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Two killed in collision with train near Paynesville
A life in law enforcement
Lower gas prices may boost holiday travel
B-E boys basketball: Quinn layup gives Chargers victory over Swanville
Sports schedule for Wednesday, November 26
Boys basketball: Shooting goes cold in Osakis loss to Eden Valley-Watkins
Boys hockey: Alex puts everything together in opener at Little Falls
Boys basketball: Moorhead pulls away in second half against Alex
Beef brisket: Not your typical leftovers
Radiothon to End Child Abuse kicks off
Benefit for Allen Fyhrie family set
Decorate your tree with museum artifact
‘Words from Grandma’
Engaged - Boesl and Noetzelman
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 17, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 10, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through October 27, 2014
Wedding - Huwe and Stromberg
Chasing pheasants with friends
Total deer harvest down 32,500 through second weekend
Friends in the field
Initial deer registration numbers drop from 2013 season
First buck is a big one for Moen
Delores Van Vickle, 87
Lee Boyd, 68
Carole Snobeck, 91
Fred Lindstrom, 89
Paul Lauthen, 67
In the Know: Hospital is participant in hospital presumptive eligibility
Letter: Support the end of coal-fired electricity, not fantasy physics
Letter: Stop the stigma and raise awareness of lung cancer
Observations from the archives, 1964: Jerry Van Kempen is emcee at cooking school
Echo Press Editorial: Don’t let scammers wreck your holiday
Successfully grow holiday plants
Bitter winter has impact on gypsy moth
Answers to your gardening questions
Sign-up extended for Margin Protection Program
What about bur oak blight?
Two local radio stations may have new owners
Scientific opinion poll: Small business owners are hiring
Voyager Industries earns ISO 9001: 2008 certification
Letter: Was health care plan transparent?
Letter: Time for parents to raise kids
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August 28, 2013
Letter: A $532 difference in electrical rates
To the editor: Those provided electricity by Runestone Electric Association (REA) may have noticed a jump in your electric bill. REA recently pulled out the stops on curbing utility rate increases and raised your bill by a minimum of $8. As of the most recent newsletter, REA has...
opinion / letters
August 28, 2013 - 9:25am
August 14, 2013
CenterPoint Energy files to change natural gas distribution rates
CenterPoint Energy filed an application with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to change the company's natural gas distribution rates.
news / state
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am
March 8, 2013
Smaller rate increases recommended for Xcel Energy
The Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources (DER) recommended the reduction of more than $191 million of the $285 million rate increase proposed by Xcel Energy for electric service in 2013, a reduction of 67 percent overall. Xcel provides electric service to...
news / state
March 8, 2013 - 12:00am
June 3, 2011
1262557 Public Notice - Qwest Rate Change
Public Notice Publish June 3, 2011 NOTICE OF RATE CHANGE Effective 7/5/2011, the rate for Qwest Corporation's residential intraLATA toll service, Message Telecommunication Service (MTS) is changing. The new rate is $0.30 per minute. 1262557
June 3, 2011 - 12:00am
July 17, 2009
Meeting to discuss natural gas rates
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) is holding a series of public hearings to hear what customers have to say about CenterPoint Energy's proposed rate increase. CenterPoint Energy has asked the MPUC for permission to increase its natural gas rates.
July 17, 2009 - 12:00am
June 3, 2009
Foreclosure rate high here
Families in Douglas County are having a harder time hanging on to their homes than other counties in the region. Douglas County recorded 147 foreclosures in 2008, according to a new report from the Minnesota Home Ownership Center. Foreclosures for other counties in the west central...
June 3, 2009 - 12:05am
March 13, 2009
A towering challenge - Selective TV faces huge increase in tower rent
Although times are tough right now, Selective TV in Alexandria is asking its contributors - and those who receive the service but don't donate - to give more. And with good reason, according to board members Jim Borgrud and Noel Rich. Rich, Selective TV secretary and treasurer,...
March 13, 2009 - 12:00am
March 6, 2009
Electric rates jolts up - ALP, REA plan rate increases
Douglas County homeowners can partly blame surging energy costs for their higher electricity bills this year. With wholesale power costs up due to rising demand and tightening supplies, local non-profit utilities Alexandria Light and Power and Runestone Electric Association are raising...
March 6, 2009 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
CenterPoint Energy files to increase rates 6 percent
CenterPoint Energy on November 3 filed an application with the Minnesota Public Utility Commission (MPUC) to change the company's natural gas distribution rates. If approved, the new rates will increase the average residential customer's bill by about 6 percent or $5.50 per month. "CenterPoint...
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am
August 20, 2008
Abortion rates drop - but not for teenagers
Despite continued low county numbers and an overall decline in the state's abortion rate last year, concerns are rising about women who are undergoing the procedure - and it's because of their age. Overall, 222 fewer abortions were performed in Minnesota in 2007 than in 2006, according...
August 20, 2008 - 12:00am
July 3, 2008
Online tool compares hospital rates
Interested to know how the cost of your recent total knee replacement at Douglas County Hospital (DCH) compares to other Minnesota hospitals? It's easy to find out. Simply log onto the Minnesota Hospital Price Check Web site at www.mnhospitalpricecheck.org and search for DCH. At...
July 3, 2008 - 12:00am
May 28, 2008
County bucks trend in teen pregnancy rates
For the first time in 16 years, teen pregnancy is on the rise in Minnesota. In one year, the state saw an increase double that of the national pace. According to data collected by the Minnesota Department of Health, from 2005 to 2006 Minnesota's teen pregnancy rate grew by 6 percent....
May 28, 2008 - 12:00am