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Magic, wonder and faith at Church for the Harvest
New method for funding nursing homes?
Snow Saturday Night
Law enforcement blotter: January 22, 2015
Boys hockey: Alex can't overcome Bemidji's torrid start as Cards drop second straight
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
Sports roundup from Saturday, January 24
Girls hockey: Shorthanded Alexandria falls 1-0 against Bemidji
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Where are they now?
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Helen Howie, 88
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Marilyn Berghe, 77
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 21, 2011
Scientific breakthroughs - Franken 'jazzed' by Douglas Machine's high-tech advances
For the second time in a week, a U.S. senator visited Alexandria to glean information about creating jobs and technological opportunities. On...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
November 8, 2010
Franken's staff to hold office hours in Alexandria
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced today that his staff will be holding open office hours in Alexandria on Wednesday, November 10, as part of an ongoing effort to provide a convenient opportunity for constituents in the area to ask questions, share concerns and ideas or seek...
November 8, 2010 - 3:00pm
August 30, 2010
Franken tours Wadena tornado damage, vows D.C. help for city
"What I see here is an incredible spirit.
news / region
August 30, 2010 - 1:17pm
August 21, 2010
Hearing draws support for net neutrality, free speech online
It was standing room only at South High in Minneapolis on Thursday night, as more than 750 people turned out to show their support for Network Neutrality and free speech online. FCC Commissioners Michael Copps and Mignon Clyburn listened to hours of public testimony about the future...
August 21, 2010 - 12:54pm
July 15, 2010
Sen. Franken to meet with seniors in Alexandria Friday
With millions of baby boomers beginning to retire next year, U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced today that his staff will be in Alexandria on Friday, July 16. Franken's staff will meet with area seniors about the unique challenges they face in their retirement years. "From...
government / news
July 15, 2010 - 3:49pm
March 14, 2010
Al Franken is spotlighted in comic-book biography
Al Franken has avoided most national publicity since he took office in the U.S. Senate last summer, and has especially tried to stay out of the comedic spotlight. But others just will not allow that. There is a lot of national interest in the former "Saturday Night Live" star. The...
March 14, 2010 - 10:48am
July 7, 2009
Franken takes oath of office
Al Franken became Minnesota's second U.S. senator today, his hand holding the Bible that Paul Wellstone used when he was twice sworn into the Senate. Vice President Joe Biden swore in Franken 246 days after the Nov. 4 election and 183 days since the 2009 Senate convened. The scene...
government / news / state
July 7, 2009 - 4:41pm
July 6, 2009
Senate reaction: 'System works' 'We were robbed'
ST. PAUL - In politics, it is all about winning. Take, for instance, Al Franken's razor-thin victory over Norm Coleman in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race. The day after the state Supreme Court ruled in Franken's favor, making him Minnesota's newest senator, Brian Melendez, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor...
July 6, 2009 - 11:34am
July 2, 2009
Franken wins state's longest election
ST. PAUL - Nearly 3 million Minnesotans voted for a U.S. Senate candidate eight months ago, but in the end only five votes counted, those state...
government / news / state
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
June 30, 2009
Candidates not typical Minnesotans
ST. PAUL - Al Franken and Norm Coleman are not exactly typical Minnesota politicians. Both are New York natives and Jewish, not the demographics of most Minnesotans. Neither sounds Minnesotan to this day, although that did not prevent party loyalists from giving them enthusiastic...
June 30, 2009 - 2:36pm
Supreme Court: Franken won election
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Supreme Court says Al Franken won the U.S. Senate race and should be sworn in as the state's second senator. In an early-afternoon ruling today, five members of the high court agreed with a district court decision that Democrat Franken received more votes...
June 30, 2009 - 2:20pm
June 1, 2009
Coleman: Smaller counties skipped counting ballots
ST. PAUL - If all Minnesota elections officials followed the lead of the state's largest counties - such as St. Louis, Hennepin and Ramsey - thousands more absentee ballots would have been counted in last November's U.S. Senate election, Norm Coleman's attorney told state Supreme...
government / news / state
June 1, 2009 - 11:19am