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Changes improve child support services
ATV safety training offered to youth
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After seizure scare, family grateful for diagnosis
From Oman to Alex: Walker steps in as head swim coach
Experience to lean on: Cards welcome back plenty of talent on the gridiron
Boys soccer must replace top offensive threats
Filling in the gaps: Girls soccer adjusting offense from middle up
Talented volleyball returnees has B-E looking up
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Take care of extra zucchini by making noodle dishes
The search is on for Mrs. Douglas County
Aging Mastery Program offered
Class reunions scheduled
Hospice serves more than cancer patients
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
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Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
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
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
IN THE KNOW: Opioids carry serious risk of harm
From the Archives - 1991: Location decided for new library
EDITORIAL: Here's information that landlords, tenants should know
LETTER: Promote healthy foods in schools
LETTER: We need some backbone
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
Women invited to quarterly agriculture seminar
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
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
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Changes improve child support services
Child support is a lifeline for more than 250,000 Minnesota children and their families. Gov. Mark Dayton has declared August Child Support Awareness Month in Minnesota to highlight the importance of child support and recent changes to make the system work better for families. Minnesota...
4 hours 18 min ago
January 15, 2016
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: Beware of intimidation scams
Some criminals will say almost anything to try to scam people, including threatening arrest, lawsuits, imprisonment, or even physical harm. While the scams take several different forms, the goal is the same – to pressure people to pay money or reveal personal or financial information....
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
Burglary charge dismissed
Devon M.J. Pearson, 24, of Alexandria was fined and sentenced July 22 for his involvement in a July 3 burglary. Pearson was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary after police found him inside a foreclosed house on the 700 block of Seventh Avenue East in Alexandria. In...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
August 13, 2014
Cop Talk: Is it legal to drive barefoot in Minnesota?
Is it legal to drive barefoot in Minnesota? This is a question that gets asked often. When looking at Minnesota State Statutes, there is no provision that prohibits a person from driving barefoot. As a result, the short and simple answer is that it is not illegal to drive barefoot. But...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
June 19, 2013
How to assert your legal rights as a consumer
Most companies understand that it is usually beneficial to try to find a solution to a consumer's concerns. Companies don't want unhappy consumers to complain and use a competitor's service or product. Keep in mind the following points when filing a complaint about a product or service...
June 19, 2013 - 12:00am
April 20, 2013
Free legal clinics offered for veterans in region
The St. Cloud Veterans Affairs (VA) and several community partners have teamed together to provide free legal consultation services for veterans. Legal consultations are available for a wide variety of topics, including housing, consumer affairs, child support, employment, and...
April 20, 2013 - 12:15pm
March 24, 2013
Your Legal Rights: Don't throw retirement savings down drain
From the Office of Attorney General Lori Swanson: Financial regulators throughout the United States report an uptick in investment fraud against middle-income Americans who are looking for creative ways to earn interest on their money. An elderly woman withdrew money from her bank...
March 24, 2013 - 11:44am
February 23, 2013
Your Legal Rights: Study shows 1 in 5 have credit report errors
Editor's note: The following is a "Your Legal Rights" column provided by the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. One out of five people have errors on their credit report, according to a new study released on February 11, 2013 by the Federal Trade Commission. Even...
February 23, 2013 - 9:50am
January 20, 2013
Your Legal Rights: When in doubt, don't give it out
Editor's note: The following is a "Your Legal Rights" column provided by the Minnesota Office of Attorney General Lori Swanson. Scams and crooked deals are everywhere today, often where we least expect it. When you're home answering the phone, browsing the Internet, checking the...
January 20, 2013 - 2:44pm
December 12, 2012
From the Bench: Probable cause to stop a motorist
I have often been asked, both when I was a practicing attorney and since being appointed to the bench, what facts justify an officer pulling over a motorist in Minnesota. There are many cases that have addressed this issue, and as you would expect, those cases are very fact specific. In...
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
Ask a trooper: Warnings issued over large vans
Question: I've heard some information about the dangers of a 15-passenger van. I was surprised at some of the information and I believe it is very valuable, so can you please write about it? Some of these vehicles are still being driven. Answer: Yes, even the National Highway Traffic...
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
September 5, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Can you make your coffee while driving to work each morning?
Question: Recently I saw an advertisement of a foreign car promoting that their vehicle is equipped with a coffee maker. With all the focus on distracted driving, what are your thoughts on this? Answer: I did some homework and found the automobile you are speaking of. After doing...
September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
August 29, 2012
Ask a Trooper - When to signal a turn
Question: How far ahead of time are you required to signal a turn and is there a time when drivers can legally turn left on a red light after stopping (like they do on right turns)? Answer: For the first question, Minnesota law requires you to signal at least 100 feet before a turn....
August 29, 2012 - 12:00am
August 24, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Where can campaign signs go?
Question: I've noticed some campaign signs alongside the road and very close to intersections. Is this legal? Answer: Placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is prohibited under Minnesota State Statute 160.27. In addition, campaign...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 22, 2012
Ask a Trooper - What do troopers do about misaligned headlights?
Question: Why does the car with the headlight out get pulled over and is given a fix-it ticket and cars with misaligned headlights (that shine right in your face and almost blind you)are not told correct that with a fix-it ticket? Personally, I would rather meet a one headlight car...
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am