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Songs for the season
Osakis celebrates Christmas Downtown
House in Evansville catches fire
Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
Light Up the Night!
Boys basketball: Cards falter late in loss to section power Detroit Lakes
Sports roundup from Saturday, December 20
Sports roundup from Friday, December 19
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Pushing for a new identity
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
Melvin Paradis, 75
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Donald Huwe, 82
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 29, 2011
Better Business Bureau releases list of top 10 industries for complaints
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) has compiled its statistics for 2010 and is announcing the Top Ten industries for customer complaints and inquiries, as well as a record number of total instances of service to the public: 2,190,201. The BBB handled roughly...
business / news
January 29, 2011 - 11:21am
Peterson commends 'common sense' EPA decision on E15
WASHINGTON - U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., made the following statement on January 21 after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved E15 for use in model year 2001-2006 vehicles. "This is a significant step for the future of...
January 29, 2011 - 7:38am
January 26, 2011
Bachmann responds to Obama with 'cut government'
The mood inside the U.S. House chamber during Tuesday night's State of the Union speech was more subdued than in recent years, but after the president delivered his speech U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann took him head-on. "For two years, President Obama made promises just like the ones...
January 26, 2011 - 11:51am
January 25, 2011
Sen. Ingebrigtsen offers his take on session so far
State Senator Bill Ingibrigtsen, R-Alexandria, provided the following update of his work at the Legislature during the past three weeks: JOB CREATION Senate File 1 was introduced last week with the intention of creating lasting jobs in Minnesota. Minnesota's combined federal and...
January 25, 2011 - 12:07pm
January 23, 2011
Dylan Days calls for 2011 writing contest entries
HIBBING, Minn. - Dylan Days of Hibbing, Minnesota, announces its 2011 B.J. Rolfzen Memorial writing contest for poetry and short fiction. All fiction will be judged in one category; poetry will be judged in a student division and an open division for all other poets. The one act playwright...
news / region
January 23, 2011 - 5:10pm
Minnesota ranks first in 2011 charter school law rankings
Minnesota has the nation's strongest charter school law for the second year in a row, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' second annual ranking of state charter school laws. Mississippi's new charter school law ranked last. Measuring Up to the Model: A...
news / school
January 23, 2011 - 3:58pm
IRS e-file is open; most taxpayers can file immediately
The Internal Revenue Service electronic filing systems are open and the IRS wants to remind taxpayers that e-file remains the best way to get fast refunds and ensure accurate tax returns, particularly following several tax law changes in December. IRS e-file is approaching the...
January 23, 2011 - 3:52pm
Commerce Department held up as licensing example
ST. PAUL -- While Minnesota lawmakers haggle over redefining permitting and environmental review processes, one business leader presented a potential solution.
January 23, 2011 - 8:09am
January 22, 2011
List shows businesses that have failed to pay taxes
The Minnesota Department of Revenue has updated its online posting of Minnesota businesses prohibited from purchasing liquor, beer or wine to resell. The department updates the list each month to reflect companies that have failed to pay taxes to the state. The department posts a...
business / news
January 22, 2011 - 4:36pm
Menahga feedlot agrees to pay fine
Dhs Farms and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently reached an agreement that required the facility to pay $30,000 for alleged feedlot violations. The feedlot, owned by David Sabin and Marci Burkel, is located east of Menahga, in northern Wadena County's Shell...
news / region
January 22, 2011 - 8:07am
January 21, 2011
SCHOOL ALERT 6 A.M.: Some schools in area running late today
Some schools in the area are running two hours late today, Friday, because of the weather. The following schools are two hours late: Alexandria School District 206, Osakis, Minnewaska, Brandon and Evansville.
news / school
January 21, 2011 - 5:50am
January 20, 2011
State's jobless rate falls to 7 percent, a sign of steady improvement
Minnesota's unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted 7 percent, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment Economic Development (DEED). The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 9.4 percent in December. Employment statewide...
January 20, 2011 - 6:48pm
America's Got Talent is searching for contestants
The NBC TV show, "America's Got Talent," is coming to Minneapolis and area residents are invited to show their talent. Auditions will be held January 22-23. What can you do in 90 seconds? Any talent and age goes, according to the producers. They want to see anything and everything....
January 20, 2011 - 4:46pm
Fund established for family of Garfield woman who died after collapsing at home
Sarah (Suckstorff) Hoidahl of Garfield died Monday, January 17 at the age of 33. She collapsed at her home on Wednesday, January 12, and was taken by ambulance to the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria and transferred to the St. Cloud Hospital where she died five days later. Hoidahl,...
January 20, 2011 - 3:29pm
Minnesota committee to study Capitol security
ST. PAUL -- A dormant state security committee is being reactivated to discuss how the public, state employees and Minnesota officials should be protected in the Capitol complex. Gov. Mark Dayton, top legislators and others made that announcement Tuesday after meeting in the governor's...
January 20, 2011 - 6:31am