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After budget veto, Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July; House in September
Four arrested in Evansville drug bust
WATCH: ACLU releases video showing 'excessive force' by southwest Minnesota drug task force agent
For the record
Man who stopped traffic on I-94 dies while in custody
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Legion Baseball: Post 188 tops Osakis at home
Mission accomplished: Parkers Prairie baseball gets its title a year later
State baseball: Hibbing, Marshall both stun Cards with walk-offs as Alexandria finishes fourth in Class AAA
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Ham radio demonstration June 24-25
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Timothy J. Olson
Orville Arnold Botner
Lorraine Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Eurasian milfoil appears in Lake Oscar
It's Our Turn: Building a solid foundation
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
Vaagenes receives hospital award
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 5, 2010
GOP seeks voting problem stories
November 5, 2010 - 12:19pm
November 3, 2010
Rebulican headquarters closing; remember signs
The Douglas County Republican headquarters in Alexandria will be closing today, Wednesday, November 3. Lawn signs, rebar and H-frames can be reused in future campaigns. Contact Dan Haglin, (320) 815-9614 or Jim Korkowski, (320) 834-4777 for drop-off locations.
November 3, 2010 - 12:00am
November 2, 2010
Last-minute advice about election day
Have you voted yet? There's still time. Polls throughout Douglas County will remain open until 8 p.m. tonight. Here is some last-minute voting information: --The Echo Press published a Voters Guide in the October 27 issue with in-depth candidate information for the following contested...
November 2, 2010 - 11:30am
October 10, 2010
Snapshot of secretary of state race: photo ID
ST. PAUL -- The big issue in Minnesota's secretary of state race is clear as a picture: whether voters should present photo identification cards before casting ballots. Republican challenger Dan Severson says that is a must to ensure fair elections and he is making it the cornerstone...
October 10, 2010 - 11:47am
October 7, 2010
Group pledges to watch for voter fraud
ST. PAUL -- A coalition of conservative political groups is organizing a program to prevent voter fraud in the Nov. 2 election Election Integrity Watch is recruiting volunteers to join what it calls "surveillance teams" to observe polling places, organizers from the Tea Party, Minnesota...
October 7, 2010 - 12:13pm
August 13, 2010
County voters follow statewide trends
Douglas County voters didn't buck any statewide trends in picking primary candidates Tuesday. But there were a few races where the margin of victory was significantly different. In the U.S.
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
August 6, 2010
Filings for city, school positions open: Most incumbents file again
Filings for seats on the Alexandria City Council, as well as the Alexandria District 206 School Board, are now open. The filing period opened on Tuesday and will remain open for two weeks. It will close Tuesday, August 17. The fee to file for either the city council or the school...
August 6, 2010 - 12:00am
August 4, 2010
Few voters expected but leaders hope for more
The August 10 primary election could slip by with little notice, although political leaders hope not. The highlight race, by far, is for the Democratic-Farmer-Laborite governor endorsement, where three major candidates have lit up Minnesota politics in recent weeks.
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
Absentee voting changes
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 August...
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
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