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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, August 24
Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned
Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Osakis tennis runners-up at Highway 10 Open
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
March 15, 2016
Dayton lays out budget change proposals
By Don Davis, Forum News Service Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton proposes increasing budgets for items ranging from pre-kindergarten programs to broadband...
March 15, 2016 - 2:22pm
March 14, 2016
Longtime Minnesota rep. Martin Sabo dies
By Bill Salisbury, St. Paul Pioneer Press As a leader on the U.S. House Budget Committee in the 1990s, Martin Olav Sabo was an architect of the...
March 14, 2016 - 9:20am
March 11, 2016
Air Force vet announces run for Peterson's 7th District seat
Air Force veteran Dave Hughes has announced his intent to run for Congress in Minnesota's 7th Congressional District, which covers western Minnesota...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
March 10, 2016
Dayton spells out legislative plan
By Don Davis, Forum News Service Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton laid out a plan for the 2016 legislative session Wednesday night, ranging from expanding...
March 10, 2016 - 7:56am
March 4, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Don't follow the herd to the slaughterhouse
Politics is not one of my strong suits. I don’t like debating, I’m not good at understanding policies, I can’t remember all of the politicians’ names or what party they belong to. Yet, as elections draw closer and caucuses determine which candidates the public will get to...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
March 3, 2016
Sen. Ingebrigtsen expects battle over gas tax
The Minnesota Legislature will reconvene in St. Paul on Tuesday, March 8 to begin the 2016 legislative session. “I am excited to begin the...
March 3, 2016 - 3:56pm
March 1, 2016
UPDATE: Douglas County adds to Super Tuesday
Douglas County added its voice to Super Tuesday -- loudly. Big crowds attended both the DFL and Republican caucuses Tuesday night. A local DFL...
March 1, 2016 - 11:16pm
February 26, 2016
DFL caucus to vote on presidential race
Douglas County Democrats will gather on Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Alexandria Technical and Community College, 700 South Wing, Room 743. At the caucus, attendees will learn about this year's candidates and cast their 2016 presidential preference ballot for Hillary Clinton...
February 26, 2016 - 10:10am
February 22, 2016
Franson announces re-election bid
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, has announced her intention to seek re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016. Franson,...
February 22, 2016 - 2:02pm
February 9, 2016
Dayton proposes six-week parental leave for state workers
By Don Davis, Forum News Service Gov. Mark Dayton wants to give six weeks parental leave to Minnesota state employees. The Democrat said he would include the plan in changes he soon will propose for the two-year state budget enacted last year. The Legislature would need to approve...
February 9, 2016 - 2:05pm
February 5, 2016
LETTER: Help Trump select cabinet team
To the editor: Trump candidacy must be getting desperate. I woke up to this 3 a.m. phone call: Donald [Trump] asked me for advice about selecting a team for his cabinet. My suggestions are Jesse Ventura for VP (just ask Jesse who would be the best choice), Dennis Rodman for Secretary...
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
February 4, 2016
How much do candidates have in their campaign coffers?
It may be a bit early to talk about state legislative races that are up for election this year; the filing period doesn’t open until May 17. But campaigns have disclosed how much they received and spent in 2015. The information was recently filed with the Minnesota Campaign Finance...
February 4, 2016 - 3:12pm
January 31, 2016
State Auditor Otto’s profile - and ire - rising
By Bill Salisbury and David Montgomery St. Paul Pioneer Press State Auditor Rebecca Otto has kept the lowest profile of any current Minnesota...
January 31, 2016 - 10:00am
January 26, 2016
Lawmakers consider putting transportation funding before voters
By Briana Bierschbach, MinnPost.com One thing all sides seem to agree on is Minnesota’s transportation system needs more funding. Sen. Scott Dibble, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Transportation Finance Committee, in June proposed a constitutional amendment asking voters...
January 26, 2016 - 8:45am
January 20, 2016
LETTER: Who is the willingful liar?
To the editor: In the controversy of the recent gun control debate and background checks, President Obama, the administration and liberal progressives have perpetrated multiple false statements regarding background checks in the gun debate. Here are a few: In 2013 a background check...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am