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More than 8,000 turkeys die in fire
Mouse to blame for truck fire
County awards construction bid for Kensington Rune Stone Park
Law enforcement contract with Evansville renewed
White Earth's Soule to be Minnesota State board member
State hockey: Cards put a scare in the Bears before falling short (w/video)
Girls Basketball: Streaks outrun Parkers Prairie
Boys basketball: Kannegiesser torches WCA with 45 points
Bogart, Nibbe named to all-state academic wrestling team
Girls basketball: Cold shooting downs Alex in first CLC loss
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Marjorie "Marjie" Weber
Steven James Velde
Mary A. L. Swenson
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
July 1, 2016
No special session in sight
Gov. Mark Dayton left the country Tuesday, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt has not called a meeting among the governor and legislative leaders to discuss a special legislative session. “I have not heard anything from the speaker about another meeting,” Dayton said before heading...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
How will Clinton-Trump race affect state elections?
The big question politicos discuss these days is how a Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump presidential race would affect races such as for the state Legislature. The answer, of course, is that nobody knows, especially given the fact that the two are pretty unpopular. On Minnesota Public...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Westrom supports new voting technology
State Senator Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, recently showed how new technology may expand voting accessibility for all Minnesotans. While voting...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
Kulp officially files against Franson in District 8B
Gail Kulp of Alexandria officially entered the race for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 8B Monday by filing with the Douglas County Auditor. Endorsed by the DFL, Kulp is running against incumbent Republican Mary Franson of Alexandria. Kulp said she’s running because...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
Sunday liquor sales sink at Legislature
By Don Davis Forum News Service Minnesotans who forget to buy booze will remain out of luck on Sundays after the state House rejected a proposal May 12 to allow liquor stores to be open seven days a week. The proposal failed 70-57 as an amendment to a small bill with other liquor-related...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
May 13, 2016
Eyelash bill passes in a blink
Minnesota state Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen’s legislation passed, and by more than an eyelash. The Alexandria state senator, a burly former sheriff, caught the eye of colleagues recently when he offered legislation to require technicians who install eyelash extensions to be licensed....
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
Hughes earns GOP nod to run against Peterson
Dave Hughes, U.S. House of Representatives candidate, won the Republican endorsement at the Minnesota Congressional District 7 convention in Alexandria on April 30. Hughes was selected by delegates of the 38 counties that comprise the district by a majority of 60 percent or more in...
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Senators pass body cam regulation but provision isn't moving in House
Video from law enforcement officer body cameras will remain public at least into next year, but the issue still generates passionate disputes. “Body cameras have been proven to promote public safety,” Sen. Ron Latz, D-St. Louis Park, said May 2, before senators voted 47-14 to...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
Legislature in limbo after bonding bill is defeated
The Minnesota Legislature is in limbo after May 5’s narrow defeat of a major issue on the table this year. “I think for those Republicans who want to have a do-nothing session, they don’t feel we should spend any money, they may get their way,” Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk,...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
May 4, 2016
Legislature addresses child care shortage
Legislation to address the child care shortage in Minnesota moved forward last week. The initiatives encourage child care business development and address access and cost issues for parents and providers. The initiatives, passed in the Minnesota House in two omnibus bills, were authored...
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
'Real ID' gag rule nears end
Minnesota is almost to the point where key state officials can begin talking about complying with federal identification card standards. The state Senate voted 63-2 Monday, March 21 to lift a 2009 law that prevented Public Safety Department officials from even discussing upgrading...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
DFL, GOP agree on rural goals, but not the means
Democratic and Republican legislators agree on many goals for rural Minnesota, but often differ on how to reach them. House Democrats unveiled...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
Transportation funding undecided
Minnesota’s railroads are becoming safer, railroad officials and legislative transportation leaders agree. The state’s four largest railroads...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
Constituent coffee being held in Alexandria
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, will host a “constituent coffee” event on Saturday, Feb. 27. She will meet with constituents to discuss their priorities for state government and the legislative session. The meeting will be held at Common Ground Coffee, 516 Hawthorne in...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
Rural areas battleground for control of House
House Minority Leader Paul Thissen did not want to talk about it, but he signaled that rural Minnesota again will be a battleground for control of the state House. The Minneapolis Democrat and rural Democrats lined up at a news conference to lay out their plans for Greater Minnesota,...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am