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As state wants DNA from families of the missing, retired cop remembers the first to come forward
Kensington builds an improved space for play
Raises approved for four county officials
5 charged for holding pregnant Minnesota woman at gunpoint who they thought was meth dealer
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Junior Legion state baseball: Alexandria takes lessons from 0-2 trip
Local teams ready to compete for Region 16C title
Resorters veteran wins MGA Amateur Championship
Bison Bound: Brock Anderson commits to NDSU
A wish come true for Kennedi Hay
A sweet setup to fight cancer
Garden concert features New Orleans sound
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
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Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Big smallmouth caught on Miltona
Equipment switch does the trick
A sunny day on Cowdry
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Alvin E. Sibell
Steven Brian Ignowski
Shirley Ann Faehnrich
David "Dave" A. Dittberner
Observations from the Archives: 1967: High-voltage wire claims three lives
Letter: Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors
Echo Press Editorial: Keep school debate on the high road
Commentary: Memories of a heroes' welcome home
In The Know: Preparing for emergencies
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
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
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
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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