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Songs for the season
Osakis celebrates Christmas Downtown
House in Evansville catches fire
Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
Light Up the Night!
Boys basketball: Cards falter late in loss to section power Detroit Lakes
Sports roundup from Saturday, December 20
Sports roundup from Friday, December 19
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Pushing for a new identity
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
Melvin Paradis, 75
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Donald Huwe, 82
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
November 23, 2010
Students visit Capitol, Science Museum
Sixth graders at Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria visited the State Capitol on November 4. The 6th graders, along with their teachers,...
November 23, 2010 - 12:00am
November 16, 2010
GOP streamlines legislative work
November 16, 2010 - 4:46pm
October 30, 2010
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Write-in candidates want votes counted
ST. PAUL -- Almost everyone knows there are three major candidates for Minnesota governor in Tuesday's election, a few know about four others in the contest and almost no one knows another three are running as write-ins. Candidates waging write-in campaigns need to register with...
October 30, 2010 - 2:39pm
September 18, 2010
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Budget plans full of blanks
ST. PAUL -- One of political reporters' great frustrations of any governor campaign, or any campaign for that matter, is a lack of details about what candidates would do if elected. Political reporters think voters want to know how candidates would handle programs that affect th...
September 18, 2010 - 7:35am
July 24, 2010
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: More questions than answers for primary
ST. PAUL - Aug. 10's Democratic-Farmer-Laborite governor primary election is tough to handicap. Polls ranking the three major DFL candidates often have put Mark Dayton ahead, but there are so many unknowns this year. Candidates Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Matt Entenza and Dayton...
government / news
July 24, 2010 - 7:36am
July 17, 2010
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Judge, governor share stage
ST. PAUL -- Politics may make strange bed fellows, but it also makes strange stage fellows. When Minnesota's chief justice and a new Supreme Court justice were sworn in a few days ago, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and a judge he has frequently, publically and strongly criticized sat near each...
government / state
July 17, 2010 - 7:06am
March 26, 2010
Hospitality industry in spotlight at Capitol
Thursday, March 19 was Hospitality Day at the State Capital. Three industry leaders from the Alexandria area attended and met with legislators...
government / news
March 26, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
Mental Health Rally planned at State Capitol soon
Mental health advocates and friends from throughout Minnesota will gather for a rally in the State Capitol Rotunda on Feb. 16 at noon. Speakers will include legislators, advocates, families and persons living with a mental illness. Legislative issues include improving access to community...
January 23, 2010 - 8:39am
May 17, 2009
Local governments, including Alexandria, plan for cuts
ST. PAUL - Minnesota mayors said state budget reductions could result in fewer city services, but some rural elected officials say public safety cuts would be off the table. Any reduction in state aid to his city will result in hiring delays and trimmed services, Alexandria Mayor...
news / state
May 17, 2009 - 11:45am
Budget cut scorecard
Cuts from Legislature-passed budget bills made by Gov.
government / news / state
May 17, 2009 - 11:05am
Pawlenty, Democrats far apart on budget
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Legislature entered its next to last day today far from a budget deal with Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Democratic legislative leaders and Republican Pawlenty exchanged budget offers late Saturday and early today, but there was no sign an agreement was anywhere near. Pawlenty...
news / state
May 17, 2009 - 11:03am
May 9, 2009
Pawlenty vetoes tax bill
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty wasted little time before vetoing a nearly $1 billion tax increase early this morning. The Minnesota House and Senate late Friday passed the tax plan, an alternative to larger tax-raising proposals on the table. The plan would have created a new, fourth...
government / news / state
May 9, 2009 - 3:39pm
May 5, 2009
State economic development funding falls; hockey named official sport
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's economic development programs fell victim to the state budget deficit this week. "We cut, we cut, we cut," Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia, said. "We can't create jobs when we are cutting, but we did the best that we could. ... I wish I had a lot better bill,...
May 5, 2009 - 3:46pm
Environment bill aids some counties
ST. PAUL - Minnesota counties with lots of state-owned land may like an environment spending plan that protects state payments they receive. Counties cannot impose a property tax levy on state land, so the state makes cash payments, which are maintained under a compromise plan developed...
May 5, 2009 - 7:40am
May 3, 2009
Fed money helps road work
ST. PAUL - In the next few days, Minnesotans will see federal economic stimulus funds in the form of orange barrels. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled the start of many federally funded highway projects in the next week. "MnDOT identified more than 60 projects...
May 3, 2009 - 1:57pm