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Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, August 21
Northern Minn. man arrested for DUI trying to take son to hospital after he fell in fire
Moments of silence
Update: Boy helped sister escape before his death in rollover
Solar Eclipse: 1:05
Lacrosse to AAHS?
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Aug. 22
B-E Golf Tournament fundraiser postponed
Sports schedule for Monday, Aug. 21
Tennis: Osakis starts 2-0 at Pequot Lakes
Garden experiment produces sky-high sunflowers
Refresher courses offered for older drivers
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
Johnson - Engebretson
Northern on Brophy
Beau knows bass
Lecy strings some nice ones
Lake Ida Tourney sets record weight for Reel Team Bass
DNR: Starry stonewort confirmed in Lake Minnewaska
Jon Thomas Dingwall Jr.
Angeline "Angie" K. Blake
Lois D. Anderson
Irene M. Larson
James "Jim" K. Davern
Letter: Minneapolis' move to restrict menthol is inspiring
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
hires and promotions
on the street
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
2011 a wild Minnesota political year
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's 2011 began with liberal Mark Dayton becoming governor. The next day, an ultra-conservative Legislature took the oath, the first time Republicans controlled both chambers in decades. Minnesota politicos were shocked in December with the resignations of two...
December 27, 2011 - 9:20am
December 22, 2011
Koch apologizes for 'engaging in a relationship'
ST. PAUL -- Former Senate Majority Leader Any Koch says she is sorry for being in a relationship with a Senate employee. "I regret more than words can express the hurt that I have caused to the people that I love, and to those who have worked and served with me over the past years,"...
December 22, 2011 - 7:20am
December 20, 2011
Movement begins for deputy GOP chair to seek top spot
WOODBURY, Minn. -- A movement is afoot to lure a Woodbury woman into a permanent position as the Minnesota Republican Party leader. A push has begun to encourage Kelly Fenton to run for the party's chairmanship. Fenton is serving as interim chairwoman while the party waits to elect...
December 20, 2011 - 12:54pm
Koch scandal could slow Vikings stadium discussion
ST. PAUL -- Upheaval within Senate Republican ranks could delay work on a Minnesota Vikings football stadium. "Obviously, it's a bump in the road," said Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, who is chief House point man for a stadium bill. Sen. Amy Koch, who resigned last week as majority...
December 20, 2011 - 12:38pm
December 17, 2011
Capitol Chatter: Jaws drop as Koch announces resignation
ST. PAUL -- Amy Koch's resignation as Minnesota Senate majority leader came like a lightning bolt out of the blue. Reporters could almost hear jaws drop as they informed senators of the news when calling to get reaction. Many senators had not checked their email and reporters knew...
December 17, 2011 - 7:39am
December 16, 2011
Koch resignation shocks Minnesota politicians
ST. PAUL -- The first woman to lead the Minnesota Senate is leaving, saying she wants to spend time with family and work in the private sector. Amy Koch, 40, shocked her colleagues Thursday when she wrote to them saying she would quit immediately as majority leader, in the job just...
December 16, 2011 - 10:43am
December 11, 2011
Capitol Chatter: Conflicting information slows stadium agreement
ST. PAUL -- Trying to agree on how to fund a new Vikings football stadium is hard enough, but legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton also must deal with trying to find the facts. It's not that anyone is lying, but everyone is trying to spin their side of the story. Vikings officials keep...
December 11, 2011 - 10:52am
December 5, 2011
Capitol Chatter: Political leaders scramble to rewrite talking points
ST. PAUL -- A projected state budget surplus so shocked Minnesota political leaders Thursday that they did not know how to respond. Their talking points, drawn up long ago, featured placing blame on the other side for a new deficit. But then everyone, including the state economist,...
December 5, 2011 - 9:32am
October 27, 2011
Parties argue over redistricting fundamentals
October 27, 2011 - 2:31pm
Bank investments designed to help small businesses get loans
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials hope a $100 million investment they are making in banks will end up in the hands of small business owners. That could result in more jobs across the state. Gov.
October 27, 2011 - 7:07am
October 8, 2011
Capitol Chatter: Feds support anti-synthetic drug legislation
ST. PAUL -- The federal Justice Department agrees with Sen. Amy Klobuchar that Congress should ban synthetic drugs that pose threats to Americans. The department has announced it backs three bills by the Minnesota Democrat to ban 2C-E, bath salts and synthetic marijuana. Klobuchar,...
October 8, 2011 - 11:07am