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Council considers ban on vaping
County out to find source of Lake Ida problems
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Evansville man pleads not guilty to drug, property crimes
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Football: Panthers lose final regular season game
Alex swimming: Youth movement taking shape
Morken: Breaking down the area section football fields
Football: Lakers ready for playoffs after taking care of Benson
Alexandrian named to '50 over 50' list of exceptional Minnesotans
Auditions begin for Andria Theatre's Mousetrap
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Homeless advocates praise movie opening Friday in Alexandria
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Pheasant opener: Better than numbers might indicate
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Neva B. Andrews
Dorothy Elizabeth Trousil
Evangeline G. Ekdahl
Brian James Conn
LETTER: Concerts provide rich source of enjoyment
EDITORIAL: A gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
COMMENTARY: Mentally ill fall through the cracks
LETTER: Protesting is an American right
LETTER: Don't blame ER for mental illness care
Going far with 4-H horses
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
Small change adds up for youth groups
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Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
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March 3, 2013
Alexandria woman gets 74 months in prison on meth charge
Tammi Lyn Klug, 42, of Alexandria was sentenced to more than six years in prison Friday after she was convicted of first-degree controlled substance...
March 3, 2013 - 2:59pm
February 13, 2013
Three arrested near Alexandria after cocaine, stolen items are found in vehicle
Three suspects were charged with first degree controlled substance crimes after their vehicle was stopped on Interstate 94 near Alexandria Monday night. In addition to stolen property, the men were found in possession of more than 28 grams of crack cocaine concealed in the vehicle's...
February 13, 2013 - 4:48pm
February 8, 2013
Stolen guns, drugs found in bust
Stolen guns and marijuana were turned up in a drug bust in Osakis on January 28. According to the West Central Narcotics Task Force, a search...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
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