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Winter is back with a vengeance
Law enforcement blotter: March 2, 2015
I-94 lanes close near Clearwater, Hasty; multiple crashes reported
Pet of the Week: Spud
News Briefs: Options for rural ambulance approved
Class A State Wrestling: Prairie Valley's Nibbe, WCA-A-B-E's Nohre both take second
Alexandria girls basketball: Section 8AAA opener postponed to Wednesday
Sports roundup from Saturday, February 28: Section swim, subsection basketball
State wrestling: Coyers place fifth, Hagen sixth
State wrestling: Alex wrestlers' seasons end in consolation round
Music makes us whole
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Super Bowl champ to perform worship concert
Strangers no longer
Photography exhibit to open in Evansville
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
William Bjerkness, 45
Robert Sinotte, 71
Sylvia Haabala, 90
Wilbur Nelson, 93
Shirley Eaton, 79
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
State should not tax business property and family cabins
Food shelf ‘match’ is a myth
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
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On The Street
February 11, 2015
Crashes claim 13 lives in Minnesota since start of month
It’s been a deadly start to the month on Minnesota roads. Thirteen people have died since February 1, according to preliminary statistics from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. The disappointing news follows one of the safest months on Minnesota...
news / state
February 11, 2015 - 11:16am
Gathering at State Capitol to honor fallen firefighters
Thousands of Minnesotans, including families of firefighters who died in the line of duty, firefighters from around the state, community leaders, Governor Mark Dayton and the public will gather at the Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial on Sunday, September 29 from 2 to 3:30 p.m....
news / state
September 11, 2013 - 9:03am
August 24, 2013
Department of Human Services expands role of MNsure in-person assisters
The Minnesota Department of Human Services says that in-person assistance will be available to help MinnesotaCare enrollees get low-cost or free health care coverage through MNsure's In-Person Assister program. In-Person Assisters are community organizations and individuals trained...
August 24, 2013 - 3:22pm
August 6, 2013
Driver clocked at 148 mph caught in speeding crackdown
Law enforcement cited 17,415 motorists for driving at illegal and unsafe speeds during a statewide speed enforcement campaign, July 6-21, according to preliminary reports from 328 law enforcement agencies. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety coordinated...
August 6, 2013 - 10:36am
July 11, 2013
Minnesota exports post 10th straight quarter of record growth
ST. PAUL - Minnesota exports of agricultural, mining and manufactured products reached $4.9 billion in the first quarter of 2013, the state's 10th consecutive quarter of record export growth, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic...
July 11, 2013 - 8:20am
July 7, 2013
Ouch! Disability cases in Minnesota up 50 percent in decade
ST.PAUL -- It's the other Social Security train wreck that you rarely hear about, and it's projected to go into the red a lot sooner than the other one -- 2016. Supported by deductions from workers' paychecks, the Social Security Disabilityprogram continues to move on schedule toward...
July 7, 2013 - 9:29am
July 6, 2013
Minnesota takes next steps for people with disabilities
A subcabinet of state agency commissioners working to develop the next generation of opportunities for people with disabilities is seeking input throughout Minnesota this summer. Beginning July 9, the subcabinet will hold listening sessions in St. Paul, Moorhead, Duluth and Rochester...
July 6, 2013 - 12:16pm
June 29, 2013
Survey: Business services firms optimistic about economy
Seventy-seven percent of Minnesota firms that specialize in business services are optimistic about the outlook for the state economy, saying they anticipate their sales revenue to grow or remain stable in the coming year, according to a survey by the Minnesota Department of Employment...
business / news
June 29, 2013 - 9:08am
June 22, 2013
State economy among country's fastest-growing
Minnesota has one of the fastest-growing economies in the country, according to a study by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The U.S. Commerce Department bureau said Minnesota tied California for fifth place in growth of gross domestic product (GDP) last year, based on data...
June 22, 2013 - 2:30pm
June 3, 2013
Six traffic deaths in one day reported on state roads
Minnesota traffic deaths in 2013 continue to climb following a wave of six traffic deaths within a time period of just over 24 hours, Friday through Saturday, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. To date, 122 people have lost their...
June 3, 2013 - 2:34pm
June 1, 2013
Report ranks Minnesota as healthiest state for seniors
A report released this week recognizes the direction Minnesota has moved over many years to support older citizens' access to health care services and long-term services and supports, Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson said. The ranking of Minnesota as the healthiest state...
June 1, 2013 - 4:23pm
May 30, 2013
Due date for property tax payments extended for resorts, seasonal businesses
With the unexpected late arrival of spring, resorts and other seasonal business owners have an additional two weeks to pay their first-half property taxes. Due to legislation signed into law this session, commercial property owners who have been affected by the slow start to the...
May 30, 2013 - 10:45am
Commerce Department exposes fraudulent timeshare schemes
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has uncovered 11 unlicensed sham companies targeting timeshare owners falsely claiming to be able to sell or rent their properties and scamming them into paying thousands of dollars in transaction costs that never result in a sale or rental of...
May 30, 2013 - 8:41am
May 28, 2013
Holiday weekend recap: At least four killed in Minnesota crashes; 360 arrested for DWI
ST. PAUL -- Preliminary crash reports indicate at least four people were killed in traffic crashes during the Memorial Day weekend, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. Two of the three vehicle occupants killed were not buckled up. Approximately...
May 28, 2013 - 2:11pm