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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
News Briefs: Smoking in Minnesota drops
Boys hockey: Alex can't overcome Bemidji's torrid start as Cards drop second straight
Girls hockey: Shorthanded Alexandria falls 1-0 against Bemidji
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
Sports roundup from Friday, January 23
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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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
December 23, 2008
Hospital may drop mental health service
Concerned with rising costs and its ability to keep pace with increasing demand, Douglas County Hospital (DCH) is considering phasing out its mental health outpatient care unit. After more than 20 years as the primary mental health provider in the area, the hospital needs to reevaluate...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
October 10, 2008
Legislators act on '10 acre rule'
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to temporarily suspend a provision in the 2008 Farm Bill that would have prohibited producers from receiving commodity payments if they have less than 10 base acres. "Congress intended for farmers who have different pieces of farm...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Commentary - Why I voted against both bailout bills
The first time I voted no on this bill I said that the $700 billion bailout for Wall Street was a huge amount of taxpayer money to spend on a plan that took the wrong approach and was very unlikely to solve the actual problem. On Monday it was called the Wall Street bailout and on...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
Farmers Union members to discuss concerns over farm bill at Capitol
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) members - including Marvin Jensen of Kensington - recently went to Washington, D.C., where they met with the Minnesota Congressional delegation, and had a briefing from members of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). "The Farmers Union...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
August 13, 2008
Farm bill doesn't end federal ag work
REDWOOD FALLS - Despite newly enacted federal farm policy that is supposed to last for five years, more agriculture-related work remains to be done in Washington. Most important is to make sure the Bush administration and its successor implements what Congress passed, top farm experts...
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am
August 6, 2008
Agreement reached on higher education bill
After working on the reauthorization since 2003 with 13 extensions, lawmakers have reached agreement on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the bill that sets federal higher education policy every five years. The vote in conference committee was 18 to 3 on the Senate...
August 6, 2008 - 12:00am
July 9, 2008
Expanded GI bill restores scholarships
Congressman Collin Peterson supported a bipartisan supplemental appropriations bill that includes expansion of the GI Bill of Rights, funding for troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, an extension of unemployment benefits, and emergency relief for areas devastated by flooding. "This...
July 9, 2008 - 12:00am
June 20, 2008
Congress overrides Farm Bill veto
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to override President Bush's second veto of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act - known as the Farm Bill - with a bipartisan vote of 317-109. "Today's vote will ensure that all parts of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act are...
June 20, 2008 - 12:00am
June 4, 2008
Bill and Jan Zarbok of Alexandria received a trophy at the Show 'N Shine Car Show for having the oldest car on display - a 1929 Ford Coupe still in its original color, rose beige. Sponsored by Steinbring's and Viking Speedway, the car show was held in conjunction with the Awake the...
June 4, 2008 - 12:00am
May 30, 2008
Ingebrigtsen moving forward on Minnesota Legislative Caucus on Immigration
Lawmakers heard from state and federal law officers, fraud investigators and corrections officials during the first official capitol hearing of the Minnesota Legislative Caucus on Immigration (MLCI). "This is an issue that I've heard about from constituents since I decided to run...
May 30, 2008 - 12:00am
May 23, 2008
Coleman takes 'victory lap,' extols virtues of farm bill
WILLMAR -- Senator Norm Coleman made a stop Monday in Willmar on what he called a "victory lap" for the 2008 farm bill. The Republican senator extolled the virtues of the $288 billion, five-year bill that "should be the nutrition, conservation and biofuels'' bill, Coleman told an...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am
February 17, 2008
Dangerous dogs come under scrutiny
Minnesota legislators are considering whether to tighten dangerous dog laws after some well-publicized Minneapolis attacks. Lawmakers are talking about regulations as strict as banning some breeds in the state. Other proposals are aimed at dog owners instead of specific breeds. The...
February 17, 2008 - 12:00am
February 16, 2008
A new type of fishing license - with a catch
How would you like a cheaper fishing license? But there's a catch: You couldn't keep as many fish. That's the idea behind a new bill introduced in the Minnesota Legislature by State Senator Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, and State Representative David Dill, DFL-Crane Lake. Their bill would...
February 16, 2008 - 12:00am