July 12, 2020

Eco-friendly Building in Baxter

On July 29th The EkoMarkt broke ground for their new facility. The EkoMarkt will feature innovative technologies to create a more environmental friendly building and […]
July 12, 2020

Get ready – Echo Journal is coming your way on Wednesdays

That’s right. Starting July 15, the Echo Journal will become a weekly newspaper with a Wednesday publication date. Not only will people be able to […]
July 12, 2020

As beach towns open, businesses are short foreign workers

BOSTON — At this time of the year, The Friendly Fisherman on Cape Cod is usually bustling with foreign students clearing tables and helping prepare […]
July 11, 2020

Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen […]
July 11, 2020

Minnesota tallies highest COVID-19 case count since May

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota reported the highest daily COVID-19 case count since May on Saturday as 806 people were confirmed to have the virus. The state […]
July 11, 2020

Postal Service: Hundreds of Wisconsin ballots hit snags

MADISON, Wis. — Hundreds of absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s April primary election never made it to voters or went uncounted because of postmark problems, the […]
July 11, 2020

Pandemic leads 7-Eleven to forgo free Slurpees on 7-11

DALLAS — The coronavirus pandemic has taken away another summertime tradition in the U.S.: There will be no free Slurpees at 7-Elevens on Saturday — […]
July 11, 2020

Lawyers seek to halt Purdue Pharma political contributions

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not be able to make any more political contributions without a judge’s permission, lawyers for its creditors said in a […]
July 11, 2020

Passion for cars drives 87-year-old to keep operating his Bemidji auto sales business

At 87 years of age, he runs Norvold Auto Sales out of a small gazebo on Bemidji’s south side, and he has no immediate plans […]
July 11, 2020

Why this is a good time to shore up your household finances

Among the more striking economic numbers in recent months is the personal savings rate, at least among those still working. America’s personal savings rate — […]