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Murder charges reinstated in 2013 stabbing
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, September 19
Storm knocks out power in some parts of county
Big hills to climb: Group takes on Mount Everest, cure for debilitating disease
UPDATE: Boyfriend with a record arrested in crash that killed University of St. Thomas student
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Tennis: Lakers sweep Melrose, 7-0
Volleyball: Knights surrender to Frazee in three sets
Volleyball: Lakers lose conference game to Melrose
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Habitat for Humanity dedicates home, seeks more clients
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Lorraine K. Porter
Richard A. King
Harold M. Olson
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
It's Our Turn: A whole lot of living to do
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Corn silk bandit robs Holmes City co-op
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
On The Street
Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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Murder charges reinstated in 2013 stabbing
May 16, 2017
Minnesota budget still undone, but leaders report progress as deadline nears
ST. PAUL — A rookie Minnesota senator may have said it best in social media. "With less than a week left of legislative session, here's...
May 16, 2017 - 7:03pm
May 1, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers move on budget, House shows bonding bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislative negotiators powered through most of their proposed $46 billion, two-year budget Monday, May 1, afternoon and...
May 1, 2017 - 6:31pm
January 11, 2017
Leaders of small cities press Legislature for action
Residents in rural Minnesota are feeling ignored by the Legislature and want action this session, according to a group of city leaders.
January 11, 2017 - 6:00am
January 4, 2017
Dayton wants $1.5 billion bonding bill for MN, claims projects have 'direct economic benefit'
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is bringing back a public works funding bill much like he offered last year, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, proposing...
January 4, 2017 - 3:57pm
April 22, 2016
DNR commissioner highlights Itasca's needs in capital bonding request
Overdue sewer work to the historic Douglas Lodge, restoring a dormitory-style lodging facility and cleaning up erosion issues at the Mississippi...
April 22, 2016 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
Carlos council bonds to cover street costs
Work is well under way on a two-part infrastructure improvement project in Carlos. This summer, work started on the city’s water main, curb and gutter, streets and new water treatment facility and well. The entire project is estimated at $2.6 million and the majority of the project...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
April 12, 2013
Bonding bill would help Rainbow Rider, Evansville
The Minnesota House bonding bill released this week (see above story) contains good news for those in the Douglas County region, according to...
April 12, 2013 - 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
March 11, 2010
Legislature passes bonding bill
ST. PAUL -- Republicans blasted a public works funding bill as being too expensive, but as the Minnesota House and Senate passed a revised measure Thursday a Democrat was the most critical of a bill written by his party members. Rep.
March 11, 2010 - 2:44pm
Pawlenty 'can work with' bonding bill
ST. PAUL -- Governor Tim Pawlenty is looking at ways to chop a public works funding bill down to size and how to expand a sex offender facility on the cheap. Pawlenty on Wednesday said he plans to sign a public works bill, which the House and Senate likely will pass today.
March 11, 2010 - 10:49am
March 10, 2010
New bonding bill could face veto
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty will veto a public works funding bill a House-Senate conference committee approved Tuesday night, a Republican lawmaker told his colleagues. The main point of contention is money for a Moose Lake sex offender facility. Pawlenty wants $89 million and...
March 10, 2010 - 9:24am
March 6, 2010
Political Notebook: Bonding bill all set ... or not
ST. PAUL -- A newly revised public works funding bill that would spend $986 million on projects across Minnesota is firm, set in stone, ready to pass both the House and Senate in the next few days. Maybe. Chief legislative negotiators on the issue said late Thursday afternoon that...
March 6, 2010 - 1:52pm
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
March 4, 2010
Bonding bill hits new snag
ST. PAUL -- It is time for Minnesota House and Senate leaders to get on the same page, the Senate's chief public works negotiator says. Sen. Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon, went into a late-Wednesday afternoon meeting expecting negotiators to agree on a framework of a new public works...
March 4, 2010 - 7:18am
February 25, 2010
Pawlenty meets with bonding, GAMC leaders
ST. PAUL -- The governor and legislators are meeting over two sticky issues that had appeared ready to implode. Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty met with key lawmakers Wednesday on a public works funding bill and a health-care program for some of Minnesota's poorest residents.
February 25, 2010 - 7:14am