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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 9-12
Saved in Vietnam: Former Osakis man’s war story to air on PBS tonight
Rollover sends one to hospital
Brainerd International Raceway owner dies in Florida swimming accident
Sheriff: Apparent stray bullet kills former northwest Minn. police chief on forest hunting trail
A top-two finish at state for Mountaineers' middle schoolers
Volleyball: Chargers rack up big LEC honors
Sports briefs: B-E boys basketball alumni game set for Jan. 5
Section swim: Cardinals' 4x400 relay earns a spot at state
Blizzard hockey: Lumberjacks defend their home ice for weekend sweep of Alexandria
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
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....
Ruth Willman Dahl
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Minnesota opening weekend deer harvest down from last year
An opener to remember
Deer report November 4: Another close call, the ultimate frustration
Ardean A. Hollatz
Gary A. Fjoslien
Dale Gordon Serum
Bruce Allen Jaspersen
Robert Edward Richardson
Letter to the Editor: Be kind toward our president
Letter to the Editor: Abuse survivors are inspirational
Commentary: Streamline drug approval process
It's Our Turn: The marvelous makeup of Minnesodah
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
4-H holds county competition
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
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
Land rent workshop set
'The Empire' rises on North Broadway: Eyesore property gets new look
'Remember to look up': Power company offers safety tips
hires and promotions
on the street
November 2, 2018
Echo Press Endorsements: Our choices for representative
Douglas County voters will have a hand in deciding three state representative races on Nov. 6. District 8B: Mary Franson In District 8B, incumbent...
November 2, 2018 - 9:04am
October 31, 2018
Paid Political Letter: Franson has embarrassed area long enough
To the editor: Mary Franson has embarrassed our area long enough. Our local representative should not be making state and national news with articles calling her out for the following things:
October 31, 2018 - 10:00am
Paid Political Letter: Rep. Franson lacks empathy
To the editor: A letter from Oct. 19 says criticisms of Rep. Mary Franson have been "ridiculous." It looks to me that critics have simply recounted Franson's well-documented behavior. She quit holding town halls. She's one of the biggest spenders in the Legislature. And, after claiming...
October 31, 2018 - 9:00am
October 19, 2018
Paid Political Letter: Let's look at Franson's record
To the editor: My previous letter about the attacks against Rep. Franson has primarily held true. Her opponents say little to nothing about her legislative record, so let's take a quick look at it. • Has always supported child-care providers and had a bill cutting onerous regulations...
October 19, 2018 - 8:00am
October 18, 2018
Franson, Kulp to debate on Oct. 25
Pioneer Public Television will broadcast a debate between Minnesota House District 8B candidates with incumbent Mary Franson, R-Alexandria and...
October 18, 2018 - 2:13pm
October 3, 2018
District 8B candidates state their case
Those looking for differences in the race for Minnesota House District 8B found them at a candidate forum Tuesday. Incumbent Mary Franson, R-Alexandria,...
October 3, 2018 - 5:10pm
September 18, 2018
Paid Political Letter: Claims against Franson are ridiculous
To the editor: As we enter the height of the political season, claims made against Rep. Mary Franson keep getting more ridiculous — and appear to be deliberately deceitful. For example, a recent letter in this paper claimed Mary voted against regulations on lead shot when she...
September 18, 2018 - 6:59am
September 17, 2018
Paid Political Letter: Franson's flippant excuses linger
To the editor: In Alexandria, we value listening and assuming the best about others. Last December, a student group of Democrats from AAHS requested a meeting with Representative Mary Franson to discuss college tuition rates and climate change. People of Alexandria hold these issues...
September 17, 2018 - 6:58am
September 1, 2018
Paid Political Letter: Representative should listen to all of us
To the editor: A great hero has left the American stage. The death of Senator John McCain has remind us of a time when elected officials of all parties could meet, talk and solve problems. McCain will be remembered as one who could work across the aisle to solve the really big ones....
September 1, 2018 - 12:54pm
August 27, 2018
Paid Political Letter: Health Care should be expanded, not cut
To the editor: At a critical time in my life, I received the medical care I needed. I was not in a position to pay for it. A generous world provided what my special needs son and I so desperately needed. As a result I could contribute to society, care for my son and volunteer for...
August 27, 2018 - 11:49am
August 26, 2018
Paid Political Letter: Kulp is a straight talking leader
To the editor: Big spender Mary Franson wants our support? She's the second highest spender in our Minnesota House and she can't make it to the sessions and vote? Why are we, the taxpayers, giving her over $80,000 a year? She's hard to reach and hasn't had a Town Hall in my memory....
August 26, 2018 - 11:47am
August 22, 2018
Paid Political Letter: Franson voted against regulating lead shot
To the editor: This year Mary Franson voted against regulations on lead shot (HF 3421), and for a bill (SF550) that takes away 21 provisions for clean water and land.
August 22, 2018 - 10:25am
June 14, 2018
Franson and Kulp will face off again
The candidates for state representative in House District 8B are ready for a rematch. Incumbent Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, and DFL-endorsed...
June 14, 2018 - 7:39am
May 24, 2018
Franson's bill to cut childcare regulations is signed into law
Legislation aimed at repealing burdensome childcare regulations received the governor's approval Sunday, May 20, and became state law. Before reaching the governor's desk, the bill, authored by Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, was passed unanimously in both the House and Senate. The...
May 24, 2018 - 4:37pm
May 18, 2018
LETTER: Franson spent $40,000 in 2017
To the editor: Current 8B Rep. Mary Franson is the second worst spender of personal expense money in the entire 134 member Minnesota House of Representatives. Despite legislative sessions only lasting a small part of the year, Franson spent over $40,000 in 2017 alone. That doesn't...
May 18, 2018 - 10:26am