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Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, February 16 through Monday, February 19
Central Minn. teacher plans walkout over gun violence as part of national movement
Police, parents search for missing Red Lake woman
County hires first HR director
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
Sports Schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 20
Gymnastics: Alexandria takes third in section meet
Wrestling: Cardinals fall in the first round of section tournament
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria goes undefeated on the road
Girls hockey: Cardinals seeded fourth in Class A state tournament
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Wayne & Berdeen Benson
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Outdoor briefs: Pheasants Forever banquet set for Feb. 24
Ryan L. Beers
David "Dave" R. Collins
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
Dorothy M. Weaver
OUR TURN: It's not easy, but it's pretty simple
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
Estate planning seminar on Tuesday
hires and promotions
on the street
January 17, 2018
Evansville man appeals deportation ruling
Julio Estrada Escobar, an illegal immigrant who made a home with his family in Evansville, is appealing a judge's ruling that he be sent back...
January 17, 2018 - 4:13pm
December 13, 2017
Judge orders Evansville man to be deported
As the judge read his verdict, the sounds of sobbing grew louder and louder in the small federal courtroom. With tears streaming down her face,...
December 13, 2017 - 8:46pm
December 8, 2017
Somali refugee aims to help Minnesotans better understand their plight
BRAINERD, Minn.—Somalis in Minnesota often find themselves misunderstood, but one young refugee hopes to help change that.
December 8, 2017 - 9:57am
December 5, 2017
'It tears this community apart': Concerns raised over Minn. councilman's anti-immigrant Facebook activity
WILLMAR — Both detractors and supporters of Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson spoke Monday night during the Willmar City Council...
December 5, 2017 - 9:02am
November 10, 2017
Evansville man makes his case to stay in U.S.
Wearing tan pants and a dark colored sweatshirt with shackles on his hands and feet, a teary-eyed Julio Estrada Escobar admitted that he's made...
November 10, 2017 - 6:58am
October 27, 2017
Evansville immigration case one of thousands in Minnesota
As Julio Estrada Escobar sits in custody awaiting a ruling of his immigration status, there are more than 6,000 other immigration cases pending in Minnesota in the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the court system for illegal immigrants. Jason Nielson, a partner at Igbanugo...
October 27, 2017 - 1:53pm
October 25, 2017
Immigration issues and answers
Do you know the difference between a green card, which is officially known as a Permanent Resident Card, and a visa? How does marriage affect...
October 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
Evansville farm worker facing possible deportation remains in custody
Julio Estrada Escobar, a farm worker in Evansville who fled — illegally — from Guatemala to the United States, will remain in custody...
October 25, 2017 - 5:41am
October 20, 2017
From Guatemala to Evansville: Man facing possible deportation started a family in Minnesota
Julio Estrada Escobar was born and raised in Guatemala. But in 2001, at the age of 18, he fled to the United States — illegally —...
October 20, 2017 - 9:08am
October 18, 2017
Evansville farm worker faces possible deportation to Guatemala
Nancy Estrada was on the phone talking to her husband, Julio Estrada Escobar, when he told her, "I just got pulled over. This is it." Julio...
October 18, 2017 - 5:22am
September 11, 2017
Minnesota joins other states in lawsuit to keep childhood immigrant program
ST. PAUL—Minnesota and other states on Monday filed suit against the federal government, claiming the proposed end of the DACA program that...
September 11, 2017 - 5:58pm
May 1, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers move on budget, House shows bonding bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislative negotiators powered through most of their proposed $46 billion, two-year budget Monday, May 1, afternoon and...
May 1, 2017 - 6:31pm
March 3, 2017
LETTER: Support immigration laws
To the editor: In recent years, some cities, including the Twin Cities, have taken it upon themselves to become so-called "sanctuary cities" for illegal immigrants. That is to say, they refuse to enforce the immigration laws of our nation.
March 3, 2017 - 8:00am
February 1, 2017
March supporting immigrants planned
A march in support of immigrants and in opposition to the travel restrictions ordered by the Trump administration is planned in Alexandria. Anyone interested is asked to convene at the Big Ole statue in Central Park on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 5:30 p.m. The march will proceed to the...
February 1, 2017 - 7:00am
January 30, 2017
Travel ban reaches Minnesota as Trump order brings confusion
ST. PAUL—They were words a Muslim American certainly did not want to hear: "We deported your wife and kids." A few hours later, the message...
January 30, 2017 - 6:00pm