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In the eye of Irma: Former Alexandria couple caught in hurricane
Soft lockdown lifted at West Central Area Secondary School
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, September 20
UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash on I-94
Gravel pit ‘would ruin this little town’ neighbors say
Volleyball: Cards sweep St. Cloud Apollo in conference match
Nice day for a run
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Michelle Kay Miller
Lorraine K. Porter
Richard A. King
Harold M. Olson
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Letter: No right way to protest
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
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Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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July 28, 2017
Eastbound I-94 on-ramp near Garfield to close today
The on-ramp from Highway 114 near Garfield to eastbound Interstate 94 will close to all traffic today, Friday, July 28. The closure is needed because of safety concerns near the merge point onto eastbound I-94, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The closure...
July 28, 2017 - 12:05pm
July 26, 2017
Danger zones: After series of I-94 crashes, drivers urged to spread out
After at least two chain-reaction crashes in a construction zone on Interstate 94 between Garfield and Evansville, officials are urging drivers...
July 26, 2017 - 6:31am
July 13, 2017
Traffic shift begins on I-94 near Garfield
Drivers on Interstate 94 between Evansville and Garfield will encounter a traffic shift starting Friday, July 14, as crews begin resurfacing the eastbound lanes and re-decking two bridges. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction using the current westbound lanes,...
July 13, 2017 - 12:09pm
June 16, 2017
I-94 lane closures between Evansville, Garfield begin June 26
Motorists on Interstate 94 between Evansville and Garfield will encounter intermittent lane closures starting Monday, June 26, for a resurfacing and bridge project. Crews will begin constructing temporary crossovers near the Highway 79 (Evansville/Elbow Lake) interchange, the County...
June 16, 2017 - 1:47pm
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