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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
Gov. Dayton back in hospital after post-surgery complications
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
Sports schedule for Friday, Nov. 16
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
Minnesota unemployment rate remains steady
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November 15, 2018
Minnesota unemployment rate remains steady
ST. PAUL - Minnesota’s unemployment rate held firm at 2.8 percent in October as the state’s labor market gained thousands of jobs, according...
November 15, 2018 - 3:51pm
October 22, 2018
Fifty years of putting people to work
A nonprofit agency that hooks people up with jobs and job training has seen some changes over its 50 years. Rural MN CEP, short for Concentrated Employment Program, first paid people to work for local governments and schools, said Daniel Wenner, the agency's executive director. It...
October 22, 2018 - 6:04am
September 20, 2018
Minnesota's unemployment rate drops to 19-year low
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's unemployment rate fell to 2.9 percent in August, the lowest it has been in nearly 19 years. The rate was 3 percent...
September 20, 2018 - 2:29pm
September 18, 2018
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
ST. PAUL — The opioid crisis has gotten so bad that some employers are struggling to find sober workers. "The drug-testing challenge is...
September 18, 2018 - 8:47pm
June 24, 2018
Put waste in its place: Organics recycling program now available
Want to recycle your food waste and/or other products for organic recycling? You now can. A new organics recycling program is available through...
June 24, 2018 - 7:57am
June 17, 2018
State nonprofit's aim is zero waste
The Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation has been providing safe, cost-saving alternatives for environmental sustainability to Minnesota businesses...
June 17, 2018 - 12:55pm
May 11, 2018
Four treatment plants in county honored
Four wastewater treatment facilities in Douglas County were recently honored by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for maintaining outstanding permit compliance from October 2016 through September 2017. They include facilities in Brandon, Evansville, Garfield and Millerville....
May 11, 2018 - 11:09am
May 1, 2018
WCI offers regional grants
A regional nonprofit is offering to fund projects that help employees and employers. The workforce development grant program from Fergus Falls-based West Central Initiative takes aim at the skill gaps in west-central Minnesota. Its Workforce Solutions program is designed to give...
May 1, 2018 - 4:34pm
April 7, 2018
Pay gap erased for some regional workers
Some women working in northwestern Minnesota have virtually closed the wage gap with their male counterparts, according to one measure cited...
April 7, 2018 - 11:11am
March 5, 2018
A home away from home: Home-based businesses invited to take part in Chamber networking event
Home-based businesses in the area will soon have a chance to tell the community what they're all about, through a Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce's...
March 5, 2018 - 8:50am