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Civil unions would give gay couples the same rights as married couples, says the sponsor of a Minnesota House proposal that is a step short of full marriage.
Wednesday, April, 10, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The cases before the SCOTUS are just additional nails in the coffin of our nation, additional steps down the path toward national immorality.
Wednesday, April, 03, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
The Minnesota Legislature is famous for deciding major issues near the end of each year’s session. Expect 2013 to be no different.
Wednesday, April, 03, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Why don’t we shut up about guns, and focus on the real problems like drugs, kids growing up with single parents, kids exposed to all kinds of violence, adults not teaching respect, responsible adults that cannot even put a shopping cart where it belongs.
Friday, March, 29, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota took a key step forward Tuesday but faces many hurdles to approval.
Friday, March, 15, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Republicans call gay marriage a distraction from important duties legislators face, such as passing a state budget. On Thursday, Republican legislators packed a stage during a rally supporting traditional marriage between a man and a woman.
Wednesday, March, 13, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Douglas County residents, city council members and county commissioners congregated at the Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria to hear local Republican leaders’ takes on DFL Governor Mark Dayton’s plans for Minnesota. Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen and Representatives Paul Anderson and Mary Franson shared their perceptions of Dayton’s tax proposal for 2014-2015 and took questions from an audience of approximately 50 people.
Tuesday, March, 12, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Gay advocates have lobbied for allow same-sex marriages for years, but they made little progress.
Monday, March, 11, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
Those on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate use the same argument: It is about families. Both camps made their case Wednesday as Minnesota lawmakers released a proposal that would allow gay couples to wed.
Friday, March, 01, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Income tax returns Minnesotans file this spring will conform to new federal laws if state senators follow the House’s Monday action.
Tuesday, February, 12, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
State legislators who represent Douglas County plan to be watchdogs for taxes and agriculture in the new session that began last Tuesday. “It’s a humbling experience to walk into that chamber, raise my right hand, and to realize that I am here because my fellow citizens sent me here to represent them,” said District 12 Senator Torrey Westrom, R- Elbow Lake.
Wednesday, January, 16, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Forgive Minnesota Democrats if they’re wearing broad smiles lately. Democratic-Farmer-Laborites won all the big prizes in Tuesday’s election.
Wednesday, November, 14, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Three million Minnesotans are expected to exercise their democratic right to vote today as polls show some contests getting tighter.
Tuesday, November, 06, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
If the final Minnesota U.S. Senate debate did nothing else, it showed the political distance between the two candidates.
Monday, November, 05, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Minnesota’s hottest election topic continues to get hotter as Election Day nears.
Friday, November, 02, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Minnesota voters will be asked in the November 6 election whether they want to amend the state Constitution to define a marriage as between a man and a woman, effectively outlawing gay marriages. Here is a look at the issues.
Wednesday, October, 31, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
From the beginning, marriage has been a God-ordained union of one man and one woman. God created us and He sets the rules for human behavior in the Scriptures.
Friday, October, 26, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
I respect people in Alexandria for their thoughtfulness, faithfulness and graciousness. I hope these values mean you will thoughtfully consider your important vote on this amendment. Think of me or another gay person you know and vote no.
Wednesday, October, 24, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
The Libertarian Party presidential candidate opposes a proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage.
Tuesday, October, 23, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
No wave appears in Minnesota’s political forecast. A wave, in political terms, is when events influence voters so much that one party does well nationwide.
Monday, October, 22, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News