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Motorcycle rider injured in Alexandria crash
UPDATE: Second crash near Miltona results in injuries (w/video)
Two-vehicle crash injures Parkers Prairie driver
Highway 29 intersection set to re-open by July 4
New Minnesota license plate option up for vote
Legion baseball: New-look Post 188 squad outlasted by undefeated Glenwood-Lowry
Viking Speedway to host Late Model special this Saturday
VFW 15s swept at Willmar
Up to the challenge
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Robert "Bob" Carlisle
James "Jim" Dittberner
Duane A. Wagner
David Steve Edmunds
Sandra R. Hinderschied
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
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January 15, 2016
State's population up slightly, but changes coming
Minnesota’s population continued a slight uptick in the past year, but thousands continue to leave for other states and the day when senior citizens outnumber students draws close. Immigrants from other countries helped fuel the increase. Minnesota grew somewhat slower than the...
January 15, 2016 - 9:01am
August 7, 2015
You asked: Why do population signs vary?
A reader poses a question the newspaper has received many times over the years: “Why do the population signs on various roads leading into...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
October 1, 2012
Americans are visiting the doctor less frequently, Census Bureau reports
In 2010, working-age adults made an average of 3.9 visits to doctors, nurses or other medical providers, down from 4.8 in 2001, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
October 1, 2012 - 11:31am
February 24, 2012
New maps carve up county
Minnesota's newly drawn legislative districts is likely to draw a common reaction in Douglas County: What?! The lines had been simple befor...
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
February 5, 2012
Super Bowl stat facts from Census Bureau
Super Bowl XLVI will be played today at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, which will be the first time the Super Bowl has been played in Indiana. Indianapolis is the northernmost city in the United States to host the Super Bowl since Detroit hosted Super Bowl XL in 2006. To commemorate...
February 5, 2012 - 9:10am
November 21, 2011
Is 90 the new 85? Census Bureau report describes oldest Americans
In 1980, there were 720,000 people aged 90 and older in the United States. In 2010, there were 1.9 million people aged 90 and older; by 2050, the ranks of people 90 and older may reach 9 million, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau, commissioned by the National Institute...
November 21, 2011 - 8:25am
May 1, 2011
More working women than men have college degrees, Census Bureau reports
Among the employed population 25 and older, 37 percent of women had attained a bachelor's degree or more as of 2010, compared with 35 percent of men, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In contrast, among all adults 25 and older, 29.6 percent of women and 30.3 percent...
May 1, 2011 - 9:10am
March 23, 2011
Census shows big growth
Finally, 10,000. Alexandria's official population has topped the 10,000 mark - a goal that city leaders have been pursuing for decades. It can help the city get more state and federal aid and add to its economic clout by appearing on the "radar" for companies looking for the right...
March 23, 2011 - 12:00am
March 18, 2011
Minnesota Arts Count Census input is requested
Whether a personal or professional interest, arts are important to you and to the quality of life in Minnesota. The Minnesota Legacy Amendment passed in 2008 helps support creative expression through grants dispersed by the Lake Region Arts and the Minnesota State Arts Board. As...
March 18, 2011 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Census results: Minnesota will keep eight U.S. House seats
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota grew by 384,446 people in the past decade, but 15,000 is a more important number. Minnesota beat North Carolina by 15,000 people to keep its eight U.S. House seats. Had 15,000 fewer Minnesotans filled out their census forms last spring, the state would be faced...
News / state
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 21, 2010
Minnesota's 5.3 million people keep 8 U.S. House seats
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota, with 5.3 million people, will keep eight U.S. House seats. The Census Bureau this morning released its 2010 population figures, which will be used to draw new congressional and legislative district lines. Many had feared Minnesota would not gain as many people...
December 21, 2010 - 11:50am
October 23, 2010
Census Bureau reports final mail participation results
The U.S. Census Bureau announced this week that 74 percent of households in the United States filled out and mailed back their 2010 Census questionnaire, matching the final mail participation rate achieved in 2000 Census. The final 74 percent mail participation rate includes an additional...
October 23, 2010 - 8:41am
June 25, 2010
Signs send mixed messages on population
Editor's note: The following is part of an Echo Press feature, "You Asked." Readers are invited to send the newspaper a simple question and we'll...
June 25, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
Cenus begins follow-up phase by visiting homes
The U.S. Census Bureau began "Non-Responsive Follow-Up" Operations on May 1 with the 28 percent of households in the U.S. who did not return their questionnaire by mail. Census takers will visit a household several times in an effort to get the basic information on the 10 questions...
News / state
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
May 9, 2010
Census door-to-door operations begin
The U.S. Census Bureau has begun 2010 Census Complete Count Door-to-Door Follow-Up Operations with the households who have not responded to the 2010 Census. Census takers will attempt to get the basic information on the 10 questions on 2010 Census and if the household is not available...
May 9, 2010 - 9:34am