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MN Capitol notebook: The budget fights begin, 'early win' faces turmoil in St. Paul
Eastbound I-94 near Barnesville reopens
Law Enforcement Blotter: Feb. 19-21
Douglas County Board approves contracts with Miltona, Evansville
Priest says 'fear has overtaken' him since attack
Boys basketball: Panthers position themselves for a playoff push after 19th win
WATCH: Minnesota Gophers' hockey press conference for Feb. 22.
Sports schedule for Friday, Feb. 22
Boys basketball: Knights create some distance from B-E in 6A matchup
Boys basketball: Johnson sets another Ashby scoring mark in 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....
Dylan Kriese- Rachel Jones
Wildlife weather the winter
Deadlines approaching to remove fish houses from Minnesota lakes
Mike Frisch: A look ahead
Big tullibee pulled through the ice on the Alexandria Chain
Fishing For the Cure sets sights high
June Ella Davis
Eva Mae Strazzabosco
Ellsworth L. Molden
Michael "Mike" Rooney
Kenneth "Ken" R. Kloubec
Letter to the Editor: An ode to a winter bird
In the Know: A seamless transfer of degrees
1994: Alexandria restricts smoking on city property
Letter to the Editor: Leading from the heart can be unwise
An Echo Press Editorial: Sunny news about jobs
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
Cancer, company create crowd at ice fishing event
Minn. man wants to know why a drug costs $40 in Canada, $350 in US
Heartland researchers published nationally
Family makes tough decision to sell cows
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Minnesota Department of Transportation
February 22, 2019
Eastbound I-94 near Barnesville reopens
Due to several crashes, the Minnesota Department of Transportation says that an eastbound section of Interstate 94 has been closed Friday as...
8 hours 44 min ago
February 20, 2019
I-94 shut down near Sauk Centre
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 near Sauk Centre have been shut down until further notice, due to a crash. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said that it and the Minnesota State Patrol have closed eastbound I-94 near Highway 4, just east of Sauk Centre in Stearns County,...
February 20, 2019 - 2:52pm
February 7, 2019
At issue: How to fix Hwy. 29
Roundabouts, more lanes, traffic lights, raised medians and more. These are some of the options being considered for a three-mile stretch of...
February 7, 2019 - 7:30am
February 3, 2019
Public invited to learn more about Hwy. 29 study: Open house is Feb. 6
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is currently conducting a corridor study of Highway 29 in Alexandria. The stretch of road being studied...
February 3, 2019 - 8:11am
November 7, 2018
MnDOT plans $10B in key projects over 10 years
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Transportation released a new 10-year plan Wednesday, Nov. 7, that it says will guide planning and investments...
November 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
November 6, 2018
DOT cautions drivers to be on lookout for pedestrians
As daylight dwindles in the fall, pedestrians are more likely to be injured or killed in collisions with vehicles, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists and pedestrians to exercise caution. So far this year, 28 pedestrians were killed. In 2017, 42 pedestrians...
November 6, 2018 - 6:26am
November 1, 2018
Glenwood detours over on Highway 28
The months-long road construction project in Glenwood is nearly complete. The final detour of Highway 28/Minnesota Avenue has been removed,...
November 1, 2018 - 4:30pm
September 27, 2018
Keep political signs away from rights of way
Watch where you put that political campaign sign. Private signs of any kind — political or other advertising — are prohibited on all Minnesota highway rights of way. That includes driving lanes, inside and outside shoulders, ditches, sight corners at intersections, and...
September 27, 2018 - 6:33am
July 15, 2018
Expect I-94 detour west of Alexandria Tuesday
Drivers heading west on Interstate 94 near Alexandria will encounter a detour Tuesday, July 17, starting at 9 p.m. The westbound lane will be...
July 15, 2018 - 6:03am
May 1, 2018
Get ready for road work
With one Minnesota season finally arriving — spring, another one is just getting started — road construction. Earlier this month,...
May 1, 2018 - 1:18pm
April 4, 2018
Don't move 'X' when aerial mapping starts
When the snow finally melts, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin its transition away from snowplow operations by conducting...
April 4, 2018 - 11:31am
Open house for 2020 Starbuck project set
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the city of Starbuck are planning a project in 2020 to reconstruct and resurface parts of three state highways - Highway 28, Highway 29 and Highway 114. The plan also calls for replacing city utilities and improving pedestrian accessibility....
January 4, 2018 - 9:18am
July 26, 2017
Highway 114 near Garfield to close
Overnight closures of Highway 114 at Interstate 94 south of Garfield are scheduled to start Monday, July 31. The highway closures are necessary so crews can remove the eastbound Interstate 94 bridge deck over the roadway, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The...
July 26, 2017 - 11:37am
Danger zones: After series of I-94 crashes, drivers urged to spread out
After at least two chain-reaction crashes in a construction zone on Interstate 94 between Garfield and Evansville, officials are urging drivers...
July 26, 2017 - 6:31am
June 15, 2017
Highway 27 bridge south of Osakis opens today
Motorists will find all lanes of Highway 27 at I-94, south of Osakis, open by 5 p.m. today, Thursday, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The Highway 27 bridge spanning I-94 has been closed since late March 2017, while crews repaired and resurfaced the bridge....
June 15, 2017 - 8:29am