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January 3, 2017
A warm morning sun turns the Minneota Capitol from nearly white to nearly tan in the first 2017 sunrise. On Tuesday, Jan. 3, the Legislature begins its session in a newly renovated Capitol. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Legislative forecast: Cloudy with a chance of disputes
January 3, 2017 - 1:21pm
December 20, 2016
Alexandria school levy goes down
December 20, 2016 - 1:37pm
December 9, 2016
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
December 9, 2016 - 9:00am
December 7, 2016
County increases tax levy by nearly 2 percent
December 7, 2016 - 6:00am
December 2, 2016
House minority leader-elect Melissa Hortman of Brooklyn Park looks on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, as Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook praises Democratic Gov. Mark for how he has managed the state budget. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
December 2, 2016 - 4:50pm
Minnesota expects $1.4 billion budget surplus
December 2, 2016 - 9:37am
September 30, 2016
This screenshot from Douglas County's OpenGov website shows the county's budget in a graph form.
Douglas County financial website is not free
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
September 26, 2016
Alexandria proposes small levy increase
September 26, 2016 - 11:33pm
June 24, 2016
Alexandria School Board sets preliminary budget
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
May 13, 2016
COMMENTARY: Leave budget surplus for tax relief, roads and bridges
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
April 20, 2016
Construction is well under way on the Interstate 94/Highway 29 project in Alexandria.  (Photo by Lowell Anderson, Echo Press)
Get ready for orange cones
April 20, 2016 - 8:50am
March 2, 2016
Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth, with Rep. Mary Murphy of Hermantown and other Minnesota House Democrats, discusses policies to help rural Minnesota Tuesday, Jan. 19. (Photo by Don Davis, Forum News Service)
DFL, GOP agree on rural goals, but not the means
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
COMMENTARY: We all want good roads
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
COMMENTARY: Rural hospitals at risk
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
Nelson keeps tax levy at same amount
October 30, 2015 - 2:20pm
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