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Five things to know from city council
Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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