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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Walter (w/video)
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Miltona celebration combines Oktoberfest with Fire Prevention Week
Second body recovered from plane that struck power lines and crashed in Mississippi
Events mark domestic violence awareness
Sports schedule for Monday, Oct. 16
Football: Panthers win on senior night
Tennis: Lanoue falls in quarterfinals
Swimming & Diving: Alex takes fourth at True Team tournament
Section 8A boys soccer: Cardinals fall just short at Hillcrest
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Small change adds up for youth groups
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
Sizing up the local deer herd
Lori K. Thorson
Lorraine R. Juul
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
Letter: Overpaid for defending a lousy football
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
Arvig school partnership nets cash for Osakis schools
State Farm agent retires after 35 years, welcomes two new agents
Myrin joins Echo Press sports staff
hires and promotions
on the street
October 8, 2010
Tentative special flood session set for Monday; tornado relief up in the air
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators are on call to vote on flood-relief funding Monday, but it remains unclear whether communities affected by a June 17 tornado outbreak also can expect help. Even the flood action is tentative, depending on whether the federal government declares southern...
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am
September 30, 2010
'Wadena 2.0' readies for Design Team visit
A lot of talk about Wadena 2.0 has been going on these days, but not everybody knows what that looks like. Don Niles, chairman of the Wadena 2.0 steering committee, said that it is all about smart planning to rebuild the city. He emphasized the importance of the upcoming Minnesota...
September 30, 2010 - 1:04pm
September 21, 2010
Wadena-Deer Creek High School gears up for demolition
WADENA, Minn. - Seventeen contractors from Minnesota and North Dakota converged at Wadena-Deer Creek High School Tuesday to learn about bidding on the demolition of the building. The high school was severely damaged by tornadoes that ripped through Wadena in June. Kraus-Anderson...
September 21, 2010 - 5:05pm
September 20, 2010
Wadena police investigate string of burglaries in tornado-damaged area
Wadena police are looking into several burglaries in storage sheds and homes in areas of Wadena that were hit by the June 17 tornado. More than a dozen incidents were detailed in police reports, ranging from late August to mid-September. They include the following reports: --Sometime...
September 20, 2010 - 3:33pm
September 17, 2010
Mobile home park resident concerned about tornado shelter
When severe weather threatens, Mark Hussong of Alexandria is more worried than most people. He, along with the 100 or so other residents at the Hustad Mobile Home Park on North McKay Avenue in Alexandria, have nowhere safe to go. That's what Hussong told the Alexandria City Council...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 11, 2010
Wadena holds off on rebuilding hockey arena
The Wadena City Council denied a motion on Tuesday, Aug. 31 for the Wadena Hockey Association to move forward with the immediate rebuilding of the hockey arena. Council member Kay Browne made the motion contingent on letting the city council review and approve the plans.
September 11, 2010 - 7:33am
September 5, 2010
Wadena tornado damage estimates top $14 million
The tornado that struck Wadena County caused damage to 562 taxable properties, causing an estimated $14,727,900 in damages. Of those 562 damaged properties, 105 sustained greater than 50 percent damage or loss. The value lost on those 105 properties is about $10,480,000. Properties...
September 5, 2010 - 9:03am
August 30, 2010
Franken tours Wadena tornado damage, vows D.C. help for city
"What I see here is an incredible spirit.
August 30, 2010 - 1:17pm
August 22, 2010
Deadline for businesses to apply for disaster loans is September 7
The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations located in Becker, Cass, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Otter Tail, Todd, Wadena and Wilkin counties of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damage caused by...
August 22, 2010 - 2:54pm
August 14, 2010
Goal raised for Wadena-Deer Creek school library drive; matching donation announced
WADENA, Minn. - The effort to replenish books at the Wadena-Deer Creek school library set a new goal Wednesday and received a boost toward reaching it. Loni Niles, Wadena-Deer Creek media specialist, said $8,875 of the $10,000 initial goal had been raised by Wednesday morning, with...
August 14, 2010 - 3:10pm
August 1, 2010
Comedy show featuring Alexandria native to benefit Wadena
A stand-up comedy show will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28 to benefit Wadena with tornado relief funds. Thumper Pond will host three...
August 1, 2010 - 9:01am
July 30, 2010
Wadena-Deer Creek High School Library asks for help in purchasing books
The upcoming school year presents plenty of challenges to the students and staff of Wadena-Deer Creek High School. In the aftermath of the tornado...
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
July 28, 2010
'It was a weird, weird storm'
Another summer thunderstorm ripped through the Douglas County area last Thursday. This one caused torrential rainfall and moderate winds, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. "It was a weird, weird storm," said Tom Egan, Douglas County communications supervisor. Egan...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
Was it a tornado?
People can call last Thursday's storm whatever they like, but the Bosek family from Garfield tends to believe it was, in fact, a tornado. Julie...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
Miltona celebrates a comeback
Tornado Days stirred up all kinds of fun in Miltona over the weekend, even under stormy weather warnings. A parade down Miltona's Main Street...
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am