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Verndale man is missing
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cecil (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Feb. 22
More than 8,000 turkeys die in fire
Mouse to blame for truck fire
State hockey: Ellingson's OT goal wins a thriller
NA3HL: Blizzard gains cushion heading into weekend series
State hockey: Cards put a scare in the Bears before falling short (w/video)
Girls Basketball: Streaks outrun Parkers Prairie
Boys basketball: Kannegiesser torches WCA with 45 points
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Stephany (Buschmann) Clay
Marjorie "Marjie" Weber
Steven James Velde
Steven James Velde
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
February 22, 2017
White Earth's Soule to be Minnesota State board member
ST. PAUL—A White Earth Nation judge will join the Minnesota State board of trustees. Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday, Feb. 22, named George...
February 22, 2017 - 3:09pm
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
ST. PAUL—Midwestern members of Congress worry about what the Trump administration may do about agriculture-related issues, especially a...
February 22, 2017 - 9:00am
February 21, 2017
Minnesota Legislature begins work to overhaul teacher licensing
ST. PAUL—After years of complaints, a lawsuit and a court finding the state Board of Teaching in contempt, Minnesota lawmakers appear to...
February 21, 2017 - 9:37pm
February 20, 2017
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans are closer than ever to being able to buy from liquor stores on Sundays, but state senators still need to weigh in....
February 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
February 17, 2017
Several factors turn setting salaries for Minn. lawmakers into complex, difficult decision
ST. PAUL—It was a simple idea: Take away Minnesota legislators' ability to set their own salaries. Voters in Minnesota apparently thought...
February 17, 2017 - 1:40pm
COMMENTARY: Do we need a water czar?
By State Rep. Jeff Backer, R-Browns Valley, MN
February 17, 2017 - 10:03am
February 16, 2017
Mondale joins U.S. Bank Stadium chairwoman in resigning over free suite admissions
ST. PAUL — Ethics discussions moved beyond the troubled U.S. Bank Stadium governing authority after its two top officials resigned. While allowing...
February 16, 2017 - 4:59pm
February 15, 2017
LETTER: Energy bills will hurt Alexandria industry
To the editor: Renewable energy is under attack in Minnesota. Passage of HF 235 / SF 214 would affect jobs in Alexandria and Minnesota. HF 235 / SF 214 proposes to remove incentives for adding solar to homes and industries. These incentives have made solar power more competitive with...
February 15, 2017 - 9:55am
Letter: Be concerned about pre-emption
To the editor: The speaker of the Minnesota House has called pre-emption one of his top priorities in 2017, but what is pre-emption? It simply means that the state pre-empts — or overrides — local policy-making. It is a way to take away local city or county control on...
February 15, 2017 - 9:52am
February 14, 2017
Protect Minnesota group takes aim at 'lifetime permit' gun bill
ST. PAUL—Opponents of a proposal to allow carrying handguns for life say the legislation would allow people to carry guns after it is safe....
February 14, 2017 - 6:42pm
February 10, 2017
LETTER: We must move forward
To the editor: It no longer matters who you supported before or who you voted for in the election. The election is final; we must now move forward. What matters now is that we the people come together to unify our broken nation. We must stand with our fellow Americans and that includes...
February 10, 2017 - 8:00am
February 7, 2017
Dayton scheduled for early March prostate surgery
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to undergo prostate removal surgery Thursday, March 2 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dayton's...
February 7, 2017 - 10:13am
February 3, 2017
LETTER: Why I marched
To the editor: I marched for my two girls. Because being a bully is not OK. Because disrespecting women, people with disabilities, people of different nationalities, race and religion is not OK. Because disrespecting our environment is not OK. It is not acceptable. And, for me, sitting...
February 3, 2017 - 8:00am
February 2, 2017
MN House panel moves to rein in commissioner severance pay
ST. PAUL—Payouts to departing state workers who make top salaries could be trimmed under a provision put forward by a critic of Democratic...
February 2, 2017 - 1:02pm
February 1, 2017
LETTER: Retraction or apology?
Editor's note: The writer of a Jan. 27 letter, "Did you vote for this?" sent the following follow-up note, which clarifies how local legislators voted on health insurance relief. To the editor: Paul Anderson, Jeff Backer, and Mary Franson all voted Thursday for the Conference Committee...
February 1, 2017 - 9:00am