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Legion Baseball: Morris shuts down Osakis offense
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
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Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
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Osakis church holds community supper
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
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Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
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Janice "Jan" Larsen
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4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
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A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
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On The Street
August 28, 2013
Letter: A $532 difference in electrical rates
To the editor: Those provided electricity by Runestone Electric Association (REA) may have noticed a jump in your electric bill. REA recently pulled out the stops on curbing utility rate increases and raised your bill by a minimum of $8. As of the most recent newsletter, REA has...
August 28, 2013 - 9:25am
February 18, 2013
New snow prompts electrical warning
This winter's weather conditions are making rooftop snow and ice removal and other activities near power lines potentially hazardous, warns Otter Tail Power Company's Safety Services Manager Eric Hamm. "We remind everyone to exercise good judgment and to respect anything powered by...
February 18, 2013 - 9:53am
October 14, 2012
Grants will make improvements in electrical grid
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced funding to modernize and improve the efficiency of rural electric generation and transmission systems. The announcement was made on the Secretary's behalf by Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager. "USDA and the Obama administration...
October 14, 2012 - 4:54pm
September 21, 2012
Runestone Electric Association celebrates groundbreaking
Runestone Electric Association (REA) broke ground on Monday, August 27 to mark the start of construction on its new headquarters facility located...
September 21, 2012 - 12:00am
June 17, 2012
Online electrical permit process opens to homeowners
Minnesota homeowners can now expedite their permit application process by creating and paying for electrical permits online. Homeowners can apply for electrical permits for a one-family dwelling. The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has opened its eTRAKiT permit system to...
June 17, 2012 - 5:01pm
May 4, 2012
REA expanding, may move to Lake Mary Township
A lot of business at the April 24 Douglas County commissioners' meeting was routine - but a few new things popped. The Runestone Electrical Association (REA) may be relocating its corporate offices to Lake Mary Township. Jeff Schiffman, executive director of Douglas County Housing...
May 4, 2012 - 12:00am
Otter Tail Power Company suggests giving gift of energy savings
If you're wondering what to give this holiday season, consider gifts that save energy. Energy savings is a gift that keeps giving year round. Otter Tail Power Company offers these energy-saving gift ideas for the people on your list. For additional suggestions, visit the company's...
December 4, 2011 - 3:19pm
October 9, 2011
Expedited electrical permit process now online
Minnesota's licensed electrical contractors can now expedite their permit application process by creating and paying for electrical permits online. The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has launched its new eTRAKiT permit system, which enables electrical contractors to create...
October 9, 2011 - 3:34pm
September 24, 2011
Keep fires away from utility poles and excavating equipment away from buried lines
Fergus Falls, MN - Each fall, uncontrolled ditch and field burns damage or destroy electric utility poles. "You pay for the repairs if you're responsible for the fire," says Eric Hamm, safety services manager for Otter Tail Power Company. "Cost of repairs easily can be thousands...
September 24, 2011 - 12:15pm
August 27, 2011
Don't allow an electrical accident to interrupt harvest
Otter Tail Power Company reminds its customers and neighbors to be careful during this harvest season. Even though harvest is one of the busiest times of the year for farmers, they and their helpers need to pay as much attention to what's above their heads as they do to what's around...
August 27, 2011 - 11:04am
August 21, 2011
Missouri River Energy Services plans to build hydro facility
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) has announced its intent to proceed with the planning and development of a hydroelectric generating facility at the Red Rock Reservoir on the Des Moines River. The Red Rock Dam is located about three miles southwest of Pella,...
August 21, 2011 - 9:18am
July 23, 2011
Missouri River Energy Services completes agreement with WPPI Energy
Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) has agreed to a twenty year purchased power agreement with WPPI Energy for output from the Point Beach Nuclear Plant (Point Beach) located near Two Rivers, Wisconsin. The Point Beach Plant is owned and operated by NextEra Energy Point Beach LLC...
July 23, 2011 - 2:46pm
April 26, 2011
Farmers warned about overhead power lines
Fergus Falls, MN - Otter Tail Power Company reminds farm workers to keep machinery away from utility poles, overhead lines, and other electrical equipment. Even when no injuries occur, contact with power lines can damage farm equipment and interrupt electrical service, which poses...
April 26, 2011 - 4:01pm
April 13, 2011
Rate increase approved for Otter Tail Power
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) has granted Otter Tail Power Company a revenue increase of $4.99 million, or about 3.75 percent. This excluded the effect of recovery for wind energy resources and for more Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) costs that will move...
April 13, 2011 - 12:00am
April 6, 2011
Runestone Electric Association celebrates 75th annual meeting
More than 600 Runestone Electric Association (REA) members and guests gathered Saturday, March 26 at Jefferson High School in Alexandria for the 75th annual meeting of the electric cooperative. During the business meeting, Board President Audrey Hjelle and CEO Rick Banke gave reports...
April 6, 2011 - 12:00am