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County out to find source of Lake Ida problems
8 hours 18 min ago
Julio Estrada Escobar of Evansville works on a farm owned by Tim and Naomi Anderson of Evansville. He's worked for them since 2013. He is currently waiting to find out if he will be deported back to his home country of Guatemala. (Contributed)
From Guatemala to Evansville: Man facing possible deportation started a family in Minnesota
11 hours 18 min ago
October 19, 2017
Douglas County is considering a new election device, the Poll Pad, that could reduce wait time in lines at the polls, as well as save taxpayer dollars and reduce the number of election judges. (Contributed)
Douglas County exploring system to speed up voting
October 19, 2017 - 8:53am
October 18, 2017
Feds: Minnesotans don't need new ID for a year
October 18, 2017 - 2:41pm
Nancy Estrada (middle) of Evansville, sits with her and her husband's employers, Tim and Naomi Anderson, also of Evansville, at their dining room table last week. The three were discussing letters being written in support of Nancy's husband, Julio Estrada Escobar, who is currently being detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office for reportedly being in the United States illegally. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Evansville farm worker faces possible deportation to Guatemala
October 18, 2017 - 5:22am
October 11, 2017
A panel of legislators including Rep. Jeff Backer, Rep. Paul Anderson, Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen and Sen. Torrey Westrom attended the 7th annual “Day at Home” mental health advocacy event Friday, Oct. 6, at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Jackie Anderson, a staff member from U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson’s office, was also on the panel. (Contributed)
Personal stories shaping mental health policy
October 11, 2017 - 5:15pm
Hank Wessel, who has been a bus driver for Alexandria School District 206 since 2001, drives through the newly opened roundabout at the intersection of County Roads 23 and 46 at least twice a day. He feels it has improved safety at that intersection. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press) play button
Loving the roundabout
October 11, 2017 - 2:08pm
October 9, 2017
MNsure Executive Allison O'Toole. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MNSure CEO sys reinsurance is 'short-term fix'
October 9, 2017 - 9:23pm
October 6, 2017
After receiving complaints about the rumble strips on County Road 8, near the intersection with County Road 40 west of Alexandria, the Douglas County Commissioners are looking other options. This intersection has been the site of numerous crashes, which is why the strips were put in in the first place. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Grumbles over rumble strips in Douglas County
October 6, 2017 - 11:32am
October 5, 2017
Executive Director John Jaschke of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources announces Thursday, Oct.5, 2017, that 94 percent of farmers required to meet a Nov. 1 deadline to install buffers already have done so. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Many farmers comply with controversial buffer law
October 5, 2017 - 5:29pm
October 4, 2017
Ted McKinney, who in 2017 President Donald Trump nominated to be top U.S.Department of Agriculture trade official.
Minnesotans headed to USDA
October 4, 2017 - 4:49pm
October 2, 2017
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announces individual health insurance policy rates on Monday, Oct. 2, 2018. Many rates will fall slightly for 2018, but Minnesotans who receive state discounts this year will pay more. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Individual health insurance news better than a year ago
October 2, 2017 - 7:11pm
The Minnesota Sex Offender Program facility at Moose Lake, Minn. (Forum News Service file photo)
US high court leaves Minnesota sex offender program running
October 2, 2017 - 5:17pm
September 27, 2017
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Minn. State board has failed to report multiple teacher sex abuse incidents, report finds
September 27, 2017 - 2:09pm
September 25, 2017
Minnesotans in wheel chairs and others who support federal Medicaid funds listen to Lt. Gov. Tina Smith talk about the importance of the money, known in Minnesota as Medical Assistance, on Monday, Sept. 25, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesotans seek Medicaid to continue
September 25, 2017 - 3:43pm