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Will Alexandria host Governor's Fishing Opener?
Man dies in Otter Tail crash as wintry weather returns
Helicopter crash victim now in dispute with employer
Meeting to explore effects of Agent Orange on veterans
Speaker promotes the power of positivity
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Softball: Sixth inning sinks Cards at Apollo
Softball: Lakers win fifth straight in sweep of Braves
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 24, 2013
Senate emphasizes job creation
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators opted to spend $383 million on economic development opportunities, with an emphasis on creating jobs. Money would be spent on programs ranging from those designed to create jobs to attracting movie producers to improving worker training. On Friday,...
April 24, 2013 - 12:00am
October 31, 2012
Klobuchar, Bills look through different lenses
Kurt Bills dumped several books on a table in his U.S. Senate campaign office, declaring they were his plan to fix the federal budget. He said those documents provided a "starting point," admitting that key provisions such as eliminating the Education Department likely would be dropped...
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
October 19, 2012
Senate candidates differ on key issues
Voters searching for differences between Minnesota Senate candidates in Districts 8 and 12 found plenty to mull over Monday night. The office...
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
September 12, 2012
Klobuchar, Bills hold nothing back in fiery debate
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Amy Klobuchar and Kurt Bills shared broad smiles and agreed it was hot. But then the two U.S. Senate candidates took...
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
June 4, 2012
Klobuchar trumpets her work with GOP
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar stood in front of 1,100 mostly liberal Democrats concerned if she talked too much about working with Republicans. "I was wondering how this is going to go over," she said in an interview after Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Laborites unanimously...
June 4, 2012 - 9:06am
May 11, 2012
Senate District 8 Republicans endorse candidates
The Senate District 8 Republicans held their bi-annual Endorsing Convention on Saturday, May 5 at the Lakes Area Community Center in Battle Lake....
May 11, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Senate approves voter photo ID
ST. PAUL -- Showing photo identification before voting may be inconvenient, but the senator sponsoring a proposal to require voter photo ID says it is worth it. "I will willingly admit that there is some burden placed on some of our citizens in exercising their right to vote," Senator...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
Legacy funding approved in Senate
Appropriation of legacy funds was unanimously approved by the Senate Thursday in the form of a bill carried by Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria. The bill would commit $5.5 million for Asian carp barriers and $1.8 million for a University of Minnesota aquatic invasive species...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
Skogen to seek DFL nod for Senate seat
Former State Senator Dan Skogen announced this week that he will be seeking the DFL endorsement for Minnesota's new Senate District 8. If he...
March 9, 2012 - 12:00am
February 24, 2012
New maps guarantee new faces at Capitol
ST. PAUL -- Five judges guaranteed there will be plenty of new faces at the Minnesota Capitol next year. A five-judge panel Tuesday redrew legislative district maps, pairing 46 of the state's 201 lawmakers and creating 23 seats with no incumbent. "That is a good positive thing for...
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
Ingebrigtsen supports bill on environmental permits
Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, released a statement Wednesday after meeting with top officials to discuss an environmental review and permitting efficiency bill. Ingebrigtsen met with Governor Mark Dayton, Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr, and Minnesota...
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
Senate committee OKs school pay freeze
January 28, 2011 - 12:00am
January 25, 2011
Sen. Ingebrigtsen offers his take on session so far
State Senator Bill Ingibrigtsen, R-Alexandria, provided the following update of his work at the Legislature during the past three weeks: JOB CREATION Senate File 1 was introduced last week with the intention of creating lasting jobs in Minnesota. Minnesota's combined federal and...
January 25, 2011 - 12:07pm
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
January 4, 2011
Legislature begins with smiles, before battles
ST. PAUL -- It was smiles and bigger smiles today as Minnesota's 201 legislators took their oaths of office, hiding the overriding fact of the new legislative session featuring the most drastic change in state leadership in decades as Republicans took control of the House and Senate...
January 4, 2011 - 3:24pm