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Dog sniffs out pot on I-94 near Alexandria
Update: Several schools are two hours late
Plan to mainstream disabled workers causes worry
Council to consider apartment, townhome plan
Boys basketball: Bitzans, Hintermeister help Chargers edge WCA
Girls basketball: Willmar escapes Alexandria with a CLC title
Fan buses available for girls state hockey game tomorrow
Intense on table tennis
Girls hockey: An end to the opening-round exit
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Mike Frisch: A one-two punch for perch
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Dorothy M. Arne
DiAnn E. Bakke
Rollin "Rollie" Berglund
Jamie Michael Lund
Lillian "Lill" Brezina
LETTER: Have kids sat down with an NRA official?
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
OUR TURN: Could Parkland be the turning point?
1918: School bus crash caused 'severe nervous shock'
IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
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
Conservation plan pays farmers
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
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May 12, 2016
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
March 18, 2016
Wineries seek tax break
Owners of wineries on Minnesota farms are asking lawmakers give them a tax break like other alcohol makers receive. Legislation by Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, would provide excise tax credits for wine and cider makers that produce up to 75,000 gallons a year. No farm winery...
March 18, 2016 - 10:53am
March 10, 2016
Dayton spells out legislative plan
By Don Davis, Forum News Service Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton laid out a plan for the 2016 legislative session Wednesday night, ranging from expanding...
March 10, 2016 - 7:56am
March 9, 2016
Farmers will be able to see buffer maps soon
Minnesota landowners are supposed to have access to maps showing where they need to install buffer strips by July 1, but questions, distrust...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Ingebrigtsen expects gas tax battle
The Minnesota Legislature reconvened in St. Paul on Tuesday, March 8 to begin the 2016 legislative session. “I am excited to begin the new...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 5, 2016
Dedicated funding sought for Minnesota elderly care
By Don Davis, Forum News Service Minnesota's elderly population is beginning to boom, and some Minnesota lawmakers say the state is late in making...
March 5, 2016 - 1:00pm