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UPDATE: Crash near Miltona injures three people Thursday
Aaron's Weather Talk: Nor'easter
Fire damages house in Alexandria
Three charged with felonies for Halloween night robbery
Holiday Train dazzles despite fog
Boys hockey: Alex makes early-season statement against unbeaten Sartell
Wrestling: Tiebreaker criteria gives Tech win over Cardinals
Sports schedule for Thursday, December 18
Alex girls basketball: Heggie reaches 1,000 career points as Cards run past Fergus (w/video)
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 16
Homemade for the holidays: Trio of foods makes perfect gifts
The start of a national movement
A real renaissance man
Alexandria pianist releases Christmas CD
Theatre L’Homme Dieu announces 2015 season
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 17, 2014
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Melvin Paradis, 75
Funeral - Darlene Schuman, 56
Funeral - Reanie Mrnak, 87
Visitation - Elza Manning, 62
Donald Huwe, 82
Echo Press Editorial: Did you hear about this??? (It’s probably not true)
Letter: What is wrong with health coverage?
Letter: Council can avoid negative religious messages
Observations from the archives, 2004: Explosion flattens veterinary clinic
Echo Press Editorial: Teach children how to save during holidays
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Douglas County DAC announces Employers, Employees of the Quarter
Alexandria molding firm featured in ‘IndustryWeek’ businesss magazine
ATCC Foundation receives $10,000 to support STEM education
New building will house plumbing company
Cinema 9 supports local breast cancer research
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