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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
Mildred A. Schroeder
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
Richard Millard Ohlsen
LETTER: The Evangelical death spiral
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
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
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February 9, 2018
Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders to answer questions together
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's governor and legislative leaders often communicate with each other by letter or by talking to the media. But a week...
February 9, 2018 - 11:50am
November 10, 2017
Farmers hope tours will 'open eyes' to Minn. governor candidates
RAYMOND, Minn. — After explaining how technology-driven, prescription fertilizer methods make economic and environmental sense because...
November 10, 2017 - 8:25am
July 21, 2017
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
To the editor: The state Legislature has taken the governor to court. How did we get here? The process this year has me concerned. The Legislature passed two budget bills. The first one was done late April or early May and the governor sent it back, signing none of it. The second...
July 21, 2017 - 10:35am
December 23, 2016
Judge named to replace Battey
Timothy M. Churchwell has been appointed as a judge in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District. Churchwell will replace David R. Battey, and will...
December 23, 2016 - 11:50am
November 11, 2016
Ingebrigtsen appointed to law enforcement council
St. Paul Minority Leader David Hann recently appointed Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-08) to Gov. Mark Dayton's Council on Law Enforcement and Community...
November 11, 2016 - 9:28am
September 7, 2016
CAPITOL CHATTER: Dayton looks at special session again
Minnesotans, those who care about such things at least, figured special legislative session talk was dead. They could be wrong. Gov. Mark Dayton said at the Minnesota State Fair that if local money could be found to support a southwestern Twin Cities light rail project, and the Legislature...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
COMMENTARY: Light rail remains barrier to special session
By State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, MN It appears there will be no special session in St. Paul this summer to finish work on several major bills left over from the bizarre finish to the legislative session this past May. Leaders emerged from negotiations Aug. 18 with no agreement...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
July 18, 2016
Former Gov. Wendell Anderson, regent, ‘Minnesota Miracle’ architect, dies
By Bill Salisbury, Forum News Service Former Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson, a truck driver’s son who emerged from St. Paul’s East Side...
July 18, 2016 - 9:34am
July 17, 2016
Governor, leaders say they are near special session deal
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- The governor and top two legislative leaders say they tentatively agree to call Minnesota legislators...
July 17, 2016 - 8:00am
July 8, 2016
Dayton proclaims July 'Hire a Veteran Month'
Gov. Mark Dayton recently issued a proclamation declaring the month of July to be "Hire a Veteran Month" in Minnesota. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith encourage all Minnesota employers to help connect military service members with employment opportunities during the month of July and...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 31, 2016
Dayton vetoes bill that included funding for Andes Tower Hills
By Don Davis, Forum News Service A pension bill and parts of an outdoor-program funding bill -- including a $400,000 matching grant involving the Andes Tower Hills property west of Alexandria -- received governor vetoes Tuesday.
May 31, 2016 - 4:42pm
May 13, 2016
Fishing opener declared Clean Drain Dry Day
At midnight on Saturday, May 14, Gov. Mark Dayton will proclaim Clean Drain Dry Day, signaling the start to the Minnesota fishing opener. With more than 1.6 million anglers hitting the water, fishing opener is a good opportunity to educate anglers on the importance of invasive species...
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
February 9, 2016
Dayton proposes six-week parental leave for state workers
By Don Davis, Forum News Service Gov. Mark Dayton wants to give six weeks parental leave to Minnesota state employees. The Democrat said he would include the plan in changes he soon will propose for the two-year state budget enacted last year. The Legislature would need to approve...
February 9, 2016 - 2:05pm
October 23, 2015
COMMENTARY: Blame governor and Democrats for no increase in Social Security
By State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, District 8B For only the third time in the last 40 years, all three during the Obama administration, tens of millions of Social Security recipients will not see an increase in their cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for the coming year. This...
October 23, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
Special session expected to start Friday
Wednesday, the Minnesota Legislature appeared set to finish passing the state budget today, Friday.
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am