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Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, May 25
Minn. Legislature and Gov. Dayton grind out compromise on $46 billion in spending
Biking trail dispute derails Minnesota Legislature's final budget work
Willmar hospital and clinic seek affiliation with CentraCare of St. Cloud
Baseball: Cards win battle of top section teams in Bemidji
Baseball: Streaks season ends on a walk-off
Track and Field: Minnewaska girls win West Central Conference Championship
Softball: Chargers' experience shines through as B-E advances in winner's bracket
Softball: Hardy tosses shutout, hits game-ending homer in first round of 8AAA playoffs
Runestone, Legacy of the Lakes museums unveil new exhibits
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
Have questions? The library has answers
Flags to fly on Veterans Hill
Alexandria students write their own play within a musical
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
Letter: Memorial Day meaning can get lost
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 10, 2017
LETTER: A new Minnesota Miracle for today
To the editor: Greater Minnesota needs a new Minnesota Miracle, like the cooperative spirit and progressive fiscal reforms of the late 1960s-1970s, which led to a decades-long burst of entrepreneurial energy and technological innovations. Honeywell, Control Data, General Mills, Medtronic,...
March 10, 2017 - 8:00am
March 1, 2017
LETTER: Support renewable energy
To the editor: In response to the letter written by Van Gooch and David Christianson, published in the Echo Press on Feb. 15, 2017: Thank you for bringing awareness to current legislation HF235/SF214 and HF234/141. The proposed bills to remove incentives and safeguards surrounding...
March 1, 2017 - 7:00am
September 9, 2016
COMMENTARY: Clean power makes more jobs, a healthier Minnesota
By Jeanne Johnson, Citizens Climate Education Network, Alexandria This commentary is in response to the Friday, Aug. 26 commentary "Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota in diversifying energy portfolio." Mr. Solberg makes a number of statements that can't be supported by the facts....
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
August 26, 2016
Community solar program shining for REA
Last year, Adrian Ledermann of Brandon decided to try a new energy program — community solar. The program is offered through Runestone...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
By Loren Solberg, Grand Rapids, MN For many of us living in Greater Minnesota, we understand what drives Main Street. Quite simply, our prosperity not only relies on our ability to compete regionally, but also globally. Minnesota has earned a reputation as being a great place for...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 5, 2016
Energy upgrades under way in Alexandria
Big things are happening at the Runestone Community Center (RCC). The Alexandria City Council authorized major energy upgrades at the RCC earlier this summer, along with energy saving improvements at City Hall, both city liquor stores, street lights and more. It's all part of a $5.6...
August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Save energy at home while on vacation
While on summer vacation, don’t pay for energy at home that you won’t use. Before leaving town – for one week, two weeks or more – there are several simple steps you can take to save energy in your home. The Minnesota Commerce Department and U.S. Department of Energy offer...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
Are you eligible for a USDA Energy Grant?
Are you planning on making some improvements to your business that will save energy? Your project might qualify for an energy grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture. Under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), small businesses located in rural areas can receive a grant for...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 10, 2016
LETTER: The price of doing nothing is going up
To the editor: The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has received an analysis that puts the annual cost of carbon pollution in Minnesota at $54 per ton of CO2 emissions – about $2.1 billion in hidden costs. In order to reduce these costs and fight climate change, the Citizens...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Here comes the sun
One of the high points on Minnesota's environmental landscape this year is the dramatic growth expected in solar energy, with Minnesota poised to climb into the top 10 states for annual solar installations from its 25th rank in 2015. "Solar is a bright spot in Minnesota's energy picture...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
Harvesting the sun in Osakis
A solar farm to be built on the south side of Osakis will soon begin harvesting the sun. The 5 megawatt solar farm was approved by the Douglas County Board earlier this month. The solar farm will include 21,600 fixed solar panels across 35 acres of land along Highway 27. The property...
April 27, 2016 - 8:40am
March 23, 2016
Energy future is focus of breakfast event
Ensuring an affordable and reliable energy supply into the future was the focus of a Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast event Friday, March...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
COMMENTARY: Ensuring nonprofits are included in America’s energy efficiency efforts
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota This month, I will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear directly from Pope Francis when he addresses Congress during his visit to the U.S. The pope has gained international attention for his commitment to protecting our world...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Local eco house featured on statewide tour
With five years of numbers to support them, Van and Sue Gooch of rural Farwell have no regrets of their decision to invest in the construction...
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
December 19, 2014
Consider energy-saving gifts for the holidays
The Alliance to Save Energy offers an energy-efficient holiday gift guide, with plenty of gifts “that will keep on giving” energy savings. Suggestions include: Tablets. The switch from desktop computers to laptops provided huge energy savings, and the switch to tablets will...
December 19, 2014 - 9:38am