March 1, 2013
GOP convention held in Ottertail
The Otter Tail County GOP met in convention at Thumper Pond in Ottertail on February 16 to select new leaders in the party's executive committee. More than 120 delegates, alternates and guests attended. Will Blasczyk of Dunn Township was elected as presiding chair. The convention...
March 1, 2013 - 12:00am
June 20, 2012
VIDEO: Firefighters star in statewide conference
The community and visitors lined Broadway Street in Alexandria on Saturday for a grand parade as part of the 137th annual Minnesota State Fire...
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
June 4, 2012
Convention Notebook: DFL faces different campaign
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The normal way political partisans get fired up is by top-of-ticket contests. But with President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar apparently doing well in Minnesota, those races may not pull as many Democratic volunteers and donors as in other years. Instead,...
June 4, 2012 - 9:29am
April 6, 2012
New District 8 holds convention
The organizing and endorsing convention for the redistricted DFL Senate District 8 was held on Saturday, March 31, in Battle Lake. The newly defined District 8 is composed of 109 precincts in Otter Tail and Douglas counties. District 8A includes Fergus Falls and most of west Otter...
News / region
April 6, 2012 - 12:00am
April 4, 2012
Alexandria to host state kindergarten convention
The Alexandria kindergarten teachers are hosting the Minnesota State Kindergarten Convention for the Minnesota Kindergarten Association (MKA) on April 20 and 21 at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria. The keynote speaker will be Kim Jordano, a California kindergarten teacher. Registration...
Life / school
April 4, 2012 - 12:00am
April 28, 2011
Dakota Magic Casino makes major hotel renovation
Due to high demand, Dakota Magic Casino and Resort in Hankinson, North Dakota has added more standard rooms and luxury suites. The hotel was originally added to the casino in 2000 with 84 rooms. In 2003 an additional 15 rooms (plus two Hospitality Suites) were completed. The recently-finished...
April 28, 2011 - 9:30am
May 3, 2010
CONVENTION NOTEBOOK: GOP gives Seifert thanks
MINNEAPOLIS -- And the winner is: Marty Seifert. At least the Marshall Republican won the appreciative applause award Saturday, a day after he lost the Republican governor endorsement to fellow state Rep. Tom Emmer. Seifert appeared embarrassed at a Republican unity breakfast Saturday...
government / News
May 3, 2010 - 9:39am
Rural Republicans think about Emmer
MINNEAPOLIS -- Lorna Beyers woke up Saturday morning with a tough decision: Should she pin on a Tom Emmer button? It seems to be a little thing, but thousands of rural Minnesota Republicans face Beyers' decision.
government / News
May 3, 2010 - 9:37am
April 30, 2010
Anderson wins auditor endorsement
MINNEAPOLIS -- Pat Anderson won Republican Party backing early today to return to her old job as Minnesota state auditor. "Right now, every penny counts," Anderson told party convention delegates at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Anderson beat two other opponents after three...
April 30, 2010 - 11:25am
Palin backs Emmer
MINNEAPOLIS -- Sarah Palin added excitement to the Minnesota Republican convention Thursday night by endorsing Tom Emmer for governor. "A patriotic fiscally conservative 'hockey dad' who got his start in politics by serving on his local city councils is running for governor of the...
April 30, 2010 - 11:19am
April 29, 2010
Republicans ready to pick candidate
MINNEAPOLIS -- It took Republicans until 3 a.m.
April 29, 2010 - 6:00am