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Vintage Car Club show draws big crowd
VIkingland Band Festival takes over Broadway
Here's a taste of State Fair's new foods
RibFest helps bring the lakes back to life
History Live! under way at Runestone Museum
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
SUPing off the beaten path
A chance to ride
Bursting onto the scene: Alex eighth-grader finishes off impressive trap season with big final shoot
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Reducing some rough fish
Duane A. Wagner
David Steve Edmunds
Sandra R. Hinderschied
Ruth Augusta Wenner
Duwayne Allen Averill
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
May 23, 2016
Transportation, bonding fail at end of Minnesota Legislature
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators came to St. Paul with hopes to pass a good many bills, but they failed to approve two major issues, transportation and public works funding, by a midnight Sunday deadline. The House hurriedly passed the combined measure...
May 23, 2016 - 2:48pm
Here are chaotic last minutes of Legislature
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Shouts, desperate attempts to make last-minute changes and general chaos ended late Sunday attempts to increase Minnesota transportation and public works funding. Minnesota lawmakers failed to hit their midnight target to pass the measure,...
May 23, 2016 - 2:42pm
McNamar runs against Backer in District 12A
Former Elbow Lake mayor and retired school teacher Jay McNamar filed for office Wednesday, May 18. McNamar was unanimously endorsed by delegates...
May 23, 2016 - 12:22pm
May 17, 2016
Hinrichs wins DFL nod to run against Westrom
By Sue Dieter, Form News Service Alexandria High School teacher Russ Hinrichs won the endorsement of the delegates to the Democratic Farmer Labor...
May 17, 2016 - 12:09pm
May 12, 2016
Rural cities urge legislators to take action
The legislative clock is ticking. City leaders from across Greater Minnesota – including Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson – are urging state...
May 12, 2016 - 8:20am
April 21, 2016
Olson, Kulp win DFL endorsement for District 8, 8B
Shawn Olson of Alexandria won the DFL Party’s endorsement in Senate District 8 at the American Legion in Fergus Falls on Tuesday, April 19....
April 21, 2016 - 10:18am
April 18, 2016
District 8 Republicans endorse candidates
Minnesota Senate District 8 Republicans met in Parkers Prairie on Saturday, April 16 to choose their candidates for the upcoming election in...
April 18, 2016 - 12:33pm
April 11, 2016
Anderson, Backer, Westrom get party's nod for re-election
State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, received his party’s endorsement for the Legislature in District 12B on Saturday, April 9. The four-term Republican, who currently serves as chair of the House Agriculture Policy Committee, was endorsed unanimously at the gathering of delegates...
April 11, 2016 - 11:40am
April 7, 2016
Westrom wants to re-open prison in Appleton
State Senator Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, has co-authored a bipartisan bill that would re-open the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. Currently, Minnesota faces a prison overcrowding issue, placing an increasing burden on the state’s correctional system, Westrom noted....
April 7, 2016 - 12:11pm