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BHS yearbook adviser on paid leave
Remembering the uncle he never met
AgweekTV: Better grilling
Education funding up, but union urges veto
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
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Still duty bound: Inspiration Peak Legion conducts military honors
Memorial Day events
Photo of the week
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
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 5, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Are you prepared for the unexpected?
Although road construction is jokingly described as Minnesota's "other season," it poses dangers that are no laughing matter. Each year in Minnesota,...
April 5, 2017 - 7:12pm
March 27, 2017
Bridge at Osakis exit closed starting today
A bridge replacement project at the Osakis exit on Interstate 94 will mean some detours for drivers this spring and summer. The Minnesota Highway...
March 27, 2017 - 9:47am
March 15, 2017
MnDOT invites comments on Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan
The public is invited to comment on the Minnesota Department of Transportation's draft of Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan. The comment period is from now through April 11. The plan provides a 20-year strategic plan for transit in Greater Minnesota and recommends additional...
March 15, 2017 - 6:00am
March 2, 2017
Minn. ditch mowing permits may be delayed
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation should delay requiring permits to mow hay along state highways, state senators decided...
March 2, 2017 - 12:48pm
January 22, 2017
Speed limits to increase on Highways 27, 114
State highways in Douglas, Grant and Pope counties are among several roads in West Central Minnesota that will see the speed limit increase from 55 to 60 mph. The speed limit on Highway 114 from Starbuck to to Interstate 94 and on Highway 27 from I-94 all the way to Browns Valley...
January 22, 2017 - 2:27pm
December 23, 2016
Winter truck load increase in effect
Winter truck load increases began Dec. 22 on unrestricted highways in the central, metro, south and southeast frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Winter load increases are already in effect for the north and north central frost zones. Douglas County...
December 23, 2016 - 7:00am
December 21, 2016
MnDOT adopts new mowing/hay baling standard, permit
The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges those who want to mow and or bale hay on state right of way, land along Minnesota's state roadways, to put in their permit applications early next year. MnDOT recently adopted a statewide standard for mowing and baling in the right...
December 21, 2016 - 10:00am
November 4, 2016
Highway 29 work wraps up; all lanes open
After a long construction season, Highway 29 in south Alexandria is now officially open to all traffic. Minnesota Department of Transportation leaders noted today, Friday, that all four lanes are open again, a few days ahead of schedule. Now that all four lanes are open, traffic back-ups...
November 4, 2016 - 2:35pm
October 28, 2016
Switchover completed on Highway 29
Crews completed the traffic switchover on Highway 29 in south Alexandria this week. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is working on improving the signal timings near I-94, but it will not be a quick process. The signals are all spaced very closely together, and the coordination...
October 28, 2016 - 3:21pm
October 14, 2016
West I-94 ramps to reopen next week
The west ramps between Interstate 94 and Highway 29 in Alexandria are set to reopen Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. The extra days will give crews a chance to pave the section of Highway 29 between the ramps and the northbound lanes, which otherwise would have opened with a gravel...
October 14, 2016 - 10:11am
October 11, 2016
Highway 29 detour in Parkers Prairie begins week of Oct. 10
Motorists on Highway 29 on the south side of Parkers Prairie will encounter a short detour beginning the week of Oct. 10. Crews will replace a large center line culvert near Lake Adley. Vehicles will be directed to the frontage road on the east side of Highway 29. The work will...
October 11, 2016 - 1:09pm
September 28, 2016
Motorists, farm equipment operators should share road
Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. "Harvest season is in full swing and farmers in every corner...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
Bridge work affects 50th Avenue, roundabout area
Work this week on the Highway 29 bridge replacement over Interstate 94 in Alexandria will focus on the west half of the intersection of Highway 29 and 50th Avenue. That area was closed to all traffic for reconstruction on Monday. The work is expected to last one week. During that...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 19, 2016
Deck for Highway 29 bridge to be poured
Crews working on the Highway 29/Interstate 94 project in south Alexandria are focused on the west portion of the new bridge over I-94. Crews finished framing the bridge deck late last week. This week, the deck will be poured, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation....
September 19, 2016 - 4:33pm
September 14, 2016
West leg of 50th Ave. to close for a week
The contractor for the Interstate 94/Highway 29 project in south Alexandria plans to begin work on the west side of the Highway 29/50th Avenue intersection on Monday, Sept. 26, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). This will result in a one-week closure...
September 14, 2016 - 1:44pm