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Fish and Wildlife obtains wetland easement
Coalition continues to oppose private prison in western Minn.
Franson's abortion bill brings out emotional testimony
Write-in votes determine township spot
Woman who stole squad car pleads guilty
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Engfer-Triebenbach takes over Osakis golf programs
Vikings finalize deal with WR Thielen
Three Chargers named All-LEC in girls basketball
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
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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
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
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
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
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
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On The Street
March 7, 2013
Eleven killed in 10 days on Minnesota roads
At least 11 people were killed in the past 10 days on Minnesota roads, according to preliminary traffic crash reports submitted to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. To-date for the year there have been 47 traffic deaths, down from 57 at this...
March 7, 2013 - 6:08am
March 5, 2013
State to phase out use of harmful chemical, triclosan
All state agencies will eliminate purchasing of hand soaps and dish and laundry cleaning products that contain triclosan by June of this year.
March 5, 2013 - 12:29pm
State gains 12,100 jobs in January
Minnesota employers added 12,100 jobs in January, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The department also released revised figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics showing the state gained 16,700...
March 5, 2013 - 10:40am
March 4, 2013
Minnesota Department of Revenue revamps e-Services system
After months of gathering feedback, the Minnesota Department of Revenue is unveiling new, improved enhancements to its e-Services system. e-Services is the department's online system that allows business taxpayers to file, pay, and review tax returns, access account information,...
March 4, 2013 - 11:20am
March 3, 2013
State health improvement program makes progress
Minnesota's nationally recognized Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) made significant progress during its third year. The progress brief comes at a time when healthy community efforts geared toward reducing obesity rates and health care costs continue to gain momentum in...
March 3, 2013 - 9:22am
February 28, 2013
Job vacancies in Minnesota climb 18 percent from a year ago
Job vacancies in Minnesota climbed 18 percent from a year ago in the fourth quarter of 2012, posting their highest numbers for the period in seven years, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The survey, conducted...
February 28, 2013 - 12:44pm
State deficit at $627 million
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's projected budget deficit for the next two years is lower than expected at $627 million, the Minnesota Management and Budget reported this morning. Legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton will use this information to set the state's budget over the next three months....
February 28, 2013 - 9:39am
February 23, 2013
More high school students enrolling in AP courses
The 9th Annual Advanced Placement (AP) Report to the Nation was released by the College Board this week, showing that more Minnesota public high school graduates are enrolling in and passing college-level AP courses and exams. According to the report, 19.5 percent of U.S. public...
February 23, 2013 - 11:45am
February 19, 2013
Travel insurance company to refund Minnesotans $88,000
The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced today that Minnesota consumers may qualify for a refund if they purchased travel insurance from Virginia Surety Company (VSC), or one of its contracted agencies, between January 1, 2007 and October 31, 2012. The announcement came after...
February 19, 2013 - 10:42am
February 12, 2013
Mental health rally planned at State Capitol March 12
The Mental Health Legislative Network, a coalition of more than 20 statewide organizations, will hold a Mental Health Rally on March 12, at noon in the Capitol Rotunda. Scheduled speakers include legislators, families and persons living with a mental illness, service providers and...
February 12, 2013 - 9:22am
February 11, 2013
Report examines tax increment financing in Minnesota
State Auditor Rebecca Otto has released the Tax Increment Financing Legislative Report. This 17th annual legislative report was compiled from information received from the 426 development authorities currently authorized to exercise tax increment financing (TIF) powers in Minnesota....
February 11, 2013 - 11:45am
February 10, 2013
Hospital errors stay flat in 2012, according to report
In its most recent annual report on adverse health events occurring in Minnesota hospitals and outpatient surgical centers, the Minnesota Department of Health found that the total number of adverse events stayed about the same compared to the year before, but more patients experienced...
February 10, 2013 - 12:30pm
New business filings increase in Minnesota
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced that new business filings are up significantly from the same period a year ago. January 2013 statistics show that 5,519 new businesses filed with the Office of the Secretary of State representing a 4.4 percent increase compared...
February 10, 2013 - 11:29am
February 9, 2013
New study shows Minnesota among states with best election administration
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced this week that Minnesota's election system performs among the top states according the Elections Performance Index report released by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The index uses election data from all states emphasizing 17 key indicators...
February 9, 2013 - 3:55pm
MPCA invites comments on statewide permit that regulates construction stormwater
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites comments through March 20 on a permit that regulates construction stormwater throughout the state. Under the federal Clean Water Act and Minnesota law, the MPCA oversees a program to manage stormwater runoff from construction...
February 9, 2013 - 8:39am