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Preparing for the Polar Plunge w/video
Lifestyles Expo off and running w/video
AgweekTV: Celebrating FFA
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Feb. 23
Former state senator to lead rural Minnesota advocacy group
Boys Hockey: Westlund scores OT game-winner to send Alexandria to the section finals
State hockey: Cards get a trophy to take home after beating the Bluejackets
Scores from Friday, Feb. 24
Boys Basketball: Huge Streaks win puts them in position to split conference title
Boys Basketball: Alex dominates in DL
Set a goal, make a plan and save
Philippine women to lead message on World Day of Prayer
Zion Lutheran to host Church and State conference
Do members of congress pay into Social Security?
Acoustic Sound heads up EAC's First Friday Concert
Births - Feb. 24, 2017
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Stephany (Buschmann) Clay
Violet L. Angen
Curtis G. Olson
Steven James Velde
IT'S OUR TURN: The great puppy adventure
LETTER: Stop the land grab
LETTER: Snow angels are helping elderly
EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
LETTER: School board should reconsider
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
Ollie's Service named Dealer of the Year
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
hires and promotions
On The Street
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