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Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23
Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cirkus (w/video)
Searcher finds missing 9-year-old: 'The look on her face was priceless'
Beautiful day for Applefest
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 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