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One transported after minor injuries in crash near Miltona
Council considers ban on e-cigarettes
Douglas County offers free water checks
'Everything was a mess:' Kensington turkey farm cleaning up after storm
Be prepared: Marching bands are coming
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
February 7, 2013
Public forum will examine ways of protecting drinking water sources
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Drinking Water Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Program will hold a public advisory forum February 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at MDH's Snelling Office Park location (1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul). The forum is open to anyone concerned...
February 7, 2013 - 2:05pm
February 3, 2013
Minnesota on track to meet renewable energy standards
All 16 of the utilities subject to the Minnesota Renewable Energy Standard have demonstrated compliance with the 2011 requirements and are on track to comply with 2012 goals, according to a report released this month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. The...
February 3, 2013 - 10:09am
Don't make the wrong call for Super Bowl
Football fans planning to drink on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 3) are reminded to plan ahead for a sober ride home or call a last-second audible before getting behind the wheel.
February 3, 2013 - 9:00am
Adult smoking rank in Minnesota drops from 7th best to 11th
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released Friday shows Minnesota as ranking 11th best among all states for adult smoking. The last time the CDC compared states in 2009, Minnesota was in the top ten with a rank of 7th lowest or best. "This report shows...
February 3, 2013 - 8:14am
February 2, 2013
Childhood trauma linked to long-term health problems
More than half of Minnesotans have had an adverse experience in their childhood that could have a life-long impact on their health and well-being, according to data released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Health. The Minnesota Department of Health surveyed 13,520 Minnesota...
February 2, 2013 - 11:15am
DNR to update list of threatened species
A public hearing to gather input on proposed updates to the state list of endangered, threatened and special concern species will be held before an administrative law judge at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the Sanford Center - Bemidji Regional Event Center, 1111 Event Center Drive NE, Bemidji....
February 2, 2013 - 11:05am
January 28, 2013
Flu still widespread but new infections appear to be slowing
Influenza continues to be widespread and highly active in Minnesota, but the pace of new infections appears to be slowing.
January 28, 2013 - 10:59am
DNR releases details of employee discharged for wrongful access of driver's license data
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) employee who was discharged for wrongful access to driver's license and motor vehicle records was viewing the data during off-duty hours without a job-related reason to do so, according to the agency. John A. Hunt was discharged...
January 28, 2013 - 10:16am
January 27, 2013
Ag department seeks input on water quality programs
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will hold listening sessions at six locations throughout the state in February to gather input on the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program.
January 27, 2013 - 2:04pm
January 26, 2013
Minnesota leads nation in rise in organized auto insurance fraud
The Insurance Federation of Minnesota today called on regulators, prosecutors and legislators to redouble their commitment to crack down on No-Fault Auto Insurance Fraud in the state after new statistics released this week showed Minnesota as the state with the nation's highest rate...
January 26, 2013 - 7:01am
January 22, 2013
Dayton mixes tax increases and cuts in budget plan
ST. PAUL -- Governor Mark Dayton says taxes on average Minnesotans would not increase under the budget proposal he released at mid-day. The plan includes a mixture of tax increases and decreases and it would spend more on education and jobs programs.
January 22, 2013 - 2:09pm
January 19, 2013
Minnesota solar electric installations grow in 2012
New Minnesota solar electric installations in 2012 nearly tripled in capacity compared with 2011, according to figures compiled by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. "Solar is gaining a bigger role in Minnesota's clean energy economy," said Commerce...
January 19, 2013 - 10:14am
January 17, 2013
New farms, markets sought for state directory
Minnesota farmers and farmers markets that sell products directly to consumers are invited to purchase a listing in the new Minnesota Grown Directory. The cost for a listing in the 2013 directory is $40 and interested farmers and markets must sign up by February 15. Over 940 farms...
January 17, 2013 - 2:07pm
Minnesota adds 9,100 jobs in December
The state added another 9,100 jobs in December, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). In addition to those gains, job figures from November were revised from 10,800 jobs gained to 12,300 jobs gained. The state...
January 17, 2013 - 11:15am
Absentee ballots becoming more popular in Minnesota
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has delivered a legislatively-mandated statistical report relating to absentee voting in the 2012 general election. The report outlines legislative and administrative changes made to the absentee balloting process and the increase in successful...
January 17, 2013 - 7:25am