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Four arrested in Evansville drug bust
For the record
Man who stopped traffic on I-94 dies while in custody
Motorcyclist injured after veering into truck
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, June 21
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Legion Baseball: Post 188 tops Osakis at home
Mission accomplished: Parkers Prairie baseball gets its title a year later
State baseball: Hibbing, Marshall both stun Cards with walk-offs as Alexandria finishes fourth in Class AAA
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Ham radio demonstration June 24-25
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Timothy J. Olson
Orville Arnold Botner
Lorraine Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Eurasian milfoil appears in Lake Oscar
It's Our Turn: Building a solid foundation
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
Vaagenes receives hospital award
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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
Wadena County Fair will go on
Sheldon Monson, president of the Wadena County Ag Society, wanted to assure the public that the Wadena County Fair will, in fact, take place at the Wadena County fairgrounds. Monson said that rumors have gone around that the county fair will take place in Perham, Motley or other...
July 19, 2010 - 5:12pm
July 17, 2010
Wadena vows to have hockey this winter; Alexandria may help
Wadena-Deer Creek boys' hockey coach Dan Savoie returned from a trip to Finland to find his team's hockey facility destroyed by a June 17 tornado. Tuesday morning, June 29, Savoie had a group of volunteers helping him sift through the debris of the Wadena Area Community Center for...
July 17, 2010 - 9:34am
July 16, 2010
Editorial - Lessons from a 'fool tornado'
Among the more admirable human traits is the ability to bounce back from adversity. It's a trait the entire community of Miltona demonstrated after their whole world was turned upside down by a devastating tornado 40 years ago this week. The July 18, 1970 twister destroyed or damaged...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
40 years later: Miltona's tornado comeback continues
As Wadena, a small, rural community tries to rebuild after a June 17 tornado ripped apart the town, Miltona, an even smaller rural community,...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am