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Law enforcement blotter: Monday, August 29
DNR begins to suck out invasive species infestation
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Lacey (w/video)
Minnesota teenager dies after being dragged by vehicle
Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
Girls tennis: Section favorite Minnewaska outlasts Osakis again
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
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
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Burnin' it up
Fire was ablaze Tuesday night in Forada, shooting high in the sky. But don't worry. It was an intentional fire. The Forada and Villard fire...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
September 2, 2015
Villard man cited for driving 115 mph
A Villard man was pulled over on Monday, August 24, for going 115 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone. At 6:32 p.m. on County Road 4, a Douglas County deputy clocked a 2013 Dodge Charger going 68 mph in a 55 zone. The vehicle was traveling westbound and turned north onto County...
September 2, 2015 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
Former Villard firefighter charged with arson
A former firefighter for the Villard Fire Department is charged with arson for allegedly setting a grass fire in the Villard area on April 11. Nathan Ray Glaser, 21, of Villard made an initial court appearance Tuesday on felony charges of second-degree arson, wildfire arson and negligent...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
May 1, 2015
Villard earns grant for road upgrade
The city of Villard was approved to receive a $250,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) to assist with the reconstruction of Grove Lake Avenue. The project is designed to improve access to Massman Automation Designs and provide opportunities...
May 1, 2015 - 12:00am
March 26, 2014
Ski injury poses questions about safety
A significant injury suffered by a 15-year-old Villard resident and Sauk Centre High School student recently has raised questions about safety practices for downhill skiers and snowboarders. Sauk Centre ninth grader Katelyn Gierke was skiing at Andes Tower Hills earlier this month...
March 26, 2014 - 12:00am
Reward turns tragic on the slopes
Villard girl severely injured on school ski trip
March 26, 2014 - 12:00am
May 21, 2013
UPDATE: Fatal crash near Villard Tuesday
Around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a two-vehicle crash was reported at the intersection of State Highway 28 and 150th Street (Pope County Road 29),...
May 21, 2013 - 1:28pm
August 15, 2012
Class Reunion - Villard to hold All-School Reunion on September 8
The Villard All-School Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 8 at the Corral in Nelson. Social hour is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with dinner to follow. The honored class is the Class of 1962. For reservations, call Anita Gerdes Kovar at (320) 763-1610 or Margo Fierke Hoffman...
August 15, 2012 - 12:00am
July 13, 2011
The Villard all-school reunion is set for Saturday, September 10 at the Corral in Nelson. The honored class is the class of 1961. Social hour is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with dinner to follow. For reservations, call Anita Gerdes Kovar at (320) 763-1610 or Margo Feirke Hoffman at (320)...
July 13, 2011 - 12:00am
February 4, 2011
Explosion damages pig farm in Villard
No one was injured and no livestock lost in an explosion and a fire reported around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Paul Fiedler pig farm in rural Villard. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, the Sauk Centre, Melrose and Villard fire departments, plus the Sauk Centre Ambulance...
February 4, 2011 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
Villard all-school reunion
A Villard all-school reunion will be held Saturday, September 11 at the Corral in Nelson. Social hour will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner. The honored class is the class of 1960. For reservations, call Pat at (320) 554-6779 or June at (320) 554-3338.
July 21, 2010 - 11:11am
February 12, 2010
Massman Automation Designs acquires popcorn packaging company
Massman Automation Designs, LLC of Villard recently acquired Talon Manufacturing, Inc., which will operate under the new business entity of Talon Massman, LLC. Founded in 1994, Talon Manufacturing has been serving the microwave popcorn industry with automated packaging machinery...
February 12, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Massman helps Someplace Safe
Massman Automation Designs, LLC of Villard recently collected many boxes of items for Someplace Safe houses in Douglas and Pope counties during...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2009
A boost for the troops
Workers at Massman Automation Designs in Villard packed 60 boxes filled with 2,256 pounds of food and supplies for soldiers overseas last week....
July 2, 2009 - 12:05am