Weather Forecast



April 25, 2018
Steph Wussow and Evan Larson walk through the mall in Alexandria on Friday afternoon. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Mall-goers mourn store closings
April 25, 2018 - 9:10am
Shoppers check out the sales at Herberger’s in the Viking Plaza in Alexandria Friday afternoon. Herberger’s is the second major store to announce its closure in the shopping mall since February. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Challenging times for mall: Manager says it still has a future
April 25, 2018 - 6:50am
Foreclosure notice filed against mall
April 25, 2018 - 6:50am
April 21, 2018
Ben Zehrer
On The Street
April 21, 2018 - 5:38pm
April 18, 2018
Spring brings excitement, optimism
April 18, 2018 - 9:13am
April 17, 2018
The  Viking Plaza mall in Alexandria, Minn., is one of several malls that could be affected by the possible liquidation of Herberger's stores.
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
April 17, 2018 - 7:18pm
April 13, 2018
Jason Pohlen
On The Street
April 13, 2018 - 3:11pm
The Tip Top Dairy Bar in Osakis was recently purchased by Brad and Kristie Kirckof of Sauk Centre. The iconic Osakis restaurant opened on April 2 and will stay open through at least the month of September. (Celeste Edenloff / Osakis Review)
Tip Top’s latest scoop: New owners
April 13, 2018 - 12:16pm
April 11, 2018
Douglas County farmers are tense about how soybean prices will fare after China imposes a threatened 25 percent tariff on U.S. soybeans. Soybeans have become an increasingly popular crop locally. (File photo)
Little bean, big stress: Chinese soybean tariff worries local farmers
April 11, 2018 - 12:45pm
Dairy producers say changes not enough
April 11, 2018 - 8:44am
April 7, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development found that the wage gap between men and women who work in the health care and social assistance industry has virtually disappeared in northwest Minnesota. However, stark differences remain in other areas. (Contributed)
Pay gap erased for some regional workers
April 7, 2018 - 11:11am
April 6, 2018
Jan Arneson, middle, received statewide recognition and $1,000 from the 2018 Minnesota’s Touchstone Energy Community Award for her organization, Pope County Families in Need, on March 16. At left is Runestone Electric Association CEO Kristin Dolan. Runestone recommended the organization for the award. Jan's husband, David Arneson, is on the right. (Contributed)
Business roundup
April 6, 2018 - 7:12am
March 30, 2018
Kyle Haack of Hoffman glides over the water during the annual Pond Plunge at Andes Tower Hills ski area on Saturday, March 17. Haack was the first participant  to make it across the man-made pond at the bottom of the Hollywood High ski run. (Contributed photo by McKinley Danielson)
Andes Tower Hills poised to set two records
March 30, 2018 - 11:52am
Viking Bank to acquire First State Bank of Ashby
March 30, 2018 - 9:52am
March 23, 2018
Manufacturers offer scholarships
March 23, 2018 - 3:16pm