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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
December 24, 2013
UPDATE 5 P.M. House fire near Garfield injures two people (w/video)
The names of the two people injured in a fire near Garfield this morning, Tuesday, have been released. Darrell and Judy Williams were inside...
December 24, 2013 - 8:17am
December 17, 2013
Woman injured in Garfield house fire
She was airlifted to Hennepin County
December 17, 2013 - 3:06pm
December 12, 2013
Update Friday: Firefighters battle house fire near Garfield
A woman who suffered burns in a house fire south of Garfield Thursday was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center. At 9:59 a.m. Thursday,...
December 12, 2013 - 11:34am
September 27, 2013
Garfield Elementary wins national honor as 'Blue Ribbon' school
Garfield Elementary School, a K-6 elementary school in Alexandria School District 206, has been awarded the 2013 National Blue Ribbon School Award by the U.S. Department of Education. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan selected Garfield Elementary for the honor based on its...
September 27, 2013 - 9:40am
September 18, 2013
What's up with the water?
Some locals wanted to know why water was shooting out of a fire hydrant in Garfield during the hot, dry days of August. What the newspaper thought...
September 18, 2013 - 8:52am
August 14, 2013
VIDEO: Out and About: Garfield Day
Children had a blast during Garfield Day on Saturday. Mild temperatures and sunny skies added to the festivities. Olivia Chlian of Garfield...
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am
August 2, 2013
Garfield Day 2013 set for August 10
The city of Garfield will celebrate the summer season with Garfield Day 2013 on Saturday, August 10. An all-day family event, Garfield Day will feature a parade, car show and bean bag tournament, as well as a handful of new activities. To enter a float in the parade, call Kristen...
August 2, 2013 - 12:00am
June 17, 2013
We don't want your water
Murky water became a point of contention between members of the Ida Lake Association and Douglas County officials during the county board meeting on June 11. County Drainage and Ag Inspector Tom Anderson explained a tile repair is needed in County Ditch 23 off County Road 82 to south...
June 17, 2013 - 5:29pm
October 5, 2012
Ryder Lenarz qualifies for international tractor pull
Ryder Lenarz, son of Mike and Jenny Lenarz of Garfield, has been competing in pedal tractor pulls throughout the summer. He finished in first...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
August 3, 2012
Garfield Summer Celebration set
The following is a schedule of events for the Garfield Summer Celebration on August 11. Saturday, August 11 7 to 10 a.m. St. John's Church pancake feed City Wide Garage Sales 11 a.m. City Parade 12 to 3 p.m. Pork chop and corn on the cob dinner served by the Garfield...
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
July 18, 2012
Agreement reached in Garfield pumping dispute
A year-long dispute about a decision to pump stormwater out of Garfield into a ditch that flows into area lakes has been resolved, at least for...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
St. Luke's breaks ground for new family education wing
The congregation of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Garfield, a Lutheran Congregation in Mission for Christ (LCMC), broke ground on April 15 for...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
May 2, 2012
Jan Nelson to speak at retired educators meeting
Jan Nelson will speak at the Vikingland Area Retired Educators Association luncheon on Wednesday, May 9 at noon at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Nelson is a retired educator who spent his 30-year teaching career working with students at Garfield Elementary School. Prior to being...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
Wish granted for Garfield boy
Austin Baune wanted to go to Florida, he wanted to see Mickey Mouse, and he wanted to kiss a dolphin ¬- typical wishes for a little boy. But...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Fire destroys fishing shelter
Fire destroyed an ice fishing shelter in Garfield Monday afternoon. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a call about the fire at 210 East Ida Street in Garfield at 2:27 p.m. The structure, which was going to be used as a hatchery, was owned by Ronald Welle. It was destroyed. There...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am