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1 killed, another injured after van collides with semi
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
Bumpy drive over tracks to get smoother
Five things to know from city council
Tastefully Simple's zoning request approved
Boys Golf: Alexandria wins CLC title at AGC
Osakis High School celebrates state title
Softball: WCA suffers late-inning struggles heading into playoffs
Boys Tennis: Alex tops DL in regular season finale
Softball: Panthers' DeBoer hits walk-off over B-E
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
Walk, open house for mental health awareness
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Marion G. Bauer
Gilbert G. Poepping
Frances L. Lesuer
Lola M. Olson
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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On The Street
May 4, 2017
Minnesota Republicans want to eliminate 'welfare for politicians'
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans want to fundamentally redesign the state's laws governing how candidates raise and spend campaign money....
May 4, 2017 - 7:21am
March 19, 2017
Outdoor groups urge Minn. lawmakers to approve fee increases
DULUTH, Minn.—The time is now to increase hunting and fishing license fees, says a coalition of Minnesota hunting, fishing and environmental...
March 19, 2017 - 11:00am
February 17, 2017
Several factors turn setting salaries for Minn. lawmakers into complex, difficult decision
ST. PAUL—It was a simple idea: Take away Minnesota legislators' ability to set their own salaries. Voters in Minnesota apparently thought...
February 17, 2017 - 1:40pm
January 19, 2017
In MN, farmers urge ag property tax credit and fix to school funding
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — With voters in the Worthington Public School District voting overwhelmingly against a $79 million facilities bond...
January 19, 2017 - 5:56pm
January 13, 2017
EDITORIAL: How to make 2017 a financial success
With a new year getting under way, many people make new goals — about losing weight and saving money. Trouble is, they often set their goals too high and when they don't make visible progress right away, they quit. And try it again next year with the same disappointing results....
January 13, 2017 - 8:00am
November 22, 2016
Cheap gas, more travel for Thanksgiving
DULUTH, Minn. — Fueled by the cheapest November gas prices in years, Americans are expected to travel more for Thanksgiving this year than...
November 22, 2016 - 10:00am
October 14, 2016
LETTER: Winners are media and sign companies
To the editor: I wish that we only had two months for campaigning before a national election. The only winner now is the news media and sign companies that print all the ads. The millions, or should I say billions, could be better spent improving the lives of our citizens, such as...
October 14, 2016 - 3:00am
June 4, 2016
Six tips for first time homebuyers
By Hillary Sorenson, Forum News Service Buying a first house is one of the biggest decisions an adult will ever make. For many people, becoming...
June 4, 2016 - 9:00am
March 25, 2016
Financial series shows how to handle money
The public is invited to attend Financial Peace University (FPU) on Thursdays beginning March 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Alexandria Covenant Church, 4005 Dakota Street in Alexandria. FPU teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
March 24, 2016
Alexandria's 401(k) plans rank as ninth best in state
Workers in Alexandria have good retirement saving plans, according to a new study. A New York financial technology company, SmartAsset, ranks the city as the ninth best in the state for 401(k) benefit plans. The study, released last week, compared employer contributions to total contributions,...
March 24, 2016 - 2:12pm
January 15, 2016
Cities request: More state money, please
There is no surprise to what Greater Minnesota cities want from the next Legislature: more state money. It is an issue Greater Minnesota city officials, along with those from Minneapolis and St. Paul, have brought to legislators every year for more than a decade. State funds, paid...
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
December 4, 2015
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: Follow this advice on how to spot a scam
Scammers are constantly reinventing new ways to perpetrate old ploys. Whether you’re contacted by phone, mail, email, text or in person, the following tips provide advice on how to spot a scam. You are contacted out of the blue. You should never send money or provide personal information...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
Five things to know about MNsure open enrollment
With the 2016 open enrollment period under way, MNsure is reminding Minnesotans about five things they should keep in mind when shopping and comparing health insurance coverage options for themselves or their family. 1. MNsure can save you money. The Minnesota Department of Commerce...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
$2 million available for agriculture research
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced that $2 million is available to applicants for applied crop research grants. Research must focus on improving agricultural product quality, quantity and value. Projects must benefit Minnesota farmers and the state’s economy...
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
December 19, 2014
Final levy approved for School District 206
New legislation that allows school districts to authorize local optional revenue in per pupil levies was a major factor in a 7.41 percent increase for the next certified levy in Alexandria School District 206. After holding a public hearing, the District 206 School Board certified...
December 19, 2014 - 9:38am