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Polaris issues recall on ATVs
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, March 27
Council moves to censure Batesole
Five things to know from city council
Sale of land to council member finalized
Boys golf: Two all-conference golfers return for WCA
Lakers to rely on seniors, pitching this spring
Hoops for Hope night includes Aces, area alumni players
Softball: New Ashby head coach looks to improve on 2-13 season
Softball: Knights win battle of young lineups in the spring opener
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Artists, crafters sought for Art of the Lakes tour
Love INC welcomes volunteer and Life Skills Class coordinator
Judy Slegh brings healing ministry to House of Prayer
Boy Scouts to conduct 29th annual Scouting for Food drive
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Clarence Raymond Lehn
Nancy A. Pedersen
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
IT'S OUR TURN: Have you had 'the talk' yet?
FORUM EDITORIAL: Allow cameras in federal courts
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
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On The Street
March 21, 2017
Minnesota House Republicans detail $6 billion transportation plan
ST. PAUL—The debate over transportation funding — and the hard divide on solutions — is back at the Minnesota Capitol. On Tuesday,...
March 21, 2017 - 10:35pm
March 8, 2017
DNR commissioner: Minnesota parks need boost from users, taxpayers
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking for modest fee and general fund increases for the state parks and trails...
March 8, 2017 - 6:45pm
March 2, 2017
Bring on the champagne, Sunday liquor sales passes in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Champagne corks could soon be popping — a bill repealing Minnesota's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor store sales is headed...
March 2, 2017 - 8:55pm
January 21, 2017
Minnesota leaders look for ways to reduce health insurance premiums and 'reinsurance' may help
WOODBURY, Minn.—Melody Camp describes her son Bryant as a "normal kid," but the 16-year-old Woodbury student also has "a lot of things...
January 21, 2017 - 4:04pm
January 19, 2017
Minnesota House passes $300 million in health insurance premium relief for 120,000
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s top leaders seem on the brink of a deal to bring health insurance premium relief to as many as 120,000 Minnesotans....
January 19, 2017 - 10:30pm
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