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Bumpy drive over tracks to get smoother
Five things to know from city council
Tastefully Simple's zoning request approved
Bjurman resigns from assistant principal
Vandals paint messages on B-E school issue
Osakis High School celebrates state title
Softball: WCA suffers late-inning struggles heading into playoffs
Boys Tennis: Alex tops DL in regular season finale
Softball: Panthers' DeBoer hits walk-off over B-E
True Team: Streaks make believers of themselves after Class A title
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
Walk, open house for mental health awareness
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
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
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Marion G. Bauer
Gilbert G. Poepping
Frances L. Lesuer
Lola M. Olson
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
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
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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On The Street
April 5, 2017
Destination Imagination teams compete at regionals
Ten Destination Imagination teams representing Alexandria Public Schools recently competed in the Minnesota Regional Competition in Moorhead....
April 5, 2017 - 11:48am
March 15, 2017
Discovery Middle School Mathcounts takes first at regionals
The Discovery Middle School Mathcounts team traveled to Moorhead in February to participate in the regional competition. The Discovery team took...
March 15, 2017 - 8:00am
December 10, 2013
One of three teens pleads guilty in death of Willmar grandmother
By Gretchen Schlosser, Forum News Service WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to a charge of unintentional second-degree murder for his role in the killing of a 79-year-old woman in her Willmar residence. As part of a plea agreement reached...
December 10, 2013 - 11:26am
November 18, 2013
Pedestrian struck, killed on Highway 10 near Sauk Rapids
By Forum News Service SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A pedestrian was struck and killed by a driver Saturday morning on Highway 10 near Sauk Rapids. The Minnesota State Patrol said Robert C. Schmit, 23, of St. Cloud, was struck by a 1990 Buick Century around 5:30 a.m. at milepost 176....
November 18, 2013 - 9:15am
September 19, 2013
News Briefs: Jury finds former coach guilty of sex charges
Editor's note: The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communication Company newspapers in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. MINNESOTA Jury finds former coach guilty of sex charges DULUTH -- The attorney for a former youth basketball coach...
September 19, 2013 - 9:26am
September 18, 2013
Victim identified Dikken as shooter before he died
By Tom Cherveny Forum News Service GRANITE FALLS, Minn. – Andrew Dikken, arrested Tuesday after eluding authorities for two weeks, entered the home of Kara Monson in Granite Falls sometime after 3 a.m. on Sept. 2 and began shooting her and Chris Panitzke as they were sleeping...
September 18, 2013 - 4:28pm
August 13, 2011
Guitarist who played with Johnny Cash to perform in Melrose
Bob Wootton, Johnny Cash's guitar player of 30 years, will be performing at the Melrose High School Auditorium on Sunday, August 21. Wootton will be singing and playing original Johnny Cash songs, with local Minnesota boys Six Mile Grove as his opening act and backing band.
August 13, 2011 - 3:25pm
October 21, 2010
Judge strikes 'secret sex image' law
A Cass County judge has ruled that a state law barring the secret creation of sexually expressive images is unconstitutional because it's overly broad, outlawing material protected by free-speech rights. In an opinion released Tuesday, Judge Steven McCullough ruled that the law,...
October 21, 2010 - 3:33pm
June 18, 2010
Alexienne Chorus 4th in contest
The Alexienne Chorus of Alexandria (Sweet Adelines International) competed with other choruses in Region 6 at Winnipeg, Canada on May 22. The...
June 18, 2010 - 12:00am
March 30, 2010
Warroad man charged in chat room sting
A criminal complaint says a Warroad, Minn., man had sexually charged conversations with an undercover officer in a chat room for teens and exposed himself over a Web camera on several occasions. Brad Allan Erickson, 45, made his initial appearance Monday in state District Court in...
March 30, 2010 - 4:09pm
February 21, 2010
Teen runaway returns to Faribault, Minn., but 'vampire' won't face charges
The former Red Wing, Minn., teenage girl who ran off with a self-professed 45-year-old vampire turned herself into police Thursday morning. Faribault, Minn., Police Chief Dan Collins said 16-year-old Paige Brewer met with police following negotiations with an investigator.
February 21, 2010 - 12:01pm
July 9, 2009
Nine-hour Fargo standoff ends in arrest
A nearly nine-hour standoff in south Fargo ended Wednesday night with the arrest of a man who was involved in a standoff with police 15 years ago. Fargo police arrested Leonard Ritter just before 8 p.m. after he jumped from his apartment No. 203 balcony at 2433 20th Ave. S. and attempted...
July 9, 2009 - 2:24pm
June 30, 2009
St. Cloud Hospital seeks patients for heart drug study
The Central Minnesota Heart Center at St. Cloud Hospital is seeking patients to participate in a study comparing the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug versus Coumadin, a drug that treats atrial fibrillation (AF). AF is a disorder of the heart rhythm and is associated...
June 30, 2009 - 12:00am
June 24, 2009
Rain postpones Relay for Life in Pope County
Although the Pope County Relay for Life event was postponed due to the heavy rain and localized flooding Friday night, it did not dampen the spirits of people fighting cancer in Pope County. Plans are under way to hold some sort of relay in the near future and will be announced as...
June 24, 2009 - 12:00am
June 17, 2009
Dislocated worker on road to new career
Declining economic conditions typically change the face of student populations on college campuses as individuals who become unemployed after...
June 17, 2009 - 12:00am