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Bumpy drive over tracks to get smoother
Five things to know from city council
Tastefully Simple's zoning request approved
Bjurman resigns from assistant principal
Vandals paint messages on B-E school issue
Boys Golf: Alexandria wins CLC title at AGC
Osakis High School celebrates state title
Softball: WCA suffers late-inning struggles heading into playoffs
Boys Tennis: Alex tops DL in regular season finale
Softball: Panthers' DeBoer hits walk-off over B-E
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
Walk, open house for mental health awareness
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Marion G. Bauer
Gilbert G. Poepping
Frances L. Lesuer
Lola M. Olson
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 9, 2016
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
News that Minnesota is projected to have a $1.4 billion surplus for the upcoming biennium creates promising opportunities, according to local legislators. They reacted to the Dec. 2 report with guarded optimism and with strong opinions on how the surplus should be used.
December 9, 2016 - 9:00am
City presents 'wish list' to legislators
While others are making out their Christmas lists, the Alexandria City Council has a wish list of its own — priority issues that it wants...
December 9, 2016 - 6:00am
November 22, 2016
How will election impact rural cities?
With Republicans taking control of the Minnesota Senate and increasing their majority in the House, what can rural Minnesota expect in the upcoming...
November 22, 2016 - 6:00am
November 16, 2016
EDITORIAL: Veterans Day helps heal political divisions
Maybe the fact that Veterans Day takes place so soon after an election isn't just a coincidence of the calendar. We need it. Especially this...
November 16, 2016 - 7:00am
November 15, 2016
COMMENTARY: Here's what has us worried, Trumpers
By Mike McFeely, Oakport, MN Donald Trump mocked a disabled person and you still elected him president and that's what has us worried. You talk about Trump tapping into anger and resentment over the economy and jobs and that's why you voted for him and that's fine. We'll see what...
November 15, 2016 - 9:46am
November 9, 2016
Peterson pulls away from Hughes to retain Minnesota’s 7th District seat
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The House race in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District was close late Tuesday, Nov. 8, but Democrat Collin Peterson...
November 9, 2016 - 9:03am
November 8, 2016
Minnesotans favoring citizen panel for legislator pay
ST. PAUL—Very early election returns showed Minnesotans favoring establishing a 16-member independent panel to determine state legislator...
November 8, 2016 - 10:32pm
Here's what voters need to know on Election Day
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is reminding Minnesotans about the resources available to all eligible voters as they head to the polls and vote on Election Day, November 8. “I encourage all eligible Minnesotans to make their voices heard and vote on November 8,” said...
November 8, 2016 - 7:53am
November 3, 2016
Independent presidential campaign for McMullin to visit with students
Minnesota campaign leaders for independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin will be in Alexandria this morning, Thursday, talking to college students about the campaign.McMullin is an ex-CIA officer who tied for first in Utah in a recent poll, causing a stir nationwide.Bobbie...
November 3, 2016 - 10:51am
Klobuchar, Peterson to rally in Alexandria today
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Collin Peterson are coming to the DFL office in Alexandria for a "Get Out The Vote" rally today, Thursday, at 11:30 a.m. The event offers residents an opportunity to meet Klobuchar and Peterson. The DFL headquarters is located at 118 Third Ave....
November 3, 2016 - 9:54am
October 31, 2016
Koll running as write-in for District 12B
Jon Koll, chair of the Douglas County DFL Party, has announced that he's registered as a write-in candidate for House District 12B, which is...
October 31, 2016 - 12:13pm
October 28, 2016
LETTER: Finish sessions without chaos
To the editor: To voters in House District 12A: In Morris on 10/19/2016 your Republican representative stated that the $100 million mistake in the tax bill last spring was a "small" amount, which Dayton should not have vetoed, and that Dayton vetoed the bipartisan bonding bill. Wrong...
October 28, 2016 - 9:00am
October 25, 2016
Minnesota struggles with sex offender reintegration as latest plan ‘backfired on us’
ST. PETER, Minn. — Nobody wants sex offenders in their neighborhood. That's the difficulty facing the state, which expects additional...
October 25, 2016 - 2:24pm
October 21, 2016
Candidates for Legislature vie for votes
Candidates for Minnesota House District 8B and Senate Districts 8 and 12 made their case before more than 100 voters Tuesday night, clashing...
October 21, 2016 - 6:00am
October 19, 2016
LETTER: What's good for Twin Cities is good for Minnesota
To the editor: Public infrastructure is the foundation upon which private enterprise is built. Our economic system could not exist without it.
October 19, 2016 - 6:30am