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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
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
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
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
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
December 18, 2015
Is your company the best in Minnesota?
Do you think you work for the best company in Minnesota? Then here's your chance to nominate it for Minnesota Business magazine's 2016 100 Best Companies to Work For. Nominations must be received by Thursday, Dec.
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
December 9, 2015
Minnesota lifts ban on poultry exhibitions
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has lifted the ban placed on poultry exhibitions and other gatherings of birds, effective Dec. 1. Birds will be permitted at fairs, swap meets, exotic sales, petting zoos and other events where birds are gathered or commingled. The directive...
December 9, 2015 - 12:00am
December 4, 2015
Minnesota Women of Today coming to Alexandria
Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer in your community or would you like to meet new people and develop new friendships? Are you interested in broadening your leadership skills? The Minnesota Women of Today is coming to Alexandria, and membership is open to all women...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
New job application system to launch Dec. 8
The state of Minnesota will launch a new job application system on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am