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July 19, 2019
Jeff Roste talks about the miniature Western town that he is restoring in his workshop at his home in Alexandria. The village was built by his grandfather in the 1950s and was displayed in liquor stores where he worked in Elk River and Maple Lake.
Restoring a tiny Western world
July 19, 2019 - 6:00am
Jillian Jones performs Monday, July 22, at Mount Carmel Retreat Center, 800 Mount Carmel Drive NE in Alexandria. (Contributed)
Jillian Jones to perform at Mount Carmel
July 19, 2019 - 12:00am
July 18, 2019
How to handle problems with tomatoes
July 18, 2019 - 12:23pm
July 17, 2019
Chris Giddings (left) teaches his son Kellen, a childhood cancer survivor, how to read a putt on a golf course. Submitted photo
This Minnesota boy was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He played through
July 17, 2019 - 11:47am
July 11, 2019
Hollyhocks tower against a white picket fence in the garden belonging to Sharon and Ron Svihel. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
Tour spotlights five gardens
July 11, 2019 - 6:23am
July 8, 2019
Faith news
July 8, 2019 - 10:17am
July 7, 2019
Intentional Interim Pastor John Hopper (center) in shown with Dan Hagen, left, president of Sauk Valley Lutheran Church, and Howard Haider, right, president of Salem Lutheran Church. In the background stands Sauk Valley Church. Salem is located just four miles away. (Roberta Olson / Osakis Review)
Thriving through change: Salem-Sauk Valley churches have new pastor, new affiliation
July 7, 2019 - 6:16am
July 6, 2019
Lhyne Campion pulls weeds and puts them in a basket at the Terrace Learning Garden near the Douglas County Library. Master Gardeners work on the garden every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and are also available to answer any questions about plants that are growing there. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Visit the Terrace Learning Garden
July 6, 2019 - 10:11am
July 1, 2019
Jack (right), a 14-year-old Toy Manchester Terrier, owned by Ted Nelson of Rice Lake greets Odin, a 18-month-old Great Pyrenees, owned by Catherine Olson of Duluth at the Jean Duluth Dog Park Monday in Duluth. Both of the owners remarked that they do not feed their dogs grain-free dog food. The FDA released a study linking 16 brands of grain-free dog food containing peas and lentils that may lead to heart failure in dogs. (Clint Austin /
Grain-free dog foods linked to fatal heart condition
July 1, 2019 - 6:00pm
June 29, 2019
Chris Norton watches campers playing tennis during the Chris Norton Foundation Wheelchair Camp Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch near Stewartville. Joe Ahlquist / Forum News Service
Paralyzed former football player finds inspiration at southern Minnesota camp
June 29, 2019 - 8:00am
June 28, 2019
Four Boesen brothers served as grand marshals of Alexandria's Memorial Day parade on May 26, 2014. That's Melvin in the passenger seat, and (from left in back) Gary, Bernie and John. (Contributed)
Brothers in arms
June 28, 2019 - 7:29am
June 26, 2019
Kari Rutman stands with her friend Kay Beckman in front of the Farmington home they are transforming into Risen Recovery, a half-way house for moms coming from treatment or jail. The house should open in about three weeks and can take up to eight women. Deanna Weniger / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Former addict opens her heart and a home for moms in recovery
June 26, 2019 - 11:11am
June 24, 2019
The Twitter Inc. logo is displayed on an Apple iPhone in this arranged photograph taken in New York.  Bloomberg photo by Alex Flynn
Twitter challenge reveals ugly truth behind Minnesota Nice
June 24, 2019 - 11:25am
New app helps connect hungry children with food in Minnesota
June 24, 2019 - 6:00am
June 23, 2019
Felix is recovering from water in his lungs and a concussion, and veterinarians fear he could be permanently blinded after surviving a washing machine accident.
Minnesota cat survives 45-minute ordeal in washing machine
June 23, 2019 - 11:05am