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UPDATED: Victim identified in fire; smoke detectors helped children escape
Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 10
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 10
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Harriet M. Johnson
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
July 26, 2013
Johnson lists jobs, education, fiscal discipline as top priorities in run for governor
Although the election is a good 16 months away, Jeff Johnson is hitting the highway, hoping to drum up support for his gubernatorial bid. He stopped in Alexandria Tuesday to talk about his three priorities if elected governor: Creating an improved job and business climate to...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
July 19, 2013
Ingebrigtsen weighs run for governor
Governor Bill Ingebrigtsen? State Senator Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, is contemplating the idea. His name has been popping up in political...
July 19, 2013 - 12:00am
May 29, 2013
Process dispute leads to Dayton vetoing parts of outdoors funds
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
May 17, 2013
Gay couples ready for married rights
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's gay community never has known such joy. That joy showed Tuesday night as American and rainbow flags flew in front of...
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
March 13, 2013
Dayton drops parts of sales tax plan
March 13, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
Dayton says Minnesota is OK but needs his budget
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's financial picture is improving, Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed in his Wednesday night State of the State address, but...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
January 30, 2013
Governor appoints Alexandrian to council
Governor Mark Dayton recently announced the appointment of Brian Wagner of Alexandria to the Statewide Independent Living Council. A public member, Wagner's term was effective January 28 and will expire January 4, 2016. He replaced Michael Fosnot.
January 30, 2013 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
LGA payments contained in tax bill signed by Governor Dayton
Governor Dayton has signed a small tax bill that contained a provision Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, co-authored regarding local government aid (LGA) payments to the city of Hoffman.
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
June 2, 2012
Delegation announced for Gov. Dayton's China trade mission
A 50-member delegation of business and industry association executives, higher education leaders and state government officials will accompany Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on an upcoming trade mission to China. The delegation will travel to Beijing, Shanghai and Xian (the capital of...
June 2, 2012 - 2:10pm
February 9, 2011
State of the State: Dayton asks lawmakers for cooperation
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton pleaded with Republicans who control the Legislature for cooperation today as the state faces a $6.2 billion budget deficit. In his first State of the State speech, Democrat Dayton said that a government shutdown should never happen because...
February 9, 2011 - 1:01pm
January 14, 2011
Shellito plans to reach out to veterans
January 14, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
Alexandria's Larry Shellito named Minnesota Veterans Affairs commissioner
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's former adjutant general will be the next state veterans' affairs commissioner. Gov. Mark Dayton this morning announced that Larry Shellito will head the Veterans' Affairs Department. It is the latest of a series of Dayton Cabinet announcements. Shellito,...
January 12, 2011 - 10:40am
Republicans pay bill for governor race recount
Douglas County can clear an unpaid bill of $204.05 from its books. That was how much the county charged the Minnesota Republican Party for its request for copies of documents during the recount of the Mark Dayton-Tom Emmer race for governor. The recount wrapped up more than a month...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
January 7, 2011
Dayton gives health-care protesters the microphone
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton diffused a tense situation at his first official function Wednesday by sharing his microphone with shouting protesters crowded into his office. Dozens of people opposed to the state getting more deeply involved in the federal Medicaid program jammed...
January 7, 2011 - 12:00am
January 6, 2011
Dayton picks insider-outsider as DNR commissioner
ST. PAUL -- A research biologist and environmentalist will head the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Gov. Mark Dayton named Tom Landwehr as commissioner of the massive department that does everything from regulating hunting to protecting the environment. Landwehr worked...
January 6, 2011 - 12:03pm