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Mock crash hits hard at Brandon-Evansville School
Letter to the Editor: Runestone is authentic; Big Ole is a joke
More than a house: Wadsworth becomes first to pay off Habitat home
Small token of thanks: Corral provides lunch for law enforcement officers
Softball: B-E subsection semifinal game moved to Frazee, WCA plays CGB at Minnewaska
Baseball: Osakis dominates Holdingford in five innings
Softball: Ashby's season ends in New York Mills
Baseball: Chargers breeze past Lake Park for 13th win
Baseball: Nelson, Stockert combine to no-hit Apollo
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
Good Gravy Harvey Bolstad is 80!
John Sr Bosek
Otter Tail County to host 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
After winter fish kill, how will Lake Christina respond?
Host community selected for 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
Governor’s Fishing Opener celebrates fishing tourism in Minnesota
Not a bad bite on opening morning
Marjorie "Marge" Dawald
Blake F. Jaskowiak
Lorraine C. Rachel
1994: Fish restrictions placed on two more lakes
An Echo Press Editorial: More foster parents needed now
Letter to the Editor: Stop throwing stones and make country better
Letter to the Editor: CIA has blood on their hands
Letter to the Editor: Protect our elections, authorize funding
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
On The Street
Alex grad helps newlyweds
Make room for a new press: Alexandria Industries breaks ground on expansion
Farmers under pressure
Miltona native wins UMD Shark Tank event
hires and promotions
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May 22, 2019
1994: Fish restrictions placed on two more lakes
1919, 100 years ago: The Park Region State Bank, owned by farmers of Douglas and surrounding counties, has been notified that the application for a charter has been approved by the State Securities Commission. The new bank will be on the corner of 6th Avenue and Main Street, the best...
13 hours 48 min ago
May 15, 2019
1994: Evansville voters reject school pairing
1919, 100 years ago: Mrs. Eva Emerson Wold, widow of Hon. Mr. Carl E. Wold, former editor of the Park Region Echo, was appointed Douglas County Superintendent of Schools. She will fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Geo. Susens, who is to take a position with the Jacobson's...
May 15, 2019 - 3:29pm
May 11, 2019
It's Our Turn: Did frankincense oil help my sister?
It's May, and amazingly, my sister Barb is still alive. I went to stay with her in February, after the hospice team said she had perhaps six...
May 11, 2019 - 8:18am
May 9, 2019
2009: Osakis school expands
1919, 100 years ago: The pickle factory for Alexandria is a sure go, says Mr. Theissen of the Theissen Pickle Co., Omaha, Nebraska. About 100 farmers have signed up, securing their pledges to raise cucumbers and most have signed up for from half an acre to two acres each. Seeds will...
May 9, 2019 - 10:22am
May 5, 2019
In the Know: Downtown foot traffic is on the rise
Spring; it is in the air and officially in full swing. The baby squirrels, chipmunks, ducklings and goslings are a few hints, that indeed, Old Man Winter 2018/2019 will soon be a distant memory! The chit chat around the water cooler in the office has turned to talk of bonfires, planting...
May 5, 2019 - 9:24am
May 3, 2019
It's Our Turn: 'Endgame' deserves every bit of praise
The cinema event of the decade took place across theaters worldwide over the weekend. "Avengers: Engame" was released in 4,600 domesatic screens making it the largest movie release of in history. It's global box office totaled $1.2 billion in the first four days of showings, smashing...
May 3, 2019 - 10:11am
May 1, 2019
1919: Mill drives Kensington boom
1919, 100 years ago: The village of Kensington is experiencing a boom, according to a letter to the Park Region Echo from Wm. T. Coe, who believes that the Kensington Mills, Inc., deserve a good share of the credit for the renewed life of the little village in the southwestern corner...
May 1, 2019 - 12:40pm
April 26, 2019
It's Our Turn: Screaming in tongues
You might have heard of speaking in tongues. Have you ever heard of screaming in tongues? When I innocently opened the door of our wood stove recently to build a fire, and a starling flew at me, all loud flapping black feathers, I began shrieking. At first it was your standard shrill...
April 26, 2019 - 4:24pm
April 25, 2019
1919: Plans start for pickle factory
1919, 100 years ago: Mr. H. Thiessen of the Thiessen Pickle Company of Omaha, Nebraska, is arranging to start a pickle factory in Alexandria. A meeting will be held in the Alexandria High School Auditorium, the purpose to find out if enough farmers will guarantee to raise a certain...
April 25, 2019 - 7:16am
April 24, 2019
In the Know: Diligence goes into hiring officers
The Alexandria Police Department is yet again in the hiring process. We as an agency are fortunate to retain the majority of our employees and the turnover rate is very low. Not all agencies can say the same and I believe that this speaks volumes for what a great place the Alexandria...
April 24, 2019 - 9:18am
April 20, 2019
It's Our Turn: History lost forever
People around the world watched in shock Monday as Notre Dame, an 850-year-old gothic cathedral, burned in Paris. At least I know I did. I visited Notre Dame back in the 80s at the end of a five-week backpacking tour of Europe. I'm not sure why, but I don't think I ever went inside...
April 20, 2019 - 6:22am
April 18, 2019
In the Know: What's the culture at your business?
In today's world, we hear a lot about workplace or organizational "culture." Years ago, a person got a job, performed the duties expected of them, and often, stayed at that job for most or all of their working years. That is the not the norm today. Currently we are experiencing an...
April 18, 2019 - 7:01am
April 17, 2019
1969: Darling Ranch Resort expands
1919, 100 years ago: County Auditor and Mrs. Vernon Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Hemmingson and Miss N.M. West took an automobile drive out beyond Lake Osakis last Sunday. They rushed the season by eating their lunch outdoors. Mrs. Cleve Kolstad and family are visiting relatives and...
April 17, 2019 - 3:00pm
April 16, 2019
Our turn: Game of Thrones and the spoiler dilemma
On Sunday night, one of the best shows on television returns for its final season. Game of Thrones is in the final leg of a marathon of a story that has taken almost 70 hours to tell. HBO’s money tree will pull in millions of eyes for the six-episode season over the next month and...
April 16, 2019 - 10:55am
April 11, 2019
Studies help district plan for future
I want to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on a pair of recent studies completed by the school district that will inform future planning. District community survey
April 11, 2019 - 6:11am