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Five things to know from city council
Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 24, 2009
Sewer district another step closer to folding
ST. PAUL - A half-dozen years of fighting appears near an end for Douglas County's Central Lakes Region Sanitary District. A bill that got its...
March 24, 2009 - 9:28am
March 21, 2009
Minnesota budget outlines emerge
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators are nearly 11 weeks into their 2009 session, but only now are getting a look at outlines of their main task this year - writing a two-year budget. Lawmakers and Gov. Tim Pawlenty have eight weeks left before the mandatory May 18 adjournment deadline...
March 21, 2009 - 5:23pm
February 4, 2009
Republicans want pay freeze
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Senate Republicans want to freeze all state and local government workers' pay. The proposal goes a step beyond Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty, who last week said he favored a freeze, but has not offered a bill to do that. Assistant Senate Minority Leader Geoff...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
Judges to examine disputed ballots
ST. PAUL - Judges deciding Minnesota's U.S.
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
January 24, 2009
Some say Green Acres not the place to be
ST. PAUL -- A 2008 law change threatens farmland across the state - from the Twin Cities suburbs to land bordering lakes and rivers - farmers Wednesday told a Minnesota House committee. The new law penalizes farmers who want to sell farmland for other uses, the farmers said.
January 24, 2009 - 12:00am
January 19, 2009
Senate election trial to start January 26
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's U.S. Senate election goes on trial in about a week. A three-judge panel presiding over Norm Coleman's election lawsuit on Friday set a brisk timeline for legal filings leading up to a Jan. 26 trial opening.
January 19, 2009 - 12:00am
January 17, 2009
Seat belt law passes committee -- again
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee passed a familiar bill Tuesday - to allow police to stop a driver who is not wearing a seat belt. "Plain and simple - this law works," said Senator Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, who for years has pushed the legislation. "Wearing...
January 17, 2009 - 12:00am
January 15, 2009
Business tax cuts highlight Pawlenty plan
ST. PAUL - Governor Tim Pawlenty today pleaded with legislators not to raise Minnesotans' taxes while he also called for more education spending, but with strings attached. In his annual State of the State speech, Pawlenty also said he wants to freeze all state wages. Many of his...
January 15, 2009 - 12:00am
January 13, 2009
Franken request rejected; trial judges named
ST. PAUL - Norm Coleman went to the state's high court and Al Franken may do the same. Franken's campaign hinted Monday it could go to the Minnesota Supreme Court to obtain an election certificate after a bipartisan pair of state officials refused to issue a signed certificate. A...
January 13, 2009 - 12:00am
Future state budgets expected to be worse
ST. PAUL - Legislators have yet to begin balancing the next Minnesota state budget, but already are being warned that the $4.85 billion deficit they face is nothing compared to what is to come in future years. "The problem, in fact, is going to get worse," ex-state Finance Commissioner...
January 13, 2009 - 12:00am
January 12, 2009
Franken wants election certificate
ST. PAUL -- Al Franken's campaign wants him granted an election certificate even as Minnesota's U.S. Senate results are challenged in court. That certificate could allow him to be seated in the Senate. The Franken campaign sent a letter today to Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Secretary of...
January 12, 2009 - 12:00am
January 10, 2009
Pawlenty, lawmakers want to mandate sharing in schools
ST. PAUL - Schools save money when they combine business-office services, so Gov. Tim Pawlenty and a coalition of state legislators want to require cooperation. A bill being considered would require many school purchases to be made only from approved vendors that might provide lower...
January 10, 2009 - 12:00am
January 6, 2009
Franken: 'I will work hard to earn your confidence'
Here is the statement delivered by U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken Monday afternoon, following a state board's certification that he won a statewide recount: "It has been a remarkable couple of months. Our recount brought national attention to Minnesota, and what Americans saw is...
January 6, 2009 - 12:00am
January 5, 2009
'Coalition for a People's Bail Out' plans rally at Capitol today
A coalition of organizations, bringing together union members, welfare rights organizations and others will hold a rally on the opening day of the Minnesota legislative session today. Their message: Demand that the state take concrete steps to protect low-income and working Minnesotans...
January 5, 2009 - 12:00am
January 3, 2009
Absentee dispute clouds Senate recount finish
ST. PAUL -- Only a final stack of ballots stands in the way of declaring a winner in Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount. But like much of the prolonged recount between Republican Sen.
January 3, 2009 - 12:00am