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Two residents win big Lottery prizes
A look at the new Alexandria Cardinals mascot logo
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 17 (with postponement dates)
Seven run first inning pushes Osakis softball to victory
Cardinal boys sixth at Concordia Invitational
Girls beat two meet records at Concordia
'It was God's plan'
Real Estate Guide
Local students compete at St. Cloud math contest
Cardinal Knowledge Bowl competes at state tournament
Engaged - Dorn and Arvidson
Births - Douglas County Hospital through April 6
Births - Douglas county Hospital through April 1
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Hunters ready to tackle toms
DNR Report: Pelicans ready to come back to the state
Maybel Czapiewski, 99
Gerald Weatherwax, 90
Lamont Mounsdon, 91
Richard Piepho, 74
Norman Chan, 85
Sheriff's office employees have many duties in county
It may come as a gentle knock on mind’s door
Douglas County Public Works is organized into six divisions
Observations from the archives, 1914: American Beauty corsets on sale at 69 cents
Echo Press Editorial: More insights about autistic children needed
Farmers are ‘eternal optimists’
Finding and reporting noxious weeds
Propane prices still a concern
New column added to Country
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Cemetery Association to meet May 6
Alexandria woman’s fitness product featured in nationwide infomercial
Knute Nelson to participate in hospice initiative
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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