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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
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