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Best of the Lakes Area Veterinarian/Grooming
Ways to keep holiday eating healthy
Best of the Lakes Area Tattoo Shop
Video: Minnesota hunter encounters wolf pack
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, December 14
Boys basketball: Lakers move to 4-0
Boys Hockey: Alex falls to St. Cloud
Boys basketball: Lakers move to 4-0
Wrestling: Lakers go 3-0 in Annandale
Girls Hockey: Cards shut out by St. Cloud
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
Cross-country bicyclist to stop in Alexandria
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
Elda Evelyn Lindquist
LETTER: Fascism came from the far right, not left
EDITORIAL: Help put our lakes on low-salt diet
LETTER: Disgusted with comments about transgenders
IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you?
LETTER: Why the big swings in voter-approved levies?
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
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December 13, 2017
Judge orders Evansville man to be deported
As the judge read his verdict, the sounds of sobbing grew louder and louder in the small federal courtroom. With tears streaming down her face,...
December 13, 2017 - 8:46pm
November 14, 2017
Eastbound lanes open near Evansville
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 between Evansville and Garfield are now open to traffic. All eastbound ramps at the Brandon and Garfield interchanges have also reopened, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, which issued a news release Tuesday morning. Westbound...
November 14, 2017 - 2:56pm
November 12, 2017
Evansville man hurt in Pope County crash
An Evansville man was injured Sunday when his vehicle was rear-ended in Pope County. Duane Tolifson, 61, was headed east on Minnesota Highway...
November 12, 2017 - 8:38pm
November 10, 2017
Evansville man makes his case to stay in U.S.
Wearing tan pants and a dark colored sweatshirt with shackles on his hands and feet, a teary-eyed Julio Estrada Escobar admitted that he's made...
November 10, 2017 - 6:58am
October 27, 2017
Evansville immigration case one of thousands in Minnesota
As Julio Estrada Escobar sits in custody awaiting a ruling of his immigration status, there are more than 6,000 other immigration cases pending in Minnesota in the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the court system for illegal immigrants. Jason Nielson, a partner at Igbanugo...
October 27, 2017 - 1:53pm
October 25, 2017
Evansville farm worker facing possible deportation remains in custody
Julio Estrada Escobar, a farm worker in Evansville who fled — illegally — from Guatemala to the United States, will remain in custody...
October 25, 2017 - 5:41am
October 18, 2017
Evansville farm worker faces possible deportation to Guatemala
Nancy Estrada was on the phone talking to her husband, Julio Estrada Escobar, when he told her, "I just got pulled over. This is it." Julio...
October 18, 2017 - 5:22am
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