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Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Feb. 23
Former state senator to lead rural Minnesota advocacy group
Open for comment: water quality report for Long Prairie River watershed
For the Record - Feb. 24, 2017
From a mess to success
Boys Basketball: Alex dominates in DL
Boys Basketball: Minnewaska can't keep up with ACGC, falls 68-55
Boys Basketball: Osakis falls to Holdingford by 10
Girls Basketball: Five Panthers enter double digits in win
Girls Basketball: Chargers show improvement with big win over Hancock
Set a goal, make a plan and save
Philippine women to lead message on World Day of Prayer
Zion Lutheran to host Church and State conference
Do members of congress pay into Social Security?
Acoustic Sound heads up EAC's First Friday Concert
Births - Feb. 24, 2017
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Curtis G. Olson
Steven James Velde
Mary A. L. Swenson
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
IT'S OUR TURN: The great puppy adventure
LETTER: Stop the land grab
LETTER: Snow angels are helping elderly
EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
LETTER: School board should reconsider
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
Ollie's Service named Dealer of the Year
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
hires and promotions
On The Street
February 9, 2017
Push for legalizing recreational marijuana hits Minnesota House
ST. PAUL — Legalizing recreational marijuana would fall into the hands of voters if a proposal by State Rep. Jason Metsa, DFL-Virginia,...
February 9, 2017 - 9:07pm
March 4, 2016
More pot plants found in Glenwood
Authorities found a marijuana growing operation in Glenwood on Feb. 26 that’s connected to a Feb. 24 pot bust in Garfield that led to the arrest...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
Pot farm busted in Garfield
A 29-year-old man faces four felony charges involving the attempted manufacturing or selling of marijuana after authorities uncovered a pot growing...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
March 1, 2016
Pot plants found in Glenwood are connected to Garfield case
Authorities found a marijuana growing operation in Glenwood on Feb. 26 that's connected with a Feb. 24 pot bust in Garfield that led to the arrest of Ronald Lee Hott, 29. Investigators seized 85 marijuana plants as well as packaged marijuana after obtaining a warrant to search a residence...
March 1, 2016 - 2:36pm
February 26, 2016
UPDATE: Suspect faces four felonies after pot farm is found in Garfield
A 29-year-old Minneapolis man faces four felony charges involving the attempted manufacturing and selling of marijuana after authorities uncovered...
February 26, 2016 - 3:44pm
January 1, 2016
Highs and lows define first 6 months of Minnesota’s medical cannabis program
By Robb Jeffries, Forum News Service The first six months of medical marijuana in Minnesota have been a mix of ups and downs, stakeholders said this week. The rollout of the program since July 1 has largely been successful for Minnesota Medical Solutions and LeafLine Labs, but a lot...
January 1, 2016 - 8:08am
December 20, 2015
New marijuana strain could slash medical cannabis costs
By Robb Jeffries, Forum News Service A new strain of marijuana plant could slash costs for medical cannabis users in Minnesota. Minnesota Medical...
December 20, 2015 - 1:00pm
December 18, 2015
Ingebrigtsen opposes medical marijuana move
State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, was disappointed with recent developments in Minnesota’s medical marijuana laws. On Dec. 2, Governor Mark Dayton, through the Commissioner of Health Ed Ehlinger, approved the use of medical cannabis for intractable pain. While this...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
May 15, 2015
Do Alexandria teens use drugs?
Survey reveals ‘above average’ use here
May 15, 2015 - 12:00am
Could hemp lead to legal marijuana?
Senator Ingebrigtsen fears it could
April 15, 2015 - 12:00am
Lawmakers reach medical marijuana deal
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Minnesota patients with some severe medical conditions likely will be able to use medical marijuana for relief next year. State House and Senate votes are planned Friday on a compromise announced Thursday afternoon. Supporters expect...
May 15, 2014 - 2:41pm
April 25, 2014
Medical marijuana bill advanced by Minnesota Senate panel
By Christopher Snowbeck, St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL -- A state Senate committee advanced a bill to legalize medical marijuana on a 7-3 vote Friday morning. The legislation next will be taken up by a rules committee in the Senate next week, said Sen. Scott Dibble, D-Minneapolis....
April 25, 2014 - 11:38am
March 19, 2014
Third killer should not be legalized
To the editor: Thank you to the Echo Press for the prescriptive and compassionate editorial published March 5 titled: “The very real consequences of drug use.” As your former sheriff, I am sorry for the tragedy of two lives lost to drug addiction and the sorrow their families...
March 19, 2014 - 12:00am
August 20, 2013
Can you get arrested after smoking marijuana and driving?
Editor's note: The following is an "Ask a Trooper" column provided by Sergeant Jesse Grabow. Question: What are the real facts on marijuana, and can you be arrested for driving after smoking it? How bad is it really? I know some people want to legalize it to tax it and for medicinal...
August 20, 2013 - 3:26pm
June 1, 2013
Alexandria music store owner's pot package intercepted by police
They're doing it in Colorado, why not Alexandria? Darcell Antony Danzeisen, 30, of Alexandria is charged with possession of a controlled substance...
June 1, 2013 - 5:07pm