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Taking the plunge for Special Olympics (updated with more video)
Story to highlight building activity in Alexandria
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Warning/Watch and Winter Weather Advisory
Law enforcement blotter: February 27 - March 1, 2015
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Watch Monday Night and Tuesday
Class A State Wrestling: Prairie Valley's Nibbe, WCA-A-B-E's Nohre both take second
Sports roundup from Saturday, February 28: Section swim, subsection basketball
State wrestling: Coyers place fifth, Hagen sixth
State wrestling: Alex wrestlers' seasons end in consolation round
Girls basketball: Focus shifts to playoffs after Cards wrap up share of CLC title
Music makes us whole
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Super Bowl champ to perform worship concert
Strangers no longer
Photography exhibit to open in Evansville
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
Robert Sinotte, 71
William Bjerkness, 45
Sylvia Haabala, 90
Wilbur Nelson, 93
Shirley Eaton, 79
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
State should not tax business property and family cabins
Food shelf ‘match’ is a myth
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
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
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
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
news / state
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
December 8, 2011
Group opposing expansion of gambling meets in Fergus Falls
Citizens Against Gambling Expansion (CAGE) held a meeting for supporters in Fergus Falls on November 30 to discuss the negative impacts of expanding gambling in Minnesota. Supporters attended the meeting where the CAGE executive director Jake Grassel gave an update on legislation...
news / region
December 8, 2011 - 9:56am
May 5, 2011
Racino bill lacks votes, but could provide session end game
ST. PAUL -- Some present the controversial plan to add casinos to the state's two horse-racing tracks as a rural vs. urban issue. Others say they like the idea of giving the state more money, but do not want to expand gambling. It is an issue that has been around the Minnesota Legislature...
May 5, 2011 - 2:52pm
April 27, 2011
Casino supporters rally against more gambling
April 27, 2011 - 10:12am
March 22, 2011
From racino to unions, Legislature in budget race
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature is racing toward a self-imposed Friday budget deadline amid protesters fearing Wisconsin-type anti-union laws, Republicans bucking their party chairman by proposing racinos and key lawmakers saying their budget plans will not be finished by Friday. "Welcome...
March 22, 2011 - 8:37am
May 13, 2010
Powerball ticket worth $200,000 sold in Fargo; $200,000 prize from Jan. 9 drawing still unclaimed
FARGO - Someone who bought a Powerball ticket at the Northport Hornbacher's store in Fargo is $200,000 richer after Wednesday's lottery drawing, and another $200,000 ticket sold here in January has yet to be claimed. The winning ticket in Wednesday's drawing matched all five white...
news / region
May 13, 2010 - 2:04pm
February 23, 2010
Racino efforts race into Capitol
ST. PAUL -- Lack of money may convince Minnesota legislators to back the long-proposed, often-failed racino concept this year, supporters of the concept say. "We think there are some legs to this legislation," Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, said Tuesday in announcing a bill to allow...
government / news
February 23, 2010 - 10:52am
Woman's lucky 7s add up to $7,777 prize
An Alexandria woman won $7,777 playing the Minnesota Lottery's "Red Hot Cherry 7s" scratch-off game. Janice Freitag claimed the prize on May 14. She purchased the winning ticket at Pete's County Market in Alexandria. Lottery players must be 18 years of age or older. Players are...
May 23, 2009 - 9:34am