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Murder charges reinstated in 2013 stabbing
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, September 19
Storm knocks out power in some parts of county
Big hills to climb: Group takes on Mount Everest, cure for debilitating disease
UPDATE: Boyfriend with a record arrested in crash that killed University of St. Thomas student
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Tennis: Lakers sweep Melrose, 7-0
Volleyball: Knights surrender to Frazee in three sets
Volleyball: Lakers lose conference game to Melrose
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Habitat for Humanity dedicates home, seeks more clients
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
Lorraine K. Porter
Richard A. King
Harold M. Olson
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
It's Our Turn: A whole lot of living to do
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Corn silk bandit robs Holmes City co-op
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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Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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Murder charges reinstated in 2013 stabbing
Eastbound lane of Highway 10 near Staples closes
Minnesota Department of Transportation crews are in the process of closing the eastbound driving lane of Highway 10, just east of Staples, due to emergency culvert repairs. The lane will remain closed until further notice. Motorists are asked to slow down and use caution...
September 21, 2011 - 11:32am
September 19, 2011
Drivers should expect delays on I-94 east of Evansville
Motorists will encounter a traffic switch to the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 east of the Evansville/Elbow Lake exit beginning today, Monday. Crews will wrap up work on the eastbound bridge over Douglas County Road 1 and then switch traffic to the eastbound lanes to begin...
September 19, 2011 - 9:11am
September 12, 2011
MnDOT begins demolition work on rest area east of Fergus Falls
Motorists may encounter daytime lane closures and trucks hauling debris on eastbound Interstate 94 east of Fergus Falls beginning today, Monday, September 12. Crews will begin permanently closing the Lake Iverson Rest Area and demolishing the facilities. Crews will remove the...
September 12, 2011 - 10:48am
August 17, 2011
Minnesota roads growing safer
Every crash, every story, every individual, adds up. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently released its 2010 Crash Repor...
August 17, 2011 - 7:19am
August 8, 2011
Expect delays soon on Highway 55 by Grant-Douglas line
Motorists should plan for traffic restrictions and lane closures on highways in Mahnomen, Otter Tail and Grant counties as crews begin a series of preventive maintenance seal coating projects on Wednesday, August 10. The highway segments scheduled for the preventative maintenance...
August 8, 2011 - 10:05am
July 31, 2011
Highway 29 project between Wadena, Highway 210 begins Monday
Motorists on Highway 29 between Highway 71 in Wadena and Highway 210 will experience delays when a construction project begins Monday, August 1. Crews will begin concrete work in Wadena and ditch cleaning along the rural section of the project this week. This work may require shoulder...
July 31, 2011 - 9:22am
July 21, 2011
MnDOT begins startup as state government shutdown ends
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is restarting its operations today, following a 20-day state government shutdown. MnDOT officials advise that the process may take some time. "The first step is to get all of our people back to work," said MnDOT Commissioner Tom Sorel....
July 21, 2011 - 10:36am
June 18, 2011
Highway 9 resurfacing project south of Morris wrapping up
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-- Motorists can expect fewer delays on Highway 9 south of Morris after crews removed the detour between Morris and Benson last week. Crews are currently completing pavement marking and miscellaneous clean-up work that requires short lane closures and shoulder...
June 18, 2011 - 10:18am
May 29, 2011
Highway 25 project east of Monticello begins June 6
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Motorists will encounter county road closures and intermittent lane closures on Highway 25 east of Monticello when a safety, access and mobility improvement project begins Monday, June 6. The project includes widening intersections, installing dual left turn lanes...
May 29, 2011 - 9:42am
May 12, 2011
Highway 9 resurfacing project south of Morris begins today
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-- Motorists on Highway 9 south of Morris may encounter delays when a resurfacing project between Morris and the Stevens/Pope county line begins May 12. The project was originally scheduled to begin May 2, but was delayed due to road restrictions. Construction...
May 12, 2011 - 5:33am
April 25, 2011
Highway 9 resurfacing project south of Morris scheduled to begin May 2
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.--Motorists on Highway 9 south of Morris may encounter delays when a resurfacing project between Morris and the Stevens/Pope county line begins May 2. However, the project could possibly begin later depending on when spring road restrictions are lifted. Construction...
April 25, 2011 - 8:53am
April 7, 2011
Minnesota joins national effort to improve safety in all highway work zones
ST. PAUL, Minn.-- Orange barrels, cones and barricades are beginning to appear along roadways across Minnesota, signaling the start of the highway construction season. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Minnesota Department of Public Safety remind motorists that...
April 7, 2011 - 8:47am
April 4, 2011
Some roads in west central Minnesota closed due to flooding
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (9 a.m. Monday) - The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Minnesota State Patrol urge motorists to drive with caution as flooding continues to affect area highways and interstates in west central Minnesota. Road closures The following state...
April 4, 2011 - 9:29am
January 8, 2011
Myth busted: Road costs not covered by gas taxes, says report
Washington, DC - A new report released this week by U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) disproves the common misperception that road-building is paid for by user fees, showing that gas taxes cover barely half the costs of building and maintaining roads, a fraction which is...
January 8, 2011 - 11:42am
January 6, 2011
It's still slick out there; troopers respond to 9 crashes in Alexandria region
Recent calls for service and crashes that Minnesota State Troopers responded to proved that despite the passing of the recent blizzards and opened roadways, motorists still need to exercise extra caution. On Wednesday, January 5, troopers in the west central and northwest regions...
January 6, 2011 - 3:17pm