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Holiday train returns with music and food bank mission
Lighting placed at 15 rural intersections: Study says lights improve safety
Best of the Lakes Area Meat Market
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Franken's Senate vacancy is hardly Minnesota's first
Girls basketball: Defense leads B-E past Rothsay
Boys basketball: Wibstad hits game winner at Browerville
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria sweeps weekend with win over Granite City
Blizzard hockey: Scanlon sends Alexandria out a winner
Boys basketball: Johnsrud's 25 leads Lakers to 3-0
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Helping African firefighters
Cross-country bicyclist to stop in Alexandria
Just for Kix hosts annual dance show
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Morken: Make the most of this final month
Five cases of CWD confirmed in southeastern Minnesota
Dale E. Anderson
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Our Turn: Echo Press saves taxpayers money
LETTER: Farm bill renewal is in sight
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LETTER: Military requires harassment training
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
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
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February 7, 2013
Public forum will examine ways of protecting drinking water sources
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Drinking Water Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Program will hold a public advisory forum February 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at MDH's Snelling Office Park location (1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul). The forum is open to anyone concerned...
February 7, 2013 - 2:05pm
February 3, 2013
Minnesota on track to meet renewable energy standards
All 16 of the utilities subject to the Minnesota Renewable Energy Standard have demonstrated compliance with the 2011 requirements and are on track to comply with 2012 goals, according to a report released this month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. The...
February 3, 2013 - 10:09am
Don't make the wrong call for Super Bowl
Football fans planning to drink on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 3) are reminded to plan ahead for a sober ride home or call a last-second audible before getting behind the wheel.
February 3, 2013 - 9:00am
Adult smoking rank in Minnesota drops from 7th best to 11th
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released Friday shows Minnesota as ranking 11th best among all states for adult smoking. The last time the CDC compared states in 2009, Minnesota was in the top ten with a rank of 7th lowest or best. "This report shows...
February 3, 2013 - 8:14am
February 2, 2013
Childhood trauma linked to long-term health problems
More than half of Minnesotans have had an adverse experience in their childhood that could have a life-long impact on their health and well-being, according to data released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Health. The Minnesota Department of Health surveyed 13,520 Minnesota...
February 2, 2013 - 11:15am
DNR to update list of threatened species
A public hearing to gather input on proposed updates to the state list of endangered, threatened and special concern species will be held before an administrative law judge at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the Sanford Center - Bemidji Regional Event Center, 1111 Event Center Drive NE, Bemidji....
February 2, 2013 - 11:05am
January 28, 2013
Flu still widespread but new infections appear to be slowing
Influenza continues to be widespread and highly active in Minnesota, but the pace of new infections appears to be slowing.
January 28, 2013 - 10:59am
DNR releases details of employee discharged for wrongful access of driver's license data
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) employee who was discharged for wrongful access to driver's license and motor vehicle records was viewing the data during off-duty hours without a job-related reason to do so, according to the agency. John A. Hunt was discharged...
January 28, 2013 - 10:16am
January 27, 2013
Ag department seeks input on water quality programs
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will hold listening sessions at six locations throughout the state in February to gather input on the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program.
January 27, 2013 - 2:04pm
January 26, 2013
Minnesota leads nation in rise in organized auto insurance fraud
The Insurance Federation of Minnesota today called on regulators, prosecutors and legislators to redouble their commitment to crack down on No-Fault Auto Insurance Fraud in the state after new statistics released this week showed Minnesota as the state with the nation's highest rate...
January 26, 2013 - 7:01am
January 22, 2013
Dayton mixes tax increases and cuts in budget plan
ST. PAUL -- Governor Mark Dayton says taxes on average Minnesotans would not increase under the budget proposal he released at mid-day. The plan includes a mixture of tax increases and decreases and it would spend more on education and jobs programs.
January 22, 2013 - 2:09pm
January 19, 2013
Minnesota solar electric installations grow in 2012
New Minnesota solar electric installations in 2012 nearly tripled in capacity compared with 2011, according to figures compiled by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. "Solar is gaining a bigger role in Minnesota's clean energy economy," said Commerce...
January 19, 2013 - 10:14am
January 17, 2013
New farms, markets sought for state directory
Minnesota farmers and farmers markets that sell products directly to consumers are invited to purchase a listing in the new Minnesota Grown Directory. The cost for a listing in the 2013 directory is $40 and interested farmers and markets must sign up by February 15. Over 940 farms...
January 17, 2013 - 2:07pm
Minnesota adds 9,100 jobs in December
The state added another 9,100 jobs in December, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). In addition to those gains, job figures from November were revised from 10,800 jobs gained to 12,300 jobs gained. The state...
January 17, 2013 - 11:15am
Absentee ballots becoming more popular in Minnesota
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has delivered a legislatively-mandated statistical report relating to absentee voting in the 2012 general election. The report outlines legislative and administrative changes made to the absentee balloting process and the increase in successful...
January 17, 2013 - 7:25am