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Chamber welcomes four new members
More than Medicare
Big housing development seeks changes
WCI offers regional grants
Track and field: Alex boys take first place by one point
Track and field: Alex girls take second at quad
Softball: Knights go 2-1 over the weekend
Tennis: Shorthanded Cardinals go 1-2 at home quad
Track and field: Osakis gets one final indoor tuneup
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
David Leslie Lusty
Deborah Anne Mohn
Mildred A. Schroeder
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
On The Street
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
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January 26, 2013
New legislation combats mental health problems in criminal justice system
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This week, U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) and U.S.
January 26, 2013 - 3:30pm
November 20, 2012
Otter Tail Power Company crews return from East Coast
Seventeen Otter Tail Power Company linemen, service representatives and mechanics returned from Huntington, New York, in three digger derricks, four bucket trucks, a mechanic repair truck and two pickups.
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
November 14, 2012
Sandy: not blown out of proportion
Almost everything Audrey Pagano knows from her childhood is gone. "The whole neighborhood is wiped out - homes that have been there for a long...
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
August 2, 2011
Social Security benefits will be paid on time, says commissioner
Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, announced today that Social Security payments for August 3 will be made on time and as scheduled. Payments for August 10, 17, and 24 also will be made as scheduled. "I am happy to announce there will be no delay in the payment...
August 2, 2011 - 1:06pm
April 24, 2011
U.S. soybean farmers see bright future ahead
U.S. soybean farmers remain optimistic about their futures and the future of the entire U.S. soybean industry, according to the latest soybean checkoff-funded survey of U.S. soybean farmers.
April 24, 2011 - 11:13am
February 26, 2011
Klobuchar, bipartisan group of senators introduce bill to fight homelessness among veterans
Washington, D.C. - U.S.
February 26, 2011 - 10:25am
Bachmann responds to Obama with 'cut government'
The mood inside the U.S. House chamber during Tuesday night's State of the Union speech was more subdued than in recent years, but after the president delivered his speech U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann took him head-on. "For two years, President Obama made promises just like the ones...
January 26, 2011 - 11:51am
Here's President Obama's State of the Union speech
Here are the remarks of President Barack Obama as prepared for delivery of the State of the Union address last night, January 25: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Tonight I want to begin by congratulating the men and...
January 26, 2011 - 11:48am
January 14, 2011
Democrats and Republicans sitting together?
U.S Senator Amy Klobuchar today joined a letter calling for her colleagues from both sides of the aisle to sit together at the President's State of the Union Address at the end of this month. Klobuchar signed a bipartisan letter led by Senator Mark Udall to congressional leadership...
January 14, 2011 - 2:57pm
January 9, 2011
American Legion applauds House's constitutional reading
"Music to America's ears," was how The American Legion's National Commander characterized the Jaunary 6 reading of the U.S. Constitution on the floor of the House of Representatives. "The Constitution should be revered by all Americans but it is especially so by the veterans of...
January 9, 2011 - 3:21pm
Klobuchar pushes to reform Senate rules
Washington, D.C. - In a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar urged her colleagues to support reforms to Senate rules that would increase transparency and restore accountability. Klobuchar highlighted the need to end the use of secret holds, a practice...
January 9, 2011 - 11:49am
January 8, 2011
Myth busted: Road costs not covered by gas taxes, says report
Washington, DC - A new report released this week by U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) disproves the common misperception that road-building is paid for by user fees, showing that gas taxes cover barely half the costs of building and maintaining roads, a fraction which is...
January 8, 2011 - 11:42am
January 2, 2011
Klobuchar urges FDA to deal with shortage of medications
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the pharmaceutical industry to address a growing shortage of prescription medications, especially drugs for treating cancer. Klobuchar said she will also introduce legislation in January to...
January 2, 2011 - 3:00pm
December 30, 2010
New Year rings in health care gains
Beginning on January 1, 2011, beneficiaries of the Medicare Part D program who enter the coverage gap known as the "doughnut hole" can get a 50 percent discount on eligible brand-name drugs. This improvement to the Medicare prescription drug program is an important provision of the...
December 30, 2010 - 10:16am
Humane Society releases ranking of state animal protection laws
The Humane Society of the United States, the nation's largest animal protection organization, has released its second annual "Humane State Ranking," a comprehensive report rating all 50 states on a wide range of animal protection laws dealing with pets, animal cruelty and fighting,...
December 30, 2010 - 10:12am