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Alex Homecoming parade fills Broadway: Cards take on Bemidji Lumberjacks
AgweekTV: Hemp harvest
3 dead, another injured in shooting inside Minneapolis apartment
Franson to host health care meeting
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Sept. 29
Football: Minnewaska holds off Sauk for first victory
Sports schedule for Saturday, Oct. 1
Football: Osakis gets going late in emotional homecoming win
Football: Chargers' "two-headed monster" strikes again in rout of Mustangs
Boys soccer: Cards shut out Otters to snap skid
FAITH COLUMN: Show kindness to everyone
Ambassador Daniel Speckhard to speak at Calvary
Homecoming festivities under way w/ video
Auditions are open for 'A Christmas Carol'
See Sweetwater Revival in concert
Births - Sept. 30, 2016
Wedding - Niemczyk and Koudela
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
The allure of musky lures: Parkers Prairie couple finds a career in tackle
A pretty good opener locally
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mark E. Ebsen
William "Bill" Henry Williams
Donald "Peaches" Nels Person
Carmen A. Sjoberg Parmeter
LETTER: Let your voices be heard
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: Coming out of the closets
LETTER: Is there life before death?
LETTER: Laws should help seriously ill
Foraging for wild berries in Minnesota
Motorists, farm equipment operators should share road
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
JLG Architects named a top U.S. architecture firm
Impact Alexandria features motivational speaker Mel Robbins
Runestone Museum gets new awnings
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 26, 2016
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.—People in line complained too few shuttle buses were scheduled. A political party chairman complained about members...
August 26, 2016 - 9:08am
September 23, 2015
Clermont receives French Legion of Honor
WWII vet from Garfield fought during D-Day
September 23, 2015 - 12:00am
September 11, 2015
Broadband ‘as important as textbooks’
Leaders gather to talk about expanding access to rural areas
September 11, 2015 - 12:00am
September 9, 2015
Better communication may mean safer oil trains
Communication is a key in preventing and battling oil train disasters, public safety officials stressed on September 2 during a forum convened...
September 9, 2015 - 12:00am
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.
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...
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...
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...
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