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Chamber welcomes four new members
More than Medicare
Big housing development seeks changes
WCI offers regional grants
Track and field: Alex boys take first place by one point
Track and field: Alex girls take second at quad
Softball: Knights go 2-1 over the weekend
Tennis: Shorthanded Cardinals go 1-2 at home quad
Track and field: Osakis gets one final indoor tuneup
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
David Leslie Lusty
Andrew Paul Slavik
Deborah Anne Mohn
Mildred A. Schroeder
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
On The Street
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March 6, 2013
Federal cuts will likely hit gradually
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans may not know what the word means, but starting last Friday, they began to feel the impact of automatic and deep federal...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
March 4, 2011
Social Security workers protest looming cuts
The workers standing in the cold outside the Alexandria Social Security Administration (SSA) building Wednesday didn't seem to mind the 15-below...
March 4, 2011 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
Pawlenty suggests more local cuts
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty proposes cutting more local government aids and health programs for the poor because it looks like $408 million federal funds will not be available. Pawlenty and the House had counted on the $408 million in their budget proposals, but the latest information...
May 5, 2010 - 9:42am
March 29, 2010
Lawmakers back 'phase 1' budget cut
ST. PAUL -- Governor Tim Pawlenty plans to sign a budget-cutting bill that plugs a third of Minnesota's nearly $1 billion deficit. The House and Senate approved the compromise bill cutting $312 million Monday, mostly with Democratic-Farmer-Laborite votes. After a week-long break...
March 29, 2010 - 1:03pm
February 27, 2010
Court cuts to hit small counties hardest
ST. PAUL -- Further state budget cuts will mean longer waits for cases to go through Minnesota's court system, judicial leaders say, and small counties will be hardest hit. For years, courts in the least populated counties have received more state funding per capita than larger counties....
February 27, 2010 - 12:22pm
June 19, 2009
Pawlenty lays out budget cuts
ST. PAUL - Governor Tim Pawlenty announced Minnesota's largest-ever budget cut Tuesday, reducing state aid to local governments, lowering health-care...
June 19, 2009 - 12:05am
April 15, 2009
Hospital urges lawmakers to scale back health care cuts
As lawmakers try to cure the state's budget woes, the Douglas County Hospital hopes that health care won't take the brunt of it. Bill Flaig, administrator of the Douglas County Hospital, sent an e-mail to state Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, and Representative Mary Ellen...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
March 27, 2009
City cuts deepen - Alexandria trims budget to make up for lost LGA
Alexandria has trimmed more from its budget and deeper cuts are looming. The Alexandria City Council took the action at its meeting Monday night to deal with pending cuts in local government aid. Governor Tim Pawlenty's proposal would result in Alexandria losing $315,000 in aid,...
March 27, 2009 - 12:00am
March 6, 2009
Alexandria Technical College deals with best, worst of times
In these hard economic times, it seems people everywhere are downsizing or making changes to their budgets. Whether it's a business laying off some of its employees or a family of four limiting their expenses by spending less on frivolous items, change is happening. But what about...
March 6, 2009 - 12:00am
March 3, 2009
Federal money trims Minnesota deficit
ST. PAUL - Minnesota budget writers are thanking Washington today as finance officials announce the state deficit actually dropped from what...
March 3, 2009 - 11:31am
January 30, 2009
Local cities face cuts of $1.77 million
With Minnesota facing a projected $4.8 billion deficit in the next two years, Governor Tim Pawlenty's recent budget proposal has again put local...
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
December 25, 2008
City angry about aid pullback
"What would happen if the city didn't clear the roads after it snowed?
December 25, 2008 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
How deep do state cuts go?
More details have surfaced on how much state funding Minnesota cities and counties will lose this week as the state tries to shore up a $426 million year-end deficit. Governor Tim Pawlenty announced $110 million in local aid cuts on Friday, with cities losing $66 million and counties...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am