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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
March 3, 2011
Klobuchar, five senators introduce Asian carp bill
Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar introduced legislation today with five senators that would help combat the spread of Asian Carp, an invasive species that has created problems throughout the lower Mississippi and Missouri rivers and is now threatening to enter the Great...
March 3, 2011 - 4:13pm
March 1, 2011
Klobuchar and nine senators introduce legislation to ban sale of drugs sold as 'bath salts'
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and nine other senators - including Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) - introduced bipartisan legislation that would ban the sale of harmful synthetic drugs that are being sold and marketed as "bath salts." The bill would add two chemical substances,...
March 1, 2011 - 8:25am
February 19, 2011
Klobuchar pushes for stronger online piracy laws
Washington, D.C. - At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar called for stronger laws that target websites that steal copyrighted material and sell it, costing American businesses and the economy up to $100 billion each year. Many of these websites...
February 19, 2011 - 1:06pm
February 17, 2011
Klobuchar calls for increasing agricultural exports, cutting red tape
Washington, D.C. - At a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar called for increasing agricultural exports and removing regulatory burdens for U.S. farmers. Klobuchar questioned Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack about the most effective way to expand...
February 17, 2011 - 6:12pm
February 13, 2011
Klobuchar announces $744,000 for health information technology in Minnesota
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar recently announced that the Regional Extension Assistance Center for Health Information Technology (REACH) in Minnesota has been awarded $744,000 to help critical access hospitals and rural hospitals adopt and become meaningful users of certified health...
February 13, 2011 - 4:36pm
February 12, 2011
After 8-year-old racks up $1,400 bill on iPhone 'Smurfs' game, Klobuchar says more oversight is needed
February 12, 2011 - 4:30pm
February 5, 2011
Bipartisan bill would spur innovation, competitiveness, say authors
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Scott Brown (R-MA) introduced bipartisan legislation this week that they say would help revitalize America's innovative edge and ability to compete in the global economy. The Innovate America Act would cut red tape to help businesses utilize...
February 5, 2011 - 5:35pm
January 22, 2011
Klobuchar issues statement on FDA medical device proposals
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar issued the following statement this week after Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its implementation plan to reform the 510(k) medical device approval process: "I am encouraged that the changes outlined by the FDA take a more...
January 22, 2011 - 5:23pm
January 18, 2011
Klobuchar calls for national innovation agenda
At an "Innovation Summit" attended by hundreds at the University of Minnesota today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar met with business leaders and policy experts to discuss public and private strategies that would revitalize America's innovative edge and ability to compete in the global...
January 18, 2011 - 4:40pm
January 14, 2011
Democrats and Republicans sitting together?
U.S Senator Amy Klobuchar today joined a letter calling for her colleagues from both sides of the aisle to sit together at the President's State of the Union Address at the end of this month. Klobuchar signed a bipartisan letter led by Senator Mark Udall to congressional leadership...
January 14, 2011 - 2:57pm
Tech tour reveals secrets to job growth
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar came to the Alexandria Technical and Community College Wednesday after she found out how successful the college has...
January 14, 2011 - 12:00am
January 9, 2011
Klobuchar pushes to reform Senate rules
Washington, D.C. - In a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar urged her colleagues to support reforms to Senate rules that would increase transparency and restore accountability. Klobuchar highlighted the need to end the use of secret holds, a practice...
January 9, 2011 - 11:49am
January 7, 2011
Commentary - Food safety bill passed due to hard work of many Minnesotans
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Minneapolis, MN In Minnesota, we are fortunate to have several heroes who played a major role in the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act that will be signed into law before the end of the year. One of these heroes is Jeff Almer.
January 7, 2011 - 12:00am
January 2, 2011
Klobuchar urges FDA to deal with shortage of medications
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the pharmaceutical industry to address a growing shortage of prescription medications, especially drugs for treating cancer. Klobuchar said she will also introduce legislation in January to...
January 2, 2011 - 3:00pm
December 23, 2010
Bill gives police new tools in searching for missing children
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) have introduced the Access to Information About Missing Children Act of 2010, a bipartisan bill that would help local law enforcement locate missing children whose whereabouts could...
December 23, 2010 - 11:03am