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Santa for Seniors exceeds goal
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Fire damages Brandon home early Friday
Alex girls pass first solid test against Tech
Sports roundup from Friday, December 20
Sports schedule for Saturday, December 21
Aaron Gretz to return to Blue Anchors in 2014
Sports schedule for Friday, December 20
Brad Lambrecht is ‘Featured Teacher’ on MPR
Bösl named Country Doctor of the Year
What to buy the senior on your Christmas list
Local radio theatre presents holiday classic ‘Miracle on 34th Street’
Local artists featured in regional exhibit
Engaged - Stenvik and Northington
Wedding - Arnold and Harstad
Engaged - Peterson and Bangsund
In the nick of time
Outdoor photos from readers
Get close to wary roosters
Finding pheasants through the cold
Firearms deer harvest numbers down
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Christmas shopping: my worst nightmare
Haunted by what’s hidden behind white curtain
Bad guys do not obey laws
Many child car seats installed incorrectly
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Livestock owners must register feedlots by December 31
Applications for Conservation Stewardship Program due January 17
Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom offers grants to teachers
Minnesota has positive economic forecast
Local Kubota dealers attend national meeting
Local realtors honored with awards
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Edward Jones ranks first in national survey
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June 15, 2013
Legislation cracks down on cell phone 'cramming'
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar cosponsored legislation this week to crack down on landline and cell phone "cramming," which is when third parties place unauthorized, misleading, or deceptive charges on phone bills. The Fair Telephone Billing Act of 2013, introduced by Senator John D....
June 15, 2013 - 11:18am
June 13, 2013
Bill cracking down on metal theft clears hurdle
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Charles Schumer (D-NY) and John Hoeven (R-ND) today announced that their bipartisan bill to crack down on the rise in metal theft passed the Senate Judiciary Committee, paving the way for a vote in the full Senate. Metal theft...
June 13, 2013 - 10:38am
June 11, 2013
Minnesota Farm Bureau commends Senate for passing farm bill
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) applauds the U.S. Senate for moving forward to complete work on the bipartisan farm bill, the Agriculture Reform, Jobs and Food Act of 2013. The bill provides needed risk management tools and a viable economic safety net for America's farmers...
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June 11, 2013 - 12:24pm
June 8, 2013
Franken pushes bill to protect LGBT students from school bullying
This week, U.S.
June 8, 2013 - 2:30pm
June 4, 2013
Secretary of State Ritchie won't seek third term
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said today that he will not seek re-election to a third term. He will serve out his current term which ends January 2015. "This was a difficult decision for me. But after months of thought and discussion with family, I concluded that January...
June 4, 2013 - 2:34pm
June 1, 2013
Minnesota Farmers Union sees positive action on legislative initiatives
Leaders of the Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) were pleased with many of the outcomes of the recently concluded legislative session. "MFU thanks the Legislature and Governor Dayton for passing a strong agriculture budget," said Doug Peterson President of the Minnesota Farmers Unio...
June 1, 2013 - 10:53am
May 29, 2013
Bachmann calls it quits in U.S. House
ST. PAUL -- Eight is enough. That is the message Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann delivered early today when she announced she will leave the U.S. House after eight years. In a video message, she gave no hint about her future, but said she could have won re-election if she wanted...
May 29, 2013 - 11:12am
May 25, 2013
Franken seeks Home Care Consumer Bill of Rights
This week, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) reintroduced a bill to guarantee Minnesota seniors basic rights and protections from abuse and neglect as they receive long-term services and support in their homes and communities. Franken said he will push to get this bill included in the...
May 25, 2013 - 3:58pm
May 23, 2013
Legislation would expand access to college credits
May 23, 2013 - 3:03pm
Process dispute leads to Dayton outdoors vetoes; Ingebrigtsen supports action
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two provisions of a bill funding outdoors and arts projects, saying a House committee ignored a citizen advisory panel. The vetoes eliminated $3 million to fight aquatic invasive species that was destined for tribal and local governments and $6.3...
May 23, 2013 - 12:06pm
May 21, 2013
Child care providers allowed to join unions; Franson opposes vote
Union supporters celebrated Monday after the House voted 68-66 to allow some child care providers and personal care attendants to join unions. Five Democrats joined Republicans in voting against the measure: Reps.
May 21, 2013 - 7:40am
Capitol, flooding, veterans, disaster end session
May 21, 2013 - 7:30am
May 20, 2013
Legislative Notebook: Legislature looks to give raises, but not for themselves
ST. PAUL -- The House and Senate were ready late Sunday to approve a compromise bill giving statewide officials and the governor's commissioners pay raises, but the bill contains no legislator raises. The Legislature also was to take up a proposed constitutional amendment that the...
May 20, 2013 - 9:42am
House OKs $2 billion tax bill, Senate backs Capitol repair
ST. PAUL -- The keystone of Minnesota Democrats' budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, won House approval early today and the Senate pulled a surprise in the early morning hours by approving money to fund state Capitol building renovations. Faced with a midnight constitutional...
May 20, 2013 - 9:27am
May 17, 2013
Ingebrigtsen: Many things left to do this session
Editor's note: The following is a week in review column by State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria. It's nearing the end of this year's legislative session and we have many things to do. To date, there are few signs that we are going to be able to finish our budget on time....
May 17, 2013 - 11:56am