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Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
Boys basketball: Turnovers haunt Ashby in home-opener
Gymnastics: Cardinals lose close one to Brainerd in home opener
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Harriet M. Johnson
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
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IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
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On The Street
December 2, 2016
UPDATE: Rollover crash injures 2 in Pope County
Two vehicles were involved Friday in a rollover crash in Pope County. The Minnesota State Patrol said the crash happened at 1:49 p.m. Friday,...
December 2, 2016 - 7:47pm
November 14, 2016
Officer pulls woman from Lake Minnewaska
A Starbuck police officer saved a woman from drowning in Lake Minnewaska late Saturday night. Officer Elliott Draz used an aluminum fishing boat to paddle out to the woman, 44-year-old Kelli Schmigdall of New London, who was about 100 yards from shore near the Water's Edge restaurant....
November 14, 2016 - 12:54pm
October 5, 2016
Superheroes raise money for United Way
Superheroes took a break from their regular jobs on Tuesday to help raise money for United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties. The organization's...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
September 22, 2016
UPDATE: Five injured in boat crash in Pope County
Five people were injured in an airboat crash in Pope County Wednesday night. At 6:40 p.m., the Pope County Sheriff's Office received a report of a watercraft accident in Outlet Creek in White Bear Lake Township, near Krueger Farms and County Road 18, southwest of Starbuck. At the...
September 22, 2016 - 2:20pm
September 15, 2016
Two from Alex injured in Glenwood crash
Two people from Alexandria were injured in a collision Thursday at the intersection of Highway 29 and Highway 55 at Glenwood, the Minnesota Highway Patrol reported. Riley Kershaw, 19, and Codey Masteller, 20, were injured when the Lincoln Continental Kershaw was driving was broadsided...
September 15, 2016 - 4:27pm
September 9, 2016
County wants employees to punch 'time clock'
Very soon, an estimated 300 Douglas County employees will be keeping track of their hours in a different manner. And this upsets some county officials. Douglas County Commissioner Bev Bales feels strongly against a revised compensation policy approved Tuesday that would require all...
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Pope County gets state grant to microfilm newspapers
The Pope County Historical Society in Glenwood is among 36 recipients of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage small grants. It received $7,654 to purchase microfilm that will add 95 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to make primary records more accessible to the public. Statewide,...
September 9, 2015 - 12:00am
March 6, 2015
Alexandria man faces felony sex charges
An Alexandria man has been arrested and charged in Pope County in connection to a sexual solicitation incident. Jordan Christopher Anderson,...
March 6, 2015 - 7:55am
October 3, 2012
Comment period extended for pollution study on Pope County lakes
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has extended the comment period for a TMDL report, or a pollution study, conducted for eight lakes in Pope County that are impaired due to excess phosphorus. The lakes are Ann, Emily, Gilchrist, Leven, Malmedal, Pelican, Reno and Strandness....
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
July 26, 2012
Douglas County changes septic regulations
A new septic ordinance will be instituted in Douglas County as of August 1. The ordinance includes additional permit requirements and adjustments in fees charged by the county for septic services. Standard systems, holding tanks and privies, alternative systems and restaurant/bar/hotel...
July 26, 2012 - 3:27pm
January 14, 2011
Representative from Pope County private sector needed to fil WCMCA board vacancy
West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc. is seeking organizations interested in a seat on its board of directors. This seat provides a representative for the private sector of Pope County and is open immediately. West Central MN Communities Action, Inc.
January 14, 2011 - 3:15pm
September 3, 2010
Meetings will discuss excess nutrients in Pope County lakes
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), in partnership with the Pope County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), will hold a public input meeting to discuss the excess nutrient total maximum daily load (TMDL) study for eight lakes in Pope County. The lakes are Leven,...
September 3, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Doebbert seeks re-election as Pope County attorney
Belvin Doebbert has filed for re-election as Pope County attorney. He has lived in Pope County for 40 years and currently lives on Lake Reno with his wife, attorney JoEllen, and their two sons, Connor and Gavin. Of his long connection with Pope County, Doebbert said, "I don't presume...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
Kellie Janssen named campaign chair of local United Way
Kellie Janssen was recently named the campaign chair for the United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties' 2010-11 campaign. Janssen is employed with Glenwood State Bank as the director of marketing. She's been married for 11 years to her husband, Scott, who is employed with Henry's Foods....
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
June 25, 2010
Haggerty seeks Pope County attorney post
Attorney and mediator Nan I. Haggerty announced that she will seek election as the next Pope County attorney. Haggerty runs a regional law office headquartered in Starbuck and lives with her husband, Jon Blocher, and her daughter, Emma, in White Bear Lake Township. Haggerty graduated...
June 25, 2010 - 12:00am