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Over 80 participate in Marv Meyer Fun Run
Morris VFW falls despite outhitting Willmar
Orphans win last regular season game
Black wins twice to claim 2016 title
Pirates claim 2016 Little League title over Mets
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
FSA County Committee nominations open
Three Stevens County farms recognized as 2016 Century Farms
Weekend frost nips some farm fields, time will tell if damage warrants replanting
2016 Farm Progress Issue
January 16, 2015
Report: Nine Minnesota counties have recovered from the recession
MORRIS — Minnesota ranks third in the nation in the number of counties that have recovered from the recession, according to a report from the National Association of Counties (NACO). Stevens County is among the nine Minnesota counties, all located in greater Minnesota, have...
January 16, 2015 - 3:23pm
January 13, 2015
Forum Communications promotes two longtime managers in Lakes Newspaper Group
ALEXANDRIA — Two longtime newspaper managers have been promoted within Forum Communications' Lakes Newspaper Group, company officials have announced. Alexandria Echo Press Publisher Jody Hanson has been named the new group publisher of the entire Lakes Newspaper Group, meaning...
January 13, 2015 - 9:57am
January 9, 2015
Gift of life from Alberta resident helps Clinton man with kidney disease
Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in The Northern Star on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. It's reprinted here with permission from the newspaper...
January 9, 2015 - 5:38am
December 20, 2014
Echo Press: Watch out for scammers posing as tech experts
Here's a devious scam to avoid. An Alexandria woman nearly fell into a scam pushed by a caller claiming to be from "Microsoft Technologies." He told her that her computer wasn't shutting down properly and the company was receiving errors and warnings from it. It rang true with...
December 20, 2014 - 5:37am
MPCA seeking comments on upgrades at four Riverview facilities
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is inviting public comment on draft permit applications to increase the liquid manure storage capacity at four of Riverview's dairy facilities. The 30-day comment period on all of the applications will end Jan.
December 20, 2014 - 5:18am
December 19, 2014
Local TV coming back to central Minnesota with KoolTV
ALEXANDRIA - Local TV is coming back to central Minnesota after a two year hiatus with KoolTV. Central Minnesota broadcasters Jason Hirsch and Mark Anthony are launching the new station Dec. 17, 2014. The station will ultimately feature local news, weather, sports, classic TV shows...
December 19, 2014 - 3:29pm
Update: Missing Herman girl found by Morris Police Department
ELBOW LAKE - The Grant County Sheriff's Department announced that a 14-year-old girl who went missing from Morris Wednesday has been found. ....
December 19, 2014 - 8:31am
December 18, 2014
Local groups awarded Working Class Hero Award from WCMCA
ELBOW LAKE — A group individuals and organizations who helped organize three successful projects to help area families facing food insecurity...
December 18, 2014 - 10:04am
December 11, 2014
Report: Unlimited crop insurance contributes to rural land consolidation
MONTEVIDEO — There is no shortage of young men and women with all the skills and desire they need to make farming their lives, according to Amy Bacigalupo of the Land Stewardship Project in Montevideo. She works with many of them through the Farm Beginnings program. Unfortunately,...
December 11, 2014 - 10:57am
November 24, 2014
Winter truck load increases begin today for north, north central frost zones
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Winter truck load increases will begin Monday, Nov. 24, on unrestricted highways in the north and north central frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Vehicles will be allowed to operate up to 10 percent over the standard legal...
November 24, 2014 - 9:24am
November 14, 2014
Slow-moving equipment on highways around Morris on Friday
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Motorists in the Morris, Wheaton, Ortonville and Appleton areas will encounter slow-moving equipment on several highways on Friday, Nov. 14. Minnesota Department of Transportation crews will use motor graders to help scrape off compaction from area highways. The...
November 14, 2014 - 5:32am
September 20, 2014
New WCROC scientist studies microbes for renewable fuels
MORRIS – When most people think of farming, they imagine fields planted with food crops like corn and soybeans or biofuel crops like canola...
September 20, 2014 - 5:30am
July 24, 2014
Highway 27 now open between Hoffman and Alexandria
Motorists can now travel on Highway 27 between Interstate 94 and Hoffman. Crews have lifted the detour, however, work will continue in the construction zone. Motorists will encounter occasional lane closures and shoulder work through next week, weather permitting. The work...
July 24, 2014 - 9:02am
June 13, 2014
Amtrak's detours Empire Builder passenger train passing through region this afternoon
WILLMAR - Amtrak’s Empire Builder train riders are getting a major detour through west central Minnesota today due to a freight train derailment...
June 13, 2014 - 2:16pm
June 3, 2014
MPCA requests comments on new dairy feedlot near Morris
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is inviting public comment on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for a new dairy cow feedlot near Morris. The 30-day comment period will end June 26, 2014. Riverview proposes to build a new dairy farm, Baker Dairy,...
June 3, 2014 - 3:34pm