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Fire destroys garage, damages vehicles near Nelson
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Basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 15
Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria runs December winning streak to five games
Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
Girls basketball: Chargers back above .500 after beating Henning
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Lou B. Geris
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
LETTER: An onslaught against Christian values
LETTER: Fascism came from the far right, not left
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
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November 10, 2017
Franson's transgender tweet draws heat
A tweet by Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, about a transgender candidate was criticized as "hateful" by Minnesota DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin....
November 10, 2017 - 5:25pm
November 9, 2017
Sexual harassment allegations erupt at Minnesota Capitol
ST. PAUL—The national phenomenon of women alleging sexual harassment by men in power erupted in the Minnesota Capitol Thursday, following...
November 9, 2017 - 10:15pm
October 22, 2017
You've seen Mark Dayton's tax returns. Will you see the next governor's?
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton made $365,000 in income last year and paid more than $100,000 in taxes, according to his 2016 tax returns,...
October 22, 2017 - 4:05pm
October 9, 2017
MNSure CEO sys reinsurance is 'short-term fix'
BRAINERD, Minn. — MNSure CEO Allison O'Toole offered up solutions Monday, Oct. 9, to help make sure health insurance premiums stay flat....
October 9, 2017 - 9:23pm
September 20, 2017
Mediation to begin today over veto by Gov. Dayton
ST. PAUL — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-led Minnesota Legislature are entering court-ordered mediation this week to work...
September 20, 2017 - 8:22pm
September 17, 2017
Feds still considering Minnesota proposal to lower insurance rates as time running out
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's plan to lower health insurance premiums next year had just one little complication, but it's threatening to turn into a big complication: It requires approval from the federal government. And with time running out, that approval still isn't here.
September 17, 2017 - 7:13pm
July 21, 2017
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
To the editor: The state Legislature has taken the governor to court. How did we get here? The process this year has me concerned. The Legislature passed two budget bills. The first one was done late April or early May and the governor sent it back, signing none of it. The second...
July 21, 2017 - 10:35am
June 23, 2017
Dayton agrees to fund Legislature until October, as court case continues
ST. PAUL — Faced with the possibility of the Senate shutting down this summer and the House closing up shop shortly thereafter, Gov. Mark Dayton empowered his attorney to negotiate to fund the Legislature — even as the Legislature is suing him for vetoing its funding....
June 23, 2017 - 10:00pm
June 22, 2017
After budget veto, Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July; House in September
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July and the House in September in response to Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of legislative funding, the Legislature told a district court Thursday, June 22. Last month, Dayton vetoed the $130-million, two-year budget for the Legislature...
June 22, 2017 - 8:25pm
June 13, 2017
Minnesota Legislature sues Mark Dayton over legislative funding
The Minnesota House and Senate filed a lawsuit on Tuesday asking a judge to overturn Gov. Mark Dayton’s veto of their funding for the next...
June 13, 2017 - 5:01pm
June 6, 2017
New Minnesota GOP chair aims to bring metro, rural factions together
BRAINERD, Minn.—The woman newly in charge of the Republican Party hopes to mend fences between the rural conservatives and the metro GOP...
June 6, 2017 - 9:46pm
June 2, 2017
US Rep. Nolan won't run for Minnesota governor
DULUTH, Minn. — U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan announced on Friday, June 2, that he will not run for Minnesota governor in 2018. Nolan, DFL-Crosby,...
June 2, 2017 - 11:10pm
May 26, 2017
Education funding up, but union urges veto
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature approved nearly half a billion dollars in new public school funding late Thursday. So why is the teachers union calling for its veto? Policy changes included in the $18.8 billion education spending plan give school leaders new flexibility...
May 26, 2017 - 9:01pm
May 21, 2017
Demands fall, final budget nears
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are dragging themselves toward their Monday finish line, making what Lt. Gov. Tina Smith called "slow, steady progress" on completing a two-year $46 billion state budget. To get it done, Democrats will have to let go of some of their demands for...
May 21, 2017 - 9:46pm
May 20, 2017
Work quietly proceeds on Minnesota state budget
ST. PAUL — With just days left before the Minnesota Legislature is forced to adjourn, the Minnesota Capitol was eerily quiet Saturday despite an unfinished budget. Rank and file lawmakers sat around the Capitol passing time as their party leaders hustled in and out of closed-door...
May 20, 2017 - 11:00pm