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Anderson to serve as U of M regent
Law enforcement blotter: March 4, 2015
UPDATE NOON: Man dies after ice rescue; 2-year-old in critical condition (w/video)
Sharing some shivers while raising funds for Special Olympics (updated with more video)
You Asked: What’s a school resource officer?
Girls basketball: Cardinals roll to 8AAA semifinals
Section 6A South boys basketball: VanErp's surprise return sparks Battle Lake over WCA in title game
Battle Lake ends Chargers’ season
Loss ends Ashby girls regular season
Knights go 1-2 as team at state
Two local Scouts earn Eagle award
Runestone Museum makes New York Times Magazine
Alexandria teams rank high at Tri-College Math Contest
ATCC students dominate at competition
County library is a resource and a treasure
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
Jean Stark, 88
Nelorie Moberg, 85
Lester Lybeck, 93
Robert Sinotte, 71
Echo Press Editorial: Increased LGA is wise investment in rural cities
Column: Observations from the archives, 1965: Loneliest man advertises for a wife
In the Know: Thank you, farewell and parting thoughts
Gross misdemeanor needed as third option for careless driving
Very thankful for our local medical community
Crop disaster assistance deadline approaches
State Fair accepting Century Farm applications
Submit your specialty crop grant proposals
Organic farm transition support returns for 2015
Conservation Stewardship Program deadline extended
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
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On The Street
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