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Expect I-94 detour west of Alexandria Tuesday
Hope, heat index run high at Relay for Life
AgweekTV: Dicamba Damage in 2018
Law Enforcement Blotter: July 11-12
Sports schedule for Sunday, July 15
Roses capture a special title at AGC
Junior legion: Alex Black runs away from Reds ahead of districts
Sports schedule for Saturday, July 14
Snowmen to welcome in Minot with playoff implications
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Senior Fishing Day is a go again as Viking Sportsmen honor Bosek
Strege optimistic area pheasants came through the hatch OK
Dogfish grabs on and doesn't let go
Lake Ida producing again for area bass tourneys
Breeding duck, goose numbers improved from last year
Harold A. Ranum
Leland Ray Evavold
Milford Gene Gulbranson
Letter to the Editor: In abortion issue, remember commandment
It's Our Turn: Balancing on the shoreline
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter to the Editor: Vinegar, honey and truth
Letter to the Editor: Outlandish letter doesn't reflect Muslim views
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
On The Street
Viking Plaza sale postponed again
Deadline for farmers approaching
Report: Small businesses increasingly wary of fraud
hires and promotions
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July 11, 2018
An Echo Press Editorial: Hire a veteran to do the job right
If you're an employee with job openings — and there are a lot of them in our area — consider hiring a veteran. They make excellent workers, so much so that Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed the month of July as "Hire a Veteran Month" in Minnesota. His proclamation encourages...
July 11, 2018 - 8:24am
May 12, 2018
LETTER: Schools, students deserve better
To the editor: Right now, at least 59 school districts across Minnesota are facing serious budget deficits. If those deficits are not resolved, further layoffs will proceed, and our students will suffer — with crowded classrooms, cuts to their curriculums and more. As your governor,...
May 12, 2018 - 6:18am
May 9, 2018
Franson bill protects healthcare savings
Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a bill authored by Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, to protect health savings accounts from creditors and...
May 9, 2018 - 2:42pm
April 13, 2018
New buffer penalty draws heat, gets dumped
A proposed penalty for farmers who fail to comply with the state's new buffer was quickly dumped after it drew heated backlash from legislators,...
April 13, 2018 - 2:29pm
March 16, 2018
Proposed Dayton budget, tax changes 'complicated'
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton suggests some tax cuts and some increases, lots more spending for some programs, a little more for...
March 16, 2018 - 4:16pm
March 14, 2018
Dayton looks back, ahead in his last State of State speech
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he and the Legislature should try to work together like they did in restoring the Capitol building. In...
March 14, 2018 - 9:15pm
March 9, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Service animal owners want protection against fakes
ST. PAUL—It's a safe bet that few Minnesotans knew about fake service animals until recently. Some national news about people trying to...
March 9, 2018 - 12:24pm
March 8, 2018
Minnesota's Dayton focuses on school safety measures with gun-control bills unlikely to pass
ST. PAUL — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton will focus on improving school security and access to mental health services to keep students safe after...
March 8, 2018 - 8:50am
March 6, 2018
DMV mess: Minnesota's new IT boss 'hamstrung' by lawmakers
ST. PAUL—The general says she's being hamstrung in her mission. On Tuesday, March 6, Minnesota National Guard Brig. Gen. Johanna Clyborne — the newly appointed commissioner for the state's IT department, said delays by the Republican-led Legislature are prohibiting her...
March 6, 2018 - 7:41pm
March 2, 2018
State loans Osakis $1.1 million for water upgrades
Help is on the way to improve water and sewer systems in Osakis. The city received $1.13 million in loans from the Minnesota Public Facility Authority, which announced the funding last week. Osakis was approved for a $653,961 loan from Clean Water Revolving Fund for sanitary sewer...
March 2, 2018 - 12:34pm
February 27, 2018
Dayton aides: Get cash quick or MNLARS fix fades
ST. PAUL — The Dayton administration says it needs $10 million. Fast. Otherwise, by week's end the state will begin laying off computer...
February 27, 2018 - 6:03pm
February 21, 2018
Cities say they need state money to meet water rules
ST. PAUL—A couple of businesses are moving to Windom, a 4,646-population community in southwest Minnesota, but the mayor there worries...
February 21, 2018 - 5:38pm
February 17, 2018
Lawmakers to attend sexual harassment training: Committee seats at stake, Daudt says
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House members had better attend an upcoming all-day sexual harassment and bias training session — or they'll...
February 17, 2018 - 10:43am
What will lawmakers do to protect seniors, vulnerable adults in assisted living?: Elder abuse task force's recommendations will be a guide
ST. PAUL — It's expected to take until the end of the year for the Minnesota Department of Health to tackle the backlog of complaints of maltreatment in the state's assisted-living facilities. In the meantime, lawmakers are expected to use recent recommendations from an elder...
February 17, 2018 - 10:30am
Minn. GOP, Dems differ on how much to spend on bonding projects
ST. PAUL — Lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton will most likely take out a massive taxpayer-backed loan this year to fund a pile of construction projects. The only questions are how much should the loan be and which projects should be funded? Spoiler alert: Democrats say it should...
February 17, 2018 - 10:29am