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Students at Pine River's Whitefish School in the 1920s pose in front of their school bus, something former student Irene Olson said most people don't believe existed that long ago. Submitted photo
One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
7 hours 44 min ago
Bryce Brickweg transplants pansies in the greenhouse at Colorful Seasons Garden Center in Alexandria last Wednesday. Although it has looked like spring for a while in the greenhouse, the first actual day of spring was Monday. The spring equinox occurs each year when days and nights reach approximately the same length. The length of days will now gradually increase until the summer solstice on June 21, which is the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Getting a jump on spring
8 hours 8 min ago
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
11 hours 33 min ago
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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
11 hours 49 min ago
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
14 hours 32 min ago
March 22, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle tell reporters Wednesday, March 22, 2017, that quick action is needed to get more than $100 million in federal transportation funds. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
March 22, 2017 - 5:38pm
The Prairie Correctional Facility was opened to tours by the public prior to the push for legislation to reopen it in 2016. Visitors are in one of the housing units known as pods. Forum News Service file photo
Coalition continues to oppose private prison in western Minn.
March 22, 2017 - 11:02am
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Franson's abortion bill brings out emotional testimony
March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
Write-in votes determine township spot
March 22, 2017 - 7:00am
Video from within an Alexandria police car showed Jennifer Hillard climbing from the backseat to the front on Nov. 6, 2016play button
Woman who stole squad car pleads guilty
March 22, 2017 - 6:00am
The owners of Blue Smoke BBQ demolished the building in April 2014 after a fire damaged the building the previous August. (Echo Press file photo)
Arson trial set for Blue Smoke BBQ owner
March 22, 2017 - 6:00am
For the Record - March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017 - 6:00am
March 21, 2017
Minnesota House Republicans detail $6 billion transportation plan
March 21, 2017 - 10:35pm
A man later identified as Brett Huber stands on top of a truck on Interstate 94 east of Osakis on Saturday, March 18. He was later arrested. (contributed)play button
UPDATE: Car theft suspect was high, fled hospital, court documents say
March 21, 2017 - 3:22pm
$915,000 in school projects approved
March 21, 2017 - 3:02pm