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Taking the plunge for Special Olympics (updated with more video)
Law enforcement blotter: March 3, 2015
Dive team called to Lake Andrew
Out and About: Someplace Safe Vintage Tea
From the Bench: What does it mean to be on probation?
Osakis’ season ends at Sauk Centre
Season ends for Ashby Arrow boys
Battle Lake ends Chargers’ season
Loss ends Ashby girls regular season
Knights go 1-2 as team at state
Two local Scouts earn Eagle award
Runestone Museum makes New York Times Magazine
Alexandria teams rank high at Tri-College Math Contest
ATCC students dominate at competition
County library is a resource and a treasure
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
Funeral - Nelorie Moberg, 85
Funeral - Gene Jorgenson, 90
Celebration of Life Service - Robert Sinotte, 71
Funeral - Wilbur Nelson, 93
Funeral - Margie Kleven, 59
Echo Press Editorial: Increased LGA is wise investment in rural cities
Column: Observations from the archives, 1965: Loneliest man advertises for a wife
In the Know: Thank you, farewell and parting thoughts
Gross misdemeanor needed as third option for careless driving
Very thankful for our local medical community
Crop disaster assistance deadline approaches
State Fair accepting Century Farm applications
Submit your specialty crop grant proposals
Organic farm transition support returns for 2015
Conservation Stewardship Program deadline extended
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Dive team called to Lake Andrew
October 6, 2010
House 11A, 10A candidates to discuss issues on Pioneer Public Television
Pioneer Public Television, in cooperation with the Willmar area League of Women Voters, will air Meet the Candidate forums on Thursday, October 7, featuring Minnesota State House candidates from District 11A and 10A. District 11A Independence candidate Dave Holman, Morris; Republican...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
July 28, 2010
Commentary - Protecting sources means protecting the public
By Kevin Z. Smith, president, Society of Professional Journalists, Indianapolis, IN During the course of its investigation into the current Gulf of Mexico oil spill, The Associated Press was given information from the then-office of Mineral Management Services that was not making...
commentaries / opinion
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
New volunteers added to driver program
Craig Smith and Nancy Neterval are the latest volunteers to be added to the AARP Driver Safety Program in the Alexandria area. Both their backgrounds make them a good fit for teaching the AARP Drivers Safety Program, according to AARP leaders. Smith is a retired Alexandria Technical...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
May 26, 2010
Smith files to run against Westrom
Bennett Smith has filed as a DFL (Democratic/ Farm/Labor) candidate for Minnesota House of Representatives in District 11A. The seat is currently held by Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake. Smith is seeking endorsement at the District 11 convention to be held on June 10 in Alexandria. Smith...
news / state
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am
February 3, 2010
Letter - Time to preach the truth
To the editor: Friday, January 30, was the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which sealed the doom of many unborn children; at last count, over 50,000,000 in the United States alone. Christian, did you hear a pro-life sermon on Sunday? Did your pastor acknowledge the...
letters / opinion
February 3, 2010 - 12:00am
April 24, 2009
Her brother's keeper
Viola Smith's hero will never save the world. All he has to do is smile, give her a hug or sing a song - and she is totally inspired. "I love...
April 24, 2009 - 12:00am
February 13, 2009
WSN acquires firm, opens offices in Rochester and Red Wing
Widseth Smith Nolting (WSN) and QED Engineering, Inc. (QED) announce the merger of their firms. The two firms joined together in providing expanded municipal/civil engineering and surveying services to a growing client base in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. With this...
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
February 6, 2009
Letter - A tireless supporter of life
To the editor: I would like to thank Jim Korkowski for his letter concerning Christians voting for President Obama. Jim has been a tireless supporter of life for unborn children. He understands that life is infinitely more important than money or material possessions. I, too, am...
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
January 30, 2009
Commentary - Crestview deserves support
By Savannah Smith, Evansville, MN (now attending college in Ely, MN) I've called Evansville home for nearly my whole life and I've worked at Crestview for the past two years. I was appalled to find the exact financial deficit of the facility. $5.5 million is a large sum of money,...
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 13, 2008
Lorraine C. Morton
Lorraine C. Morton, age 69 of Fort Smith, Ark., died on Saturday, Oct. 11 in her home. She worked as a sectretary at various jobs as well as a farmer. She was a member of 9th Street Church of Christ. Memorial services were held on Monday Oct. 13 at 9th Street Church of Christ. She...
October 13, 2008 - 12:00am