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Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
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
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
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
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
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
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
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
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
May 18, 2009
10-year-old injured in Browerville farm accident
A 10-year-old Clarissa boy was serious injured in a farm accident on Friday. The Todd County Sheriff's Office was called to Iona Township in rural Browerville at 5:20 p.m. The boy, Coty Michael Mansager, had been caught in an auger of a grinder/mixer and received severe facial injuries...
May 18, 2009 - 10:56am
May 16, 2009
New York Mills closes airport as cost-saving measure
NEW YORK MILLS - A group of pilots and aviation enthusiasts from the area made compelling arguments Tuesday to save the New York Mills airport, but in the end, the city council voted to close the grass runway. The council passed a resolution for temporary closure for a period of...
May 16, 2009 - 10:56am
May 14, 2009
Case of H1N1 flu connected with Duluth school
The Minnesota Department of Health today confirmed a case of H1N1 novel influenza connected with the Homecroft School in Duluth. The individual is expected to make a full recovery, and the school remains open. To date, the department has confirmed 37 cases of the virus in Minnesota....
May 14, 2009 - 4:20pm
May 12, 2009
14-year-old Ashby boy earns college degree
Neil Turner earned a college degree Monday night. But the 14-year-old doesn't graduate from high school until later this month. Turner, of Ashby, is believed to be the youngest to graduate from Minnesota State Community and Technical College. Admitted at age 12 to the two-year...
May 12, 2009 - 2:00pm
May 7, 2009
New York Mills dog breeder sentenced for torturing animals
A New York Mills dog breeder was sentenced Friday to 20 days in jail for dog torture. Kathy Jo Bauck, former owner of Pick of the Litter dog kennels was found guilty by a jury a month ago on four counts of torture and cruelty to animals. At Friday's hearing, Judge Waldemar Senyk...
May 7, 2009 - 12:07pm
May 6, 2009
Railroad work scheduled near Glenwood Friday
Railroad repairs are scheduled to take place on Highway 29 north of Glenwood this Friday, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The work will start at 9 a.m. and continue until about 3 p.m.
May 6, 2009 - 3:57pm
April 30, 2009
Park Rapids woman sentenced to 72 months for shooting
A young Park Rapids mother will spend at least 72 months behind bars in the shootings of two men last summer at a rural cabin in Hubbard County. Stephanie Ann Wehmas, 21, was sentenced to 110 months in prison Monday. She must serve at least two-thirds of that sentence with good behavior...
April 30, 2009 - 12:55pm
April 29, 2009
FFA teams compete at regional event
Two teams from the Alexandria FFA chapter competed in regional contests in Fargo, North Dakota on March 19. The nursery/landscape team took home first place honors in their event. Mike Wandersee earned a gold medal for his first place individual ranking. Other members of the team...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 19, 2009
Two Morris men indicted on tax charges
MORRIS - Two Morris men have been indicted in federal court on charges of filing false tax returns, conspiracy and attempting to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. Joseph Edward Riley, 62, Morris, was charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the IRS and two counts of filing...
April 19, 2009 - 1:27pm
Medical clinics in Detroit Lakes evacuated due to bomb threat
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Several medical clinics in Detroit Lakes were evacuated Wednesday evening due to a bomb threat. The evacuations affected the St. Mary's Innovis Clinic, Meritcare and the 7-Day Clinic. Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena said that an initial call was made to...
April 19, 2009 - 1:21pm
April 8, 2009
4-H'ers test their knowledge
Nine teams from Douglas County 4-H participated in the 4-H Regional Project Bowl held in Foley on March 7. Patterned after the golden-oldie...
April 8, 2009 - 12:00am
April 5, 2009
Former Sebeka councilman charged with kidnapping; allegedly spoke of murder-suicide
A former Sebeka city councilman has been charged with kidnapping and allegedly spoke openly about a murder-suicide plot. Randy Lee Pickar, 53, was charged Tuesday, March 31 in Wadena County District Court with kidnapping -- no great bodily harm, and terroristic threats. He also faces...
April 5, 2009 - 11:06am
March 30, 2009
Hendrum fights to defend the town against flooding; volunteers needed
HENDRUM, Minn. - The Red River caught this community 30 miles north of Moorhead by nasty surprise Sunday. With ice jams impeding its advance downstream, the river swelled rapidly, from the base of the 5-foot dike surrounding Hendrum to just a few inches shy of its top. The rise...
March 30, 2009 - 12:47pm
March 28, 2009
Officials report 'quiet night' during flood fight
Officials at the emergency operation centers in both Fargo and Moorhead said the cities made it through the night with few issues. Fargo police Lt. Steve Lynk, who was working at the Fargo EOC reported about 6 a.m. this morning, Saturday, that the center received few reports about...
March 28, 2009 - 9:15am
No travel advised through Fargo-Moorhead
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota State Patrol are advising no unnecessary travel through the Fargo-Moorhead area. If it is absolutely necessary to travel in the Fargo-Moorhead area, motorists should expect major delays because flooding conditions, restricted...
March 28, 2009 - 9:12am