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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Matzo (w/video)
Updated: Boy dies after rollover accident, girl injured
Truck hauling hazardous chemicals catches fire; homes near Paynesville evacuated
Man sentenced to five years in prison after shotgun confrontation
For mother of missing Alexandria girl, 'worst feeling ever'
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
Photo of the Week
Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Alexandria's Enterprise plays courthouse concert
Faith Happenings: Running legend to speak at Faith @ Work Lunch
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
hires and promotions
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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
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
'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
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
July 19, 2010
Another storm sets back recovery effort in Wadena
In some Wadena area neighborhoods, it was hard to tell where the June 17 tornado damage ended and last Wednesday morning's storm debris began. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for Otter Tail County and Wadena County on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, respectively....
July 19, 2010 - 5:14pm