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Minnesota has a Confederate symbol -- and it's going to keep it
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Football: B-E ready to make next step
Garden experiment produces sky-high sunflowers
Refresher courses offered for older drivers
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
Johnson - Engebretson
DNR: Starry stonewort confirmed in Lake Minnewaska
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
Jon Thomas Dingwall Jr.
Angeline "Angie" K. Blake
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Irene M. Larson
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Letter: Minneapolis' move to restrict menthol is inspiring
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
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
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
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August 18, 2017
Drug conviction earns more than seven years in prison
A 49-year-old Alexandria man with a history of committing crimes was ordered to serve more than seven years in prison for possessing more than...
August 18, 2017 - 11:21am
June 22, 2017
Four arrested in Evansville drug bust
Four people face charges after a drug at an Evansville home. The West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at 433 Main St. in Evansville on June 16, according to a news release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. That led to the arrest...
June 22, 2017 - 7:51pm
April 21, 2017
Three sentenced in largest ever heroin seizure in northern Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- A Minneapolis man was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday for selling heroin in the Bemidji area and two co-defendants will also...
April 21, 2017 - 5:05pm
Alexandria man convicted of felony, sentenced after drugs seized at residence
An Alexandria man who was arrested after officers seized drugs from his residence in November has been convicted of a felony and sentenced. On Tuesday, April 4, Kirk Johnson, 50, was convicted of a felony for a controlled substance crime in the second degree. He was sentenced to...
April 21, 2017 - 7:42am
April 19, 2017
Rep. Peterson to host opioid crisis forum
SPICER, Minn. -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson will host a bipartisan legislative forum to discuss the opioid crisis at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22,...
April 19, 2017 - 5:02pm
March 6, 2017
Record 488 pounds of meth seized in Minn. last year, double amount in 2015
ST. PAUL—A few years ago, Minnesota law enforcement considered one pound of methamphetamine a sizable drug bust. Today, a methaphetamine...
March 6, 2017 - 4:54pm
February 3, 2017
After a life of drugs, alcohol and gambling, God's word is now the focus
"Drugs, alcohol and gambling were keeping me in the dark. LifeRight Outreach was shining the light and Jesus led the way to Alexandria without...
February 3, 2017 - 10:00am
November 30, 2016
Update: Alexandria man charged after meth search
A 48-year-old Alexandria man was arrested Tuesday after a narcotics search warrant was executed by the Douglas County SWAT Team on the 500 block...
November 30, 2016 - 10:22am
June 10, 2016
Drug overdose deaths spike 11 percent in 2015
New data from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) show drug overdose deaths, including those involving unintentional deaths and suicides,...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
March 17, 2016
Heroin overdoses on the rise across the region
By Kyle Farris, Forum News Service Bemidji is at the epicenter of a deadly heroin wave responsible for seven deaths and more than a dozen non-fatal...
March 17, 2016 - 7:56am
March 4, 2016
Meth seizure near Mapleton is biggest in Highway Patrol history
By Forum News Service A routine traffic stop netted 17 pounds of methamphetamine near Mapleton last Friday, the largest meth seizure in North Dakota Highway Patrol history. Francisco Torrez, 34, of Palmdale, Calif., was driving a Mercedes SUV on Interstate 94 near the Mapleton exit...
March 4, 2016 - 9:48am
December 23, 2015
LETTER: Meth has no place or benefit in world
To the editor: The drug high that people experience is the body trying to expel the drug because it doesn’t belong there. Plain and simple: Meth has no place or benefit in this world and is made from chemicals like anti-freeze, cough medication, metals and drain cleaners. While...
December 23, 2015 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
COMMENTARY: Opposed to sentencing reform for worst drug offenders
By Chad M. Larson, Douglas County Attorney, Alexandria, MN The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission has approved by a 7-3 vote a proposal to significantly reduce the sentences for the most serious drug offenders – first degree defendants. The proposal changes their prison...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
COMMENTARY: Three steps to increase access to affordable prescription drugs
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Modern medicine is performing miracles every day. From a new type of chemotherapy that helps a patient fight cancer to pain medications that provide relief to those suffering from arthritis, we are living in the midst of a “golden age”...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
Investigation continues after Friday's drug bust
A search of a local house Friday turned up drugs. The drug bust happened at 206 Cowdry Heights NW, just west of Alexandria. The Douglas County...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am