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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
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
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 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Fix school funding with ag credit
Are owners of agricultural land being asked to shoulder an unfair portion of the taxes to pay for school building projects? In some cases, yes — and that's why so many school capital referendums are defeated in Greater Minnesota. Not because they're not needed but because it's...
March 15, 2017 - 6:00am
February 17, 2017
Sen. Westrom, Rep. Anderson to hold town halls
Senator Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake) and Representative Paul Anderson (R-Starbuck) will hold a series of town hall listening sessions throughout House District 12B on Friday, Feb. 24. Westrom and Anderson will discuss state policies and field questions from constituents regarding...
February 17, 2017 - 10:13am
February 10, 2017
House bill funds loan program for farmers
The Minnesota House approved legislation Monday that will replenish funding for a loan program that's popular among farmers working on start-ups or looking to upgrade their operations. The Rural Finance Authority program partners with agricultural lenders to provide low-cost financing...
February 10, 2017 - 10:00am
December 23, 2016
Anderson added to 3 legislative committees
ST. PAUL — State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, has accepted positions on three additional House committees, following his recent appointment...
December 23, 2016 - 7:00am
December 9, 2016
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
News that Minnesota is projected to have a $1.4 billion surplus for the upcoming biennium creates promising opportunities, according to local legislators. They reacted to the Dec. 2 report with guarded optimism and with strong opinions on how the surplus should be used.
December 9, 2016 - 9:00am
November 25, 2016
Anderson to lead ag policy committee
State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, will remain chairman of the House Agriculture Policy Committee for the 2017-18 biennium. Anderson, elected...
November 25, 2016 - 7:00am
April 1, 2015
While farmers age, ag teachers decrease
Lawmakers look at shortage in agriculture educators
April 1, 2015 - 12:00am
March 20, 2015
Local citizens lobby legislators on social justice
Five Alexandrians from three local churches recently attended the annual Day on the Hill in St. Paul, sponsored by the Joint Religious Legislative...
March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
Big livestock producers want freedom from lawsuits
Osakis woman disagrees, says family was harmed by hog feedlot
March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
March 11, 2015
Public meeting will discuss long-term care issues
State Representatives Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, and Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, invite area citizens to attend a public meeting to discuss an issue impacting the citizens of District 12B: long-term care. The meeting will be held Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m. at Glenwood Retirement...
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
March 12, 2013
Ingebrigtsen, Anderson and Franson discuss Dayton's plans
Although it was billed as a legislative town hall meeting, a Friday gathering in Alexandria felt more like a political platform for Republican leaders to analyze the DFL's recent proposals. Douglas County residents, city council members and county commissioners congregated at the...
March 12, 2013 - 12:20pm
November 9, 2012
One vote wonder - Franson ahead of Cunniff in House District 8B
Red reigned in the local Minnesota House of Representative and state Senate districts this year. All but one race, House District 8B, was dominated...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
November 6, 2012
UPDATE 8:45 A.M. ELECTION: MN House districts 8B, 12A, 12B, MN Senate districts 8, 12 and MN Constitutional amendments
The Echo Press is reporting results as they come in for all the key races in Douglas County. This story covers the Minnesota House of Representatives races in districts 8B, 12A and 12B, state Senate races in districts 8 and 12 and the proposed state Constitutional amendments on marriage...
November 6, 2012 - 8:00pm
October 12, 2012
Candidates get candid: Minnesota House hopefuls address concerns in Douglas County
Candidates vying for a spot in the Minnesota House of Representatives met for a forum at Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) Monday evening to discuss what they have to offer Douglas County. The legislative candidate question and answer session was co-hosted by the...
October 12, 2012 - 12:00am
October 6, 2010
Douglas County Commissioner Paul Anderson injured in fall
Douglas County Commissioner Paul Anderson is recovering at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis after he took a tumble outside...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am