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Alexandria celebrates in the streets
Meeting to address help for those with autism
Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control
So you think you can dance? It may not be legal under current city ordinance
As storms roll in, so does help for cleaning up
Legion Baseball: Rain delays Alex-Moorhead game until Saturday morning
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
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On The Street
July 21, 2017
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
To the editor: The state Legislature has taken the governor to court. How did we get here? The process this year has me concerned. The Legislature passed two budget bills. The first one was done late April or early May and the governor sent it back, signing none of it. The second...
15 hours 24 min ago
May 31, 2017
Dayton signs budget bills, but no money for Legislature
ST. PAUL—Minnesota state government has a budget, other than for the Legislature. Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the Legislature's budget Tuesday,...
May 31, 2017 - 7:14am
May 26, 2017
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
ST. PAUL -- The $46 billion question remains unanswered. Minnesota legislators finished passing a two-year state budget of that size early Friday,...
May 26, 2017 - 4:54pm
May 25, 2017
Biking trail dispute derails Minnesota Legislature's final budget work
ST. PAUL -- A gentle harmonica concert by Rep. Bob Loonan did not provide quite enough calm late Thursday, May 25, as a relatively minor issue...
May 25, 2017 - 9:12pm
May 24, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
ST. PAUL—An overtime Minnesota legislative session provided an opening to protest the state budget as legislative leaders worked out plans...
May 24, 2017 - 9:10pm
Another day, another missed Minnesota legislative deadline
ST. PAUL—Minnesota legislators missed their second deadline in two days Wednesday morning, May 24, leaving much of the state's $46 billion,...
May 24, 2017 - 9:00am
May 23, 2017
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
ST. PAUL—The 2017 Legislature may do pretty well by greater Minnesota. "We got there because it was a bipartisan effort. both parties...
May 23, 2017 - 5:09pm
May 19, 2017
Minnesota GOP plans to send new round of budget bills to governor
ST. PAUL—Minnesota legislative leaders and the governor resumed budget talks Friday, May 19, but leaders were tight-lipped about their...
May 19, 2017 - 8:30pm
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 10, 2017
Minn. legislature slows budget work as senator heads to ill father
PAUL — Work on the Minnesota state budget slowed Wednesday, May 10, to allow a senator to be with her dying father.House members pressed ahead,...
May 10, 2017 - 5:42pm
May 2, 2017
Minn. budget reaction shows negotiation difficulty
ST. PAUL — Complaints that are pouring in about funding the Republican-controlled Minnesota House and Senate propose give an insight into...
May 2, 2017 - 6:05pm
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
March 31, 2017
Early-childhood education money in dispute
ST. PAUL—Additional funding proposed by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton would extend classes for 4 year olds to nearly 200 additional school...
March 31, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 24, 2017
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
ST. PAUL — Adding new commodities to Minnesota's farming industry accounts for a portion of state agriculture funding proposed by the House,...
March 24, 2017 - 2:34pm
March 20, 2017
Minn. GOP proposes $1.35 billion in tax cuts as budget debate nears
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers plan to figure out their state budget plans in the next two weeks. With that deadline in mind, House Republicans...
March 20, 2017 - 5:14pm