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Law Enforcement Blotter: April 23
Ingebrigtsen's bill focuses on environment
For the record
Echo Press Ice Out Contest winner announced (w/video)
On The Clock: Who the Vikings could be picking when the NFL Draft begins Thursday
Softball: Osakis drops two of three in busy start to the week
Golf: Osakis boys and girls open at Maple Lake
Boys golf: Cardinals win at St. Cloud
Baseball: Osakis shuts out Browerville
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
Fred & Rose Julig
Mike Frisch: A look back before looking ahead
Kensington’s Troy Helget piles up more honors for his carvings
McFeely: Lincoln angler breaks N.D. state walleye record, but doesn't think it'll last long
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
Release: CWD positive Crow Wing County deer farm depopulated
Ronald H. Koehn
Robert "Bob" E. Thompson
Scott Thomas Taveirne
Vernon "Vern" Strehlow
LuVerne H. Skare
Letter to the Editor: Those opposing Laughing Buddha aren't monsters
In the Know: Diligence goes into hiring officers
An Echo Press Editorial: Easy ways to save money
Letter to the Editor: Feeling betrayed by U.S. senators
Letter to the Editor: Guns OK but meditation is threatening?
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
Nation's largest farm toy store attracts customers for miles
Farm group hosting rural voices discussion
hires and promotions
on the street
April 5, 2019
Veterans applaud county board decision
Roughly five years ago, the Douglas County Veterans Service Office was moved under the umbrella of the Social Services Office. This meant that...
April 5, 2019 - 7:22am
April 4, 2019
Letter to the Editor: Peterson isn't taking care of veterans
To the editor: Last week, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (I like to call him Nancy Pelosi's accountant) came to Alexandria with his guy next door talk to once again try to fool the people of western Minnesota. Contrary to what the paper called it, the VA Mission Act is not proposed legislation,...
April 4, 2019 - 9:44am
March 18, 2019
Alexandria VA hires coordinator
Angela Goergen has been appointed to the top role at the Max J. Beilke Veterans Administration Clinic in Alexandria. Goergen, a registered nurse...
March 18, 2019 - 7:04am
March 17, 2019
VA to hold town hall at Grand Arbor
Details of a bill expanding veterans' access to health care are among the topics of a veterans town hall meeting next week in Alexandria. The event will also feature a ceremony honoring Vietnam veterans from west-central Minnesota. Those men and women from the area who served on active...
March 17, 2019 - 11:22am
January 19, 2019
Historical society holds Hotdish Bake-Off
Historical society holds Hotdish Bake-Off The Douglas County Historical Society has hit upon a classic Minnesota way to raise money: a Hotdish Bake-Off. Whether it involves tater tots, hamburger, wild rice or something unexpected, patrons will get a chance to bestow bragging rights...
January 19, 2019 - 12:07pm
January 15, 2019
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Tech support scams
January 15, 2019 - 7:46am
December 27, 2018
Wreaths honor veterans
Osakis area residents of all ages and backgrounds came together for a common cause Saturday, Dec. 15 — placing wreaths on the graves of...
December 27, 2018 - 8:16am
Toys for Kids program growing
It has been a half-dozen years since a group of former and active Marines and Fleet Marine Force corpsmen from the area got together and came...
December 27, 2018 - 6:12am
December 14, 2018
Bronze stars should be placed by next Memorial Day
Next spring, bronze stars missing from grave sites of area veterans will be replaced. A funding policy for those stars was approved Tuesday at...
December 14, 2018 - 10:13am
November 26, 2018
Operation Kandy Kane brings Christmas to vets
A program that supplies Christmas food and gifts for veterans and their families is looking for volunteers and people willing to sponsor veterans. Julie Peterson, outreach worker for Bootstrap Comrades, said the organization's Operation Kandy Kane is in its third year of supplying...
November 26, 2018 - 5:44am
November 21, 2018
Celebrating 100 Thanksgivings: Two Douglas County veterans have plenty to be thankful for
Celebrating Thanksgiving and being thankful is something Matt Thoennes and Lawrence Cline have a pretty good handle on. They've both been doing...
November 21, 2018 - 6:29am
November 16, 2018
County gives lakes group $50,000
It may have been half the amount asked for, but the Douglas County Lakes Association will receive funding from the Douglas County Board of Commissioners for the Douglas County Water Legacy Fund. Following much discussion at a special budget meeting Wednesday afternoon, the commissioners...
November 16, 2018 - 7:29am
November 14, 2018
Veterans honored at annual program
"It was 100 years and 10 hours ago today that World War I ended," Joel Novak said to the large crowd Sunday afternoon at Living Waters Church...
November 14, 2018 - 7:12am
November 11, 2018
A salute to veterans
All area veterans were honored during the Veterans Day program Sunday afternoon at Living Waters Church in Alexandria. The Alexandria American...
November 11, 2018 - 3:20pm
November 1, 2018
Paid Political Letter: Douglas County Board needs change
To the editor: Every Douglas County veteran and voter needs to remember what transpired in early 2018 when the Douglas County Commissioners eliminated the budget for the county veterans that needed transportation to and from St. Cloud, Minneapolis and Fargo VA medical facilities for...
November 1, 2018 - 1:00pm