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MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
Woman dies after ATV goes through ice near Bemidji
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Sports scores from Saturday, Dec. 16
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Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria runs December winning streak to five games
Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Luella "Lou" Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Lou B. Geris
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
OUR TURN: Why is America getting less happy?
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
LETTER: An onslaught against Christian values
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
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
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December 9, 2017
With Franken out, Minnesota politics just became the focus of the nation
ST. PAUL — We're gonna be lavished with attention. And maybe lathered with negative campaigning. Thursday, Dec. 7's, announcement by Sen....
December 9, 2017 - 4:43pm
December 2, 2017
LETTER: Peterson should denounce Franken's behavior
To the editor: It's the picture we can't unsee. Minnesota Senator Al Franken gropes a sleeping woman with a big smile on his face. And more women have come forward to accuse Franken of sexual misconduct. Many Democrats swiftly denounced Franken, and rightfully so. But where is fellow...
December 2, 2017 - 1:37pm
September 15, 2017
Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Do rural and low-income Americans need broadband Internet service running to homes and businesses? Or is mobile Internet good enough? Americans now have extra time to weigh in on that issue. The Federal Communications Commission, which is considering that question, has extended its...
September 15, 2017 - 5:57am
March 4, 2016
Student entries sought for poetry contest
In recognition of the Month of the Military Child and National Poetry Month in April, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is hosting his fifth annual poetry contest for Minnesota students. The theme of this year's contest is "Celebrating the Veteran in My Life." The contest is open to...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
August 30, 2013
Franken using Alexandria as model for filling U.S. worker 'skills gap'
U.S. Senator Al Franken was in Alexandria Wednesday to talk about legislation that will promote partnerships between businesses and community...
August 30, 2013 - 2:29pm
August 3, 2013
Legislation would provide more bulletproof vests for police
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, cosponsored legislation this week that would provide state and local governments in Minnesota and around the country with additional funding to purchase body armor for law enforcement. The legislation, sponsored by Chairman of the Judiciary Committee...
August 3, 2013 - 2:30pm
June 13, 2013
Franken pushes bill to help break VA claims backlog
U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) told members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Wednesday that the current backlog in processing claims for veterans in Minnesota and across the country is unacceptable, and he urged passage of his legislation to speed up the process. The current...
June 13, 2013 - 8:41am
June 8, 2013
Franken pushes bill to protect LGBT students from school bullying
This week, U.S.
June 8, 2013 - 2:30pm
May 25, 2013
Franken seeks Home Care Consumer Bill of Rights
This week, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) reintroduced a bill to guarantee Minnesota seniors basic rights and protections from abuse and neglect as they receive long-term services and support in their homes and communities. Franken said he will push to get this bill included in the...
May 25, 2013 - 3:58pm
May 23, 2013
Legislation would expand access to college credits
May 23, 2013 - 3:03pm
March 14, 2013
Legislation aimed at helping volunteer fire departments
Today, U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) sponsored legislation designed to help volunteer fire departments across Minnesota recruit firefighters by restoring and expanding tax incentives that have proved successful in attracting volunteers. "Volunteer firefighters across Minnesota...
March 14, 2013 - 12:35pm
February 6, 2013
Franken: Ending Saturday postal delivery a disservice to Minnesotans
Today, U.S. Senator Al Franken, D-Minnesota, issued the following statement in response to the news that the U.S. Postal Service will suspend Saturday letter delivery: "I'm extremely disappointed that the Postal Service will be discontinuing Saturday delivery. Many Minnesotans...
February 6, 2013 - 2:44pm
December 9, 2012
Legislation helps train professionals about child abuse
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representatives Tim Walz and Betty McCollum recently introduced bipartisan legislation to help train child protection professionals to detect and prevent child abuse. The bill would create regional training centers - including the National...
December 9, 2012 - 11:00am
May 24, 2012
Bill to make courthouses safer advances
Today, U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.)'s Local Courthouse Safety Act - which he introduced in response to a December courthouse shooting in Grand Marais - was passed with strong bipartisan support by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill now heads to the full Senate for debate....
May 24, 2012 - 12:52pm
May 15, 2012
Federal highway sign rule eliminated to save communities money
WASHINGTON, D.C. [05/15/12] -- U.S. Sen. Franken (D-Minn.) said today that cash-strapped communities across Minnesota won't have to spend tens of millions of dollars to replace traffic signs - many of which still have years of life left in them - after a federal regulation requiring...
May 15, 2012 - 2:06pm