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Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
County board OKs refunding of hospital bonds
Alex is sweet spot for young families
Photo of the Week - Dog playing on melted ice
Pushing for a new identity
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Cards continue their climb
Third period goals give Cards win
Osakis girls cruise past LPGE
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Donald Huwe, 82
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 27, 2012
Tax reform in Minnesota?
The only things certain in life are death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin. Franklin neglected to mention a third inevitability: The arguments associated with taxes. And it's not difficult to realize why these arguments are unavoidable.
news / state
July 27, 2012 - 12:00am
July 17, 2012
Revenue commissioner embarks on summer tax reform tour
Minnesota Department of Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans will hold a tax reform town hall meeting in Alexandria on Friday, July 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Alexandria City Hall. The meeting is part of a tour of tax reform meetings on the Iron Range and around northern Minnesota. They...
news / state
July 17, 2012 - 1:00pm
January 26, 2011
Alexandria Representative Franson authors bill to reform welfare
State Representative Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, authored her first bill - an effort to reform welfare in Minnesota. The bill addresses the misuse of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards among Minnesota card holders. EBT cards provide cash and food support benefits to Minnesotans....
January 26, 2011 - 12:02pm
January 9, 2011
Klobuchar pushes to reform Senate rules
Washington, D.C. - In a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar urged her colleagues to support reforms to Senate rules that would increase transparency and restore accountability. Klobuchar highlighted the need to end the use of secret holds, a practice...
January 9, 2011 - 11:49am
November 20, 2010
Expanded statewide health care quality report published
Minnesotans will be able to see quality measures for clinics and hospitals across the state in a new report published by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on Nov. 18. The report, a part of Minnesota's 2008 health reform law, is a significant building block toward value-based...
November 20, 2010 - 8:31am
July 4, 2010
Health care reform worries employers
Employers in Fargo-Moorhead are struggling to comply with the sprawling national health reform law that's taking effect in stages. The task is complicated by the fact that many provisions in the 2,700-page legislation now must be clarified by new regulations on more than 1,000 points. Top...
July 4, 2010 - 12:15pm
May 8, 2010
Tax credits available for small businesses that offer health insurance
The Internal Revenue Service has started mailing postcards to more than 4 million small businesses and tax-exempt organizations, including nearly 95,000 in Minnesota, to make them aware of the benefits of the recently enacted small business health care tax credit. Included in the...
May 8, 2010 - 12:13pm
March 6, 2009
Calling for health care reform
Leaders at Bethany Community in Alexandria worked the phones Tuesday to call Senator Amy Klobuchar as part of the American Association of Homes...
March 6, 2009 - 12:00am
August 15, 2008
State seeks business people's ideas for tax reform
It just became easier for busy financial, business and development professionals to forward their ideas to The Governor's 21st Century Tax Reform Commission. The commission in now accepting input by e-mail at email@example.com.
August 15, 2008 - 12:00am