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Alexandria student seeking national office
Red Bull Band performs with high school band
Battling the elements for cancer: Fish tournament raises more than $50,000
Missing pregnant woman found dead in Chippewa National Forest: Autopsy scheduled for 27-year-old from Akeley in Cass County
Five ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria goes undefeated on the road
Girls hockey: Cardinals seeded fourth in Class A state tournament
Sports schedule for Sunday, Feb. 18
Boys basketball: Imdieke secures one point victory for Silverstreaks
Girls basketball: Cardinals win 15 games straight
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Wayne & Berdeen Benson
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Outdoor briefs: Pheasants Forever banquet set for Feb. 24
Diann E. Bakke
Dorothy M. Wiswell
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
OUR TURN: It's not easy, but it's pretty simple
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
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
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
Estate planning seminar on Tuesday
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government and politics
February 17, 2018
Lawmakers to attend sexual harassment training: Committee seats at stake, Daudt says
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House members had better attend an upcoming all-day sexual harassment and bias training session — or they'll...
February 17, 2018 - 10:43am
IT officials want more funding to fix MNLARS
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's computer system that handles vehicle registrations and titles is a mess. To fix it, state information technology officials say they need $43 million — and some of it right away. The system, known as MNLARS, has already cost $93 million and was supposed...
February 17, 2018 - 10:30am
What will lawmakers do to protect seniors, vulnerable adults in assisted living?: Elder abuse task force's recommendations will be a guide
ST. PAUL — It's expected to take until the end of the year for the Minnesota Department of Health to tackle the backlog of complaints of maltreatment in the state's assisted-living facilities. In the meantime, lawmakers are expected to use recent recommendations from an elder...
February 17, 2018 - 10:30am
Minn. GOP, Dems differ on how much to spend on bonding projects
ST. PAUL — Lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton will most likely take out a massive taxpayer-backed loan this year to fund a pile of construction projects. The only questions are how much should the loan be and which projects should be funded? Spoiler alert: Democrats say it should...
February 17, 2018 - 10:29am
February 16, 2018
Minnesota lawmakers must pass own budget, but not much work mandatory
ST. PAUL — The 2018 Minnesota Legislature opens at noon Tuesday, Feb. 20, and there are plenty of questions about what topics might be debated....
February 16, 2018 - 10:44am
February 13, 2018
Live stream of the Minnesota legislative briefing
February 13, 2018 - 12:40pm
February 12, 2018
Court: Fischbach can remain senator and lieutenant governor for now
ST. PAUL — Michelle Fischbach may remain Minnesota lieutenant governor and a state senator -- for now at least. A judge dismissed a lawsuit...
February 12, 2018 - 7:45pm
February 9, 2018
Mining, BWCA and Trump: 5 reasons Rick Nolan's announcement is a big deal
ST. PAUL—U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, a Democrat from northeast Minnesota, announced Friday, Feb. 9, he won't seek re-election. Nolan, who has...
February 9, 2018 - 7:24pm
Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders to answer questions together
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's governor and legislative leaders often communicate with each other by letter or by talking to the media. But a week...
February 9, 2018 - 11:50am
February 8, 2018
Elder abuse takes focus at elder care discussion in central Minn.
BRAINERD, Minn.—Central Lakes College hosted a session Wednesday, Feb. 8, regarding aging and elder care in central Minnesota—a subject...
February 8, 2018 - 5:31pm
February 6, 2018
Otto, Johnson emerge in Douglas County caucuses, but what about Pawlenty?
If Douglas County were deciding the candidates for this year's Minnesota governor's race, it would be the DFL's Rebecca Otto against Republican...
February 6, 2018 - 9:51pm
Pawlenty quits lobbying job. Will he run for governor?
ST. PAUL—Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty stole the spotlight from Republican candidates in the governor's race Tuesday, Feb. 6, hours before...
February 6, 2018 - 11:53am
February 5, 2018
Bachmann not running: 'Not hearing any call from God'
ST. PAUL — Former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said she does not feel God has called her to run for U.S. Senate, so is staying out of the...
February 5, 2018 - 6:29pm
February 1, 2018
Next week, Minnesota's caucuses expected to be more manageable than 2016
ST. PAUL—Minnesota precinct caucus leaders ran out of ballots as long lines of people waited to get into the political meetings, with drivers...
February 1, 2018 - 1:05pm
January 31, 2018
Minnesota DMV computers so messed up it will cost $43 million more to make them work right
ST. PAUL — It will cost $43 million in additional funding to fix Minnesota's flailing vehicle title computer system and make it work the way...
January 31, 2018 - 8:20pm