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Interstate temporarily closed between Alex and Osakis
Law Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 14-18
Board dissects report card data
DWI campaign nabs driver at dental office
Enrollment in BE school district goes up again
Volleyball: Osakis makes quick work of Upsala
Geneva crowns club champs
Volleyball: Knights edge Ortonville in five sets
Tennis: Osakis coasts to a 12th win
Girls soccer: Defense, Paschka help Cards to a fourth-straight win
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Minnesota Treasured Places event coming to Alexandria
DNR release: Despite wet spring, state pheasant index up 19 percent from 2017
Shirley Ann Battey
Donald "Don" Skrove
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Letter to the Editor: Feedback welcomed on B-E strategic plan
In the Know: A lot to like about street project
An Echo Press Editorial: Early smoking carries big risks
Paid Political Letter: Claims against Franson are ridiculous
Paid Political Letter: Franson's flippant excuses linger
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
Widseth Smith Nolting, Carlos Creek Winery recognized
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
hires and promotions
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September 4, 2017
Minnesota Guard soldiers helping hurricane efforts
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton has approved 11 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Combat Aviation Brigade to support relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. The soldiers departed Friday from St. Cloud via two CH-47 chinook helicopters to conduct...
September 4, 2017 - 11:06am
October 11, 2016
Family: Bus passed by its stop before vehicle fatally struck boy
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.—The tragic death of a 7-year-old Thief River Falls boy is still being investigated, but a new report by a Thief...
October 11, 2016 - 10:50am
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
September 21, 2016
Anti-Muslim sign at small-town restaurant causes protest, support
LONSDALE, Minn. --A sign put outside a family restaurant in the small southern Minnesota community of Lonsdale that says “Muslims get out” has caused a stir.The Lonsdale News-Review said after a weekend of national news coverage of attacks in New York, New Jersey and St.
September 21, 2016 - 12:28pm
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
September 13, 2016
Work on County Road 1 near Kensington to begin Friday
Construction will begin this Friday, Sept. 16 on County Road 1, south of Kensington. Dave Robley, Douglas County Public Works director, said the asphalt surface will be ground up this week from Kensington south to the county line. Earthwork and culvert replacements will begin next...
September 13, 2016 - 1:38pm
June 26, 2016
Here's a taste of State Fair's new foods
The Minnesota State Fair recently revealed the addition of 32 new foods to the expansive menu offered at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. This...
June 26, 2016 - 9:00am
April 21, 2016
Music icon Prince dead at 57
Prince, the innovative U.S. music superstar whose hits included "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry" and whose songwriting and eccentric stage...
April 21, 2016 - 2:35pm
Nine hidden credit card skimmers found at gas pumps
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that a recent statewide inspection sweep of gas pumps uncovered nine hidden credit card skimmers, which criminals use to steal consumers’ credit and debit card information. The skimmers were found at stations in both the Twin...
April 21, 2016 - 10:10am
April 6, 2016
New scam targets elderly, taxi companies
On April 4th, the Alexandria Police Department (APD) received a call from a taxi cab company advising of a suspicious telephone call involving an elderly resident and a possible scam. The suspect contacted the taxi company asking for a taxi to be sent to the elderly victim’s residence....
April 6, 2016 - 1:14pm
March 13, 2016
State launching inspection sweep for credit card skimmers at gas pumps
By Robb Jeffries, Forum News Service State officials have pledged to ramp up security efforts against an “emerging threat” -- credit card...
March 13, 2016 - 11:00am
March 7, 2016
Winter is 8th warmest on record
With the start of meteorological spring last Tuesday, the meteorological winter is now in the books, and it will be remembered as a warm one. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport recorded an average temperature of 24.2 degrees in December through February, making it the eighth...
March 7, 2016 - 10:53am
February 18, 2016
After surviving initial crash, two people killed as car gets hit again
By Forum News Service Two people who survived an initial crash Wednesday night near Spicer were killed when they were struck by a third vehicle as they were standing near the accident scene in west-central Minnesota.
February 18, 2016 - 9:58am
February 3, 2016
Explosion sets fire to Madelia businesses
By Forum News Service A major fire destroyed six to eight businesses Wednesday morning in downtown Madelia in southern Minnesota. The city of about 2,300 is about 25 miles southwest of Mankato. Madelia Mayor Mike Grote told radio station KTOE of Mankato that the fire started about...
February 3, 2016 - 1:44pm