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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15
Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson
Driver taken to hospital after car goes off Highway 29
County gives lakes group $50,000
Gov. Dayton back in hospital after post-surgery complications
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 17
Alexandria's Boraas signs to play Division I golf
Vogeler wraps up standout career at DB after entering college as a quarterback
Sports schedule for Friday, Nov. 16
Class A state swim: Cardinals’ 4x400 relay advances to finals
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....
DeLaney Ann Jane
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
A big buck with grandpa
A decoy buck with a bow
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Robert "Bob" J. Johnston
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
It's Our Turn: America: Not a Christian nation
Letter to the Editor: Epilepsy is always newsworthy
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't be a victim of silent killer
Letter to the Editor: Start a path to health, vitality
1918: Soldier writes home
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
Young female farmer harvests her first crop at 27
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
Minnesota unemployment rate remains steady
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
hires and promotions
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June 30, 2018
A booming Fourth of July weekend
Whether you're looking to catch firework displays, sun rays or candy this Fourth of July, Douglas County will be hopping with Independence Day-related...
June 30, 2018 - 10:19am
Fourth fun awaits
Get your patriot on—Independence Day is right around the corner! Douglas County will celebrate the Declaration of Independence from the...
June 30, 2017 - 8:30am
August 31, 2016
Group to pay $2,000 fine for illegal fireworks
WILLMAR, Minn. —A Willmar racing group will pay at least $2,000 for conducting an illegal fireworks display last summer in Willmar that left a volunteer firefighter severely injured. Kandi Racing Association president Jason McCoy appeared on behalf of the group at Tuesday's hearing...
August 31, 2016 - 8:40am
July 6, 2016
A festive Fourth
The Fourth of July celebration in the Douglas County area was a dandy.
July 6, 2016 - 12:00am
July 4, 2016
Star Storm lights up night sky over Alexandria (w/video)
The Star Storm fireworks show lit up the night sky over Lake Darling in Alexandria on the Fourth of July. There was a long line of cars parked...
July 4, 2016 - 11:31pm
July 1, 2016
Photo of the Week: Fireworks at Awake the Lakes
After a long day of tasty ribs, music and fire department water fights at Awake the Lakes RibFest, Tim Erickson aimed his camera across Lake...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
Fireworks eye injuries have more than doubled in recent years
Fireworks sales will be blazing across the country from now through the Fourth of July. As retailers begin their promotions, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is shining a light on this explosive fact: The number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
Westrom wants fireworks
Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, wants to legalize more types of fireworks in Minnesota. The Minnesota House passed a bipartisan bill authorizing the sale of aerial fireworks last week. Westrom is the chief author of a bill in the Senate that calls for similar action. As written,...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
April 12, 2016
Minnesota House lights up fireworks
By Don Davis, Forum News Service The Minnesota House lit up fireworks legislation Monday, but Senate Democrats and Gov. Mark Dayton are expected...
April 12, 2016 - 2:34pm
July 6, 2014
Star Storm fireworks are a blast
The Star Storm fireworks display in Alexandria on Friday night drew oohs and aahs from onlookers on water and on land. The fireworks were...
July 6, 2014 - 6:33pm
July 3, 2013
Here's how to celebrate the 4th of July in Douglas County
Time to break out the red, white and blue! With this year's Independence Day comes a host of activities in Douglas County to keep your family entertained. Check out the list below to make this 4th of July one to remember. EVANSVILLE COMMUNITY CELEBRATION (JULY 4-6) Thursday, July...
July 3, 2013 - 12:00am
June 30, 2013
Leave fireworks to the experts, says MMA
This Fourth of July, do yourself and your family a favor, stay safe and leave the fireworks to the experts, advises the Minnesota Medical Association. "Statistics show, year after year, that they are just so dangerous," said MMA President Dan Maddox, M.D. "Too many young people suffer...
June 30, 2013 - 1:28pm
September 4, 2012
Polltakers almost evenly split on legalizing more fireworks
Those taking the 2012 nonpartisan House Public Information Services Office State Fair Opinion Poll are almost evenly split on the legalization of firecrackers, bottle rockets and other consumer fireworks. Of the more than 9,000 people participating in this year's poll, 47.8 percent...
September 4, 2012 - 11:37am
June 30, 2012
Medical group urges caution during Fourth of July
As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the Minnesota Medical Association encourages Minnesotans to take great care around fireworks of any kind. "The MMA encourages extreme caution when it comes to fireworks. In fact, our policy supports the prohibition on the sales of fireworks,"...
June 30, 2012 - 12:12pm
May 2, 2012
Fireworks bill goes down in flames; fishing fee increase moves on
Minnesotans will not be able to legally buy and use more powerful fireworks. Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the bill Saturday night, saying it was "probably the toughest decision I have had to make." In a letter to legislators, he said that while most Minnesotans are responsible, "some...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am