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Why doesn't Alexandria have a veterans memorial?
Council acts on barrier request during concerts
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Elvis Pigsley (w/video)
Sladek takes second at Pepsi Little People's Golf Tournament
Alexandria Horseshoe League
Legion Baseball: Alex wins a couple, loses a couple in home tourney
Morken: Easy to see why wins piled up for the Panthers
Area baseball players make state all-tournament teams
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Wanda Jean Tramm
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
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A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
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On The Street
February 12, 2011
Minnesota Grown Directory celebrates 30 years of promoting local foods
The 30th anniversary edition of the Minnesota Grown Directory will be available to consumers in April, marking a major milestone for this popular local foods guide. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) began promoting local foods by publishing a statewide directory in the...
February 12, 2011 - 10:23am
February 8, 2011
GARFIELD SHOOTING UPDATE: Deputies identified; suspect has non-life threatening injuries
More information has been released about an officer-involved shooting that happened at a Garfield home late Sunday night. According to Douglas County Sheriff's Sergeant Jason Peterson, the three deputies involved in the shooting were Arthur Vinson, Paul Trautman and Jacob Asfeld....
February 8, 2011 - 3:29pm
February 7, 2011
Minnesota Farmers Union to lobby at Capitol tomorrow
On Tuesday, February 8, Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) will be having their annual lobby day at the State Capitol. "Minnesota Farmers Union is a grassroots organization that emphasizes cooperation and legislative policy," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
February 7, 2011 - 11:29am
Sen. Ingebrigtsen offers update on legislative session
State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, provided the following update of his work at the Legislature, which has been in session for five weeks: In the past month, the Legislature made great strides toward reforming state government and improving Minnesota's job climate. I...
February 7, 2011 - 10:25am
February 5, 2011
Bipartisan bill would spur innovation, competitiveness, say authors
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Scott Brown (R-MA) introduced bipartisan legislation this week that they say would help revitalize America's innovative edge and ability to compete in the global economy. The Innovate America Act would cut red tape to help businesses utilize...
February 5, 2011 - 5:35pm
Hundreds of thousands of Minnesota taxpayers qualify for working family credit
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is encouraging thousands of Minnesota families to take advantage of the Working Family Credit during this tax filing season. "The Working Family Credit is a valuable resource for low-income working families," said acting Revenue Commissioner Dan...
February 5, 2011 - 1:20pm
State seeks 'champions of assistive technology'
The STAR Program and the Minnesota Assistive Technology Advisory Council are accepting nominations for the 2011 Excellence in Assistive Technology awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations as champions of assistive technology (AT) for removing barriers to independence...
February 5, 2011 - 10:32am
Applicants for Commission on Judicial Selection requested by Governor Dayton
Governor Mark Dayton is seeking committed individuals to serve as members of the Commission on Judicial Selection. The 49-member commission will review applications and make recommendations to appointing authorities for vacancies in district courts and the Workers Compensation Court...
February 5, 2011 - 8:25am
February 4, 2011
Suspect faces charges in Grey Eagle assault and burglary
Authorities have filed a complaint against a 43-year-old rural Swanville man in connection with a home invasion and assault that happened in Grey Eagle last fall. According to the Todd County Sheriff's Office, Robert John Wilder faces a long string of charges.
February 4, 2011 - 12:33pm
February 2, 2011
Roof collapses at Glenwood hardware store; employees escape unharmed
A heavy accumulation of snow caused a roof to collapse on a hardware store in Glenwood yesterday, authorities believe. At about 4 p.m.
February 2, 2011 - 9:18am
February 1, 2011
Franken tells Senate panel more needs to be done to help families avoid foreclosure
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) told a key Senate panel that with millions of families in Minnesota and across the country facing foreclosure, the need to ensure they have access to legal advice and to end abuse by lenders is critical to helping them stay...
February 1, 2011 - 2:55pm
Former Alexandria assistant hockey coach dies after falling through roof
Verd Anez, a former assistant coach of the Alexandria girls hockey team, died last night after falling though the roof of a pole shed in rural Little Falls. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office received a report about the incident at 6:43 p.m. Monday. Anez, 46, was trying to remove...
February 1, 2011 - 10:52am
January 31, 2011
Bachmann all the rage
ST. PAUL -- No one can say that Michele Bachmann is shy. The Minnesota Republican congresswoman often dives into controversy, but her State of the Union response drew the most attention yet. In the first two days, nearly 200,000 people watched her speech on one of several YouTube...
January 31, 2011 - 1:12pm
January 30, 2011
Protect your debit card from ATM skimming
Even if you're choosy about which ATMs you use, you can still become a victim of identity thieves who place seamless devices on machines to steal debit card information. ATM skimming is a growing problem and the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) recommends...
January 30, 2011 - 9:59am
January 29, 2011
Franken introduces bill to cut prescription drug costs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) has introduced the Prescription Drug and Health Improvement Act to cut prescription drug costs for seniors in Minnesota and across the country by allowing the federal government to negotiate lower prices for Medicare beneficiaries....
January 29, 2011 - 12:40pm