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Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
FBI agent from Alexandria dies
Girl who drowned entered water willingly
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, May 23
Final lesson for grads: Don't drink and drive
Softball: Perham upsets Osakis in subsection semis
Alexandria horseshoe league results
Baseball: Weir sends Osakis into playoffs as walk-off winner
Boys track: Cards third after originally announced as CLC winners
Softball: Lakers fall in second round, face long road to championship
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
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Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
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
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
Letter: Memorial Day meaning can get lost
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
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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ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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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