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More than Medicare
Big housing development seeks changes
WCI offers regional grants
Tennis: Shorthanded Cardinals go 1-2 at home quad
Track and field: Osakis gets one final indoor tuneup
Baseball: Chargers shutout Raiders, 13-0
Tennis: Cardinals off to a quick start
Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
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
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
David Leslie Lusty
Mildred A. Schroeder
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
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Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
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April 6, 2018
Energy dollars available for small business, farms
Farmers and small rural businesses have until April 30 to apply for federal aid to lower energy costs and boost renewable energy. Offered through the Rural Energy for America Program, the money can be used to improve energy efficiency or for renewable projects such as biomass systems,...
April 6, 2018 - 2:12pm
February 23, 2018
Klobuchar backs bill to help locate missing people with Alzheimer's, autism
MOORHEAD, Minn. — The 2013 search for Anthony Kuznia, 11, quickly escalated when authorities learned he had autism. Chief Mike Hedlund...
February 23, 2018 - 5:15pm
February 17, 2018
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Infrastructure is one of the smartest investments we can make in our country. It allows businesses to grow and compete. It keep us safe. It creates millions of jobs—good paying jobs that cannot be outsourced overseas. And, it's bipartisan....
February 17, 2018 - 8:22am
January 24, 2018
Law enforcement plans for sex trafficking issues around Super Bowl
MINNEAPOLIS—A side effect of any big event like the Super Bowl is sex trafficking. "We know that there's going to be a million-plus people...
January 24, 2018 - 1:45pm
January 12, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota should have say in farm bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota would seem to have an outsized influence on the next farm bill. Both of the state's senators are on that body's Agriculture...
January 12, 2018 - 11:10am
January 3, 2018
Opioids notebook: Genetics one of many causes for opioid addiction
Drug addicts may be able to partially blame their ancestors. "Genetics has a huge amount to do with who has a problem and who ends up getting addicted," said Dr. Sheila Specker, a University of Minnesota psychiatrist.. While genetics may not push someone into opioids instead of, say,...
January 3, 2018 - 1:36pm
December 13, 2017
Smith praised by Minnesota delegation members
WILLMAR, Minn. — Seventh District U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and Minnesota's two U.S. senators weighed in Wednesday, Dec. 13, on Gov. Mark...
December 13, 2017 - 6:57pm
December 6, 2017
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Al Franken's political friends want and expect him to resign. The Minnesota Democrat plans a Thursday, Dec. 7, announcement...
December 6, 2017 - 5:39pm
November 16, 2017
Minnesotan leaders tough on Franken incident
ST. PAUL — Some of the strongest comments against U.S. Sen. Al Franken's inappropriate 2006 behavior toward a female entertainer came from...
November 16, 2017 - 6:54pm
Franken no stranger to upsetting women
ST. PAUL — Al Franken has faced allegations of improperly treating women before. In 2008, just before Franken won his first Democratic-Farmer-Labor...
November 16, 2017 - 3:55pm
Amy Klobuchar calls for ethics investigation of Al Franken: 'This should not have happened to Leann Tweeden'
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has been accused of sexual misconduct by a Los Angeles radio anchor, who said Franken kissed her roughly and groped...
November 16, 2017 - 3:50pm
November 3, 2017
Expanded treatment coming to Minnesotans facing opioid 'personal devil'
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn.—Abby Haley "fell in love." Jen Jensen encountered "my own personal devil." The women were talking about their addiction...
November 3, 2017 - 5:14pm
October 27, 2017
After some disappointment over Trump's opioid announcement, MN leaders expected to push for more money
ST. PAUL — More than 400 Minnesotans died due to opioids last year, up from 344 a year earlier. The epidemic, a word often used to describe...
October 27, 2017 - 4:04pm
October 25, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: New law protects seniors
With all the negativity and political sniping coming out of Washington, D.C., here's a bit of good news — a new law was passed that will help seniors from getting robbed of their lifetime savings. The bipartisan legislation was authored by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota,...
October 25, 2017 - 9:06am
September 30, 2017
Commentary: Stop fraud against seniors
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota After Peggy Hiestand-Harri's mom retired, she planned to spend her time like a lot of Minnesotans do — with her kids and grandkids. And also like a lot of Minnesotans in their golden years, she got by on a fixed income.
September 30, 2017 - 6:26am