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DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
'Good progress' reported on Highway 29 bridge in south Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, August 25
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
April 4, 2012
Poetry contest open to Minnesota's military children
In recognition of the Month of the Military Child and National Poetry Month in April, U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced recently that he is hosting a poetry contest for children of military families in Minnesota. The theme of the contest is, "My Experience as a Military...
April 4, 2012 - 12:00am
February 24, 2012
Senator Franken's staff to hold Farm Bill outreach meeting in Alexandria Wednesday
Key members of U.S. Senator Al Franken's staff will be in Alexandria on Wednesday, February 29 as part of the Senator's Farm Bill Outreach Tour.
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
February 18, 2012
Klobuchar and Franken say new bill could improve rural phone service
February 18, 2012 - 2:27pm