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Law Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 14-18
Board dissects report card data
DWI campaign nabs driver at dental office
Enrollment in BE school district goes up again
Vinson, Jacobson named Brandon-Evansville king and queen
Volleyball: Osakis makes quick work of Upsala
Geneva crowns club champs
Volleyball: Knights edge Ortonville in five sets
Tennis: Osakis coasts to a 12th win
Girls soccer: Defense, Paschka help Cards to a fourth-straight win
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Minnesota Treasured Places event coming to Alexandria
DNR release: Despite wet spring, state pheasant index up 19 percent from 2017
Shirley Ann Battey
Donald "Don" Skrove
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Letter to the Editor: Feedback welcomed on B-E strategic plan
In the Know: A lot to like about street project
An Echo Press Editorial: Early smoking carries big risks
Paid Political Letter: Claims against Franson are ridiculous
Paid Political Letter: Franson's flippant excuses linger
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
Widseth Smith Nolting, Carlos Creek Winery recognized
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
hires and promotions
on the street
September 14, 2018
An Echo Press Editorial: Seize an opportunity this election
With school back in session and fall in the air, people's thoughts are finally turning to an exciting topic. No, not football. Politics. Yes, we know. The political season has a way of bringing out the worst in people. They become argumentative, convinced their political party holds...
September 14, 2018 - 5:41am
August 17, 2018
Johnson-Pawlenty race tighter here
Douglas County voters were in sync with the rest of Minnesota in Tuesday's primary election. In all nine primary races, they preferred the same candidates as those who received the most votes state- or district-wide. The percentages were a bit different, however. The Republican race...
August 17, 2018 - 6:00am
August 15, 2018
Final primary results: Meyer wins, Stratton loses in county board races
Residents in Douglas County Commissioner District 2 will have a new commissioner next year.
August 15, 2018 - 12:47am
August 10, 2018
Paid Political Letter: Why support money over people?
To the editor: While Minnesota's Secretary of State works to encourage more participation in our great democracy by encouraging and enabling more voters to make it to the polls this November, there are dark forces at work trying to suppress the vote. The Russians? No, I'm talking...
August 10, 2018 - 6:14pm
Primed for the primary?
Are you ready to vote in the primary election on Tuesday? Some already have. The Douglas County Auditor's Office had received 236 absentee ballots as of Wednesday morning, which is about average for a primary election, according to Elections Administrator Vicki Doehling. Direct primary...
August 10, 2018 - 7:06am
August 3, 2018
County board candidates to speak at forum
The Alexandria Area League of Women Voters and Alexandria chapter of the American Association of University Women will sponsor a public forum for candidates running in the primary election for Douglas County Commissioner in Districts 2 and 4. It will take place on Monday, Aug. 6 at...
August 3, 2018 - 5:26pm
June 4, 2018
Three Douglas County Board seats contested
All three of the Douglas County commissioner seats up for election are contested. With the filing period still open through Tuesday, June 5, the following candidates have filed: District 2 -- Jim Stratton (incumbent), Judy Backhaus, Tim Kalina. Since more than two candidates have...
June 4, 2018 - 3:03pm
May 9, 2018
Anderson wins party endorsement in District 12B
Minnesota Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, received the unanimous endorsement of Republican House District 12B delegates at the party's endorsing...
May 9, 2018 - 8:28am
April 13, 2018
State Senate District 8 endorses candidates
Republicans from Douglas and Otter Tail counties in Minnesota Senate District 8 held their endorsement convention in Miltona on April 7. Rep....
April 13, 2018 - 1:51pm
March 9, 2018
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
Beauty on Broadway
March 9, 2018 - 2:45pm
February 6, 2018
Johnson, Walz win governor caucus polls, but is Pawlenty running?
ST. PAUL -- Second-time Minnesota governor candidate Jeff Johnson easily won a Tuesday, Feb. 6 straw poll, but could face a bigger obstacle...
February 6, 2018 - 10:40pm
Pawlenty quits lobbying job. Will he run for governor?
ST. PAUL—Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty stole the spotlight from Republican candidates in the governor's race Tuesday, Feb. 6, hours before...
February 6, 2018 - 11:53am
February 2, 2018
Kulp runs for District 8B House seat
Gail Kulp of Alexandria told a roomful of supporters on Jan. 18 that she will run for office again in 2018. As she did two years ago, Kulp is...
February 2, 2018 - 4:38pm
EDITORIAL: Time to tune in to politics
Ready or not, it's time to talk politics — even for those who fed up or unplugged with the process. Now is the time to join the debate, start studying the issues, get to know the candidates and share your ideas and opinions. The process won't improve without active, ongoing...
February 2, 2018 - 1:22pm
February 1, 2018
Next week, Minnesota's caucuses expected to be more manageable than 2016
ST. PAUL—Minnesota precinct caucus leaders ran out of ballots as long lines of people waited to get into the political meetings, with drivers...
February 1, 2018 - 1:05pm