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Motorcycle rider injured in Alexandria crash
Second crash near Miltona results in injuries (w/video)
Two-vehicle crash injures Parkers Prairie driver
Highway 29 intersection set to re-open by July 4
New Minnesota license plate option up for vote
Up to the challenge
Viking Speedway to host Late Model special this Saturday
VFW 15s swept at Willmar
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
DuWayne Allen Averill
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
Inez Trueman (Gandrud)
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
November 7, 2013
Ingebrigtsen decides not to seek governor's office
State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, has decided against making a run for the governor's office. In a statement issued today, Ingebrigtsen said he gave the idea serious consideration but the timing wasn't right. "Although I strongly feel that Minnesotans want a common...
November 7, 2013 - 2:33pm
May 17, 2013
Ingebrigtsen: Many things left to do this session
Editor's note: The following is a week in review column by State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria. It's nearing the end of this year's legislative session and we have many things to do. To date, there are few signs that we are going to be able to finish our budget on time....
May 17, 2013 - 11:56am
May 13, 2013
Ingebrigtsen: Childcare unionization gets re-vote
Editor's note: The following is a "Week in Review" legislative column from State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria. We are approaching the final week of the legislative session in St. Paul. The constitutional deadline for adjournment is the first Monday after the third Saturday...
May 13, 2013 - 6:24am
April 30, 2013
Ingebrigtsen: Senate tax plan unveiled
Editor's note: The following is a legislative update written by State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria. It's been a very long week here in St. Paul. Lots of legislation is moving forward. This week's highlights include the completion of the K-12 education bill as well as...
April 30, 2013 - 11:06am
April 15, 2013
Ingebrigtsen: Budget, tax plans debated at Legislature
Editor's note: The following is legislative update from State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria. BUDGET/TAXES Last week we took our first look at some proposed budget bills, as well as the Senate DFL's $2 billion tax increase plan. The DFL report calls for an overall reduction...
April 15, 2013 - 9:58am
March 22, 2013
Ingebrigtsen: DFL calling for $2 billion in tax increases
Editor's note: The following is a legislative update written by State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria. Budget/Taxes Senate DFL leaders set the table for over $2 billion in tax increases as they released their proposed budget framework for the next two years. Senate DFL...
March 22, 2013 - 10:02am
March 18, 2013
Ingebrigtsen: Two minimum wage bills advance
Editor's note: The following is a Week in Review column written by State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria. Taxes On Thursday, Governor Dayton unveiled his updated budget plan in response to February's budget forecast that shows a lower projected deficit of $627 million...
March 18, 2013 - 11:23am
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
March 11, 2013
Ingebrigtsen: Healthcare exchange bill limits choices
Editor's note: The following is a legislative update column written by State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria. Health and Human Services The Healthcare Exchange bill was debated last week by the full Senate. Proponents expect 1.3 million people (about 1/4th of Minnesotans)...
March 11, 2013 - 9:14am
February 25, 2013
Ingebrigtsen: Governor's tax bill introduced
Editor's note: The following is a weekly summary from State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, about his work at the Legislature. Governor's Budget Nearly a month after the Governor's budget plan was rolled out, the Senate finally saw the introduction of the governor's...
February 25, 2013 - 9:29am
February 16, 2013
Ingebrigtsen: Conformity tax bill benefits Minnesotans
Editor's note: The following political column was written by Minnesota Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria. It has been a busy couple of weeks at the Capitol. Governor Dayton continues to talk about his budget and push for additional sales, income, and business to business taxes...
February 16, 2013 - 10:31am
November 9, 2012
One vote wonder - Franson ahead of Cunniff in House District 8B
Red reigned in the local Minnesota House of Representative and state Senate districts this year. All but one race, House District 8B, was dominated...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
November 6, 2012
UPDATE 8:45 A.M. ELECTION: MN House districts 8B, 12A, 12B, MN Senate districts 8, 12 and MN Constitutional amendments
The Echo Press is reporting results as they come in for all the key races in Douglas County. This story covers the Minnesota House of Representatives races in districts 8B, 12A and 12B, state Senate races in districts 8 and 12 and the proposed state Constitutional amendments on marriage...
November 6, 2012 - 8:00pm
April 23, 2012
Senator Ingebrigtsen sums up 11th week at Legislature
Editor's note: State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, provided the following summary of his work in the 11th week of the Legislature: A bill allowing Minnesota companies the option of putting their own veterans hiring programs in place was signed into law Wednesday after...
April 23, 2012 - 11:44am
April 9, 2012
Senator Ingebrigtsen sums up 10th week at Legislature
Editor's note: Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, provided the following summary of his work at the Legislature in its 10th week. Voter ID on the November ballot The Senate passed the final Voter ID bill on Wednesday afternoon by a vote of 35-29. Requiring photo ID to vote...
April 9, 2012 - 7:44am