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Henning man dies after crash in Otter Tail County
History comes alive at Runestone Museum
One transported after minor injuries in crash near Miltona
Council considers ban on e-cigarettes
Douglas County offers free water checks
Legion Baseball: Morris shuts down Osakis offense
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Boys Basketball: Hintermeister set for head coaching job
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
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
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Gary Kermit Backlund
Lee Edward Hutchins
Orville Arnold Botner
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
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??
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
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
hires and promotions
On The Street
May 18, 2013
Public invited to comment on state's 20-year transportation plan
The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public and transportation stakeholders to learn about the upcoming draft of the Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan. MnSHIP connects the Minnesota GO 50-year Vision and policies established in the Statewide Multimodal...
May 18, 2013 - 4:18pm
May 16, 2013
State to auction off cars, trucks, boats and more this Saturday
The State of Minnesota will auction approximately 120 cars and trucks, boat-motor-trailer packages, AWD and Cues trailers, Jacobsen and Ferris riding mowers (golf course), grounds maintenance equipment, metal working equipment, toppers and pickup boxes, and more on Saturday, May 18...
May 16, 2013 - 7:12am
April 30, 2013
State Patrol honors heroic citizens
One Minnesotan's quick thinking to prevent an out-of-control vehicle from causing a potential crash, and three brave citizens who fought through flames to free an elderly passenger before the vehicle she was in burned to the frame were among those honored today by the Minnesota State...
April 30, 2013 - 7:29am
April 23, 2013
Report shows HIV/AIDS cases increased slightly in 2012
A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows nearly an 8 percent increase in HIV infections with 315 cases reported in 2012 compared to 292 HIV cases reported in 2011. A cumulative total of 10,112 HIV/AIDS cases have been reported since MDH began tracking AIDS...
April 23, 2013 - 10:51am
April 18, 2013
State's jobless rate drops slightly in March
The Minnesota unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted 5.4 percent, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The state lost 5,200 jobs during the month, and job growth in February...
April 18, 2013 - 11:07am
Download the Minnesota FFA Convention App
The 84th Minnesota FFA Convention will be held April 28-30 at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. This annual meeting draws over 3,200 FFA members, advisors and guests from across the state. New to convention this year is the Minnesota FFA State Convention app for smart phones...
April 18, 2013 - 11:03am
April 8, 2013
This past weekend was deadliest of year for crashes in state; eight killed
At least eight people were killed on Minnesota roads this past weekend, April 6 through early Monday morning, April 8, making it the deadliest weekend of the year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). The eight deaths include five on Sunday, the deadliest...
April 8, 2013 - 11:49am
April 7, 2013
Infant deaths in child care down, DHS report shows
Action taken by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, providers, and local partners to address a dramatic increase in the deaths of infants in child care has helped to stall the alarming trend, according to the 2012 annual report on licensing activities by the DHS Office of...
April 7, 2013 - 10:19am
April 1, 2013
New study released about city-owned liquor stores
State Auditor Rebecca Otto today released the 2011 Analysis of Municipal Liquor Store Operations.
April 1, 2013 - 9:10am
March 25, 2013
Deadline nears for seasonal, monthly camping reservations at Minnesota state parks
The deadline is approaching to reserve a campsite for seasonal or monthly camping at Minnesota state parks. Reservations are due Friday, April 5, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). At a limited number of state park campsites, visitors can stay for a whole month...
March 25, 2013 - 7:43am
March 21, 2013
Interested in serving on new health insurance exchange? Apply now
Governor Mark Dayton announced today that the board for MNSure, Minnesota's health insurance exchange, will be appointed. MNSure is a new marketplace where Minnesota individuals, families and small employers can get quality, affordable health insurance and access tax credits or assistance...
March 21, 2013 - 9:29am
March 17, 2013
Minimum wage earners must work 89 hours per week to afford modest apartment
According to a national report released last week, a minimum wage earner in Minnesota would have to work 89 hours per week - or hold 2.2 full time jobs -- to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment. Of the twelve states in the Midwest, Minnesota has ranked the worst for affordability...
March 17, 2013 - 9:39am
March 16, 2013
Law enforcement plans 'a wee bit' of extra DWI enforcement this weekend
Partygoers are reminded to plan ahead for a sober ride this St. Patrick's Day weekend as several law enforcement agencies around the state will be adding extra DWI patrols on the roads to prevent alcohol-related crashes. St. Patrick's Day is historically a dangerous drinking and...
March 16, 2013 - 9:18am
March 14, 2013
Town hall meeting to discuss voting law changes for those with disabilities
As the Minnesota Legislature considers changes to voting laws (see HF894), state leaders are seeking need more public input. Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and other guest speakers will share what options are available to make sure people with disabilities have access...
March 14, 2013 - 2:58pm
March 7, 2013
Cities relying more on property taxes, says new report
State Auditor Rebecca Otto today released the Minnesota City Finances Report. The report summarizes, through data tables, charts and graphs, the financial operations of the 852 Minnesota cities that provided their financial information to the Office of the State Auditor for calendar...
March 7, 2013 - 8:46am