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Man found dead in Big Kandiyohi Lake
Remembering those with us in spirit w/ videos
It's time to chase their dreams
BHS yearbook adviser on paid leave
Remembering the uncle he never met
Softball: Hardy cruises as Cards get second straight playoff shutout
Viking Speedway: Shaw wins nice payday, Miltona's Hellerman takes her first feature
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Courthouse concert features bluegrass
Still duty bound: Inspiration Peak Legion conducts military honors
Memorial Day events
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Learn about easy-to-grow veggies
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Timothy D. Claussen
Kathleen Rose Kaar
It's Our Turn: Sharing a strong bond – recovery
Letter: March for Truth in Glenwood
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
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Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
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May 26, 2017
Education funding up, but union urges veto
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature approved nearly half a billion dollars in new public school funding late Thursday. So why is the teachers union calling for its veto? Policy changes included in the $18.8 billion education spending plan give school leaders new flexibility...
May 26, 2017 - 9:01pm
May 23, 2017
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
Minnesota legislators blasted past their midnight deadline Monday, May 22, to get their work done — but will come back immediately to finish...
May 23, 2017 - 4:41am
May 22, 2017
As hours tick down, Minnesota budget work continues, but special session may be needed
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature is dragging its feet toward a mandatory midnight adjournment of the regular session Monday with much of...
May 22, 2017 - 2:55pm
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
May 21, 2017
Demands fall, final budget nears
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are dragging themselves toward their Monday finish line, making what Lt. Gov. Tina Smith called "slow, steady progress" on completing a two-year $46 billion state budget. To get it done, Democrats will have to let go of some of their demands for...
May 21, 2017 - 9:46pm
May 17, 2017
Minnesota House rejects $800 million bonding bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislation funding public works projects ranging from repairing college roofs to helping cities build water treatment...
May 17, 2017 - 10:41pm
May 15, 2017
Lawmakers hope teacher licensing changes enough to win Gov. Dayton's support
ST. PAUL—Members of a joint House and Senate committee made some last-minute changes Monday to a bill overhauling how Minnesota licenses educators in hopes it's enough of a compromise to win the signature of Gov. Mark Dayton. "I think if the governor does not sign this he doesn't...
May 15, 2017 - 9:08pm
April 13, 2017
Mental health beds at risk in budget plan
A top Minnesota official has been traveling across the state this week to discuss the rural mental health crisis — and to decry proposed...
April 13, 2017 - 5:04pm
April 3, 2017
Minnesota House OKs teacher licensing overhaul
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Legislature is moving ahead with what many agree is a long overdue overhaul of the way the state licenses educators....
April 3, 2017 - 9:57pm
March 30, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
ST. PAUL—Minnesota, like most states, is facing an opioid crisis. In 2016, Minnesota had a 20 percent increase over 2015 in opioid-related deaths. Hennepin County alone saw a 36 percent increase. To fully understand the rising rates of death, overdose and abuse, it's important...
March 30, 2017 - 10:02am
March 21, 2017
Minnesota House Republicans detail $6 billion transportation plan
ST. PAUL—The debate over transportation funding — and the hard divide on solutions — is back at the Minnesota Capitol. On Tuesday,...
March 21, 2017 - 10:35pm
March 8, 2017
DNR commissioner: Minnesota parks need boost from users, taxpayers
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking for modest fee and general fund increases for the state parks and trails...
March 8, 2017 - 6:45pm
March 2, 2017
Bring on the champagne, Sunday liquor sales passes in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Champagne corks could soon be popping — a bill repealing Minnesota's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor store sales is headed...
March 2, 2017 - 8:55pm
January 21, 2017
Minnesota leaders look for ways to reduce health insurance premiums and 'reinsurance' may help
WOODBURY, Minn.—Melody Camp describes her son Bryant as a "normal kid," but the 16-year-old Woodbury student also has "a lot of things...
January 21, 2017 - 4:04pm
January 19, 2017
Minnesota House passes $300 million in health insurance premium relief for 120,000
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s top leaders seem on the brink of a deal to bring health insurance premium relief to as many as 120,000 Minnesotans....
January 19, 2017 - 10:30pm