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Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned
Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
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
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
New lawmakers excited to begin
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