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Alexandria celebrates in the streets
Meeting to address help for those with autism
Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control
So you think you can dance? It may not be legal under current city ordinance
As storms roll in, so does help for cleaning up
Legion Baseball: Rain delays Alex-Moorhead game until Saturday morning
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 9, 2017
Minnesota legislators consider regulating daily fantasy sports playing
ST. PAUL—Thousands of Minnesotans play daily fantasy sports, but it is not clear whether the activity is legal. Bills in the Minnesota...
March 9, 2017 - 6:28pm
February 13, 2017
Alex Tech to hold graduation at RCC
The Alexandria Technical and Community College received a special event permit from the Alexandria City Council to hold its commencement at the Runestone Community Center on May 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. This will mark the third straight year the event will take place at the RCC. As in...
February 13, 2017 - 10:55pm
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 11, 2016
Crackdown uncovers illegal sports betting pool
By Forum News Service ST. PAUL — A regulatory crackdown across Minnesota uncovered an illegal sports betting pool in Austin and two other alcohol-related fines in Marshall. The state’s Department of Public Safety said that its Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division and the...
November 11, 2016 - 9:48am
August 22, 2016
Woman sentenced for stealing $1.7 million from employer, most gambled away
MINNEAPOLIS—A Bird Island woman who has served as a caregiver to her two grandchildren and described as honest and giving to others will serve 42 months in federal prison for stealing $1.7 million from her former employer.
August 22, 2016 - 5:24pm
March 2, 2016
LETTER: Regulate fantasy sports betting in Minnesota
To the editor: Have you heard of the newly-proposed bill that is focused on fantasy sports betting-gambling websites for Minnesota? If not, it is a bill that will be proposed on March 8, 2016. It will be proposed by Rep. Joe Atkins. I want to let people know that my uncle, let’s...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
January 14, 2016
Biggest Powerball ever has a winner
By Barbara Goldberg / Reuters Media A winning ticket for the biggest-ever $1.59 billion Powerball lottery jackpot was sold in California, state...
January 14, 2016 - 8:00am
November 4, 2015
New casino in Otter Tail County?
The White Earth Nation said September 25 that it plans to build a casino on the shore of Star Lake in Otter Tail County, though not all residents in the out-of-the-way neighborhood are excited by the news. The proposed site for the casino is near County Highway 41 on the west side...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
January 15, 2014
State’s problem gambling website earns national award
GetGamblingHelp.com, a website sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Service (DHS) to provide information and resources to people facing a compulsive gambling issue, received the National Council on Problem Gambling’s award for Best Problem Gambling-Related Website. “We...
January 15, 2014 - 8:47am
Speaker to discuss struggles with gambling
Celebrate Recovery in Alexandria will feature Greg M. on Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Alexandria Covenant Church. The event is free and open to the public. He will speak on his struggles with compulsive gambling, time spent in federal prison as a consequence of his actions, and...
March 15, 2013 - 12:00am
January 23, 2013
Local bars excited over electronic bingo
Owners and managers of local bars with electronic pulltabs say that the games are slowly catching on, but they're more excited about electronic...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
E-pulltab, bingo games will pay off, say supporters
ST. PAUL -- Genny Hinnenkamp travels the Duluth area, picking up proceeds from pulltab games, with profits destined for the charity she represents...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
September 28, 2012
Will video kill the pull-tab games?
There are more than 1,200 active lawful gambling organizations in Minnesota.
September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
July 27, 2012
Electronic gambling ready, but charities may go slow
July 27, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
Applications sought for Problem Gambling Advisory Committee
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking applications for membership on the Problem Gambling Advisory Committee. Each of the 15 members of the committee is appointed to a two-year term by the commissioner of DHS; members can serve a maximum of six years. The application...
July 3, 2012 - 12:07pm