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Graduates leave trail of good deeds
Flower basket sale to help Honor Flight
Three local projects make cut
Franson's bill to cut childcare regulations is signed into law
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, May 23
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
Track and field: Schill paces WCA section qualifiers
Softball: Cards suffer loss to hot Bemidji bats
Track and field: Lakers rolling into sections after subsection meet
Track and field: Osakis sends many on to section meet
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Philip R. Harrang
Herbert G. Hoppe Jr.
Larry E. Thielmann
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
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June 1, 2016
Help for ski hill?
On May 22, the Minnesota Senate passed legislation authorizing appropriations from the Minnesota environment and natural resources trust fund. Tucked inside it is a $400,000 matching grant for Douglas County that could allow Andes Tower Hills to be converted into a regional park as...
June 1, 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 23, 2016
Transportation, bonding fail at end of Minnesota Legislature
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators came to St. Paul with hopes to pass a good many bills, but they failed to approve two major issues, transportation and public works funding, by a midnight Sunday deadline.
May 23, 2016 - 2:48pm
May 19, 2016
Senate approves Laura's Law
"Laura's Law" took another step forward yesterday, Wednesday, when the Minnesota Senate approved legislation modifying the penalty for concealment...
May 19, 2016 - 10:41am
May 12, 2016
'Laura's Law' breezes through Minnesota House
A bill to strengthen penalties for interfering with the body or scene of a death passed the Minnesota House without opposition Thursday, 124-0. Authored by Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, the bill known as "Laura's Law" is directed toward crimes similar those involving 18-year-old...
May 12, 2016 - 3:27pm
Rural cities urge legislators to take action
The legislative clock is ticking. City leaders from across Greater Minnesota – including Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson – are urging state...
May 12, 2016 - 8:20am
May 11, 2016
Legislature in limbo after bonding bill is defeated
The Minnesota Legislature is in limbo after May 5’s narrow defeat of a major issue on the table this year.
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 16, 2016
Capitol’s ‘Ken the Barber’ selling the shop to semi-retire
By Bill Salisbury, St. Paul Pioneer Press Like many barbers, Ken Kirkpatrick usually has the lowdown on what’s going on in his neighborhood....
April 16, 2016 - 8:00am
April 12, 2016
Minnesota House lights up fireworks
By Don Davis, Forum News Service The Minnesota House lit up fireworks legislation Monday, but Senate Democrats and Gov. Mark Dayton are expected...
April 12, 2016 - 2:34pm
April 11, 2016
Anderson, Backer, Westrom get party's nod for re-election
State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, received his party’s endorsement for the Legislature in District 12B on Saturday, April 9. The four-term Republican, who currently serves as chair of the House Agriculture Policy Committee, was endorsed unanimously at the gathering of delegates...
April 11, 2016 - 11:40am
April 7, 2016
Westrom wants to re-open prison in Appleton
State Senator Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, has co-authored a bipartisan bill that would re-open the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. Currently, Minnesota faces a prison overcrowding issue, placing an increasing burden on the state’s correctional system, Westrom noted....
April 7, 2016 - 12:11pm
April 1, 2016
Franson supports Real ID measure
Members of the Minnesota House of Representatives approved legislation on March 29 that would allow Minnesota to prepare for the implementation of Real ID. Passed by Congress in 2005, the Real ID Act requires stricter identification measures, including a barcode and security devices...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
Westrom supports self-driving vehicles
State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, is seeking support for a new type of transportation — self-driving vehicles. On Wednesday, March...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
'Laura's Law' would stiffen penalties for concealing a body
Earlier this month, State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, and State Representative Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, introduced “Laura’s Law” to the Legislature. This law would punish individuals who conceal a body or other evidence of a death. Currently, this crime is only...
March 25, 2016 - 1:49pm
Lawmakers look to retain child care providers
More than 3,000 Minnesota child care providers have stopped providing the service in the past decade, and a bipartisan legislative panel says...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am