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WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Dog sniffs out pot on I-94 near Alexandria
Update: Several schools are two hours late
Plan to mainstream disabled workers causes worry
Boys basketball: Bitzans, Hintermeister help Chargers edge WCA
Girls basketball: Willmar escapes Alexandria with a CLC title
Fan buses available for girls state hockey game tomorrow
Intense on table tennis
Girls hockey: An end to the opening-round exit
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Mike Frisch: A one-two punch for perch
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Betty Jean Fischer
Dorothy M. Arne
DiAnn E. Bakke
Rollin "Rollie" Berglund
Jamie Michael Lund
LETTER: Have kids sat down with an NRA official?
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
OUR TURN: Could Parkland be the turning point?
1918: School bus crash caused 'severe nervous shock'
IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Easy on the salt: Douglas County seeks ways to prevent runoff into lakes but keep roads safe
Conservation plan pays farmers
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
hires and promotions
on the street
January 5, 2011
Dayton gives health-care protesters the mic
January 5, 2011 - 11:15am
January 4, 2011
Dayton calls for teamwork and higher taxes on rich
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton's first speech as Minnesota governor illustrated the problems he faces. While calling for teamwork to solve the state's problems, the new governor on Monday also insisted that the rich need to pay higher taxes, something Republicans who take control of the...
January 4, 2011 - 11:19am
INAUGURAL NOTEBOOK: Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon promises to watch greater Minnesota issues
ST. PAUL -- Yvonne Prettner Solon is walking into the lieutenant governor's office as a greater Minnesota advocate. The Duluth resident, who gave up a state senator gig to be Mark Dayton's running mate, told about 600 people at St.
January 4, 2011 - 5:53am
January 3, 2011
Newly inaugurated Gov. Dayton urges Minnesotans to work together
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton became Minnesota's 40th governor early this afternoon, immediately urging Minnesotans to work together to solve state problems like a massive budget deficit. His 10-minute inaugural speech started with thanking supporters and pledging to work for those who...
January 3, 2011 - 2:27pm
Dayton prepares to become 40th Minnesota governor
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton becomes Minnesota's 40th governor early this afternoon, and the first Democratic governor in two decades faces a $6.2 billion budget deficit and a Legislature controlled by Republicans. The Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul was expected to be packed as...
January 3, 2011 - 10:26am
January 1, 2011
Dayton, lawmakers pledge cooperation but do not have roadmap
ST. PAUL -- Gov.-elect Mark Dayton and newly minted Republican Minnesota legislative leaders promise to work with each other when the 2011 legislative session begins at noon Tuesday. But neither Dayton nor Republicans who control the Legislature can lay out a map for how they will...
January 1, 2011 - 7:08am
December 28, 2010
Dayton sets Landmark inaugural
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton will take the oath of office at noon Monday, Jan. 3, in St. Paul's Landmark Center. He will be joined by other statewide elected officials in the same place that Tim Pawlenty became governor in 2003. Dayton picked the theme "Going to Work for Minnesota" as...
December 28, 2010 - 7:10am
December 24, 2010
Dayton, Zellers downplay stadium discussion
ST. PAUL - Governor-elect Mark Dayton appears ready to support a new Vikings stadium, under certain circumstances and if someone else draws up...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 21, 2010
Frederickson to replace Hugoson as ag commissioner
ST. PAUL -- A U.S. Senate staff member and former National Farmers' Union president will be the next Minnesota agriculture commissioner. Dave Frederickson was Gov.-elect Mark Dayton's pick Tuesday, ending Gene Hugoson's tenure of serving three governors. Dayton has "a deep understanding...
December 21, 2010 - 9:54am
December 11, 2010
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: All-women senior staff surrounds Dayton
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton already has departed from current Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's ways. While Pawlenty's staff is male-dominated, the first key appointments in the Dayton administration are all women, mostly those who worked on his campaign or transition staffs. Tina Flint...
December 11, 2010 - 2:54pm
December 10, 2010
ANALYSIS: Time for political, fiscal reality arrives
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton made one promise, in particular, hundreds of times in two years campaigning to become Minnesota's governor. It seldom differed much from what he said last January: "I promise that I will increase state funding for K-12 public education in real dollars every...
December 10, 2010 - 2:43pm
Dayton, Emmer end campaign as differently as their politics
ST. PAUL - Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer ended their quest for the Minnesota governor's office as differently as they were on the campaign trail. Dayton, the liberal winner, was somber. Emmer, the conservative loser, was light hearted.
December 10, 2010 - 12:00am
December 9, 2010
Bemidji Pioneer Editorial: Dayton asks cooperation, not gridlock
It was a somber former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton who took to the podium on Wednesday afternoon to make his first remarks as governor-elect of Minnesota.
December 9, 2010 - 9:49am
December 8, 2010
Dayton pledges to work with all
DELANO, Minn. -- Mark Dayton promises to work with Republicans and Democrats alike now that he is Minnesota's governor-elect. "You were elected on your platforms and principles; I was elected on mine," the Democrat said to Republicans who will control the Legislature. "I believe...
December 8, 2010 - 3:02pm
Emmer prepares to call it quits
ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer apparently is leaving the Minnesota governor's race at his home, an appropriate ending to a campaign in which he discussed his wife and seven children more than any other topic. Numerous reports indicate that what his campaign calls a "major announcement" this...
December 8, 2010 - 9:30am