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Osakis celebrates Christmas Downtown
Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
County board OKs refunding of hospital bonds
Alex is sweet spot for young families
Pushing for a new identity
Sports roundup from Friday, December 19
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Cards continue their climb
Third period goals give Cards win
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
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Donald Huwe, 82
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
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
June 12, 2013
Cardinal Athletic Foundation receives donation for turf stadium
The Alexandria Cardinal Athletic Foundation was recently presented with an $11,500 donation from the Bernick's Family Foundation. This donation will be used for the Turf Stadium, expanded gym facilities and new tennis courts at the new Alexandria Area High School, which is currently...
June 12, 2013 - 12:00am
November 20, 2012
Capitol chatter: Vikings say seat licenses were part of the deal
The Minnesota Vikings say Governor Mark Dayton and others are jumping the gun in criticizing the idea of selling pricey seats to some season-ticket holders. In strong language, Dayton wrote to Vikings owners complaining about their interest in selling high-priced seat licenses to...
news / state
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
Vikings stadium: cheers or jeers?
Is the breakthrough to build a $975 million Viking stadium a huge victory or a costly boondoggle? It all depends on how you feel about the Minnesota...
news / state
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
May 14, 2012
Dayton signs stadium bill
ST. PAUL -- Rep. Morrie Lanning summed up a stadium bill signing in three words: "We did it." That pretty much was the attitude of a couple hundred cheering Minnesotans, many wearing Vikings' purple, in the Capitol rotunda today as Gov.
May 14, 2012 - 2:47pm
May 10, 2012
Legislature approves Vikings stadium bill
ST. PAUL - Lawmakers approved the final version of a Vikings stadium construction plan Thursday, sending it to the governor's desk for approval. The new stadium would make Minnesota "a better place to live," Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, said shortly after the House approved...
May 10, 2012 - 3:52pm
Comments about Vikings stadium
Comments about Vikings stadium By Don Davis State Capitol Bureau ST. PAUL -- Some reactions around the Minnesota Capitol to debate on a Vikings stadium construction proposal: House stadium bill author Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead: After getting complaints that...
May 10, 2012 - 10:54am
Stadium passes House; Westrom votes yes while Franson votes no
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Vikings are close to a new stadium after the House early today approved a construction plan 71-60. Representatives debated the stadium bill an hour and 50 minutes after day-long negotiations produced a compromise bill after the House and Senate passed differing...
May 10, 2012 - 10:48am
May 3, 2012
Are you ready for some football stadium votes?
ST. PAUL -- It will be a Monday night football game like none other. The Minnesota Legislature plans to finally debate a Vikings stadium plan Monday, a debate many predict to last 12 hours in each chamber. The $975 million facility is the single largest construction project state...
May 3, 2012 - 4:57pm
Stadium, bonding set for legislative votes
May 3, 2012 - 3:49pm
Dayton willing to consider 'harebrained stadium scheme'
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton is willing to consider what he called "harebrained scheme" to build a Vikings stadium. Late Wednesday morning, the Democratic governor blasted a vague Republican plan as a "fiasco" and said "I just find it offensive." He said the GOP proposal could kill...
May 3, 2012 - 7:18am
May 2, 2012
Republicans in midst of stadium plan do-over
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Republican lawmakers say it is time for a Vikings stadium plan do-over. GOP leaders said Tuesday that they are crafting a plan less expensive for the state than one awaiting House and Senate votes. Gov. Mark Dayton and Democratic legislative leaders learned...
May 2, 2012 - 9:28am
May 1, 2012
Super fan: Pass stadium or become third Dakota
ST. PAUL -- Larry Spooner loves Vikings football, so much that he has taken more than 40 days vacation over the years to ask legislators to approve a new stadium. But as he parked his van in front of the Minnesota Capitol Monday, where it will return later this week as lawmakers...
May 1, 2012 - 10:43am
April 26, 2012
Stadium bill stalls, no Senate meeting today
ST. PAUL - A Vikings stadium construction proposal is stalled in the Minnesota Senate. The Senate Tax Committee was expected to debate the bill today, but now does not plan to take it up. The bill needs to go through the committee before the full Senate can vote. There was no immediate...
April 26, 2012 - 11:01am
Vikings stadium bill 'getting heavy' with racino
ST. PAUL - A Vikings stadium construction bill that was gaining speed hit a number of roadblocks Wednesday, threatening its passage. Authors said they need to regroup. The Senate Finance Committee approved the bill 9-5 Wednesday, but added a proposal to allow casinos at the state's...
April 26, 2012 - 7:22am
Legislative Notebook: Peterson, other players draw Capitol crowd
ST. PAUL -- A visit by three big-name Vikings football players created a ruckus in the Capitol building Wednesday afternoon as lawmakers considered whether to build a new stadium for the team's 10 home games a year and other events. While a committee debating the fate of a Vikings...
April 26, 2012 - 7:20am