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After budget veto, Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July; House in September
Four arrested in Evansville drug bust
WATCH: ACLU releases video showing 'excessive force' by southwest Minnesota drug task force agent
For the record
Man who stopped traffic on I-94 dies while in custody
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Legion Baseball: Post 188 tops Osakis at home
Mission accomplished: Parkers Prairie baseball gets its title a year later
State baseball: Hibbing, Marshall both stun Cards with walk-offs as Alexandria finishes fourth in Class AAA
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Ham radio demonstration June 24-25
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
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
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Timothy J. Olson
Orville Arnold Botner
Lorraine Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Eurasian milfoil appears in Lake Oscar
It's Our Turn: Building a solid foundation
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
What's going on with the evergreens??
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
Vaagenes receives hospital award
hires and promotions
On The Street
July 17, 2013
New land, new life
By 2009, there were 868,361 self-described Norwegians in Minnesota. That number is equal to that of the combined populations of Minneapolis,...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
Sharing a heritage
Surrounded by mounds of lefsa and thick accents, it comes as no surprise that there is a strong German, Swedish and Norwegian heritage encompassing...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
July 10, 2013
Tour of Gardens set for Sunday, July 14
The annual Tour of Gardens is Sunday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Douglas County Master Gardeners and University of Minnesota...
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am
June 28, 2013
Strike up the bands
Marching bands from Minnesota and Norway will gather in Alexandria this weekend for the 29th annual Vikingland Band Festival parade marching...
June 28, 2013 - 12:00am
June 26, 2013
A simple goal for a humble man
Between 1825 and 1925, a surge of more than 800,000 Norwegians immigrated to North America. One of these hopeful immigrants was Sven Groethe. For...
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
June 19, 2013
And, they're off!
Brock Wood and Jesse Hacker dropped their oars into the water at the headwaters of the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park at 10 a.m. on Monday,...
June 19, 2013 - 12:00am
June 12, 2013
Singing frees her feelings
She wants to be an art teacher or an interior designer when she grows up, but for now, she's fine singing in front of thousands of people. Kadyn...
June 12, 2013 - 12:00am
June 5, 2013
A hands-on experience
Natasha Bosek of Garfield graduated from Jamestown College in North Dakota with a bachelor of science degree in nursing on May 11. Besides the...
June 5, 2013 - 12:00am
May 29, 2013
A spark bursts into a steady flame
In the winter of 2011, the Hanson residence looked just as it had for the past decade, but inside was a different story. Unpaid gas and electricity...
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
February 13, 2013
The 'only girl out there'
Chances are if you peek inside most fish houses out on area lakes, you'll find a guy or two hunkered over a hole in the ice. However, there's...
February 13, 2013 - 12:00am
December 19, 2012
A sheepish cat
Even though Oliver is orange and white, he's the black sheep of the family. But he can't pull the wool over his owners' eyes. They know he's...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
November 14, 2012
Wanted: A child to love
Jim and Bonnilynn Tungseth of Alexandria are sure they are going to make great parents. They're just not sure when that will happen. The Tungseths...
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
Don't throw money in the trash
Box tops aren't just from cereal anymore. They can be clipped from Kleenex and broccoli and soup and milk. They can even be found on underwear...
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
October 24, 2012
Childhood accident creates lifetime of pain
In 1981, three weeks before my 3rd birthday, I rode my Big Wheel down the driveway into the street as a van was passing by. The vehicle's right...
October 24, 2012 - 12:00am
October 17, 2012
Get busy living or get busy dying
For the first time in the façade that was his life, Chris Jeffries saw terror on another person's face. He saw his life of crime and drugs through...
October 17, 2012 - 12:00am