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Two Minnesota tribes authorized to kill 10 moose this fall
Two adults, 4-year-old injured in rollover on I-94
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Prosecutor says officers justified in shooting of sex offender
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
6A volleyball: Chargers four seed in subsection tourney
Football: ACGC shuts out Lakers
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Lorraine M. Essler
Allan D. Olk
Eunice Mae Lydia Backlund
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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On The Street
March 2, 2016
LETTER: Regulate fantasy sports betting in Minnesota
To the editor: Have you heard of the newly-proposed bill that is focused on fantasy sports betting-gambling websites for Minnesota? If not, it is a bill that will be proposed on March 8, 2016. It will be proposed by Rep. Joe Atkins. I want to let people know that my uncle, let’s...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 5, 2016
Taxpayers can check refund status online
The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that it issues 90 percent of refunds in less than 21 days. The best way to check the status of a refund is online through the Where's My Refund? tool at IRS.gov or via the IRS2Go phone app. Taxpayers can use Where's My Refund? to start...
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
Douglas County will accept eMarriage Applications
Effective Monday, Jan. 4, couples applying for a marriage license in Douglas County can save time and simplify the process by filling out the application form online at www.moms.mn.gov. There will also be a public terminal available at the Douglas County Recorder's office at 305 Eighth...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
November 20, 2015
LETTER: Beware of online and Canadian pharmacies
To the editor: Senator Amy Klobuchar recently submitted a letter to the Echo Press discussing the high cost of prescription drugs and legislation that she is proposing to help bring the cost of prescription drugs down for U.S. consumers. First, I would like to thank Senator Klobuchar...
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
Red Cross introduces online RapidPass
American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system. RapidPass allows donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online from home. It is expected to reduce...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
How are you feeling?
October 8 marked the 25th year of National Depression Screening Day.
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
June 21, 2013
What's going on? New online event calendar launches Friday
If you're wondering what's happening in the Douglas County region on a certain day but don't have the time to browse around the Net, search no...
June 21, 2013 - 12:00am
May 10, 2013
United Way introduces online volunteer system
In an effort to increase the collaboration, connections, and relationships among local non-profits and community members, United Way introduced the online volunteer system called "Get Connected." Get Connected is an easy-to-use web-based platform that matches the right donors, advocates...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
January 30, 2013
Social Security has online services
Michael Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, announced that the agency is expanding online services available with a my Social Security account, a personalized online account that people can use until the time they receive Social Security benefits. More than 60 million Social...
January 30, 2013 - 12:00am
August 6, 2012
TIME CHANGE: Online school to host free information sessions
MTS Minnesota Connections Academy, a tuition-free K-12 online public school program, will host a free information session for prospective parents and students on Monday, August 6. The time has been changed. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
August 6, 2012 - 10:00am
December 17, 2010
Social Security online home page has new look
Social Security's homepage, www.socialsecurity.gov, has a new look. Our redesigned homepage now features a service channeling guide on the left side of the page, which lists the most sought-after services and information on the site.
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
August 21, 2010
Hearing draws support for net neutrality, free speech online
It was standing room only at South High in Minneapolis on Thursday night, as more than 750 people turned out to show their support for Network Neutrality and free speech online. FCC Commissioners Michael Copps and Mignon Clyburn listened to hours of public testimony about the future...
August 21, 2010 - 12:54pm
July 17, 2010
Klobuchar presses Facebook to provide minors with a way to report predators
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar sent a letter this week to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, regarding the creation of a "panic button" application for Facebook users in the United States. On Monday, Facebook launched a new application that would allow children between the ages of 13...
July 17, 2010 - 10:47am
July 12, 2010
iQ Academy to make pitch for online learning at Beetles baseball game
iQ Academy Minnesota will host a social event at Knute Nelson Memorial Ballpark, home of the Alexandria Beetles baseball team, on Tuesday, July 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Prospective students and their families are invited to attend along with current students to learn more about online...
July 12, 2010 - 11:41am
May 28, 2010
Better Business Bureau launches service to protect online shoppers
The Better Business Bureau has partnered with Azigo, a leader in user-centric technologies, to launch a new online search tool designed to help consumers find businesses they can trust when they research and shop online. The BBB's Accredited Business Locator is powered by Azigo's...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am