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Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Learning to lead: Police captain attends FBI Academy
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Garby (w/video)
Group to provide a new safe haven
Boys basketball: Ashby working to turn things around amid low numbers
Girls Basketball: Chargers can't recover after slow first half
Nordic Ski: Cardinals wrap up busy stretch at Giants Ridge, Camp Ripley
Girls hockey: Cards pull away from Willmar
Dance: Cards highlight busy weekend with fifth in kick at Rocori
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Area students encouraged to apply for artist mentor scholarship
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Capturing the moment: Hunt Down Your Photos contest winners
Mike Frisch: Find those mid-winter crappies
DNR release: Third case of CWD in deer identified in southeastern Minnesota
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Benjamin Harvey Meyers
Noy Veronica Wagner
Roger E. Larson
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Producers should utilize all available resources
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Beef home study courses offered online
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
February 23, 2010
UPDATE: Veto planned but bill not there
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
February 23, 2010 - 4:16pm
Bonding veto glitch: Bill not there
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
February 23, 2010 - 2:59pm