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Search and rescue effort underway on Lake Le Homme Dieu
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
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