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AgweekTV: Finding Common Ground
Osakis, B-E gear up for Homecoming week
Rally against corruption set for Saturday
Alexandria doctor harnesses the sun with $50,000 project
Football: Chargers hold on to hand Bears their first loss
Girls Tennis: Alexandria adds two wins for 12-7 record
Girls Soccer: Tigers hand Cards another CLC loss, 1-0
Sports schedule for Saturday, Sept. 23
Football: Panthers drop district game against Patriots
For the record
Photo of the Week
Faith Events: Speaker coming to Osakis High
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Lorraine K. Porter
Michelle Kay "Ma Miller" Miller
Harold M. Olson
James "Jim" W. Anderson
It's Our Turn: The importance of precise guesstimation
Letter: Who earned the right to sit during anthem?
Echo Press Editorial: Feds delay in health care hurts consumers
Letter: Don't put gravel pit in Forada
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Tastefully Simple confirms layoffs, opening up building space for tenants
On The Street
Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
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June 2, 2017
State to hire contractor to assess potential use of western Minnesota private prison
APPLETON - Legislation calling on the state to purchase or lease-to-own the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton did not make it through...
June 2, 2017 - 9:50pm
April 5, 2017
House approves bill reopening Appleton private prison
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House of Representatives has approved a bill aimed at reopening the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton,...
April 5, 2017 - 3:03pm
July 29, 2016
Pilot dies in plane crash en route to Wisconsin air show
KERKHOVEN, Minn. - A flying enthusiast from west-central Minnesota known for his good humor and love for friends has died in a plane crash in...
July 29, 2016 - 1:39pm
April 22, 2016
Westrom wants to re-open prison in Appleton
State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, has co-authored a bipartisan bill that would re-open the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. Currently, Minnesota faces a prison overcrowding issue, placing an increasing burden on the state’s correctional system, Westrom noted. Closed...
April 22, 2016 - 12:00am
April 1, 2016
Dayton opens door to buying private prison some day
Gov. Mark Dayton continues to say he would veto a bill to open a shuttered western Minnesota private prison, but on March 23 said that under certain circumstances could consider buying the facility. “It is not going to happen this session, unless they override my veto,” Dayton...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
September 12, 2010
Closed Appleton prison could receive federal contract
APPLETON - Optimism is high that Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton will reopen its doors to house federal inmates, with the potential of hiring back the 400 employees who lost their jobs when the facility closed Feb. 2. The Corrections Corporation of America, which owns the...
September 12, 2010 - 8:18am
May 4, 2010
Former Appleton, Minn., man sentenced to 52 months for wife's death
BENSON, Minn. -- A 35-year-old man was sentenced Monday to 52 months in prison for second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife. It was the maximum possible sentence. Andrew Gordon Lemcke shot Nichole Riley-Lemcke, 26, in their Appleton home on Sept. 12, 2004. The...
May 4, 2010 - 5:38am
December 26, 2009
Appleton inmate files suit for sex assault by kitchen supervisor
APPLETON -- A 42-year-old man is claiming he was sexually abused by a female kitchen supervisor while he was an inmate at Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. The inmate filed a civil lawsuit Dec. 17 in U.S. District Court in Minnesota seeking damages from the former supervisor,...
December 26, 2009 - 9:01am
December 5, 2009
Correctional facility in Appleton to close soon
December 5, 2009 - 7:46am
August 11, 2009
Appleton prison will not hold Alaska inmates
APPLETON -- Hopes that inmates from Alaska could fill empty beds at the Prairie Correctional Facility were dashed on Monday. The Alaska Department of Corrections did not select the facility to hold its prisoners being housed outside of the state, according to information from Prairie...
August 11, 2009 - 4:31pm
March 2, 2009
Funeral services for Marlys Schlieman were held on Thursday afternoon, February 26th, 2009, at 1:30 PM, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton...
March 2, 2009 - 9:59am
February 26, 2009
Alexandria Area lawmakers want state to send more convicts to private prison
ST. PAUL - Two Minnesota legislators from the Alexandria area want to move more prisoners from state facilities to a private prison, saving the state $12 million in the next two years. Others object, saying prisons should be a state, not private, enterprise. The 776 medium security...
February 26, 2009 - 1:53pm