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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 17, 2016
State road fatalities reach 200
Minnesota has now reached 200 road fatalities in 2016, a sad reminder that motorists need to remember what is the most important task when behind the wheel. Preliminary numbers from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) show that Minnesota reached the...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
May 25, 2016
Bridge work on Highway 29 on schedule
Bridge work on Highway 29 in south Alexandria is moving along on schedule, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). MnDOT provided the following update on the project Thursday: Like the last several weeks, the bulk of the work this week will happen near the...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
YOU ASKED: Will sidewalks be built on Scenic Heights Road?
A reader sent the newspaper a question about Scenic Heights Road, a heavily traveled street that connects from McKay Avenue and provides a route...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
LETTER: Find compromise on paying for safe roads and bridges
To the editor: Recently, Rep. Paul Anderson sent a newsletter to constituents with misleading information about transit funding. The fact of the matter is that money used to fund transit is separate from money that funds roads and bridges. Talking about funding transit and funding...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
April 20, 2016
Get ready for orange cones
Road construction season is starting early in Minnesota this year and, no different than in recent years, without the funds needed to meet all...
April 20, 2016 - 8:50am
January 6, 2016
COMMENTARY: We all want good roads
By Bev Bales, Douglas County Commissioner, Carlos, MN Do we need good roads? Absolutely. Not only is it more comfortable driving and riding on good roads, it is definitely a safety factor. Maintaining older roads and the reconstruction of others will reduce accidents and also save...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
LETTER: Faster speed on cow path
To the editor: I’ve been a resident of Alexandria for about 10 years, and I’ve used 50th Avenue back when it was a glorified cow path with potholes and patches over patches. But, it had a 55 MPH speed limit. As you all know, last summer they completely redid it and turned it into...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
December 20, 2015
State wants your ideas on transportation
The public is invited to help shape the future of transit in Greater Minnesota by sharing ideas with the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
December 20, 2015 - 8:00am
December 2, 2015
For small cities, road aid is little help
Minnesota lawmakers met last spring with big plans to fix the state’s roads and bridges. But with huge differences between Democrats and Republicans about how to pay for the work, almost nothing got passed. Almost nothing, that is, except several million dollars for Minnesota’s...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
Road reconstruction under way in Holmes City
A significant road reconstruction project is under way in Holmes City. While the project isn’t large in scope, it is significant due to the...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
September 30, 2015
Motorists, farm equipment operators should share the road
Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). “Harvest season is in full swing, and farmers in...
September 30, 2015 - 12:00am
July 23, 2015
County Road 28 road work under way
Reconstruction work on Douglas County Road 28 has begun. Douglas County Public Works Director Dave Robley reported Thursday that the asphalt surface will be ground up this week and the earthwork will begin the week of July 27. A portion of County Road 28 is being reconstructed...
July 23, 2015 - 2:39pm
September 10, 2014
State to study local speed limit changes
Douglas County has requested a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) speed zone study for three sections of county roads. State law...
September 10, 2014 - 12:00am
August 30, 2014
Drivers urged to use caution in work zones over Labor Day holiday
Motorists are urged to use extra caution when driving through highway work zones during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) leaders note that work will be suspended on projects over the holiday weekend, but drivers will still encounter...
August 30, 2014 - 6:36am
August 15, 2014
Road safety project improves shoulders
Motorists may encounter minor delays on highways throughout West Central Minnesota as crews make safety improvements to shoulders. Work began Wednesday, August 13. The highways included in this project include: ● Highway 9 from Highway 10 to the Clay/Norman county line. ● Highway...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am