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Translating the marks on our landscape
Law enforcement blotter: February 26, 2015
News Briefs: Fish house removal deadlines near
Merchants association plans to bring plants back to downtown
Change may come to invasive species decal law; resorts don’t like it
State wrestling: Osakis sends Trenton Coyer to semis
State wrestling: Neu, Olhausen fall to wrestlebacks
Sports schedule for Friday, February 27
Boys basketball: Chargers get another sign of progress with first playoff win since 2012
Boys basketball playoffs: Knights move on, Osakis, Parkers Prairie fall
Music makes us whole
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Super Bowl champ to perform worship concert
Strangers no longer
Photography exhibit to open in Evansville
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
LaVerne Weisgram, 93
Marvin Wolbersen, 76
Daniel Buerskin, 83
Funeral - Wilbur Nelson, 93
Funeral - Margie Kleven, 59
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
State should not tax business property and family cabins
Food shelf ‘match’ is a myth
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
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