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Bjurman resigns from assistant principal
Vandals paint messages on B-E school issue
Update: Elementary Track and Field Days smashes records
As hours tick down, Minnesota budget work continues, but special session may be needed
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21
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
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
Walk, open house for mental health awareness
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
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Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
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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
Frances L. Lesuer
Scott Allen Bakke
Phyllis Ann Collins
United States District Judge Richard H. Battey
Dennis Douglas Pearson
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
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On The Street
October 10, 2016
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
Two illegal crayfish found in Minnesota lake
HITTERDAL, Minn. —Two red swamp crayfish have been found in Tilde Lake just northeast of Hitterdal and it's the first time the invasive...
September 16, 2016 - 8:31am