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Changes improve child support services
ATV safety training offered to youth
Out and About: VBA Home Tour
Time to cast your vote
After seizure scare, family grateful for diagnosis
From Oman to Alex: Walker steps in as head swim coach
Experience to lean on: Cards welcome back plenty of talent on the gridiron
Boys soccer must replace top offensive threats
Filling in the gaps: Girls soccer adjusting offense from middle up
Talented volleyball returnees has B-E looking up
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Take care of extra zucchini by making noodle dishes
The search is on for Mrs. Douglas County
Aging Mastery Program offered
Class reunions scheduled
Hospice serves more than cancer patients
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
IN THE KNOW: Opioids carry serious risk of harm
From the Archives - 1991: Location decided for new library
EDITORIAL: Here's information that landlords, tenants should know
LETTER: Promote healthy foods in schools
LETTER: We need some backbone
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
Women invited to quarterly agriculture seminar
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
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
May 7, 2011
Administration launches drive to create 'Better Roads for a Better Minnesota'
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesotans will experience smoother rides on more than 700 miles of state highways under the 'Better Roads for a Better Minnesota' infrastructure improvement program announced this week by Governor Mark Dayton and Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel. The four-year...
May 7, 2011 - 11:42am
May 2, 2011
MnDOT asks Minnesotans for input to 50-year transportation system vision
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesotans will help determine the state's transportation system vision for the next 50 years when the Minnesota Department of Transportation hosts a series of workshops across the state. "Our current financial challenges and aging infrastructure make establishing...
May 2, 2011 - 11:46am
April 28, 2011
MnDOT announces statewide ending dates for spring load restrictions
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has identified ending dates for spring load restrictions in all six of the Minnesota's frost zones: --Southeast - May 2 --Twin Cities metro - May 2 --South - May 9 --Central - May 11 --North central - May 13 --North - May 13 Road...
April 28, 2011 - 5:16pm
April 2, 2011
MnDOT asks Minnesotans for input to 50-year transportation vision
Minnesotans will help determine the state's transportation system vision for the next 50 years when the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) rolls out a process for the public to provide input to that vision. "Minnesota GO is our opportunity to hear from Minnesotans about...
April 2, 2011 - 2:11pm
March 26, 2011
Franken, Klobuchar urge transportation board to examine rail practices that increase costs for farmers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Minnesota industries that rely on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway to get their products to market may have to pay an unfairly inflated shipping rate unless an independent transportation board intervenes, U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)...
March 26, 2011 - 2:13pm
Minnesota bridges still at risk, says report
Today, one out of every eleven bridges that motorists in Minnesota cross each day are likely to be deteriorating to some degree; and 8.8 percent of bridges statewide are rated "structurally deficient," according to government standards. A new report from Transportation from America...
March 26, 2011 - 1:20pm
March 14, 2011
Spring truck weight restrictions begin March 16 for central frost zone
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways will begin March 16 for Minnesota's central frost zone. Spring weight restrictions for the south, southeast and Twin Cities Metro area frost zones began March 14. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)...
March 14, 2011 - 11:16am
February 2, 2011
Speed, safety trigger traffic control ideas
Motorists are soon going to see changes at four different intersections in Douglas County. The intersections - County Road 40 and County Road...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 19, 2011
An electrifying ride: Rainbow Rider gets grant for electric hybrid buses
What do you get when you cross a hefty ARRA TIGGER with eight VTMs? An excellent way to reduce hydrocarbons, save money on fuel consumption...
January 19, 2011 - 12:00am
January 9, 2011
MnDOT seeks public input for Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-- The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to a hearing about future needs and priorities for transit investment in Greater Minnesota on Wednesday, January 19, at various locations statewide. The public hearing will take place from 4 p.m....
January 9, 2011 - 3:48pm
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 2, 2011
11 highway projects funded under new program
Eleven highway improvement and infrastructure projects in Minnesota have received preliminary approval for nearly $33 million in funding under a joint pilot program launched by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
January 2, 2011 - 3:11pm
December 30, 2010
Forecasted winter storms likely to cause hazardous driving conditions
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.--(9:45 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to use extreme caution in west central Minnesota as storm systems move through the region today and Friday. Road conditions are currently fair to difficult and will likely deteriorate through...
December 30, 2010 - 10:04am
December 20, 2010
MnDOT reminds public not to push snow onto roads
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds the public that it is unlawful to deposit snow on or next to a public highway or street. Minnesota law and many local ordinances prohibit the plowing, blowing, shoveling or otherwise placing of snow onto public roads....
December 20, 2010 - 10:02am
November 21, 2010
Busier Thanksgiving expected at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL-- With travel demand increasing, officials at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) anticipate 5 to 7 percent more people will travel through MSP this Thanksgiving than did for the holiday in 2009. "Passenger levels at Minneapolis-St. Paul International...
November 21, 2010 - 2:55pm