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Emily Johnson Piper was appointed by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to be human services commissioner on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Minnesota struggles with sex offender reintegration as latest plan ‘backfired on us’
12 hours 24 min ago
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Oct. 24
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Five things to know from city council
October 24, 2016 - 10:17pm
Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
October 24, 2016 - 10:09pm
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Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
October 24, 2016 - 9:52pm
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23
October 24, 2016 - 12:02pm
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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cirkus (w/video)
October 24, 2016 - 8:04am
Searcher finds missing 9-year-old: 'The look on her face was priceless'
October 23, 2016 - 7:48pm
Kendell Heinen of Alexandria looks at the intricately carved pumpkins on display Saturday at the Carlos Creek Winery's  Applefest. (Jeff Beach / Echo Press)
Beautiful day for Applefest
October 22, 2016 - 3:58pm
A moose looks up at passersby as it grazes in a pond along the Gunflint Trail north of Grand Marais, Minn., in August 2015. (Andrew Krueger /Forum News Service)
Two Minnesota tribes authorized to kill 10 moose this fall
October 22, 2016 - 3:21pm
Two adults, 4-year-old injured in rollover on I-94
October 22, 2016 - 9:49am
The Service Fair at Viking Towers provides senior citizens and those with disabilities with the resources to lead a higher quality of life.
Living quarters turned community
October 21, 2016 - 8:30am
West I-94 lane near Evansville to close Monday
October 20, 2016 - 5:40pm
Reward offered to solve theft at Central Specialties trailer
October 20, 2016 - 3:19pm
Alexandria Horseshoe League regular-season winners include Gene Eitreim (front, left) and Randy Werk (back, left). Second place went to Janet Larson (middle) and Tina Matter (not pictured). Third place went to Alan Larson (back, right) and Mike Wegener. (Submitted photo)
Alex Horseshoe League hands out 2016 awards
2 hours 48 min ago

Inside Echo Press

Torren is available for adoption through the LAHS.

The Echo Press and the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria present this week’s “Pet of the Week” – Torren.

Torren is a 1 to 2 year old male ...

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