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Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
At funeral of Watkins girl, mourners try to cope with 'evil act'
Body found in Park Rapids lake; crash victim identified
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 23, 2016
New well policy draws overflow crowd at council meeting
A public hearing to get feedback on proposed changes to Alexandria's private well policy packed City Hall Monday night. Eight people spoke during...
August 23, 2016 - 12:09am
August 19, 2016
County gives restaurant more time to pay taxes
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to give the owners of an Alexandria restaurant five years to pay off taxes they owe...
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
August 3, 2016
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's minimum wage rises Aug. 1 and several new laws will hit the books. The state's large employers must pay at least $9.50...
August 3, 2016 - 12:00am
July 1, 2016
How will Clinton-Trump race affect state elections?
The big question politicos discuss these days is how a Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump presidential race would affect races such as for the state Legislature. The answer, of course, is that nobody knows, especially given the fact that the two are pretty unpopular. On Minnesota Public...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
By Lee H. Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress, Indiana University It's so easy in a presidential election year to forget that our system is not about a single person. This year especially, when the dynamics of the presidential contest have dominated news coverage so thoroughly,...
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
June 22, 2016
LETTER: Legislative session ended in chaos
To the editor: After years of Minnesota leading the nation in anti-smoking efforts, Republicans slipped a provision into the tax bill providing a tax cut for people who buy cigarettes. Republicans also included a provision to end a sales tax exemption for the Minnesota High School...
June 22, 2016 - 12:00am
June 17, 2016
LETTER: Waiting for governor's call
To the editor: Gov. Dayton should call a special session and complete the very work that was agreed upon in a compromised $990 million bonding bill that included much needed $700 million in roads and bridges funding. This much needed funding was derailed by the Senate metro Democrats...
June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
LETTER: Brazen attempt to save money
To the editor: How benevolent of our state politicians to formulate the "innovative approach" to house the elderly, disabled and those end of life victims! If any politician finds this as cost effective or a good thing, then I have a question for these politicians: Would you see your...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Westrom supports new voting technology
State Senator Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, recently showed how new technology may expand voting accessibility for all Minnesotans. While voting...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
Six file for two seats on Douglas County Board
Four candidates filed for Douglas County Commissioner District 1. They are Keith Englund, Richard Gulbranson, Terry Aasness and Dan Diedrich. The filing period opened May 17 and closed May 31. Long-time District 1 incumbent Jerry Johnson announced in March that he would not seek re-election....
June 1, 2016 - 12:08pm
LETTER: Minnesota Senate unanimously supports human rights
To the editor: Something amazing happened last Friday: The Minnesota Senate unanimously passed SF2090. SF2090 is a “resolution expressing concern over persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned, forced organ harvesting from nonconsenting prisoners of conscience,...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
LETTER: Transportation and infrastructure left to deteriorate
To the editor: With a $900 million surplus and two years of promises to take care of a core government responsibility of repairing roads and bridges, the Legislature once again failed to reach agreement on a compromise plan to fund transportation. This leaves Minnesotans with deteriorating...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 25, 2016
Session has messy ending
The Minnesota Legislature has built a reputation for chaotic endings, followed by a special session to pass what lawmakers left undone in their allotted time. Sunday’s midnight deadline continued legislators’ chaos tradition, but the question is whether Gov. Mark Dayton will call...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
May 23, 2016
Transportation, bonding fail at end of Minnesota Legislature
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators came to St. Paul with hopes to pass a good many bills, but they failed to approve two major issues, transportation and public works funding, by a midnight Sunday deadline. The House hurriedly passed the combined measure...
May 23, 2016 - 2:48pm
Here are chaotic last minutes of Legislature
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Shouts, desperate attempts to make last-minute changes and general chaos ended late Sunday attempts to increase Minnesota transportation and public works funding. Minnesota lawmakers failed to hit their midnight target to pass the measure,...
May 23, 2016 - 2:42pm