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Long repair list for B-E schools
NorthStar Group breaks ground on sports complex, home of FCA Hockey
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Walter (w/video)
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Miltona celebration combines Oktoberfest with Fire Prevention Week
Volleyball: Panthers fall to Knights in five sets
Sports schedule for Monday, Oct. 16
Football: Panthers win on senior night
Tennis: Lanoue falls in quarterfinals
Swimming & Diving: Alex takes fourth at True Team tournament
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Small change adds up for youth groups
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
Sizing up the local deer herd
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
Robert G. Swanson
George "Joe" Cresswell
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
Letter: Overpaid for defending a lousy football
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
Arvig school partnership nets cash for Osakis schools
State Farm agent retires after 35 years, welcomes two new agents
Myrin joins Echo Press sports staff
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October 11, 2017
Four Osakis residents face felony drug charges
Four Osakis residents were charged with felony crimes involving methamphetamine or other drugs after the Osakis Police Department issued search...
October 11, 2017 - 2:11pm
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