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West Central Area Secondary School placed on soft lockdown
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, September 20
UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash on I-94
Gravel pit ‘would ruin this little town’ neighbors say
Mediation to begin today over veto by Gov. Dayton
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Tennis: Lakers sweep Melrose, 7-0
Volleyball: Knights surrender to Frazee in three sets
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Betty Ruth Berry
Sharon L. Thoennes
Barbara J. Lee
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Letter: No right way to protest
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
On The Street
Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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March 3, 2017
LETTER: Time to call your legislators
To the editor: With legislative sessions in full swing, it is vital for rural constituents to contact legislators regarding issues that affect our communities. Here are some simple tips for calling your legislators: Before contacting your legislator, take five minutes to visit their...
March 3, 2017 - 8:00am
February 24, 2017
Former state senator to lead rural Minnesota advocacy group
ST. PAUL—Fresh off a five-year career at the Minnesota State Capitol, former Sen. Matt Schmit will take the lead of a new project with advocacy and policy research group Growth and Justice. The group aims to develop policies that stimulate economic prosperity throughout the...
February 24, 2017 - 9:00am
February 17, 2017
Sen. Westrom, Rep. Anderson to hold town halls
Senator Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake) and Representative Paul Anderson (R-Starbuck) will hold a series of town hall listening sessions throughout House District 12B on Friday, Feb. 24. Westrom and Anderson will discuss state policies and field questions from constituents regarding...
February 17, 2017 - 10:13am
January 13, 2017
COMMENTARY: Senator will put Minnesota first
By U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota In the wake of last year's dramatic and surprising presidential election, there's a lot of uncertainty about what the new year will bring. Given the political earthquake we experienced in 2016, I'll refrain from making any predictions about what...
January 13, 2017 - 8:00am
November 22, 2016
Ingebrigtsen to serve as assistant majority leader
Senate Republicans announced recently that Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (Otter Tail and Douglas counties) will serve as an assistant majority leader....
November 22, 2016 - 9:00am
November 18, 2016
Minnesota Cleaners Association presents legislator awards
At its recent annual meeting and awards ceremony, the Minnesota Cleaners Association presented awards to three state legislators. The association...
November 18, 2016 - 9:00am
October 12, 2016
Sen. Franken seeks young Minnesotans for U.S. Military Service Academy
U.S. Sen. Al Franken's (D-Minn.) office is now accepting applications from young Minnesotans interested in attending one of the nation's four military service academies, including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the...
October 12, 2016 - 2:00am
February 26, 2016
Senator Westrom to hold listening meetings
State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, will hold multiple town hall listening meetings to meet with area residents on Thursday, March 3. He will visit Glenwood from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Pope County Courthouse/Government Center, 130 E Minnesota Avenue. In addition to being an opportunity...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
Klobuchar likes what she sees in Alexandria
When U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar toured ITW Heartland in Alexandria Monday, she found out that the company has four openings for machinists. Filling...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
August 9, 2013
Ingebrigtsen receives Legislator of Distinction Award
Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 25 during the Coalition's three-day summer conference in Bemidji for his positive impact on environmental policy. Ingebrigtsen, a Republican from Alexandria, is serving his third term...
August 9, 2013 - 12:00am
July 30, 2013
Klobuchar's office in Alexandria for Veterans Outreach Staff Tour
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar's office staff will be in Alexandria on Thursday, August 1 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
July 30, 2013 - 10:30am
April 17, 2013
Westrom serves as guest professor
Minnesota state senator Torrey Westrom (R-District 12) spoke to students at Concordia University in St. Paul on March 19 as part of its Professor for the Day program, which honors elected state officials during each month of the Minnesota legislative sessions. The program recognizes...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
March 22, 2013
Senator Westrom appointed to energy board
State Senator Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake) was appointed to the NextGen Energy Board by the Minnesota State Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Division of Finance Committee. NextGen Energy was established in 2007 by Governor Pawlenty and the Minnesota Legislature...
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
Senator Westrom to help decide funding for environmental projects
State Senator Torrey Westrom was recently appointed to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) by Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk. The purpose of LCCMR is to make funding recommendations to the Legislature for specific environment and natural resource projects....
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
February 27, 2013
Manufacturing is hot career choice, notes Klobuchar
It was hard to tell who was more excited Friday: Douglas Machine leaders who escorted U.S.
February 27, 2013 - 12:00am