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Big laughs at Lifestyles Expo (w/video)
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Law enforcement blotter: March 26, 2015
News Briefs: Duluth man dies from snowmobile crash injuries on lake
Figure skaters wrap up season with ice review show (w/video)
Maddock qualifies for hoop shoot nationals
How they're doing now: Fearing, Stockert earn early playing time at NDSU
Season begins for Card bowlers
Tonic Sol-Fa kicks off 2015 tour in Alexandria
Recognize outstanding service with nomination
Realizing Christ’s passion
Church rallies together to warm pastor
Engaged - Wesen and Sczepanski
Births - Douglas County Hospital through March 24
Engaged - Hoeper - Erickson
Engaged - Carlson and Auran
Engaged - Lee and Mairs
Five generations of carvers
Wildlife of Douglas County: Northern shrike
Rudy Zwieg Decoy Show packs the RCC
Nohre talks state of local deer herd
A knack for carving
Maycel Clark, 89
Gerald L. Robinson, 82
Memorial Service - Patricia Rupert, 66
Memorial Service - Verlyn Phipps, 85
Thomas Muzik Jr., 79
Echo Press Editorial: Should Alexandria allow food trucks?
It's Our Turn: Saving my pet helped save me
Special interest groups trump science
Discussion continues on buffer strips
Bill would not fund program
Funding expanded for ag programs
Family farms: backbone of agriculture
Demand high for wetlands program
There are benefits to ‘growing up’
Spring issues topic of meeting in Glenwood
GRAIFA bands together for Someplace Safe
County hospital named Blue Distinction Center+
Ecumen Bethany Community named a best workplace
ATCC, Felling trailers get grant for job training
Scholarship offered to individual in a health-related field
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April 17, 2009
Commentary - Legislative survey says...
By Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, and Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake The results of the legislative survey we distributed in District 11A have been compiled and the percentages indicate local citizens want state government to get its own spending habits in...
April 17, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Commentary - Stop a dangerous undemocratic trend
By State Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake There is an alarming trend at the Capitol toward converting elected positions into appointed occupations. What bothers me about this is it goes against our system of government: of the people, by the people and for the people. There...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 1, 2009
Unusual testimony - State representative goes before the Senate
State Representative Torrey Westrom often discusses bills in legislative committees, but it usually occurs in Minnesota House committees. That...
news / state
April 1, 2009 - 12:00am
March 20, 2009
Commentary - Repealing mandates makes sense
By State Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake It is no secret we are in the midst of difficult economic times. That makes it more important than ever to continue seeking common-sense approaches to help smooth the rough patches. For example, there is a House bill to repeal...
opinion / state
March 20, 2009 - 12:00am
February 26, 2009
Alexandria Area lawmakers want state to send more convicts to private prison
ST. PAUL - Two Minnesota legislators from the Alexandria area want to move more prisoners from state facilities to a private prison, saving the state $12 million in the next two years. Others object, saying prisons should be a state, not private, enterprise. The 776 medium security...
February 26, 2009 - 1:53pm
January 16, 2009
Westrom: Governor's address lays strong foundation
State Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, issued the following news release today, Friday, regarding Governor Tim Pawlenty's State of the State Address: "Gov. Tim Pawlenty's State of the State Address on Thursday provided plans to not only resolve our current budget deficit,...
government / state
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Letter - Ideas wanted for session
To the editor: Minnesota's latest budget forecast is not good news: $5.2 billion in the red. We're faced with a $426 million deficit for the current biennium (ending June 30) and a $4.8 billion deficit for the coming 2009-2010 biennium. Minnesota citizens are sacrificing to make...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
May 23, 2008
Westrom, Otremba both see a lot to like about session
Although they're on opposite sides of the political aisles, the two House members representing Douglas County each claimed victories in the just-completed legislative session. Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, noted that some of the biggest things the Legislature accomplished...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am