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White House 'nice': Trump pardons turkey raised in Douglas County
County to sue drug companies
Minn. woman arrested on I-94 stop in ND for $1.37 million in pot
Alexandria company 'not scared' by animal cruelty accusations
Greater Minnesota cities urge action on bonding, aid, streets
Elks Hoop Shoot contest set for Jan. 7 in Alexandria
Blizzard Hockey: Alexandria swept in weekend series with Granite City
NA3HL Hockey: WarHawks cut ties to Blaisuis
Girls Hockey: Cards end Packers’ winning streak
Blizzard hockey: Granite City dominates in an 8-2 final at the RCC
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Firearm deer harvest up 10 percent from 2016 so far
Robert F. Forster
OUR TURN: Social media opens door to hate and unkindness
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
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January 4, 2017
Beef home study courses offered online
The University of Minnesota Beef Team is offering three online home study courses in the winter of 2017, titled "Introduction to Cow/Calf Nutrition," "Health Management for the Cow/Calf Herd" and "Introduction to Cattle Feeding." Courses focus on practical applications of topics....
January 4, 2017 - 10:00am
November 9, 2016
Give to the Max day is Thursday, Nov. 17
GiveMN is gearing up for its eighth annual Give to Max Day, Minnesota's homegrown holiday of giving. Set for Thursday, Nov. 17, the 24-hour online fundraiser is expected to once again raise thousands for nonprofits and schools around the state. As is tradition for Give to the Max...
November 9, 2016 - 10:00am
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