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Work on new Miltona playground starts
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, June 27
A big, busy weekend
Concerned citizens organize to stop B-E school vote
Journalism groups intervene in Wetterling lawsuit
Sports schedule for Thursday, June 29
Modahl, Kerr win Geneva Member Guest Tournament
Sports schedule for Wednesday, June 28
Lakes Area Snowmen heading toward finish line after weekend tie
Three Panthers named to Class A all-tourney team as Johnson wins POY
End of the trail
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Morken: Worth the casts in Canada
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Oscar Frederick Mantick
Florence G. Fruth
James "JJ" Wilcox
Lloyd Darrell Nigg
1967: Alexandria Telephone adds two switchboard jobs
Guest editorial: Beware of those trying to deepen the divide
Making space for student creativity
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Republicans need to find new economic theory
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
On the Street
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
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...
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
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am