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Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, April 27
'I can still see his face:' Man recalls Exercise Tiger, a tragic rehearsal for D-Day.
B-E pushing for August vote on school building
Gays, lesbians rally at Capitol; Alexandria event on May 4
Tanner's Team backing Moldens, other families facing serious illness
Snowmen look to round out roster for inaugural season
Local curling team records rare eight-ender
Sports schedule for Friday, April 28
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Story of 1900s seamstress to be performed at ATCC
Alexandria's Beth Hill publishes first novel
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 29, 2017
Dog sniffs out marijuana on I-94 near Alexandria
A police dog sniffed out drugs in a vehicle on Interstate 94 that led to the arrest of two men for allegedly transporting 120 pounds of marijuana...
March 29, 2017 - 5:39pm
February 27, 2017
After murder-suicide, Minn. man faces child neglect, obstruction charges
LITCHFIELD, Minn. — A Grove City man is facing five charges, including child neglect and obstruction, for behavior before and after the murder-suicide...
February 27, 2017 - 3:44pm
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