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DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
'Good progress' reported on Highway 29 bridge in south Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, August 25
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 26, 2016
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
By Lee H. Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress, Indiana University This seems a good time to step back and consider just what it is that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are fighting about. I don’t mean where they stand on the issues, or whose vision is more compelling....
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 17, 2016
Retired Air Force officer seeks to unseat U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson in Minnesota
A retired Air Force officer from Karlstad, Minn., will challenge longtime Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson in November. Dave Hughes, the...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
Rural cities hopeful about special session
At an annual gathering of city leaders from Greater Minnesota, officials from across the state renewed their push for a special legislative session this summer to address the failed tax and bonding bills. Mayors, city council members and city staff from all over Greater Minnesota...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 25, 2016
Clinton selects Virginia Sen. Kaine as running mate
By Reuters News Service Hillary Clinton named U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday, making a safe choice that will help her present the Democratic ticket as a steady alternative to the unpredictable campaign of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump. The selection...
July 25, 2016 - 9:23am
July 20, 2016
LETTER: There is a cure for our nation's ills
To the editor: As Franklin Graham has been visiting the 50 state capitals, he has made one point that I believe most American voters in 2016 will agree with: The answer to our nation’s problems will not be found in either the Democrat or Republican parties. I believe Graham is correct;...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
July 18, 2016
Sen. Ingebrigtsen seeks resolution denouncing Dayton’s policing shooting comment
By Don Davis, Forum News Service A state senator and long-time law enforcement officer wants the Senate to admonish Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton...
July 18, 2016 - 5:56pm
July 17, 2016
Governor, leaders say they are near special session deal
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- The governor and top two legislative leaders say they tentatively agree to call Minnesota legislators...
July 17, 2016 - 8:00am
July 14, 2016
Report: Trump will name Pence as VP candidate
By Reuters Media WASHINGTON—Republican Donald Trump neared the end of his vice presidential search on Thursday and appeared to be leaning toward Indiana Governor Mike Pence, a conservative with the potential to unify divided Republicans. The New York businessman is to be formally...
July 14, 2016 - 11:53am
July 12, 2016
Sanders endorses Clinton
By Reuters Media PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Democrat Bernie Sanders endorsed former rival Hillary Clinton for president in a belated show of party unity on Tuesday, July 12, saying it was critical that Democrats come together to defeat Republican Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election. "She...
July 12, 2016 - 12:10pm
June 16, 2016
Possible special session remains out of focus over issues, logistics
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- The most positive description of a high-level Wednesday meeting to set up a Minnesota special legislative...
June 16, 2016 - 11:05am
June 9, 2016
Dayton starts public works campaign
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Gov. Mark Dayton may not be up for election in November, but he is campaigning this week....
June 9, 2016 - 11:34am
June 7, 2016
Dayton: 'We can't agree on anything'
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday morning expressed hope that he would be able to call a special legislative session to finish work Minnesota lawmakers failed to accomplish as their regular session ended last month, but used words like "discouraged"...
June 7, 2016 - 12:15pm
June 6, 2016
Tax cuts, public works funding futures dark
By Don Davis, Forum News Service Legislation that could give tax breaks to a majority of Minnesotans appeared to be on a slow-motion slide to its death Monday, perhaps taking with it any chance for transportation and other public works project funding. The tax bill would have provided...
June 6, 2016 - 5:10pm
May 26, 2016
Backer files for re-election in District 12A
State Rep. Jeff Backer of Browns Valley filed for re-election in House District 12A Monday. He officially submitted the necessary paperwork to...
May 26, 2016 - 10:32am
Filings in Douglas County fairly quiet so far
The filing period for public offices in Douglas County is off to a quiet start. The filing period opened on May 17, and as of Wednesday, May 25, there was only one contested race. Two candidates filed for Douglas County Commissioner District 1: Terry Aasness, who is the mayor in Evansville,...
May 26, 2016 - 7:44am