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Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, April 27
'I can still see his face:' Man recalls Exercise Tiger, a tragic rehearsal for D-Day.
B-E pushing for August vote on school building
Gays, lesbians rally at Capitol; Alexandria event on May 4
Tanner's Team backing Moldens, other families facing serious illness
Snowmen look to round out roster for inaugural season
Local curling team records rare eight-ender
Sports schedule for Friday, April 28
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Story of 1900s seamstress to be performed at ATCC
Alexandria's Beth Hill publishes first novel
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 13, 2017
Mental health beds at risk in budget plan
A top Minnesota official has been traveling across the state this week to discuss the rural mental health crisis — and to decry proposed...
April 13, 2017 - 5:04pm
April 11, 2017
Klobuchar, Franken among senators asking Trump to release Asian carp project
A dozen Great Lakes states senators have sent a letter to Trump administration officials urging them to move ahead with a plan to stop Asian...
April 11, 2017 - 4:45pm
March 31, 2017
Ingebrigtsen apologizes for Real ID comment
State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, has apologized to Sen. Kent Eken, D-Twin Valley, for a comment he made in a letter to the editor...
March 31, 2017 - 9:00am
March 22, 2017
Franson's abortion bill brings out emotional testimony
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, turned to a personal story as she tried to convince fellow lawmakers to support her bill limiting abortion...
March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Editor's note: The following guest editorial was printed in the Grand Forks Herald, a Forum Communications Company newspaper, and was written by that newspaper's editorial board. You can find Scylla and Charybdis in the Strait of Messina, the two-mile-wide gap between Italy and the...
March 22, 2017 - 7:00am
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
March 17, 2017
MNsure backers make their case
ST. PAUL — A move to connect Minnesota to the federal health exchange would cost the state millions of dollars and jeopardize health coverage...
March 17, 2017 - 7:17pm
LETTER: Trump on Mount Rushmore?
To the editor: While the Trump administration might end terribly and soon, it should be said that President Trump has made many great contributions to the nation. The first was when he single-handedly put to death the Bush and Clinton political dynasties. May they rest in peace.
March 17, 2017 - 7:00am
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
March 14, 2017
Township elections are today
If you live in a township, today — Tuesday, March 14 — is your day to make your voice count at the polls and in township government. Every year Minnesota townships are required to have an annual town meeting. It is held the second Tuesday of March. Many townships, including...
March 14, 2017 - 8:06am
March 10, 2017
ND, Minn. delegations discuss wiretapping claims, travel ban and more
It's been less than two months since Donald Trump was sworn in, but the new president quickly has made his mark when it comes to divisive issues....
March 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
February 24, 2017
LETTER: Liberalism in America
To the editor: A Republican view of liberals and liberalism is expressed in the following quote from Sean Hannity. "Halloween is a liberal holiday because we are teaching our children to beg for something for free, ... We are teaching kids to knock on other people's doors and ask...
February 24, 2017 - 7:00am
Sunday liquor draws mixed feelings
A historic Minnesota House vote to legalize the sale of liquor on Sundays drew mixed feelings from local lawmakers. The measure passed by an...
February 24, 2017 - 6:00am
February 20, 2017
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans are closer than ever to being able to buy from liquor stores on Sundays, but state senators still need to weigh in....
February 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
February 17, 2017
Gov. calls for big boost in higher education funding
A proposal by Gov. Mark Dayton to make college and career training more affordable would mean more dollars for students at Alexandria Community...
February 17, 2017 - 4:09pm