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Council votes to censure Batesole
Dancing ordinance is on the way out
Legislators honored at council meeting
Alexandria restaurants get scam phone calls
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23
Moorhead wins Substate 14 title over Bemidji
Viking Speedway: Zach Johnson moves from ninth to first in Modified feature
Legion Baseball: Alex season ends with loss to Bemidji
Snowmen run over Bismarck into semis
Legion Baseball: Alexandria falls to Moorhead, survives through Saturday
Loose Change to deliver free concert
Alexandria chaplain serves those in military service
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
David "Dave" A. Dittberner
Charles S. "Chuck" Harris
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Commentary Sandcastles and trespassing on Lake Ida
It's Our Turn: Dare to do a random act of kindness
Letter: Welcome sign needs attention
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
hires and promotions
On The Street
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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