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Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Balancing act: Osakis tennis staggers lineup to begin fall
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Youth day comes together
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
Matthew W. Lepak
Arland E. Hirman
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
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
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 12, 2016
County Board race goes down to the wire
It was a close race for Douglas County Commissioner District 1 candidates at Tuesday’s primary election as only 44 votes separated the four candidates. The top two vote getters were Dick Gulbranson and Keith Englund. They will now appear on the ballot in November. Whoever wins...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
EDITORIAL: Voters fail to meet their primary duty
Here's a pathetic number: 1,892. That's the total number of people in Douglas County who bothered to vote in Tuesday's primary. OK, we know it...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
August 10, 2016
UPDATE 11:05 P.M. Gulbranson, Englund win county commissioner primary
In a very close race for Douglas County Commissioner District 1, Richard Gulbranson and Keith Englund received the most votes in Tuesday's primary....
August 10, 2016 - 12:09am
August 9, 2016
Hughes prevails in GOP primary for U.S. 7th District
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- A lack of heated races kept many Minnesota voters home from Tuesday's primary election, but those who did show up helped set the plate for the Nov. 8 general election. Dave Hughes, a political unknown, will take on 26-year veteran U.S....
August 9, 2016 - 11:56pm
August 8, 2016
Remember to vote on Tuesday
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is encouraging Minnesotans to “make their voices heard” and vote in the Primary Election on Tuesday, August 9, which will determine what candidates appear on the ballot in the General Election on November 8. “As I travel the state I always...
August 8, 2016 - 5:24pm
August 5, 2016
Commissioner candidates answer questions about budgets, buffer zones
Budgets, buffer zoning laws, state aid, law enforcement, the hospital and more were the topics of debate for the four Douglas County commissioner candidates vying for a seat on the Douglas County Board.
August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
Push for presidential primary gains steam
Packed precinct caucuses, and reports that thousands left in frustration due to overcrowding, are leading more Minnesota political leaders to push a presidential primary election. The latest is Chairman Ken Martin of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, who recently said he would support...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
For the Record (Nov. 11, 2015)
MEETINGS: RAINBOW RIDER TRANSIT BOARD THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Rainbow Rider office, Lowry 5 p.m. 1. Approve agenda 2. Approve minutes of Oct. 8 3. Approve financial statements a. Warrant register b. Cash balance c. Budget report d. Accounts receivable 4. Transit Ambassador...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
November 10, 2015
City takes long path to possible primary
Alexandria is one step closer to changing the way that city council members and the mayor are voted into office by holding a primary election. But it will be a long process. At its meeting Monday night, the council voted 3-1 to refer the matter to the city's Charter Commission...
November 10, 2015 - 7:30am
August 15, 2014
Douglas County bucks trend in two statewide races
Douglas County voters parted ways with the rest of Minnesota in two statewide primary elections Tuesday -- the Republican race for governor and the DFL contest for secretary of state. Local voters favored Marty Seifert for governor, giving him 34 percent of the total votes cast....
August 15, 2014 - 12:11pm
Local primary winners reflect on results
Incumbent Sheriff Troy Wolbersen and State Trooper Rich Homan were winners of the primary race for Douglas County sheriff. They’ll face...
August 15, 2014 - 9:35am
August 13, 2014
UPDATE 11:05 P.M. Wolbersen, Homan win sheriff's race; Miller and Nettestad move on
Incumbent Sheriff Troy Wolbersen and State Trooper Rich Homan were winners of the primary race for Douglas County sheriff. They'll face each...
August 13, 2014 - 8:38am
August 12, 2014
Did you remember to vote?
If you’re reading this before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, hurry down to the polls and vote. The August 12 primary provided Douglas County residents...
August 12, 2014 - 11:14am
August 9, 2014
GOP race for governor; here's a look at four candidates
By Bill Salisbury, St. Paul Pioneer Press Which one will take on Dayton? It will be a political phenomenon like nothing Minnesotans have...
August 9, 2014 - 6:00am
August 8, 2014
Primary is Tuesday
Local residents still undecided of whom to vote for in Tuesday’s primary had one more chance to learn about the Douglas County commissioner...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am