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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Getting a jump on spring
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Panthers' Denny looks forward with almost entire team intact from runner-up finish
Morken's musings: Reason to believe in Gophers future
Where are they now: Duwenhoegger wins MIAC shot put title
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
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On The Street
November 19, 2010
Recount breaks tie in Osakis School Board race
After recounting all the ballots it looks like there is a new unofficial winner in the Osakis School Board race. One extra vote was found for Monica Klimek in the Osakis city ballots for Douglas County. She and Aimee Goodwin were tied for the third school board seat after the November...
November 19, 2010 - 12:00am
November 18, 2010
Court may hear recount vote testimony in governor race Monday
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court today said it may listen to attorneys Monday argue Tom Emmer' request that could throw out some ballots before a governor's race recount begins. Justice Alan Page signed an order today requiring all paperwork to be filed with the high court...
November 18, 2010 - 12:27pm
Emmer comfortable with election and his life
ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer does not plan to exercise his option to cancel a statewide governor's race recount, which will continue the race until at least Dec.
November 18, 2010 - 7:07am
Emmer, GOP ask high court to reconcile votes
ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer says he wants the Minnesota Supreme Court to make sure that the concept of one person, one vote was followed in this month's governor election. "There are pools of votes where there are irregularities," Emmer told Forum Communications Co. Wednesday, his first...
November 18, 2010 - 5:36am
November 17, 2010
Recount under way for Osakis school board position
A recount of an Osakis School Board seat showed just one vote change in Douglas County Monday. Monica Klimek picked up one additional vote, bringing her total in Douglas County to 372 while the vote total for Aimee Goodwin was unchanged at 343. Vicki Doehling, Douglas County elections...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
November 16, 2010
Counties agree to release information to Emmer
ST. PAUL -- St. Louis and Pine county officials will give the Republican Party and governor candidate Tom Emmer most information they sought from the Nov. 2 election by Friday. The Emmer campaign Tuesday released letters to the counties confirming the Friday deadline for most information,...
November 16, 2010 - 11:51am
November 11, 2010
Dayton into transition deeper than Emmer
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton leads Tom Emmer in the Minnesota governor vote count and also leads in getting ready to serve. Even though it probably will be more than a month before a winner is known, Dayton is beginning the process of picking top aides with a lead of less than 9,000 votes...
November 11, 2010 - 8:18am
November 9, 2010
Emmer plans for transition, just in case
ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer said he soon will announce a transition team in case he overcomes am 8,751-vote deficit to become Minnesota governor. But in a 20-minute news conference today, the Republican candidate repeatedly refused to say whether he planned to challenge any recount in...
November 9, 2010 - 1:53pm
November 6, 2010
Recount could end by Dec. 14
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie hopes to have a governor's race recount wrapped up by mid-December. A timeline from his office shows Dec. 14 as the date the board could certify a new governor. However, the losing candidate could take the election to court, where...
November 6, 2010 - 7:42am
November 5, 2010
GOP seeks voting problem stories
November 5, 2010 - 12:19pm
November 4, 2010
Election 2010: It's beginning to look a lot like 2008
ST. PAUL -- Hit the rewind button for 2008. Minnesotans probably will wait weeks to find out who they elected governor while they watch judges wade through stacks of ballots to decide a winner in the tight race. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said the process of determining the...
November 4, 2010 - 8:11am
November 3, 2010
Republicans lawyer up for recount in governor's race
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Republican Party is bringing in a Washington, D.C. recount expert to organize its effort to overturn a 9,000-vote governor's race deficit. "The race for governor is not over," GOP Chairman Tony Sutton said this morning, outlining his plan to challenge...
November 3, 2010 - 12:28pm
June 1, 2009
Coleman: Smaller counties skipped counting ballots
ST. PAUL - If all Minnesota elections officials followed the lead of the state's largest counties - such as St. Louis, Hennepin and Ramsey - thousands more absentee ballots would have been counted in last November's U.S. Senate election, Norm Coleman's attorney told state Supreme...
June 1, 2009 - 11:19am
April 20, 2009
Coleman appeals election
ST. PAUL - Norm Coleman is appealing to the state's highest court to reverse his U.S. Senate election loss. Attorneys for the former Republican senator said this afternoon they are filing a notice of appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court, as Coleman earlier said would occur. Coleman...
April 20, 2009 - 5:07pm
April 18, 2009
Coleman relies on 'equal protection' argument
ST. PAUL - Norm Coleman says a constitutional principle, ensuring all voters are treated equally, drives his continuing U.S. Senate election...
April 18, 2009 - 11:46am