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Sheriff's employees get leadership training
County drops idea to stop employees from talking to media w/video
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19
Area working to plug skills gap
Time to worry about opener? More than 30 inches still covered many area lakes this week
Tennis: Cardinals off to a quick start
Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
Trap shooting: B-E looks for a return to state
Yohnke getting offers from DI programs
Shooting for big things: Alexandria trap ready to compete in a competitive field
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
Richard Millard Ohlsen
Robert F. Kane
LETTER: Thanking those who care for our youngest
LETTER: What are commissioners hiding?
EDITORIAL: County board misses chance to be upfront
OUR TURN: Don't slam community theater
1968: Good Friday fire destroys businesses
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
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
On The Street
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March 31, 2018
LETTER: Franson shows lack of compassion
To the editor: Once again our State Rep. Mary Franson has demonstrated her lack of compassion and ignorance when, in a recent Facebook post, she likened the "March For Our Lives" students' constitutional right to demonstrate as marching "Hitler youth." Clearly, the use of this term...
March 31, 2018 - 11:48am
December 22, 2017
LETTER: Franson should represent all of District 8B
To the editor: As a former Alexandrian, I was stunned to read Rep. Mary Franson's explanation as to why she wouldn't meet with Alexandria students regarding legislative issues. Franson said it was "not a legislator's duty to meet with a partisan group." She also said "If the Douglas...
December 22, 2017 - 7:51am
LETTER: Disappointed with Franson's remarks
To the editor: I was disappointed to read of Representative Mary Franson's inhospitable reaction on social media to the election of two transgender Minnesotans to Minneapolis City Council positions. I beg Ms. Franson to educate herself about transgenders and other members of the LGBT...
November 22, 2017 - 3:24pm
September 30, 2016
Franson to host health care meeting
Representative Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, invites the public to attend a health care meeting in Henning on Monday, Oct. 3 to discuss insurance costs, health care access issues related to MNsure and the Affordable Care Act. Joining Rep. Franson at the meeting will be House Health...
September 30, 2016 - 10:29am
April 1, 2016
Franson supports Real ID measure
Members of the Minnesota House of Representatives approved legislation on March 29 that would allow Minnesota to prepare for the implementation of Real ID. Passed by Congress in 2005, the Real ID Act requires stricter identification measures, including a barcode and security devices...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
Lawmakers look to retain child care providers
More than 3,000 Minnesota child care providers have stopped providing the service in the past decade, and a bipartisan legislative panel says...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
December 9, 2015
Franson returns from Cuba trip with new appreciation
State Representative Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, took an unofficial trip to Cuba on Nov. 11-18. It wasn't a vacation filled with beautiful...
December 9, 2015 - 12:00am
August 1, 2013
Franson to hold meetings with constituents on Saturday
State Representative Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, will hold two constituent meetings on Saturday, August 3. A constituent coffee meeting will take place at 8:30 a.m. at Caribou Coffee, 307 North Nokomis Street in Alexandria. A town hall meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m. at AJ's...
August 1, 2013 - 11:31am
April 23, 2013
Franson reacts to court's decision on childcare unionization case
ST. PAUL - State Representative Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) released the following statement on the Minnesota Court of Appeals decision that found Governor Dayton and the Bureau of Mediation Services to be liable for attorneys' fees to home-based childcare providers - the plaintiffs...
April 23, 2013 - 5:05pm
March 27, 2013
Franson introduces Family Freedom Act
Representative Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) recently introduced the Family Freedom Act, House File 846.
March 27, 2013 - 12:00am
March 12, 2013
Ingebrigtsen, Anderson and Franson discuss Dayton's plans
Although it was billed as a legislative town hall meeting, a Friday gathering in Alexandria felt more like a political platform for Republican leaders to analyze the DFL's recent proposals. Douglas County residents, city council members and county commissioners congregated at the...
March 12, 2013 - 12:20pm
November 29, 2012
With recount complete, Franson has 12-vote lead
A two-day recount put Minnesota State Representative Mary Franson 12 votes ahead of Bob Cunniff, apparently sending her to a second term in the House. There are not enough ballots in question to give Cunniff the lead. The State Canvassing Board is to certify the vote Tuesday. Franson,...
November 29, 2012 - 3:39pm
November 28, 2012
Franson keeps 11-vote edge after recount in Douglas County
The race in Minnesota House District 8B is still razor thin following a state-ordered recount in Douglas County Wednesday morning. After ballots from all 17 precincts were recounted, Republican incumbent Mary Franson and DFL challenger Bob Cunniff each picked up one additional vote. The...
November 28, 2012 - 4:24pm
November 27, 2012
Minnesota House 8B recount begins Wednesday
ST. PAUL -- A hand recount of 21,288 votes in a state House race begins Wednesday. Douglas County officials begin the work at 8:30 a.m. in the courthouse in Alexandria. In Otter Tail County, the recount begins at 9 a.m. Thursday in Fergus Falls. The State Canvassing Board on Tuesday...
November 27, 2012 - 5:09pm
November 21, 2012
Franson gains 10 votes in House District 8B race
The discarding of 35 ballots from three Alexandria precincts where errors occurred on Election Day has padded House District 8B candidate Mary...
November 21, 2012 - 2:34pm