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February 16, 2018
A Motley firefighter sprays water Friday morning on the Richard Swartz’s family dairy barn Friday morning. The early morning blaze killed 17 dairy cows, a calf and chickens on the farm east of Motley. The Motley and Pillager fire departments fought the blaze in sub-zero temperatures. Steve Kohls / Forum News Serviceplay button
Fire destroys dairy barn filled with animals in northern Minn.
February 16, 2018 - 6:35pm
Alexandria pilot and veteran, Jim Conn, who volunteers his time and plane for Veteran Airlift Command, took his first volunteer flight Feb. 11. Conn picked up Danielle Francis, an Army veteran, in St. Louis, Missouri and brought her to a doctor's appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. (Contributed)
Giving veterans a lift: Alexandria pilot joins program that flies veterans to clinics for free
February 16, 2018 - 3:02pm
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Minnesota lawmakers must pass own budget, but not much work mandatory
February 16, 2018 - 10:44am
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, Feb. 15
February 16, 2018 - 9:35am
Veterans encouraged to attend county meeting
February 16, 2018 - 7:23am
A guest gets an escort down the red carpet at the Night to Shine event for people with special needs in 2017. This year's event is Friday, Feb. 9. (Jeff Beach | Echo Press)
Community Calendar
February 16, 2018 - 6:31am
Lincoln Elementary School kindergarten teacher Tom Miller reads to two of his students, Charly Hills (middle) and Alyse Suchy, who will graduate in 2030.  Miller has been a kindergarten teacher in the Alexandria School District for the past 11 years. (Contributed)
A big day for Class of 2031: Next week's kindergarten registration gets parents started on transition into school
February 16, 2018 - 6:04am
February 15, 2018
Danny Bettcher. Submitted photo
Most notorious drunken driver in Minn. with 28 DWI arrests sent to prison again
February 15, 2018 - 7:25pm
Lane closes on Highway 28 in Glenwood
February 15, 2018 - 4:56pm
Updated: Two pedestrians hit by truck in Detroit Lakes
February 15, 2018 - 4:16pm
Bryce Sward (left), Kali Scoeck (center) and Brooke Flynn (right), eighth-grade students from Osakis, focus on positioning their prototype so it can grasp and move a wooden block. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)play button
Fluid motion: Students gain knowledge of fluid power through competition
February 15, 2018 - 3:13pm
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Records tie priest to Alexandria man's girlfriend
February 15, 2018 - 3:04pm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, February 14
February 15, 2018 - 3:04pm
Author Alisa Star and illustrator Heather Rolin, both of Alexandria, collaborated on the children's book, "Birdie Takes the Stage." A book signing event is set for Saturday, Feb. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Cherry Street Books in Alexandria. (Contributed)
Alexandria author to read, sign book at Cherry Street Books
February 15, 2018 - 8:27am
For the record
February 15, 2018 - 8:15am