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Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
Former Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness passes away
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, June 30
Two more roundabouts coming soon
New signs designate area as boat-free zone
Local semipro football team continues to take shape
DNR: Camp Ripley deer hunt applications now being taken
Legion baseball: Bemidji sweeps Alex
Tops among nation's youth: 11-year-old Sladek wins at Illinois golf tourney
15U Babe Ruth: Pitching committee leads Osakis past Long Prairie
Paint your world purple
'River' presents a tribute to female songwriters
Fourth of July, Lightning Creek concerts set for next week
The Fourth of July: The price of freedom
Engaged - Berglin and Wood
Births - June 21-27, 2016
Engaged - Dahlquist and Ripley
Births - June 17, 2016
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Waterfowl numbers soar
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Keith D. McCoy
Natalie M. Klein
Warren V. Meissner
LETTER: Why steal flowers from graves?
LETTER: Performance brought standing ovation
LETTER: Let the truth be known
COMMENTARY: Bridges, not walls, foster peace and security as refugees arrive
COMMENTARY: Celebrate our independence this Fourth of July
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Fischer named executive director at Ecumen Bethany Community
Echo Press earns five awards in national contest
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
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On The Street
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
'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
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
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...
crime / News
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
March 21, 2011
Klobuchar co-sponsors bipartisan bill to ban harmful chemicals used in K2
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) cosponsored bipartisan legislation with U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and five other senators to ban the harmful chemicals commonly used in synthetic drugs popularly known as "K2" or "Spice." Poison control centers and emergency...
March 21, 2011 - 9:35am
March 1, 2011
Klobuchar and nine senators introduce legislation to ban sale of drugs sold as 'bath salts'
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and nine other senators - including Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) - introduced bipartisan legislation that would ban the sale of harmful synthetic drugs that are being sold and marketed as "bath salts." The bill would add two chemical substances,...
March 1, 2011 - 8:25am
February 27, 2011
House votes to outlaw synthetic marijuana
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House overwhelmingly voted Thursday to put a stop to "a new phenomenon" that law enforcement officials call dangerous. Synthetic marijuana is sold as incense, but acts much like plant marijuana when used, and Rep.
February 27, 2011 - 3:27pm
February 7, 2011
Meth investigation leads to two arrests in Elbow Lake Friday
Two suspects were arrested in Elbow Lake Friday and face burglary and meth-related charges. The suspects are Richard John Jacobs, 36, of Hoffman and Petina Sheri Kenoyer, 36, of Elbow Lake. The West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension,...
crime / News / region
February 7, 2011 - 9:04am
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
January 2, 2011
Klobuchar urges FDA to deal with shortage of medications
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the pharmaceutical industry to address a growing shortage of prescription medications, especially drugs for treating cancer. Klobuchar said she will also introduce legislation in January to...
January 2, 2011 - 3:00pm