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Gov. Mark Dayton, Lt. Governor Tina Smith, President of the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council Kim Halvorson (center left), and Douglas County 4-H member Katie Kent (center right) kick off Minnesota’s Thanksgiving festivities at the Minnesota State Capitol. They are joined by a 45-pound Minnesota-grown turkey named "Truman" from Alexandria. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the first-ever National Thanksgiving Turkey Ceremony, hosted by President Harry Truman in 1947. (Contributed)
Alexandria turkey visits governor
6 hours 6 min ago
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota recently honored the Alexandria Police Department with its Criminal Justice Award. (Contributed)
Police honored for work on mental illness cases
7 hours 47 min ago
Greater Minnesota cities urge action on bonding, aid, streets
14 hours 10 min ago
Farm accident victim sees positive signs
14 hours 21 min ago
Blue Smoke BBQ put messages on the building after a fire on Aug. 2, 2013. (Echo Press file photo)
Restaurant owner sentenced in arson case
15 hours 56 min ago
Gavin Johnson
Facebook feud stabber sentenced
16 hours 57 min ago
Franson says tweet wasn't about Twin Cities election
November 16, 2017 - 3:15pm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, November 15
November 16, 2017 - 12:59pm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, November 14
November 15, 2017 - 3:34pm
After 25 years of owning and operating Miltona Grocery in downtown Miltona, Bob Guetter is closing the doors. The last day the grocery store will be open is Dec. 9. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Miltona's grocery store closing
November 15, 2017 - 7:23am
Daunte Houck was one of the volunteers who came out to assist with West Central Minnesota Communities Action’s annual Cardboard Brigade, which draws attention to hunger and homelessness. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Cardboard Brigade aims to increase homelessness and hunger awareness
November 14, 2017 - 5:07pm
Eastbound lanes open near Evansville
November 14, 2017 - 2:56pm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, November 9 through Monday, November 13
November 14, 2017 - 1:30pm
Jill Felling Swanstrom loads up a bag with various food items on Friday, Nov. 10. Volunteers helped pack 2,000 bags of food for 450 students across Douglas and Pope Counties, so that students in need would have food to take home over Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Volunteers attack hunger over the holidays
November 14, 2017 - 8:19am
Len Schreiber of Alexandria was accompanied by two grandsons, Brandon (left) and Spencer (right), on his tour of the Washington, D.C. memorials. (Contributed)
Honor Flights deliver priceless memories
November 13, 2017 - 2:31pm

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