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Vehicle jumps curb on Alexandria's Broadway
Congratulations Mr. D: Duwenhoegger named Minnesota Principal of the Year
Tons of trash turned to energy
Taxpayers could save $1.4 M
Hospital faces challenge of low reimbursement rates
Erickson wins bronze at World Cup
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
SB XLIX: Carroll, Belichick face off
Boys basketball: Alex erases deficit with dominant second-half run in win over Apollo
Winter Spectacular: Snowmobile races return this weekend after successful first year
Those who learn together
Prairie Lakes Audubon Chapter holds meeting
One Community, One Book
Fashion show debuts in Alexandria
‘Precious Bane’ to be presented Friday
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Wildlife of Douglas County: Snowy Owl
DNR postpones AIS training and trailer decal program
DNR studies shed light on local fisheries
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Funeral - Rhonda Schaffer, 68
Funeral - Marian Shipton, 97
Funeral - Beverly Rolfsrud, 94
Funeral - Enida Siirila, 85
Funeral - Henry Bender, 88
Letter: ‘Local heroes’ tackle community’s needs
Letter: Accountability needed for gas tax
Commentary: Put governing over gridlock in 2015
It's Our Turn: Social media is often riddled with rumors, untruths
Guest Editorial: Time for Legislature to step up for Greater Minnesota
Ten tips to successful seed starting
Farming community invited to sustainable farming conference
Livestock disaster aid deadline nears
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Kiwanis announces board members
Douglas Machine holds poster contest
Manufacturing strength expected to continue in 2015
New medical executive committee leadership elected
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
May 23, 2014
Sieling files for state representative in District 8B
Jay Sieling officially filed on Tuesday for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 8B. The filing took place at the Douglas County Auditor’s Office in Alexandria. Sieling said he’s running against Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, because, it’s time for new leadership. “We...
May 23, 2014 - 12:00am
May 16, 2014
Sieling to run against Franson in District 8B
Alexandria resident Jay Sieling is running for state representative in Minnesota House District 8B. He is seeking the DFL endorsement, which will be made at the district’s convention in Alexandria next Wednesday (see related story). Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, is the District...
May 16, 2014 - 12:00am
Democrats to endorse candidates Wednesday
Democrats from most of Douglas and Otter Tail counties will convene on Wednesday, May 21 in Alexandria for the DFL Senate District 8 Endorsing Convention. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the convention comes to order at 6:30 p.m. in Room 205, the small auditorium on the north end,...
May 16, 2014 - 12:00am
May 15, 2014
Lawmakers reach medical marijuana deal
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Minnesota patients with some severe medical conditions likely will be able to use medical marijuana for relief next year. State House and Senate votes are planned Friday on a compromise announced Thursday afternoon. Supporters expect...
May 15, 2014 - 2:41pm
May 14, 2014
Get weekly updates from Congressman Collin Peterson
Congressman Collin Peterson is offering the public a chance to stay up-to-date on his work in Washington, D.C. and in Minnesota. Peterson, who represents 38 counties in western Minnesota, provides a weekly newsletter for his constituents with updates on meetings and events happening...
May 14, 2014 - 12:00am
May 7, 2014
McNamar endorsed in District 12A
State Representative Jay McNamar, DFL-Elbow Lake, received unanimous endorsement to run for a second term as District 12A State Representative at the 12th District DFL convention held April 13 at the Minnewaska House near Glenwood. District 12A covers several counties, including...
May 7, 2014 - 12:00am
May 2, 2014
Collin Peterson endorsed at 7th District convention Saturday
Although a record low turnout at congressional district conventions had been predicted, the room was full when the 7th Congressional District DFL convened on Saturday, April 25 for its endorsing convention. Incumbent U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, was unanimously elected on...
May 2, 2014 - 12:00am
April 30, 2014
McNamar to escort Dayton into House for State of the State address tonight
State Representative Jay McNamar, DFL-Elbow Lake, will escort Governor Mark Dayton onto the floor of the House of Representatives for his State of the State address tonight. Governor Dayton will give his annual State of the State address to a joint meeting of the Legislature. The...
April 30, 2014 - 1:00pm
Taffe to run in primary in District 12A
Small business owner Nancy Taffe says she will continue campaigning for support leading to Minnesota’s primary election. Taffe is seeking to become the Republican candidate for the House of Representatives in House District 12A, which includes Big Stone, Grant, Traverse, Stevens...
April 30, 2014 - 12:00am
April 26, 2014
Franson wins GOP endorsement
State Representative Mary Franson of Alexandria, the Republican incumbent in District 8B, won a hard-fought battle for her party's endorsement today in Henning. At Saturday's Republican endorsing convention, Franson won with 60 percent of the vote in a contest with challenger...
April 26, 2014 - 9:15pm
April 25, 2014
Medical marijuana bill advanced by Minnesota Senate panel
By Christopher Snowbeck, St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL -- A state Senate committee advanced a bill to legalize medical marijuana on a 7-3 vote Friday morning. The legislation next will be taken up by a rules committee in the Senate next week, said Sen. Scott Dibble, D-Minneapolis....
April 25, 2014 - 11:38am
April 23, 2014
Ex-boyfriend of Rep. Franson files defamation suit against her
An ex-boyfriend of State Representative Mary Franson R-Alexandria, filed a defamation lawsuit against her Tuesday. Eric Harpel, chairman of the McLeod County Republican Party, claimed his reputation was ruined by false statements Franson made while filing a harassment restraining...
April 23, 2014 - 5:20pm
Senate District 8 to endorse candidates Saturday
Franson and Nelson vying for House District 8B
April 23, 2014 - 12:00am
April 10, 2014
Minimum wage set to rise
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's minimum wage is about to rise. After the House passed 71-60 a higher minimum wage Thursday, it heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who is expected to sign it into law. "I think this is a great trade off, minimum wage...
April 10, 2014 - 3:48pm
April 9, 2014
Minnesota House passes anti-bullying bill; Franson says it's 'fascist'
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- A bill written to prevent school bullying across Minnesota appears headed into law. Representatives early today approved a bill 69-63 to require school districts to establish rules against bullying, better train staff on the issue...
April 9, 2014 - 10:11am