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Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
Former Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness passes away
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, June 30
Two more roundabouts coming soon
New signs designate area as boat-free zone
Local semipro football team continues to take shape
DNR: Camp Ripley deer hunt applications now being taken
Legion baseball: Bemidji sweeps Alex
Tops among nation's youth: 11-year-old Sladek wins at Illinois golf tourney
15U Babe Ruth: Pitching committee leads Osakis past Long Prairie
Paint your world purple
'River' presents a tribute to female songwriters
Fourth of July, Lightning Creek concerts set for next week
The Fourth of July: The price of freedom
Engaged - Berglin and Wood
Births - June 21-27, 2016
Engaged - Dahlquist and Ripley
Births - June 17, 2016
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Waterfowl numbers soar
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Keith D. McCoy
Natalie M. Klein
Warren V. Meissner
LETTER: Why steal flowers from graves?
LETTER: Performance brought standing ovation
LETTER: Let the truth be known
COMMENTARY: Bridges, not walls, foster peace and security as refugees arrive
COMMENTARY: Celebrate our independence this Fourth of July
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Fischer named executive director at Ecumen Bethany Community
Echo Press earns five awards in national contest
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
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On The Street
March 11, 2015
Peterson introduces fuel transport bill
Congressman Collin Peterson recently introduced legislation (H.R. 1267) to make it easier for farmers, custom harvesters and agriculture producers...
country / agriculture
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
February 27, 2015
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Congressman Collin Peterson invites Seventh District high school students to submit artwork for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. The competition is open to all high school students. The winning pieces are featured for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, which connects the House...
Life / events
February 27, 2015 - 12:00am
January 29, 2011
Peterson commends 'common sense' EPA decision on E15
WASHINGTON - U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., made the following statement on January 21 after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved E15 for use in model year 2001-2006 vehicles. "This is a significant step for the future of...
January 29, 2011 - 7:38am
January 12, 2011
Peterson hails anniversary of CRP effort
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota, made the following statement Thursday in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The program was formed as part of the 1985 Farm Bill and covers 30 million acres across the United...
country / farm
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
January 2, 2011
Peterson hails ag commissioner appointment
U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, who represents the 7th District that includes Douglas County, issued the following statement on Dave Frederickson's appointment as Minnesota's Agriculture Commissioner: "Governor-elect Dayton made an excellent choice for Minnesota's next Agriculture...
country / farm / News
January 2, 2011 - 7:17am
Bill aims to reduce red tape for small business
Congressman Collin Peterson announced his support and co-sponsorship this week for H.R. 5141, the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act. This will eliminate Section 9006 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which puts unnecessarily burdensome rules upon small...
Business / News
October 2, 2010 - 4:52pm
August 24, 2010
Douglas County Democrats welcome Collin Peterson at their headquarters
Representative Collin Peterson will be the featured speaker and guest at local DFL party headquarters today, Tuesday, August 24, at 3 p.m. Collin Peterson has represented Minnesota Congressional District 7 since 1990, after having served in the Minnesota Senate. He is currently chairman...
August 24, 2010 - 10:34am
August 18, 2010
Peterson supports plan to help veterans with stress disorder
Congressman Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota, praised the Veterans Administration's new plan to improve care for veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The new rules will make it easier for veterans - including those who may have been denied benefits in the past...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
August 13, 2010
Peterson visits local speedway to help promote ethanol industry
U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson, chairman of the Agriculture Committee in Washington, D.C., accepted the opportunity to promote Minnesota Corn...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
July 17, 2010
Peterson likes new rules to help vets with stress disorder
Congressman Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota, praised the Veterans Administration's new plan to improve care for our veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The new rules will make it easier for veterans - including those who may have been denied benefits in the...
July 17, 2010 - 2:47pm
July 5, 2010
Committee votes to expand U.S. ag trade to Cuba
The House Agriculture Committee passed legislation last Thursday to expand U.S. agriculture trade and increase jobs, approving historic legislation that will greatly expand trade of U.S. agriculture products to Cuba. H.R. 4645, the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement...
July 5, 2010 - 8:26am
July 1, 2010
Rep. Peterson supports court's gun ruling
Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN) praised the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in McDonald v. Chicago where it ruled that it is unconstitutional for state and local governments to restrict individual gun rights. In doing so, the Court struck down the city of Chicago's gun control...
government / News
July 1, 2010 - 8:23am
June 9, 2010
Roebke files for 7th District seat held by Collin Peterson
Alan Roebke of Alexandria has filed to run for the U.S.
News / state
June 9, 2010 - 12:00am
April 12, 2010
Byberg endorsed to run against Peterson in Seventh District
MOORHEAD - Delegates at the Minnesota Seventh District Republican Convention Saturday in Moorhead chose Lee Byberg, a Willmar businessman, as...
April 12, 2010 - 10:08am
March 24, 2010
Commentary - Peterson explains 'no' vote
U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, Democrat-Minnesota, issued the following statement Sunday night explaining why he voted against an historic health care reform bill that was approved on a 219-212 vote. (Peterson represents the 7th District, which includes Douglas County.) "After...
commentaries / opinion
March 24, 2010 - 12:00am