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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Jan. 18
Three students struck before boarding school bus in Minn.
Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 19
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Area students encouraged to apply for artist mentor scholarship
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
February 4, 2016
How much do candidates have in their campaign coffers?
It may be a bit early to talk about state legislative races that are up for election this year; the filing period doesn’t open until May 17. But campaigns have disclosed how much they received and spent in 2015. The information was recently filed with the Minnesota Campaign Finance...
February 4, 2016 - 3:12pm
February 3, 2016
Rural areas battleground for control of House
House Minority Leader Paul Thissen did not want to talk about it, but he signaled that rural Minnesota again will be a battleground for control of the state House. The Minneapolis Democrat and rural Democrats lined up at a news conference to lay out their plans for Greater Minnesota,...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
LETTER: A state representative finally returns a call
To the editor: Recently, there was a rant about State Rep. Paul Marquart in this paper by State Rep. Steve Drazkowski. As a lifelong, hard core DFL voter and supporter who has many times been disappointed by my party, Rep. Marquart is most likely our best state representative. I’ve...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
September 3, 2013
Legislators raise questions about disaster aid
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers appear ready to spend money to help local governments affected by June storms, but during a meeting last Wednesday night many questioned using a September 9 special legislative session to spend anything beyond what is needed to plug holes left by federal...
September 3, 2013 - 7:07am
July 2, 2013
Town meeting planned in Brandon
The Brandon city clerk and the Brandon Township clerk have arranged for a town meeting with local legislators Senator Torrey Westrom and Representative Jay McNamar on Wednesday, July 10 at 10 a.m.
July 2, 2013 - 12:00am
May 10, 2013
New lawmakers find surprises at Capitol
ST. PAUL - The public often sees lawmakers fight, debate and disagree. But new Minnesota legislators say people might not be getting the whole...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
January 16, 2013
Local legislators eager to dig in
Editor's note: A story in last Friday's Echo Press contained comments from local representatives Jay McNamar and Mary Franson as they began a new session. Here's more from Torrey Westrom and Paul Anderson. State legislators who represent Douglas County plan to be watchdogs for taxes...
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
January 11, 2013
New lawmakers excited to begin
January 11, 2013 - 12:00am
Local legislators vow to work with other party
Legislators who represent part of Douglas County vowed to work with the other party to accomplish goals that will benefit all Minnesotans. State Representative Jay McNamar, DFL-Elbow Lake for District 12A, began his first term in the Minnesota House, serving the counties of Grant,...
January 11, 2013 - 12:00am
January 4, 2013
'Your Legislators' 2013 season premiers January 10
Pioneer Public Television's Your Legislators will premiere on Thursday, January 10. The 8 p.m. live question and answer program will feature legislatures from both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Your Legislators provides an opportunity for Minnesota residents to present...
January 4, 2013 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
Legislators vow to stop spread of chronic wasting disease in deer
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported this week that it has detected the state's first ever case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a wild deer. A deer harvested by a hunter in November 2010 near Pine Island is showing strong indications of CWD in early screening...
January 28, 2011 - 12:00am
January 7, 2011
New laws take effect in 2011
If you've been the victim of shoddy home repairs; are having trouble collecting child support payments; are worried about getting stuck from a needle a pharmaceutical company throws away; or get frustrated by drivers who block intersections, listen up: Help has arrived. A new set...
January 7, 2011 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Dayton, Zellers downplay stadium discussion
ST. PAUL - Governor-elect Mark Dayton appears ready to support a new Vikings stadium, under certain circumstances and if someone else draws up...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
Local legislators wary of using public funds for Vikings stadium
The chances of Douglas County's three legislators supporting a bill that uses tax dollars to build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium is slim - slimmer than Brett Favre returning for another season. Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, Representative-Elect Mary Franson and Representative Torrey...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 10, 2010
Legislators, law enforcement back fake pot ban
ST. PAUL - State legislators and law enforcement officials want to ban synthetic marijuana, a chemical they say is being used by teenagers statewide in increasing numbers and with dangerous effects. The lab-manufactured substance is currently legal to sell and possess in the sta...
December 10, 2010 - 12:00am