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Human remains identified as disabled man missing for 2 years
Grabbing groceries for a cause (w/video)
Polaris issues recall on ATVs
Woman charged with felony theft
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, March 27
Alexandria's Hannah Boraas cards hole-in-one in Utah
Cards well represented in all-star series
Baseball: Knights look to build on 14-win season
Boys golf: Two all-conference golfers return for WCA
Lakers to rely on seniors, pitching this spring
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Artists, crafters sought for Art of the Lakes tour
Love INC welcomes volunteer and Life Skills Class coordinator
Judy Slegh brings healing ministry to House of Prayer
Boy Scouts to conduct 29th annual Scouting for Food drive
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Robert "Bob" E. Montbriand
Clarence Raymond Lehn
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
EDITORIAL: Allow cameras in federal courts
IT'S OUR TURN: Have you had 'the talk' yet?
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
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On The Street
July 11, 2016
Council briefed on how goals for small cities 'blew apart' at Legislature
The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities had a lofty list of goals it hoped the Legislature would act on during the last session. The coalition wanted legislators to restore local government aid (LGA) to its 2002 funding levels; enact economic development programs that supported...
July 11, 2016 - 9:43pm
July 1, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
May 11, 2016
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
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
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