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Second body recovered from plane that struck power lines and crashed in Mississippi
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Football: Panthers win on senior night
Tennis: Lanoue falls in quarterfinals
Swimming & Diving: Alex takes fourth at True Team tournament
Section 8A boys soccer: Cardinals fall just short at Hillcrest
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Small change adds up for youth groups
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Jerome & Irene Hagen
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Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
Sizing up the local deer herd
Lori K. Thorson
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It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
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Letter: Overpaid for defending a lousy football
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
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Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
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Arvig school partnership nets cash for Osakis schools
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September 13, 2017
Commentary: A proud 'yes' voter for B-E school
By Janice Campbell, Brandon Although the B-E district referendum did not pass on the first try, I was/am a proud "yes" voter. I was not voting against anyone. On the contrary, I was voting FOR the kids, staff, families and communities that make up district 2908. It has been clear...
September 13, 2017 - 4:06pm
September 7, 2017
Poet to tell the stories of burials in Spruce Hill
A poet and historian drawn to old Spruce Hill graves will read the stories she wrote about them from 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, at the...
September 7, 2017 - 7:57am
September 6, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: What's next for Brandon-Evansville?
Residents in Brandon-Evansville have spoken, loudly: No new school. Last Wednesday, they defeated a $38.75 million referendum to build a K-12 school by a two-to-one margin, 1,281 to 500. This is not a time for the "vote no" group to gloat or for the "vote yes" group to get angry or...
September 6, 2017 - 10:04am
September 2, 2017
Two drivers injured in I-94 crashes in Douglas County
Two separate rear-end crashes on Interstate 94 in Douglas County resulted in injuries on Friday, Sept. 1, the Minnesota State Patrol reports. A crash about 8:25 p.m. sent a Minot, North Dakota, woman to Douglas County Hospital. Noelle Stillabower, 26, was injured in a three-car crash...
September 2, 2017 - 9:07am
August 30, 2017
Evansville's only grocery closing this week
The only grocery store in Evansville will bring its legacy — and its doors — to a close this week, leaving many residents to rethink...
August 30, 2017 - 2:35pm
August 25, 2017
Commentary: Why did 'vote no' school group hire consultant?
Editor's note: This commentary is written by Don LeSage, liaison for the B-E CARE Committee. The questions are from Echo Press and focus on the committee's decision to hire Paul Dorr as a consultant to try to defeat Brandon-Evansville's $38.75 million new school referendum. Why did...
August 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Letter: Focus on teaching, not on building
To the editor: After reading material sent out to the public, attending some meetings and talking to people regarding District 2908's proposed referendum, I'm compelled to write this. It saddens me to have our two communities at odds because of the current referendum being considered....
August 25, 2017 - 12:30pm
Echo Press Editorial: New school needed for Brandon-Evansville
Residents in Brandon-Evansville will answer a $38.75 million dollar question next Wednesday, Aug. 30, when they vote on a proposed new K-12 school. We believe the project deserves their support. It's not an easy issue. We know family budgets are tight. The thought of paying off such...
August 25, 2017 - 9:06am
Letter: Vote on school referendum with open mind
To the editor: I am a retired high school principal living in the Brandon-Evansville School District. Before I retired, I was principal of the Lakeview High School. Lakeview School is made up of Cottonwood and Wood Lake. Before they built the present school, each community had its...
August 25, 2017 - 8:59am
Letter: School vote is bigger than Evansville or Brandon
To the editor: As a Brandon/Evansville school board member, I would like to say thank you to those who have supported our board and the decisions made. I also understand why some in our community are hesitant or outright resistant to the idea of moving to a one campus school on a...
August 25, 2017 - 8:56am
August 23, 2017
Letter: Where is real need for new school?
To the editor: Regarding the referendum vote for the Brandon-Evansville School. Let's say you're a typical hard-working parent. You don't have much, but what you do have is yours. You live paycheck to paycheck, yet you continue to push forward. You know you're not alone in this, but...
August 23, 2017 - 6:43pm
August 18, 2017
Letter: We need to work and pray together
To the editor: To the people of the Brandon-Evansville School District: With the school referendum vote scheduled for Aug. 30, I feel that we need to have a prayer meeting with all the pastors and community members. It will be held Sunday, Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. at the Brandon City Auditorium....
August 18, 2017 - 10:55am
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
By Diane C. Olson, retired B/E teacher, Brandon, MN I get it, but then I don't. I grew up on a small farm near Herman but that farming life has changed. Farmers are buying up and renting the smaller farms so there are less people living in the rural areas. Heck, Herman even tried...
August 18, 2017 - 10:51am
August 11, 2017
Letter: There are better ways to spend $38.75 million
To the editor: A note to the voters in the Brandon-Evansville-Millerville communities: If you are going to spend $38.75 million on a building project over the next 30 years, should it be all tied up in a building? Could that money be better used to educate your children and people?...
August 11, 2017 - 10:44am
August 10, 2017
Entrance ramp near Evansville to close during daytime
The entrance ramp from Highway 79 to eastbound Interstate 94 near Evansville will close during daytime hours for approximately three days starting Saturday, Aug. 12. During the closure, crews will remove the old concrete pavement on I-94 near Highway 79, according to the Minnesota...
August 10, 2017 - 3:30pm