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Graduates leave trail of good deeds
Flower basket sale to help Honor Flight
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
Philip R. Harrang
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
EDITORIAL: Paid letter policy takes effect
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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January 17, 2018
Bemidji seeks state funding for proposed northern Minn. veterans home
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee held a meeting in Bemidji Wednesday, Jan. 17, before an audience of veterans...
January 17, 2018 - 5:26pm
January 16, 2018
Dayton announced $1.5 billion construction proposal
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants the state to fund $1.5 billion of public works projects across Minnesota and asks legislators to approve...
January 16, 2018 - 12:31pm
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