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Bumpy drive over tracks to get smoother
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, May 22
1 killed, another injured after van collides with semi
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
Boys tennis: Cards' season ends after loss to Warriors
Baseball: Panthers knock off B-E for 14th straight win
Sports schedule for Tuesday, May 23
Boys Golf: Alexandria wins CLC title at AGC
Osakis High School celebrates state title
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Marion G. Bauer
Gilbert G. Poepping
Frances L. Lesuer
Lola M. Olson
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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On The Street
February 5, 2013
Guns, drugs recovered in bust in Osakis
February 5, 2013 - 10:37am
Three arrested for prescription drug sales in Alexandria
Three suspects from Alexandria were arrested Friday following a three-month prescription pill sales investigation by the West Central Minnesota...
February 5, 2013 - 10:32am
January 27, 2013
Bill would cut costs of prescription drugs
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar recently re-introduced legislation to help lower prescription drug prices for seniors. The bill, the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act, would empower Medicare to negotiate for the best possible price of prescription medication for America's...
January 27, 2013 - 3:34pm
January 25, 2013
A prescription for trouble
Locally, there's an increase in heroin use. "We have a big problem that we see on the horizon and we need to get [information] out there as quickly as possible," Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson told the Echo Press on Tuesday.
January 25, 2013 - 12:00am
December 8, 2012
Schools can win supplies for drug prevention efforts
The National Family Partnership® (NFP) announces its annual call-for-entries for the new theme of next year's Red Ribbon Week. "The winner will receive national acclaim and recognition," said Peggy Sapp, NFP's volunteer president. "The winning slogan and design will be used throughout...
December 8, 2012 - 10:55am
September 16, 2012
State agencies substance abuse effort aims to save lives, dollars
The Department of Human Services released the first statewide plan to tackle substance abuse and addiction in Minnesota last week. The Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy (PDF) calls for a multi-agency, multi-faceted approach to achieve a healthier, safer and stronger Minnesota. The...
September 16, 2012 - 2:10pm
July 26, 2012
Law expands illegal synthetic drugs
ST. PAUL -- More synthetic drugs will be illegal under a law taking effect Wednesday, and a state agency will be able to act faster to make newly developed versions illegal. Still, as makers of the so-called "designer drugs" continue to change chemical formulas to skirt the law,...
July 26, 2012 - 3:38pm
July 13, 2012
New federal law bans synthetic drugs
ST. PAUL -- Synthetic substances that mimic traditional illegal drugs, and are killing young people in increasing numbers, now are against federal law. President Barack Obama Monday signed a food and drug safety bill into law with provisions outlawing synthetic drugs such 2C-E and...
July 13, 2012 - 12:00am
'Fake' drugs, real danger
Agitation, high blood pressure, paranoia, hallucinations, chest pain, suicidal thoughts: would anyone be foolhardy enough to voluntarily experience these sensations? Bath salts are not the mundane hygienic compound one would suppose.
July 13, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Cop talk: Prescription drug abuse is serious problem
What kinds of prescription drugs are being abused and what should I look out for? Prescription drug abuse can be broken down into three primary categories. The first category is opioids. Opioids are generally prescribed as a pain killer and include the common prescriptions such...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Police Academy Part 2: Drugs and crime scenes
Editor's Note: This is the second of a three-part series on the Alexandria Citizens Police Academy as seen through the eyes of one of its participants...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
October 6, 2011
Legislation aims to ban dangerous synthetic drugs
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its support of Klobuchar's legislation to ban the dangerous synthetic drug 2C-E, which has led to the death of one Minnesotan as well as the hospitalization...
October 6, 2011 - 9:53am
September 25, 2011
Time to make Medicare Part D changes starts soon
Editor's note: The following information was provided through the Social Security Public Affairs office in Minneapolis and St Paul. Medicare beneficiaries who are considering changes to their Medicare Part D plan should mark their calendars for October 15. The "open season" will...
September 25, 2011 - 8:21am
August 6, 2011
Use of synthetic drugs on the rise in Minnesota
The latest emerging drug trend in the Twin Cities is the rising abuse of synthetic drugs, according to the most recent drug trends report issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). According to "Drug Abuse Trends in Minneapolis/St. Paul: 2010," substances are sold...
August 6, 2011 - 12:26pm
April 8, 2011
City adds random testing to drug, alcohol policy
Alexandria's volunteer firefighters may now undergo random drug and alcohol tests. But it's not because there's been a problem. Department leaders requested the city to include the firefighters in the city's substance abuse policy as another way of demonstrating how committed firefighters...
April 8, 2011 - 12:00am