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Vintage Car Club show draws big crowd
VIkingland Band Festival takes over Broadway
Here's a taste of State Fair's new foods
RibFest helps bring the lakes back to life
History Live! under way at Runestone Museum
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
SUPing off the beaten path
A chance to ride
Bursting onto the scene: Alex eighth-grader finishes off impressive trap season with big final shoot
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Reducing some rough fish
Duane A. Wagner
David Steve Edmunds
Sandra R. Hinderschied
Ruth Augusta Wenner
Duwayne Allen Averill
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
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On The Street
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
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....
government / News
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...
News / state
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...
government / News / state
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.
government / News
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