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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15
Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson
Driver taken to hospital after car goes off Highway 29
County gives lakes group $50,000
Sports schedule for Sunday, Nov. 18
Girls hockey: Brainerd-LF downs Alexandria in CLC play
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 17
Alexandria's Boraas signs to play Division I golf
Vogeler wraps up standout career at DB after entering college as a quarterback
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....
DeLaney Ann Jane
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
A big buck with grandpa
A decoy buck with a bow
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
Robert "Bob" J. Johnston
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
It's Our Turn: America: Not a Christian nation
Letter to the Editor: Epilepsy is always newsworthy
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't be a victim of silent killer
Letter to the Editor: Start a path to health, vitality
1918: Soldier writes home
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
Wendy's closes in Alexandria
'Making my dreams come true': Minnesota farmer harvests her first crop at 27
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
hires and promotions
on the street
March 13, 2018
Sheriff says school van apparently did not yield for semi in western Minn. crash
HANCOCK, Minn. – The driver of the Hancock Public School van that collided with a semi Monday afternoon at the intersection of a gravel and...
March 13, 2018 - 5:25pm
January 17, 2018
Minn. gets price tag for buying or leasing western Minn. prison
APPLETON, Minn. — There are now price tags for the state of Minnesota to either purchase, upgrade and operate the Prairie Correctional...
January 17, 2018 - 8:53pm
December 12, 2017
State investigation blames central Minn. girls home employee for letting 15-year-old, who was sexually assaulted, get away
BENSON, Minn. — Lack of proper communication by a staff member at a Benson residential facility that provides therapeutic programs for girls — including those who have been sexually exploited — may have contributed to the criminal sexual assault of a 15-year-old...
December 12, 2017 - 9:25pm
December 5, 2017
Man killed in crash in Benson
A Murdock man was killed Monday in a two-vehicle crash in Benson. A Minnesota State Patrol report said the victim, Alfred Urke, 87, was a passenger in a car driven by Loretta Urke, 81, of Murdock. Loretta Urke was driving a 2017 Ford Escape, was going south on 19th Street and attempted...
December 5, 2017 - 9:28am
October 2, 2017
3 die in crash near Benson
BENSON, Minn. — A crash early Saturday morning, Sept. 30, near Benson has claimed three lives. The three were identified by family and...
October 2, 2017 - 7:00am
September 28, 2017
Five confirmed tornadoes ripped across west central Minnesota last week
WILLMAR, Minn. — The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has confirmed that a series of five tornadoes swept across west-central Minnesota...
September 28, 2017 - 10:31pm
August 8, 2017
Ex-Buffalo Bill, former Minnesotan charged with insurance fraud over AFC championship ring
BENSON — An ex-professional football player, formerly of Benson, is facing a criminal charge for allegedly making a fraudulent insurance claim...
August 8, 2017 - 8:26pm
June 2, 2017
State to hire contractor to assess potential use of western Minnesota private prison
APPLETON - Legislation calling on the state to purchase or lease-to-own the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton did not make it through...
June 2, 2017 - 9:50pm
May 10, 2017
Fertilizer truck hit by train in Swift County
DANVERS — A truck hauling liquid fertilizer was struck by a train last Tuesday night in Danvers in Swift County. The driver of semi-truck had non-life-threatening injuries and there was minimal spillage of the fertilizer, according to a press release from Swift County Sheriff John...
May 10, 2017 - 9:54am
December 22, 2016
Swift County man may have died due to cold weather
BENSON, Minn. -- The Swift County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota is investigating the death of a 57-year-old rural Benson man who was found last Sunday, Dec. 18, near the Lake Hassel access north of Benson in western Minnesota.. It’s believed he may have died due to the cold weather....
December 22, 2016 - 6:02pm
November 3, 2016
Benson man dies after he was struck by van
BENSON, Minn. —A pedestrian struck by a van early Monday, Oct. 31, in Benson has died. Wayne Nicholson, of Benson, died Wednesday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. He was 78. Nicholson was hit about 5:30 a.m. Monday while crossing state Highway 29 in Benson. He had been...
November 3, 2016 - 12:19pm
July 29, 2016
Pilot dies in plane crash en route to Wisconsin air show
KERKHOVEN, Minn. - A flying enthusiast from west-central Minnesota known for his good humor and love for friends has died in a plane crash in...
July 29, 2016 - 1:39pm