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'Good progress' reported on Highway 29 bridge in south Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, August 25
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life
Search continues for victim as two boats collide on Park Rapids lake
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
A chance for another title for Carlos Whitecaps
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 16, 2013
Farmers have many reasons not to cry about farm bill
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Outside the Minnesota Corn Growers Association Farmfest tent, a sign urged people to go inside and send an e-mail to U.S.
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
LGA payments contained in tax bill signed by Governor Dayton
Governor Dayton has signed a small tax bill that contained a provision Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, co-authored regarding local government aid (LGA) payments to the city of Hoffman.
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
Bonding bill includes bright news for solar energy future
A new $500 million bonding bill passed by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law includes an option for public buildings to take advantage of solar energy. Advocates say it will help state schools, hospitals, police stations, and other public buildings to install solar energy...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
May 2, 2012
Fireworks bill goes down in flames; fishing fee increase moves on
Minnesotans will not be able to legally buy and use more powerful fireworks. Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the bill Saturday night, saying it was "probably the toughest decision I have had to make." In a letter to legislators, he said that while most Minnesotans are responsible, "some...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
February 24, 2012
Ingebrigtsen supports bill on environmental permits
Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, released a statement Wednesday after meeting with top officials to discuss an environmental review and permitting efficiency bill. Ingebrigtsen met with Governor Mark Dayton, Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr, and Minnesota...
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
January 10, 2011
Minnesota attorney general sues telephone bill 'crammer'
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania-based company that placed charges of over $15 per month for long distance calling minutes on the phone bills of unsuspecting Minnesota residents without their authorization. The practice by which third...
January 10, 2011 - 11:29am
December 18, 2010
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Tax bill makes strange alliances
ST. PAUL -- The most significant federal tax bill in years passed Congress, and produced strange political bedfellows. Who would have imagined that conservative Tea Party star U.S. Rep. Michele Bachman would side with liberals Keith Ellison and Betty McCollum against a tax measure?...
December 18, 2010 - 11:25am
March 5, 2010
New bonding bill eliminates funding for Pope-Douglas incinerator project
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House and Senate appear ready to give Governor Tim Pawlenty more and less of what he wants for public works funding. A bill negotiators approved at a hastily called Thursday meeting includes much more spending than the governor wants.
March 5, 2010 - 11:48am
April 17, 2009
Commentary - Legislative survey says...
By Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, and Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake The results of the legislative survey we distributed in District 11A have been compiled and the percentages indicate local citizens want state government to get its own spending habits in...
April 17, 2009 - 12:00am
March 9, 2009
Bills would define horses as livestock
ST. PAUL - Horse owners want to be included in Minnesota's agriculture industry. In many cases, horses are not considered livestock, something some Minnesota lawmakers and horse owners are trying to change. Bills currently making their way through the Legislature are designed to...
March 9, 2009 - 1:43pm
March 6, 2009
Westrom, Ingebrigtsen introduce bill to transfer state prisoners to private facility
State Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, and Sen.
March 6, 2009 - 12:00am
February 26, 2009
Alexandria Area lawmakers want state to send more convicts to private prison
ST. PAUL - Two Minnesota legislators from the Alexandria area want to move more prisoners from state facilities to a private prison, saving the state $12 million in the next two years. Others object, saying prisons should be a state, not private, enterprise. The 776 medium security...
February 26, 2009 - 1:53pm
February 25, 2009
Farmers Union members meet with Ingebrigtsen
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) members from the northwest and west central regions of the state recently went to the state Capitol to discuss...
February 25, 2009 - 12:00am
February 14, 2009
Bill targets metal thefts
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and U.S.
February 14, 2009 - 3:40pm
January 16, 2009
Bill would offer rewards for watchdogs
ST. PAUL - The state would get extra federal money by passing a law protecting people who turn in companies defrauding the government under a...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am