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Ready, set, mow! Lawn mowers become battle-tested at fair
Weekend rain strains sewer plant's capacity
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, August 17
Drug conviction earns more than seven years in prison
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Matzo (w/video)
Sports schedule for Friday, August 18
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
Knute Nelson to celebrate Alexandria's seniors
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Habitat for Humanity dedicates two new homes
Photo of the Week
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
hires and promotions
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June 21, 2017
Tuition rising 1 percent at state colleges
ST. PAUL — Tuition will rise by 3.9 percent at state universities and 1 percent at state colleges, including Alexandria Technical and Community College, but a rate freeze will follow in 2018-19. The seven universities on average will charge $7,289 for full-time tuition next...
June 21, 2017 - 7:01pm
May 31, 2017
DNR release: A look at muskies in Minnesota with opener this weekend
Anglers can begin fishing for muskellunge on Saturday, June 3, in Minnesota — a state well known as a muskie fishing destination, according to the Department of Natural Resources. While committed muskie anglers might cast large lures all season and be happy with a small number...
May 31, 2017 - 9:35am
May 22, 2017
Senate slows drive for tougher penalties for genital mutilation
ST. PAUL — In quick order, the Minnesota House approved a measure sponsored by State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, to toughen penalties against parents who submit girls to female genital mutilation, or cutting. But after considering similar quick action, the Minnesota Senate,...
May 22, 2017 - 12:02pm
December 6, 2016
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Firearm hunters looking to hunt spring turkeys during the first two seasons this spring can apply in the lottery now, with a deadline of Friday, Jan. 27, to do so.
December 6, 2016 - 10:36am
February 24, 2016
'We have 40 chances'
Billionaire Investor Warren Buffet's middle son Howard is a farmer and as a farmer he has heard the saying that I, as a fellow farmer, have often heard: We have 40 chances. Howard and his son Howard have written a book entitled 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World. The premise...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 12, 2016
Free Minnesota business guide now available
The 2016 edition of A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota is now available from the Small Business Assistance Office at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) in St. Paul. Now in its 34th edition, the free guide provides a summary of the major...
February 12, 2016 - 12:00am
February 5, 2016
Ten winter health hazards and solutions
By Bob Shaw St. Paul Pioneer Press The top 10 health hazards of the season — as we emerge from a series of below-zero days — go beyond merely feeling cold. In fact, frostbite wasn't even mentioned by doctors who were asked what people should worry about during winter....
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
Worth the wait: Anglers take advantage of beautiful winter days after late ice
Seven-year-old Tristan Angen set the hook and had a fish halfway up to the hole before it got loose on Sunday morning. Not to be deterred, he...
February 3, 2016 - 10:23am
Students participate in regional honor band
Eleven District 206 band students participated in the 2016 Minnesota Band Director's Association NW regional honor band festival on Saturday,...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 20, 2016
Morken: New big game manager enters at important time
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced early this month the hiring of a new point person for perhaps the most high-profile...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
January 15, 2016
State's population up slightly, but changes coming
Minnesota’s population continued a slight uptick in the past year, but thousands continue to leave for other states and the day when senior citizens outnumber students draws close. Immigrants from other countries helped fuel the increase. Minnesota grew somewhat slower than the...
January 15, 2016 - 9:01am
Community forum to cover sex trafficking in Minnesota
The West Central Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force announces two community conversations in January as a part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. These events are open to the public. Community forums and discussions to raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual exploitation...
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
Report highlights senior care drug diversions
Drug diversions in health care facilities accounted for about 20 percent of the 141 substantiated allegations of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of vulnerable adults between July 2013 and June 2014, according to a new Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) report.
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
Minnesota lifts quarantine on all farms with avian influenza
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has lifted the last of the quarantines that were placed on each of the 108 farms infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) this year. All sites have completed cleaning and disinfection of their facilities and have received negative...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
December 21, 2015
Fisherman wins appeal
A Carlos man found guilty of gross overlimit of fish in 2014 filed an appeal with the state of Minnesota Court of Appeals and won. Ronald Wayne Johnson argued that Douglas County District Court erred in concluding that he voluntarily consented to the search of his house and in denying...
December 21, 2015 - 3:42pm