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Alexandria police recover stolen items
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Jan. 13 through Sunday, Jan. 15
Update: Four pets die in mobile home fire (w/video)
UPDATE: Four injured in crash near Evansville
Man found dead inside burned Motley home
Swimming and diving: Cards knock off Tech in CLC
Girls basketball: Chargers win defensive battle with Hawley
Wrestling: Alex takes third at Parker Prairie
Sports schedule for Monday, Jan. 16
Lower walleye limits, license fees among changes being considered in MN
Ecumen Bethany Community celebrates 100 years with birthday party
Packing a punch line
Persistence pays off
FIRST Robotics students visit Garfield Elementary
Christian illusionist featured during Faith at Work Lunch
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Capturing the moment: Hunt Down Your Photos contest winners
Mike Frisch: Find those mid-winter crappies
DNR release: Third case of CWD in deer identified in southeastern Minnesota
RLou Mae Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
LETTER: Electoral College votes for us
LETTER: Kudos to construction workers
LETTER: Pray for Trump
EDITORIAL: How to make 2017 a financial success
IT'S OUR TURN: Memories made to last
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Producers should utilize all available resources
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Beef home study courses offered online
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 15, 2016
FINAL RESULTS: Republicans rock the vote in Douglas County
It was a big night for Republicans in Douglas County. Not a single DFL candidate came close to carrying Douglas County. Many lost by two-to-one...
November 15, 2016 - 8:09am
November 11, 2016
LETTER: It takes a village to run and process an election
To the editor: Thank you to the many election judges and township and city officials for your hard work and dedication to make sure that the people's choices are reported to us fairly and accurately. Thank you to the maintenance staff for making sure that we had comfortable temperatures...
November 11, 2016 - 9:34am
GOP lawmakers breeze to big wins
Incumbent Republicans won by wide margins in state Senate and House races in Douglas County Tuesday. In Senate District 8, Bill Ingebrigtsen,...
November 11, 2016 - 9:11am
November 9, 2016
EDITORIAL: And now the hard part begins
As this is being written, voting had not yet started on Election Day in Douglas County. We hope citizens did their part by going to the polls...
November 9, 2016 - 7:00am
November 8, 2016
UPDATE 1:04 AM: More election results; Englund, Rapp win
Welcome to Election Night! This is the place to get the latest information about local races in Douglas County. Results will be updated as the...
November 8, 2016 - 9:06pm
November 4, 2016
Early voting well under way
A total of 2,658 voters in Douglas County already have cast their ballot for the Nov. 8 election. That's the number of absentee ballots received...
November 4, 2016 - 6:00am
October 28, 2016
LETTER: Franson flip; Ingebrigtsen out of touch
To the editor: At the LWV candidate debate, incumbent Mary Franson gave us reason to pause. The Echo Press asked about support for a local government aid increase. Gail Kulp immediately supported increased LGA with detailed figures. Mary Franson agreed she supported LGA, listing a...
October 28, 2016 - 9:00am
September 21, 2016
Absentee voting for November election begins Sept. 23
Eligible Minnesota voters can begin casting their ballots early for the Nov. 8 general election by voting absentee on Friday, Sept 23. This is the first presidential election year where Minnesotans no longer need an excuse to vote absentee, a reform also known as no-excuses absentee...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Westrom supports new voting technology
State Senator Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, recently showed how new technology may expand voting accessibility for all Minnesotans. While voting...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
Analysis: Rubio, Sanders do not dominate delegate count
There is no doubt Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders won the presidential nods Tuesday from those who attended Minnesota Republican and Democratic precinct caucuses, but the victories may not have been as big as they appear at first glance. Headlines like “Rubio and Sanders win” do...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
Caucuses speak loudly
Douglas County added its voice to Super Tuesday – loudly. Record-setting crowds attended both the DFL and Republican caucuses Tuesday night....
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
Get ready to caucus
It's almost time to participate in a grassroots event that will shape the presidential election and political platforms. Caucuses will take place throughout Minnesota next Tuesday, March 1, starting at 7 p.m. The caucuses take on added importance this year because new straw poll voting...
February 26, 2016 - 10:08am
January 27, 2016
'Happy birthday, new voter'
Minnesotans turning voting age may not get many printed birthday cards in this electronic age, but they can expect something in the mail from Secretary of State Steve Simon. Simon announced he will send 100,000 letters in the next nine months to Minnesotans who recently turned 18,...
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
September 9, 2014
Editorial: Less than two months to learn about candidates
With summer slowly fading, people’s attention is turning to politics. Some have a lot of catching up to do. Last month’s primary election drew only about 21 percent of the eligible voters in the county. That was better than the statewide turnout of about 13 percent but indicates...
September 9, 2014 - 11:54am
November 6, 2013
Voters defeat West Central Area Schools building referendum
Voters in the West Central Area School District soundly defeated a proposed $12.25 million referendum Tuesday to add on to the secondary school in Barrett. The project would have added pre-K to 5th grade space, resulting in the closing of elementary schools in Kensington and Elbow...
November 6, 2013 - 8:15am