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Out and About: Osakis Festival (with video)
Construction codes licensing fees reduced
Motorcycle fatalities on the rise
Great showing at Awake the Lakes Ribfest
Old TVs, computers are gone in a flash
Legion goes 2-3 at home tourney
Alex Legion splits at Detroit Lakes
Alex closes season's first-half with offensive clinic
Hartmann reflects on 22 years
Osakis hosts 35th Lions Walleye Tourney
Annual tour features garden beauty
How will you celebrate the Fourth?
Music in the Gardens features Americana music
Take a Master Gardeners bus tour
Kortni Botzet 5K set for July 11
Wedding - Roers and Bergquist Welch
Births - Douglas County Hospital through June 23, 2015
Engaged - Kerns and Hvezda
Engaged - Warren and Gustafson
Births - Douglas County Hospital through June 14, 2015
Low-profile lurking mystery snails are in local lakes
Eagles Point access to close on Minnewaska
Walleyes on the move - finesse style
Bowfishing Challenge brings in 20 boats
Debra Piekarski, 61
Richard Schoeneck, 49
Artie Ommen, 90
Gary Becker, 59
Harold Becher, 87
Echo Press Editorial: Don’t let money doom your relationship
Observations from the archives, 1965: Alexandria Rotary sponsors new Glenwood club
In the Know: What’s with all the purple in town?
Sign up now for Senior Center Fun Run
Basics of supply and demand drive job market
Tour local farms during Festival of Farms
Partially hydrogenated oils to phase out of food
Follow precautions when spraying for soybean aphids
Gardening Tips: Conserve time and water while growing gardens
Organic farms happy to host commercial hives
Lind Family Funeral opens in Alexandria
Dr. Alan Quam DDS practice changes hands
Alexandria ranked 10th best place to start a business
Business legal advice available
Alexandria Public Schools retirees honored
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
March 14, 2013
Dayton strikes out sales tax plan, keeps additional spending in plan
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton scaled back his tax requests today after hearing from the public, businesses and legislators that they were not keen on expanding the sales tax to most goods and services. "This does not allow us to do as many things as we could in a broader reform,...
March 14, 2013 - 12:37pm
August 7, 2012
Senator says Dayton popped pills in meeting
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- A Republican state senator running for Congress says Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton popped pills during a meeting earlier this year. Sen. Mike Parry's comments became the talk of the Minnesota political world today, but Dayton said he has learned that as an elected...
August 7, 2012 - 2:14pm
July 26, 2012
Dayton interested in FEMA disaster aid split
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
July 26, 2012 - 2:29pm
June 4, 2012
June 18 is Minnesota Women Veterans Day
Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to proclaim June 18, 2012, as Minnesota Women Veterans Day. "Gov. Dayton recognizes the importance of women serving in the military and by signing this proclamation, it gives recognition to the more than 23,000 Minnesota women who have served our state...
June 4, 2012 - 3:25pm
April 6, 2011
Dayton declares flood emergency
ST. PAUL -- Streams are rising across Minnesota, so Gov.
April 6, 2011 - 2:50pm
April 5, 2011
Dayton, health plans agree to profit limit
ST. PAUL -- The Dayton administration and Minnesota's major health-care plans agreed today that profits from state managed-care contracts will be capped at 1 percent of revenue this year. "I applaud UCare, HealthPartners, Medica, and BlueCross BlueShield for their civic responsibility...
April 5, 2011 - 10:40am
Political Notebook: War of words comes before budget
ST. PAUL -- The tweets flew fast and furious Thursday afternoon as Minnesota legislators debated what Republicans said was Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton's tax-increase plan. Democrats accused Republicans of playing games with the budget, and skipping important committee meetings to debate...
March 5, 2011 - 12:00pm
March 1, 2011
$1.2 billion does not buy agreement
ST. PAUL -- Good news to the tune of $1.2 billion changed little about Minnesota's budget debate. There was little evidence after Monday's news that a projected budget deficit has dropped from $6.2 billion to $5 billion smoothed differences between Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton and Republicans...
March 1, 2011 - 11:02am
February 28, 2011
Dayton Cabinet diverse, but GOP questions some commissioners
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton's Cabinet may be the most diverse in Minnesota history, but it still is dominated by white males. It also may be one of the least partisan, but Senate Republicans who must confirm commissioners cast a wary eye on some appointments. And Twin Cities residents...
February 28, 2011 - 9:31am
February 9, 2011
Here is Gov. Dayton's complete State of the State Address
Here is a transcript of Governor Mark Dayton's State of the State Address (as prepared for delivery): On January 29, 2002, as a Minnesota Senator, I attended President George W. Bush's first State of the Union address. It occurred just four months after the terrible...
February 9, 2011 - 1:16pm
State of the State: Dayton asks lawmakers for cooperation
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton pleaded with Republicans who control the Legislature for cooperation today as the state faces a $6.2 billion budget deficit. In his first State of the State speech, Democrat Dayton said that a government shutdown should never happen because...
February 9, 2011 - 1:01pm
Dayton unveils education plan
ST. PAUL -- Governor Mark Dayton laid out what he called his vision for education reform Friday, but a key Republican lawmaker said she saw nothing new in the seven-point plan. Dayton suggested increasing education funding, concentrating on early-childhood education (including improving...
government / news / school
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
January 25, 2011
Dayton orders agencies to speed up permits
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton ordered two state agencies yesterday to issue permits quicker. Under his order, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Department of Natural Resources must try to issue permits with 150 days, down from the current informal 180-day guideline. The...
January 25, 2011 - 12:18pm
January 24, 2011
Dayton rejects Bachmann health-care request
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann asked Gov. Mark Dayton to rip up an order he signed just after taking office this month joining a federal health-care program, but the Democratic governor Monday rejected the request as presidential politics. The order Dayton signed the first...
January 24, 2011 - 11:19am
January 21, 2011
Republicans, Dayton go different ways on tackling state budget
government / news / state
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am