Skip to main content
Miltona home destroyed by fire; two dogs die
One-car rollover crash on I-94 sends one to hospital
Bags and Beer event held at RCC
Osakis and Brandon-Evansville proms underway
Douglas County residents celebrate Earth Day with Science Walk
Softball: Cards pick up three wins Saturday at Rockford tourney
Girls golf: Lakers win, Cards third at Brainerd
Sports scores from Friday, April 21
Boys golf: Lakers tested against top teams at Wayzata
Baseball: Lead slips away in extras for Osakis
Free seminar discusses end of life planning
Amazing Journeys Together hosts special presentation
Births - April 21, 2017
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
A focus on the feud: AAAA stages 'Romeo and Juliet'
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Outdoor issues at stake in environmental bills: Viking Sportsmen on board with fee increases
DNR release: Spring burning restrictions begin today
Orville E. Lien
Earl Leroy Seaburg Jr.
Bernard 'Bernie' Kreemer
AnnaMae J. Strootman
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Letter: New buffer law will create problems
Letter: How to celebrate Earth Day
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 18, 2017
Minnesota governor expects GOP transportation plan to win
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's Democratic governor admitted he probably will accept a Republican transportation funding plan he does not like, rural...
April 18, 2017 - 5:57pm
March 31, 2017
St. Mary's parishioners meet with area legislators
Five St. Mary's parishioners went to the state Capitol on Feb. 23 to participate in Day on the Hill conducted by the Joint Religious Legislative...
March 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Fix school funding with ag credit
Are owners of agricultural land being asked to shoulder an unfair portion of the taxes to pay for school building projects? In some cases, yes — and that's why so many school capital referendums are defeated in Greater Minnesota. Not because they're not needed but because it's...
March 15, 2017 - 6:00am
February 17, 2017
Sen. Westrom, Rep. Anderson to hold town halls
Senator Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake) and Representative Paul Anderson (R-Starbuck) will hold a series of town hall listening sessions throughout House District 12B on Friday, Feb. 24. Westrom and Anderson will discuss state policies and field questions from constituents regarding...
February 17, 2017 - 10:13am
February 10, 2017
House bill funds loan program for farmers
The Minnesota House approved legislation Monday that will replenish funding for a loan program that's popular among farmers working on start-ups or looking to upgrade their operations. The Rural Finance Authority program partners with agricultural lenders to provide low-cost financing...
February 10, 2017 - 10:00am
December 23, 2016
Anderson added to 3 legislative committees
ST. PAUL — State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, has accepted positions on three additional House committees, following his recent appointment...
December 23, 2016 - 7:00am
December 9, 2016
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
News that Minnesota is projected to have a $1.4 billion surplus for the upcoming biennium creates promising opportunities, according to local legislators. They reacted to the Dec. 2 report with guarded optimism and with strong opinions on how the surplus should be used.
December 9, 2016 - 9:00am
November 25, 2016
Anderson to lead ag policy committee
State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, will remain chairman of the House Agriculture Policy Committee for the 2017-18 biennium. Anderson, elected...
November 25, 2016 - 7:00am
April 1, 2015
While farmers age, ag teachers decrease
Lawmakers look at shortage in agriculture educators
April 1, 2015 - 12:00am
March 20, 2015
Local citizens lobby legislators on social justice
Five Alexandrians from three local churches recently attended the annual Day on the Hill in St. Paul, sponsored by the Joint Religious Legislative...
March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
Big livestock producers want freedom from lawsuits
Osakis woman disagrees, says family was harmed by hog feedlot
March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
March 11, 2015
Public meeting will discuss long-term care issues
State Representatives Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, and Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, invite area citizens to attend a public meeting to discuss an issue impacting the citizens of District 12B: long-term care. The meeting will be held Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m. at Glenwood Retirement...
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
March 12, 2013
Ingebrigtsen, Anderson and Franson discuss Dayton's plans
Although it was billed as a legislative town hall meeting, a Friday gathering in Alexandria felt more like a political platform for Republican leaders to analyze the DFL's recent proposals. Douglas County residents, city council members and county commissioners congregated at the...
March 12, 2013 - 12:20pm
November 9, 2012
One vote wonder - Franson ahead of Cunniff in House District 8B
Red reigned in the local Minnesota House of Representative and state Senate districts this year. All but one race, House District 8B, was dominated...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
November 6, 2012
UPDATE 8:45 A.M. ELECTION: MN House districts 8B, 12A, 12B, MN Senate districts 8, 12 and MN Constitutional amendments
The Echo Press is reporting results as they come in for all the key races in Douglas County. This story covers the Minnesota House of Representatives races in districts 8B, 12A and 12B, state Senate races in districts 8 and 12 and the proposed state Constitutional amendments on marriage...
November 6, 2012 - 8:00pm