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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
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
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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
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
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
August 4, 2010
Absentee voting: A hint of high turnout?
With the primary election less than a week away, absentee ballots are starting to come in fast and furious. "It has really started to pick up," said Vicki Doehling, Douglas County elections administrator. Absentee voting officially began on June 25, but Douglas County has been receiving...
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
August 2, 2010
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Absentee ballots a focus after 2008 vote
ST. PAUL -- The 20,000 or so Minnesotans voting via absentee ballots may seem insignificant, but given the results of the 2008 U.S. Senate race, which ended little more than a year ago after an extended battle over absentee ballots, they take on new importance this year. The Aug....
August 2, 2010 - 9:13am
June 21, 2010
Absentee ballots available June 25 for August primary
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminds voters who will be away from home or otherwise unable to make it to their polling locations on August 10 that they can vote absentee in the state primary beginning Friday, June 25. The absentee balloting time period comes earlier...
June 21, 2010 - 5:01pm
May 15, 2010
Updated absentee ballot application form available for 2010
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminded voters and civic groups that the absentee ballot application form has been updated for 2010 and is available. The application incorporates legislative changes made this year that were promoted by the secretary of state and local election officials....
May 15, 2010 - 2:49pm
April 23, 2010
Secretary of State urges college students to vote
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie urged students at Alexandria Technical College Wednesday to be a part of the voting process during...
April 23, 2010 - 12:00am
March 12, 2010
Townships elect supervisors, clerks
They came and they voted. Some in droves, others in small percentages - very small percentages. Township elections took place Tuesday, March...
March 12, 2010 - 12:05am
March 3, 2010
Townships need your vote Tuesday
It's that time of year again - when residents throughout Douglas County have the chance to let their voices be heard. Township elections, which will take place in 19 of the 20 townships, are set for Tuesday, March 9. Polls will open at various times, but will all close at 8 p.m....
March 3, 2010 - 12:05am
November 6, 2009
Proposal would move state primary election to August in 2010
Minnesotans may be heading to the polls a month earlier next year to cast their vote in the state's primary election. Three senators announced recently that they will be working next legislative session to move the primary election date from September to August. Senator Terri Bonoff...
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
July 21, 2009
Voters suggest simpler absentee voting
MINNEAPOLIS - Simplifying Minnesota's absentee ballot procedure would have prevented many problems in the recently decided U.S.
July 21, 2009 - 10:01am
March 4, 2009
Get ready to cast your ballot - Township elections are Tuesday
Next Tuesday, township residents throughout Douglas County will have the opportunity to let their voices be heard. Township elections, which will take place in all 20 local townships, are set for Tuesday, March 10. Polls will open at various times, but will all close at 8 p.m. Positions...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
November 6, 2008
Kid voters pick McCain, disagree with adults on county races
Kids in Alexandria School District 206 think a little differently than those whose votes actually counted. Although students agreed with Douglas County adults about who should be the next president, they voted against the county's choices in the two county commissioner races. As...
November 6, 2008 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Confused about voting? Read this
With the November 4 election just days away, Vicki Doehling's phone has been ringing off the hook. As the Douglas County elections administrator, Doehling fields questions from the public regarding the election and its process. With a high voter turnout expected this year, the Echo...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
Kids gain insights into voting process
In an effort to build a strong generation of voters for the future, Alexandria School District 206 is sponsoring Kids Voting Minnesota activities in order to provide area students with a chance to vote in the general election on November 4. The Kids Voting program is based on a national...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am