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Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, June 28
Work on new Miltona playground starts
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, June 27
A big, busy weekend
Concerned citizens organize to stop B-E school vote
Legion baseball: Bemidji sweeps Alexandria in doubleheader
Sports schedule for Thursday, June 29
Modahl, Kerr win Geneva Member Guest Tournament
Sports schedule for Wednesday, June 28
Lakes Area Snowmen heading toward finish line after weekend tie
End of the trail
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Osakis church holds community supper
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Morken: Worth the casts in Canada
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Lloyd Darrell Nigg
Oscar Frederick Mantick
Florence G. Fruth
James "JJ" Wilcox
1967: Alexandria Telephone adds two switchboard jobs
Guest editorial: Beware of those trying to deepen the divide
Making space for student creativity
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Republicans need to find new economic theory
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
On the Street
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
hires and promotions
On The Street
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