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Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
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OUR TURN: The hurtful practice of judging others
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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
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Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
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January 3, 2018
YOUR TURN: Readers debate daycare issues
This "It's Your Turn" includes comments posted on the Echo Press Facebook page in response to a Dec. 27 letter to the editor, "Let market decide child care." Bernie Obrigewitsch: Sounds like he thinks you can just open a daycare. It takes many classes, many inspections, and money...
January 3, 2018 - 10:17am
December 27, 2017
LETTER: Let market decide child care issue
To the editor: A recent letter mentions a lack of daycare services. Capitalism is about providing a service or product that is wanted at a profit. Business costs are met by customers (clients) who utilize their products. The writer speaks of a shortage of service and of a high demand....
December 27, 2017 - 6:22am
December 20, 2017
LETTER: Daycare crisis in Alexandria is growing
To the editor: We find ourselves dismayed at this communities' lack of dedication to support growing, working families with the necessary level of daycare availability, creating an extreme burden for these families. After hundreds of inquiries, have been met 99 percent of the time...
December 20, 2017 - 12:06pm
November 27, 2017
A bee-friendly Alexandria?
Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are having a tough time. In the U.S., their population has declined 90 percent in the past two decades....
November 27, 2017 - 9:42pm
September 30, 2017
AgweekTV: Hops Harvest
There's growing interest in locally-brewed beer, and that means a growing demand for hops. Rose Dunn visited a local farm as the hops harvest...
September 30, 2017 - 8:30am
May 7, 2013
Bill to unionize daycares is defeated
On Monday, May 6, the Minnesota Senate Finance Committee heard the controversial bill (SF 778) that would have allowed home daycare providers/ personal care attendants to unionize. The bill was defeated in the committee on an 11-11 vote. Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria,...
May 7, 2013 - 10:12am
December 5, 2011
Judge stops union vote for day care providers
ST. PAUL -- A judge has put a stop to an effort to unionize in-home day care workers. Ramsey County District Court Judge Dale Lindman today issued a temporary restraining order to at least temporarily put the brakes on a unionization vote, which was scheduled to begin Wednesday. Gov....
December 5, 2011 - 1:47pm
December 1, 2011
GOP Senate committee votes to back suit against day care union vote
ST. PAUL -- A Republican-controlled Senate committee voted 6-1 to support a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's decision to order an election to allow in-home child care provider unions. The Rules Committee Thursday ordered its attorneys to file paperwork in Ramsey...
December 1, 2011 - 11:06am
November 28, 2011
Child-care workers plan suit to stop union election
ST. PAUL -- Eleven Minnesota day-care providers, supported by a coalition of conservative groups, today announced they plan to sue to stop a governor-ordered unionization election. Attorney Tom Revnew said his clients seek an injunction to stop the election, set to begin next week,...
November 28, 2011 - 9:59am
November 13, 2009
Nominations sought for provider of the year, child care advocate of the year
There are more than 138,000 children cared for in more than 12,000 Minnesota licensed family childcare homes. Childcare professionals provide this critical service and strive to maintain the highest level of care for our state's children. In conjunction with the Week of the...
November 13, 2009 - 12:00am
July 8, 2009
Beetles are a hit with daycare kids
Players from the Alexandria Beetles helped teach some of the kids at Little Stars Daycare the basics of catch on June 30. The kids were also...
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am