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UPDATE: Rollover crash injures 2 in Pope County
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
Historical Society Bake Sale held Friday
Commercial sex industry survivor speaks at Alexandria Area High School
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 1
Boys hockey: Alex records six-goal first period in 10-1 win
Girls basketball: Chargers move to 2-0
Gymnastics: Cards fall at state-ranked Melrose
Girls basketball: Parkers Prairie cruises to 2-0
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Jaguars in road opener
Event restores hope during the holidays
Empty Chair Gala to benefit REACH program
50 gigs in 50 states
Search for Miss Teen Douglas County announced
Sensitive Santa is safe place for special needs children
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Births - Nov. 18, 2016
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Morken: Run in circles by a giant
First buck is with a bow
DNR release: Stands not allowed overnight on WMAs
Ann C. Ebsen
Alyce L. Hanson
Julia I. Springer
LETTER: Collin Peterson is a class act Democrat
EDITORIAL: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
COMMENTARY: Cheap wages should anger Alexandrians
COMMENTARY: MNsure can make the best of a difficult situation for consumers
OUR TURN: Some protests are more effective than others
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Tips for container-grown succulents
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 22, 2016
How will election impact rural cities?
With Republicans taking control of the Minnesota Senate and increasing their majority in the House, what can rural Minnesota expect in the upcoming...
November 22, 2016 - 6:00am
November 16, 2016
EDITORIAL: Veterans Day helps heal political divisions
Maybe the fact that Veterans Day takes place so soon after an election isn't just a coincidence of the calendar. We need it. Especially this...
November 16, 2016 - 7:00am
November 15, 2016
COMMENTARY: Here's what has us worried, Trumpers
By Mike McFeely, Oakport, MN Donald Trump mocked a disabled person and you still elected him president and that's what has us worried. You talk about Trump tapping into anger and resentment over the economy and jobs and that's why you voted for him and that's fine. We'll see what...
November 15, 2016 - 9:46am
November 9, 2016
Peterson pulls away from Hughes to retain Minnesota’s 7th District seat
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The House race in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District was close late Tuesday, Nov. 8, but Democrat Collin Peterson...
November 9, 2016 - 9:03am
November 8, 2016
Minnesotans favoring citizen panel for legislator pay
ST. PAUL—Very early election returns showed Minnesotans favoring establishing a 16-member independent panel to determine state legislator...
November 8, 2016 - 10:32pm
Here's what voters need to know on Election Day
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is reminding Minnesotans about the resources available to all eligible voters as they head to the polls and vote on Election Day, November 8. “I encourage all eligible Minnesotans to make their voices heard and vote on November 8,” said...
November 8, 2016 - 7:53am
November 3, 2016
Independent presidential campaign for McMullin to visit with students
Minnesota campaign leaders for independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin will be in Alexandria this morning, Thursday, talking to college students about the campaign.McMullin is an ex-CIA officer who tied for first in Utah in a recent poll, causing a stir nationwide.Bobbie...
November 3, 2016 - 10:51am
Klobuchar, Peterson to rally in Alexandria today
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Collin Peterson are coming to the DFL office in Alexandria for a "Get Out The Vote" rally today, Thursday, at 11:30 a.m. The event offers residents an opportunity to meet Klobuchar and Peterson. The DFL headquarters is located at 118 Third Ave....
November 3, 2016 - 9:54am
October 31, 2016
Koll running as write-in for District 12B
Jon Koll, chair of the Douglas County DFL Party, has announced that he's registered as a write-in candidate for House District 12B, which is...
October 31, 2016 - 12:13pm
October 28, 2016
LETTER: Finish sessions without chaos
To the editor: To voters in House District 12A: In Morris on 10/19/2016 your Republican representative stated that the $100 million mistake in the tax bill last spring was a "small" amount, which Dayton should not have vetoed, and that Dayton vetoed the bipartisan bonding bill. Wrong...
October 28, 2016 - 9:00am
October 25, 2016
Minnesota struggles with sex offender reintegration as latest plan ‘backfired on us’
ST. PETER, Minn. — Nobody wants sex offenders in their neighborhood. That's the difficulty facing the state, which expects additional...
October 25, 2016 - 2:24pm
October 21, 2016
Candidates for Legislature vie for votes
Candidates for Minnesota House District 8B and Senate Districts 8 and 12 made their case before more than 100 voters Tuesday night, clashing...
October 21, 2016 - 6:00am
October 19, 2016
LETTER: What's good for Twin Cities is good for Minnesota
To the editor: Public infrastructure is the foundation upon which private enterprise is built. Our economic system could not exist without it.
October 19, 2016 - 6:30am
October 7, 2016
MNsure divides District 12A candidates
Jeff Backer: The state's online health insurance, MNsure, is a disaster. It's driven up insurance rates 40 to 60 percent, wasted $408 million...
October 7, 2016 - 1:00am
October 5, 2016
LETTER: Bring some 'Backerbone' to table
To the editor: A few letters have touted Jay McNamar's ability to cooperate with the metro. That could be an admirable goal. However, true cooperation means both sides get what they need without taking advantage of the other side. That isn't the case right now. For many agricultural...
October 5, 2016 - 1:00am