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Child airlifted after ATV rollover north of Millerville
For 9/11 exhibit tour guide, tragedy still fresh
County commission salaries increase $1,000
Midway opens with special time for those with special needs
Downtown eyed for veteran's memorial
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
B-E adds cross country to its fall athletics
Alexandria football: New look, but expectations remain high
Tennis: Panthers looking for continued progress
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Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Alexandria's Enterprise plays courthouse concert
Faith Happenings: Running legend to speak at Faith @ Work Lunch
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
John "Jack" McLaughlin
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
Letter: What advice did Trump give Boy Scouts?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
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October 10, 2016
2 killed in copter crash are identified
LINO LAKES, Minn. -- The man and woman killed last week in a helicopter crash in Lino Lakes have been positively identified as Matthew Hayes, 48, and Deborah Smith, 47.The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office released the identities Monday afternoon. Both died of injuries from the...
October 10, 2016 - 10:13pm
Minnesota revenues below forecast
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's state revenue for the past three months was $97 million below expectations.That is a 2.1 percent drop, Minnesota Management and Budget reported Monday, Oct. 10. All major taxes were below what earlier was expected. Still, the state collected nearly $4.5 billion...
October 10, 2016 - 5:15pm
October 8, 2016
Lost hiker found safe in Voyageurs National Park
A 33-year-old Eden Prairie, Minn., man was located in good health following a several-hour ordeal after getting lost on hiking trails near the Ash River Visitor Center in Voyageurs National Park on Thursday.Robert Deutsch called 911 as dusk approached. He had started the hike at 3:30...
October 8, 2016 - 1:00pm
October 7, 2016
UPDATED: 7-year-old Minnesota boy struck, killed while waiting for bus
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- Thief River Falls School officials are trying to determine how to comfort students and staff as state troopers investigate...
October 7, 2016 - 9:01am
October 6, 2016
FBI says Minnesota mall attack was premeditated
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A stabbing attack at a Minnesota mall last month that wounded 10 was premeditated and the attacker, who was fatally...
October 6, 2016 - 2:32pm
Creepy clown phenomenon hitting Minnesota; no truth to sightings
ST. PAUL—Creepy clowns have suddenly invaded Minnesota, lurking in schools, offering candy to kids and chasing cars in the dark. At least, that's what it says on the Internet. A burst of reports on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook in 48 hours said frightening clowns had been...
October 6, 2016 - 8:28am
October 3, 2016
Minnesota GOP House candidate is jailed
BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- A state legislative candidate from a southern Twin Cities suburb has been arrested on suspicion of strangulation and domestic assault.Brad Gerten of Burnsville was booked into the Dakota County Jail early Sunday, Oct. 2, and remained there into Monday morning....
October 3, 2016 - 9:19pm
September 28, 2016
Mental health services shift to a community focus
The definition of mental health, or the faces of those who suffer from the disease, has drastically changed over the years. Years ago, according to Douglas County Social Services Director Laurie Bonds, the social services department primarily served people with very serious psychotic...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 23, 2016
High school juniors sought for Capitol page program
High school juniors interested in gaining hands-on experience with Minnesota's state government are invited to apply for the chance to serve as a page at the Capitol in St. Paul during the 2017 legislative session. The application deadline is Dec. 2. High school pages attend meetings...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
Attorney says civil commitment process has failed mentally ill
Over the course of the last 10 years, there has been a drastic rise in mental health-related issues. Law enforcement officers have seen a rise in the number of cases they deal with that are mental health-related and the number of cases processed at the county attorney's office also...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
September 21, 2016
Talks renew hope of special legislative session
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a special legislative session dead just more than a month ago, but on Thursday, legislative...
September 21, 2016 - 5:50pm
Mental health issues a unique challenge for care providers
When it comes to mental health, the obstacles mental health patients face are endless. There are several different entities that can become involved, including the Douglas County Hospital, Lakeland Mental Health and Alexandria's Community Behavioral Health Hospital. In the first...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
September 19, 2016
Committee members needed for deer management plan
ST. PAUL -- People can apply to serve on a committee that will help the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources develop the state’s first-ever deer management plan.The deer management plan advisory committee will meet throughout 2017 to review technical information and public...
September 19, 2016 - 4:44pm
Man shooting at squirrels puts Farmington schools on lockdown
FARMINGTON, Minn.—A man shooting at squirrels with a pellet gun on his property caused confusion Monday morning in Farmington as authorities...
September 19, 2016 - 1:28pm
September 16, 2016
GOP candidate quits campaign, job over ‘lynching’ posts
BLAINE, Minn. -- Nolan West, a Republican state House candidate who posted about lynching and tyranny, has resigned from his job at the Minnesota House, according to a House official.West, of Blaine, was a legislative assistant for the representative he is running to replace in House...
September 16, 2016 - 10:16am