Skip to main content
UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
Composting among new director's priorities
Done Trash Talking: Olmscheid retiring from solid waste
Power outage planned for north Alexandria
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Track and field: A-B-E sends eight to sections
Guitarist performs for First Friday in Evansville
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Runestone, Legacy of the Lakes museums unveil new exhibits
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
Have questions? The library has answers
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
On The Street
Lake Carlos State Park to host candlelight event, guided snowshoe hike tonight
Lake Carlos State Park will take advantage of Minnesota's final weeks of winter by hosting two special events on Saturday, February 27. Both events encourage the public to explore the state park's frozen tamarack bog and maple-basswood forest. Ryan Sansness, Lake Carlos State Park...
February 26, 2010 - 12:00am
August 14, 2009
Tossing around some summer fun: Fillmore Park one of 100 disc golf courses in Minnesota
if you're looking for something new and fun to do this summer, disc golf might be for you. Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports in...
August 14, 2009 - 12:05am
June 26, 2009
Group seeks new place for industries to park
Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles submitted by the Alex Area Stewards - a local group that has defined 13 key "destiny drivers"...
June 26, 2009 - 12:05am
June 10, 2009
You asked: What's wrong with Noonan Park pond?
Editor's note: The following is part of an Echo Press feature, "You Asked." Readers are invited to send the newspaper a simple question and we'll...
June 10, 2009 - 12:05am
May 22, 2009
Park Region Conference track results
PARK REGION CONFERENCE TRACK AND FIELD GIRLS' TEAM SCORES - 1. Osakis 144, 2. Ottertail Central 137, 3. Pillager 126, 4. Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale 54, 5. New York Mills 46, 6. Parkers Prairie 31, 7. United North Central 16. OSAKIS RESULTS 100 DASH - 9. Taylor Kraemer 14.00, 10. Katie...
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am
May 15, 2009
KID FUN to host open house at state park
Come celebrate Minnesota State Park's Open House Day Sunday, June 7 at Lake Carlos State Park. Volunteers from Kreative Ideas Designed For Understanding Nature (KID FUN) have planned a day full of fun for the entire family. The second annual family fun day will begin with a non-denominational...
May 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 28, 2009
Volunteers needed to spruce up two parks
Volunteers are needed to help clean up two parks in the area. Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) has organized a clean-up at Barsness Park in Glenwood on Thursday, April 30, and at Curt Felt Memorial Park in Alexandria on Thursday, May 7. Both efforts will begin at 4:45...
April 28, 2009 - 9:00am
April 27, 2009
Park Rapids alums take part in captain's rescue from pirates
When Somali pirates hijacked the U.S. cargo ship Maersk Alabama and took its American captain hostage, the Navy destroyer USS Bainbridge arrived...
April 27, 2009 - 11:18am
March 9, 2009
Lorraine "Laurie" Bakey
Lorraine "Laurie" Mary Bakey was born May 5, 1934 in Morris Minnesota and died March 4, 2009 at the age of 74 years old. Lorraine is survived by her children, Kelly Berlien, Karen Bakey, Kevin (Susan) Bakey, Kyler (Tracy) Bakey and Tim Bakey (Shelia Perkins).
March 9, 2009 - 4:43pm
February 28, 2009
One person dies in Nevis house fire
At approximately 7:17 a.m. Thursday, the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office received a call of a house fire located about four miles west of Nevis in Nevis Township. Responding to the fire were officers from the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office, Nevis Fire Department, Akeley Fire Department...
February 28, 2009 - 10:42am
February 6, 2009
Candlelight ski set at Lake Carlos State Park
Staff and volunteers at Lake Carlos State Park are excited to, once again, host a candlelight ski and snowshoe event. The event is set to take place this Saturday, February 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lake Carlos State Park, 2601 County Road 38 NE near Carlos. Interested parties will...
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
January 27, 2009
Pamida to close stores in Detroit Lakes, Park Rapids and Wadena
PARK RAPIDS - The Detroit Lakes and Park Rapids Pamida department stores will be closing Saturday. The decision "boils down to economics," said Dean Williamson, vice president of human resources at the Omaha corporate office. "It's a sign of the times." Sales performance numbers...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
January 1, 2009
Candlelight ski set for Saturday at Lake Carlos State Park
Lake Carlos Environmental Center will host a Candlelight Ski this Saturday, January 3. The event is set from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lake Carlos State Park, 2601 County Road 38 NE near Carlos. If the temperature is below 5 degrees by noon the day of the event - January 3 - it will be ca...
January 1, 2009 - 12:00am
'Camper cabins' installed at park
Four "camper cabins" have recently been installed in the Upper Campground at Lake Carlos State Park. The cabins, which are insulated and have...
January 1, 2009 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
Donations to Runestone Park doubly important
Most of the $490,000 needed for the development of Kensington Runestone Park has been raised. But there is still a need for more, according to Al Lieffort, Douglas County park superintendent. A while back, the William D. and Joyce E. Sexton Family Foundation provided a $20,000 grant...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am