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Rollover sends one to hospital
Brainerd International Raceway owner dies in Florida swimming accident
Sheriff: Apparent stray bullet kills former northwest Minn. police chief on forest hunting trail
Jump into cold river cools off Minnesota shoplifting suspect for police
Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 9-11
A top-two finish at state for Mountaineers' middle schoolers
Volleyball: Chargers rack up big LEC honors
Sports briefs: B-E boys basketball alumni game set for Jan. 5
Section swim: Cardinals' 4x400 relay earns a spot at state
Blizzard hockey: Lumberjacks defend their home ice for weekend sweep of Alexandria
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....
Ruth Willman Dahl
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Minnesota opening weekend deer harvest down from last year
An opener to remember
Deer report November 4: Another close call, the ultimate frustration
Gary A. Fjoslien
Dale Gordon Serum
Bruce Allen Jaspersen
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
Letter to the Editor: Abuse survivors are inspirational
Commentary: Streamline drug approval process
It's Our Turn: The marvelous makeup of Minnesodah
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter to the Editor: Speak up to end racism and hate
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
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
Land rent workshop set
'The Empire' rises on North Broadway: Eyesore property gets new look
'Remember to look up': Power company offers safety tips
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July 11, 2018
An Echo Press Editorial: Hire a veteran to do the job right
If you're an employee with job openings — and there are a lot of them in our area — consider hiring a veteran. They make excellent workers, so much so that Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed the month of July as "Hire a Veteran Month" in Minnesota. His proclamation encourages...
July 11, 2018 - 8:24am
May 12, 2018
LETTER: Schools, students deserve better
To the editor: Right now, at least 59 school districts across Minnesota are facing serious budget deficits. If those deficits are not resolved, further layoffs will proceed, and our students will suffer — with crowded classrooms, cuts to their curriculums and more. As your governor,...
May 12, 2018 - 6:18am
May 9, 2018
Franson bill protects healthcare savings
Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a bill authored by Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, to protect health savings accounts from creditors and...
May 9, 2018 - 2:42pm
April 13, 2018
New buffer penalty draws heat, gets dumped
A proposed penalty for farmers who fail to comply with the state's new buffer was quickly dumped after it drew heated backlash from legislators,...
April 13, 2018 - 2:29pm
March 16, 2018
Proposed Dayton budget, tax changes 'complicated'
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton suggests some tax cuts and some increases, lots more spending for some programs, a little more for...
March 16, 2018 - 4:16pm
March 14, 2018
Dayton looks back, ahead in his last State of State speech
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he and the Legislature should try to work together like they did in restoring the Capitol building. In...
March 14, 2018 - 9:15pm
March 9, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Service animal owners want protection against fakes
ST. PAUL—It's a safe bet that few Minnesotans knew about fake service animals until recently. Some national news about people trying to...
March 9, 2018 - 12:24pm
March 8, 2018
Minnesota's Dayton focuses on school safety measures with gun-control bills unlikely to pass
ST. PAUL — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton will focus on improving school security and access to mental health services to keep students safe after...
March 8, 2018 - 8:50am
March 6, 2018
DMV mess: Minnesota's new IT boss 'hamstrung' by lawmakers
ST. PAUL—The general says she's being hamstrung in her mission. On Tuesday, March 6, Minnesota National Guard Brig. Gen. Johanna Clyborne — the newly appointed commissioner for the state's IT department, said delays by the Republican-led Legislature are prohibiting her...
March 6, 2018 - 7:41pm
March 2, 2018
State loans Osakis $1.1 million for water upgrades
Help is on the way to improve water and sewer systems in Osakis. The city received $1.13 million in loans from the Minnesota Public Facility Authority, which announced the funding last week. Osakis was approved for a $653,961 loan from Clean Water Revolving Fund for sanitary sewer...
March 2, 2018 - 12:34pm
February 27, 2018
Dayton aides: Get cash quick or MNLARS fix fades
ST. PAUL — The Dayton administration says it needs $10 million. Fast. Otherwise, by week's end the state will begin laying off computer...
February 27, 2018 - 6:03pm
February 21, 2018
Cities say they need state money to meet water rules
ST. PAUL—A couple of businesses are moving to Windom, a 4,646-population community in southwest Minnesota, but the mayor there worries...
February 21, 2018 - 5:38pm
February 17, 2018
Lawmakers to attend sexual harassment training: Committee seats at stake, Daudt says
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House members had better attend an upcoming all-day sexual harassment and bias training session — or they'll...
February 17, 2018 - 10:43am
What will lawmakers do to protect seniors, vulnerable adults in assisted living?: Elder abuse task force's recommendations will be a guide
ST. PAUL — It's expected to take until the end of the year for the Minnesota Department of Health to tackle the backlog of complaints of maltreatment in the state's assisted-living facilities. In the meantime, lawmakers are expected to use recent recommendations from an elder...
February 17, 2018 - 10:30am
Minn. GOP, Dems differ on how much to spend on bonding projects
ST. PAUL — Lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton will most likely take out a massive taxpayer-backed loan this year to fund a pile of construction projects. The only questions are how much should the loan be and which projects should be funded? Spoiler alert: Democrats say it should...
February 17, 2018 - 10:29am