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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
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
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
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
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
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
Youth day comes together
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
Matthew W. Lepak
Arland E. Hirman
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
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
March 4, 2016
Knute Nelson expands long-term care
Knute Nelson Care Center in Alexandria recently expanded its capacity to serve. As of March 1, eight long-term care beds were added to the facility....
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
June 19, 2012
Panel to consider Senate sex scandal attorney bill
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Senate committee will consider an $84,683.50 attorney bill dealing with a scandal that forced the former majority leader to resign. The Senate Rules Committee will be asked Wednesday to approve the bill for attorneys hired to prepare for a former Senate worker's...
June 19, 2012 - 4:42pm
January 17, 2012
Dayton proposes $775 million bonding bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
January 17, 2012 - 12:31pm
Greater Minnesota group proposes economic development plan
ST. PAUL -- Businesses outside of the Twin Cities need a boost, the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities says, and asks legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton to provide help. The most dramatic example of greater Minnesota businesses needing assistance comes from a tax credit approved...
January 17, 2012 - 7:29am
January 14, 2012
Capitol Chatter: Citizen-lobbyist wants Legislature to open up
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's best-known citizen-lobbyist on open government issues says the Legislature needs to be, as they say around the Capitol, more transparent. Rich Neumeister has prowled the Capitol's halls for years fighting for public access and recently took on controversial...
January 14, 2012 - 7:05am
January 12, 2012
Dayton, DFL leaders say tax breaks would spur job growth
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton and Democratic legislative leaders say cutting a business's taxes for hiring people and passing a large public works bill would create thousands of Minnesota jobs. Key to a proposal the Democrats offered on Wednesday is providing a $3,000 tax credit for...
January 12, 2012 - 6:16am
January 11, 2012
Stadium activity increases as deadline, session near
ST. PAUL -- A Thursday deadline and the approaching Minnesota legislative session are pushing Vikings stadium talk up front. Stadium talk dominates this week, especially on Wednesday because of an unexpected proposal to build a stadium in Shakopee. Brad Tabke, mayor of the southwestern...
January 11, 2012 - 11:57am
January 5, 2012
Judicial panel on road to new congressional maps
ST. PAUL -- How Minnesotans use roads could help determine the shape of new congressional districts. Most major rural Minnesota roads go east and west, one of several similarities that Republicans say should lead to three mostly rural congressional districts that stretch from Wisconsin...
January 5, 2012 - 5:22am
January 3, 2012
Senate leader picks Ingebrigtsen, Ortman for leadership team
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem has filled out his leadership team with two committee chairmen. The Rochester Republican Tuesday appointed Sen. Julianne Ortman of Chanhassen as deputy leader and Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria as the fifth assistant...
January 3, 2012 - 2:44pm
December 31, 2011
Capitol Chatter: Attention set to turn to state government reform
ST. PAUL -- The new year could be one of government reform. Minnesota legislative Republicans and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton agree reforming is a top priority, but they may differ on just what that means and how to get there. A year ago, the two sides said the same thing, but a...
December 31, 2011 - 12:13pm
December 29, 2011
New GOP Senate leader ready to go forward
ST. PAUL -- It is back to the future for Minnesota Senate Republicans with Dave Senjem back in charge. "The direction is nothing but forward," Senjem said, adding that despite his history as GOP leader "it is a new day." A 69-year-old senator from Rochester, Senjem moves into the...
December 29, 2011 - 12:12pm
December 28, 2011
Rochester senator elected to make 'fresh start'
ROSEVILLE, Minn. -- Minnesota Senate Republicans promised a fresh start Tuesday night, putting behind a scandal and spending 11 hours picking Sen. Dave Senjem as their new leader. The senators also elected a new slate of assistant leaders during their close-door meeting. "No more...
December 28, 2011 - 9:46am
December 27, 2011
Senate Republicans meet today to pick new leader
December 27, 2011 - 10:22am
Capitol Chatter: Majority leader, speaker control Legislature
ST. PAUL -- Many Minnesotans may not understand why there has been all the fuss about Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch resigning, but that position and that of the House speaker are very powerful. When it comes to passing legislation, in a large part they decide what bills have a...
December 27, 2011 - 9:31am
Dayton shows confidence after Year 1
ST. PAUL -- A confident Mark Dayton is ending his first year as Minnesota governor. The Democratic governor of today is far different than "socially awkward ... inept at the game of retail politics" that a top aide once said about him. Political observers recall times when Dayton...
December 27, 2011 - 9:29am