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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Jan. 18
Three students struck before boarding school bus in Minn.
Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 19
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Area students encouraged to apply for artist mentor scholarship
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
January 8, 2016
Time to file state, federal income taxes
It is almost tax filing time. The Minnesota Revenue Department announced it will begin accepting individual income tax filings on Jan. 19, the same day the federal Internal Revenue Service does. The deadline this year will be April 18 for both state and federal returns. State Revenue...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
December 20, 2015
State wants your ideas on transportation
The public is invited to help shape the future of transit in Greater Minnesota by sharing ideas with the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
December 20, 2015 - 8:00am
December 18, 2015
Ingebrigtsen opposes medical marijuana move
State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, was disappointed with recent developments in Minnesota’s medical marijuana laws. On Dec. 2, Governor Mark Dayton, through the Commissioner of Health Ed Ehlinger, approved the use of medical cannabis for intractable pain. While this...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am