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Man sentenced to five years in prison after shotgun confrontation
For mother of missing Alexandria girl, 'worst feeling ever'
Updated: Two children injured in ATV rollover north of Millerville
Search uncovers body of missing 29-year-old man in Brainerd
Final environmental review released for Line 3 replacement
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
John "Jack" McLaughlin
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
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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March 8, 2017
LETTER: People agreed and Trump won
To the editor: I think the recent letter using GDP as a measure to show productivity is flawed. GDP is compiled from goods and services provided. The concentrations of Democrats in the highly-populated counties can be explained by a high concentration of people on assistance, all...
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
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