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For the Record - Jan. 20, 2017
Climate change movie to be shown in Alexandria
Agency helps Douglas County families in need
Celebrating a rink renovation
Boys Hockey: Cards top the Stars for the second time in three days
Sports schedule for Friday, Jan. 20
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 19
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
Keith D. Davis Jr.
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
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