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In court, Detroit Lakes cop, ex-convict allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Dog sniffs out pot on I-94 near Alexandria
Update: Several schools are two hours late
Boys basketball: Bitzans, Hintermeister help Chargers edge WCA
Girls basketball: Willmar escapes Alexandria with a CLC title
Fan buses available for girls state hockey game tomorrow
Intense on table tennis
Girls hockey: An end to the opening-round exit
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Mike Frisch: A one-two punch for perch
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Betty Jean Fischer
Dorothy M. Arne
DiAnn E. Bakke
Rollin "Rollie" Berglund
Jamie Michael Lund
LETTER: Have kids sat down with an NRA official?
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
OUR TURN: Could Parkland be the turning point?
1918: School bus crash caused 'severe nervous shock'
IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
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
Easy on the salt: Douglas County seeks ways to prevent runoff into lakes but keep roads safe
Conservation plan pays farmers
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
hires and promotions
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June 26, 2013
Minnesota Democrats praise gay marriage ruling
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democrats wasted no time to begin cheering the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this morning to reject a federal gay-marriage ban. The ruling follows Minnesota's decision this spring to allow same-sex couples to wed. The federal ruling means those who do marry...
June 26, 2013 - 9:48am
June 20, 2013
Farm bill fails in House
The U.S. House this afternoon defeated 234-195 a farm bill that would have funded agriculture and nutrition programs for the next five years. The defeat came after House Speaker House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., had agreed to support the bill...
June 20, 2013 - 2:39pm
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...
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