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Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, April 27
'I can still see his face:' Man recalls Exercise Tiger, a tragic rehearsal for D-Day.
B-E pushing for August vote on school building
Gays, lesbians rally at Capitol; Alexandria event on May 4
Trap shooting: Burgess, Knight, Roers lead Alexandria in opening week
Snowmen look to round out roster for inaugural season
Local curling team records rare eight-ender
Sports schedule for Friday, April 28
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Randy Knuth to be installed at First Presbyterian Church
LYRA ensemble to perform at Calvary Lutheran
Story of 1900s seamstress to be performed at ATCC
Alexandria's Beth Hill publishes first novel
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Letter: Science and climate change
Letter: Protect public access to the outdoors
Letter: Tax bill omits county aid change
Letter: Helping future generations of hunters
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 30, 2017
Villard man accused of peeping, firearm offense
Lance Allen Daniels, 37, of rural Villard was charged in Pope County District Court with interference with privacy against a minor under 18 and being a felon in possession of a firearm. On March 24, the Pope County Sheriff's Office investigated a complaint of an adult male watching...
March 30, 2017 - 2:19pm
November 4, 2016
Krafts honored as Operators of the Year
The Minnesota Resort and Campground Association recently named Harold and Rosemarie Kraft from Canary Beach Resort in Villard 2016 Operators of the Year. The award was presented during the association's Fall Conference Oct. 25-27 at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria....
November 4, 2016 - 12:00pm
October 17, 2016
Villard man killed in crash in Westport
A 71-year-old Villard man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Westport Saturday. Dominic Marthaler, 20, of Sauk Centre was driving a Ford F350 south on 110th Ave. at Highway 28 in Pope County while Susan Kuseske, 70, was driving a Buick Lucerne east at the same location at about...
October 17, 2016 - 10:19am
October 30, 2015
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