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Updated with ID: Barrett teen dies in car fire
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria falls short of a 2-0 playoff win
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
The difference a year makes for Boline
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Brian B. Eide
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
IN THE KNOW: Big need: affordable transportation
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
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May 25, 2017
Biking trail dispute derails Minnesota Legislature's final budget work
ST. PAUL -- A gentle harmonica concert by Rep. Bob Loonan did not provide quite enough calm late Thursday, May 25, as a relatively minor issue...
May 25, 2017 - 9:12pm
May 23, 2017
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
ST. PAUL—The 2017 Legislature may do pretty well by greater Minnesota. "We got there because it was a bipartisan effort. both parties...
May 23, 2017 - 5:09pm
May 17, 2017
SunOpta tax request 'morally offensive,' county official says
After receiving 10 years of tax breaks through a job creation program, SunOpta is asking a tax court to lower its property valuation and tax...
May 17, 2017 - 6:13pm
May 16, 2017
$146,171 error caught on Knute Nelson’s taxes
A significant error was recently discovered regarding the property tax statement for Knute Nelson Senior Living, a Grand Arbor project. The...
May 16, 2017 - 6:05pm
May 12, 2017
Views By the Echo Press: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
May 12, 2017 - 1:37pm
April 14, 2017
Letter: Join our Tax Day March in Glenwood
To the editor: On Saturday, April 15, "Tax Day," there is a march in Glenwood. It is a part of the national Tax Day March movement (taxmarch.org). There are four marches in Minnesota — Glenwood, Mankato, Rochester and St. Paul. You may ask why we march. The simple answer is...
April 14, 2017 - 8:31am
April 4, 2017
Fleet Farm challenges property assessment
The owner of Mills Fleet Farm in Alexandria has filed petitions seeking a lower property assessment, a tactic used by big box stores, such as...
April 4, 2017 - 6:09pm
April 3, 2017
3 Minnesota tax plans have $1 billion differential
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans have time to lobby state leaders about wildly varying tax cuts proposals. State senators on Monday, April 3, approved...
April 3, 2017 - 7:01pm
March 31, 2017
Transportation bills pass, starting the real Minnesota talks
ST. PAUL — Maybe the third time is a charm. That is the hope of Minnesotans who are tired of dodging potholes and daily fighting other...
March 31, 2017 - 4:50pm
March 22, 2017
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
ST. PAUL—There is no debate about a need to infuse money into Minnesota transportation projects, but plenty of division among the major...
March 22, 2017 - 5:38pm
March 20, 2017
Minn. GOP proposes $1.35 billion in tax cuts as budget debate nears
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers plan to figure out their state budget plans in the next two weeks. With that deadline in mind, House Republicans...
March 20, 2017 - 5:14pm
March 10, 2017
Updated property assessments on the way
Residents in Douglas County should keep an eye on their mail after March 22 as more than 30,000 assessment notices and tax statements will be mailed out by the county assessor's office. Douglas County Assessor Keith Albertsen explained the difference between an assessment notice...
March 10, 2017 - 6:00am
February 28, 2017
Minnesota budget prediction shows slight increase in surplus
ST. PAUL — Bright spots abound in Minnesota's economy: Strong job demand pushes up wages, home sales are increasing, taconite from northeast...
February 28, 2017 - 5:36pm
January 27, 2017
EDITORIAL: Don't get tripped up this tax season
How much progress have you made on your 2017 taxes? More importantly, if you're not filing the return yourself, how trustworthy is your tax preparer? The IRS began accepting tax returns on Jan. 23 and is expecting more than 153 million individual tax returns will be filed. The Better...
January 27, 2017 - 8:00am
January 12, 2017
Minnesota tax relief bill passes
ST. PAUL — More than 200,000 Minnesotans soon will receive tax breaks Minnesota senators passed legislation 66-0 Thursday, Jan. 12, to cut taxes by making state tax law conform with federal law. The House already took the same action to help Minnesotans who are beginning to...
January 12, 2017 - 5:25pm