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Alexandria student seeking national office
Red Bull Band performs with high school band
Battling the elements for cancer: Fish tournament raises more than $50,000
Missing pregnant woman found dead in Chippewa National Forest: Autopsy scheduled for 27-year-old from Akeley in Cass County
Five ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria goes undefeated on the road
Girls hockey: Cardinals seeded fourth in Class A state tournament
Sports schedule for Sunday, Feb. 18
Boys basketball: Imdieke secures one point victory for Silverstreaks
Girls basketball: Cardinals win 15 games straight
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Wayne & Berdeen Benson
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Outdoor briefs: Pheasants Forever banquet set for Feb. 24
Diann E. Bakke
Dorothy M. Wiswell
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
OUR TURN: It's not easy, but it's pretty simple
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
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
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
Estate planning seminar on Tuesday
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January 26, 2018
Franson to seek fifth term
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, announced Tuesday that she will seek re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2018.
January 26, 2018 - 4:38pm
January 23, 2018
Franson joins March for Life event at Capitol
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, took part in the March for Life at the Minnesota State Capitol on Jan. 22. Hosted by Minnesota Citizens...
January 23, 2018 - 10:31am
December 29, 2017
COMMENTARY: Why was Rep. Franson afraid?
By Lucas Dolan, Washington, D.C. In one of the best episodes of The West Wing, President Bartlet says: "I'm the President of the United States, not the president of the people who agree with me." Unfortunately for our community, Representative Mary Franson (R-8B) does not ascribe...
December 29, 2017 - 8:36am
December 22, 2017
LETTER: Franson not interested in 'other side'
To the editor: Rep. Mary Franson has yet again shown her true colors as a narrow-minded, highly partisan representative who is in absolute lockstep with the GOP agenda in St. Paul. Seriously now, would it have killed her to take some of her precious time and meet with the Alexandria...
December 22, 2017 - 11:52am
Franson meets with student Democrats
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, changed her mind and decided to meet with the Alexandria Area High School Democrats on Wednesday. "I met...
December 22, 2017 - 10:14am
LETTER: Thoughtful discourse needed in politics
To the editor: As a graduate of Alexandria's Jefferson High School, the recent treatment of a student group by an elected official has me puzzled. Rep. Mary Franson's juvenile response to the recent Alexandria Area High School Democrats request for a meeting is upsetting on multiple...
December 22, 2017 - 9:51am
December 18, 2017
Franson declines to meet with students, tweets go viral
A request from a group of students — the Alexandria Area High School Democrats — to meet with state Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria,...
December 18, 2017 - 5:42pm
December 13, 2017
Franson releases statement about Tina Smith appointment
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, issued the following statement Wednesday morning in response to Lt. Governor Tina Smith’s appointment to the U.S. Senate.
December 13, 2017 - 10:48am
December 8, 2017
Franson organizes event to help homeless
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, has organized a community coat, blanket, and food drive to raise awareness and supplies for those facing homelessness this holiday season.The event is taking place Friday, Dec. 15 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Elden's Fresh Foods' parking lot...
December 8, 2017 - 2:06pm
December 2, 2017
LETTER: Share in the joy of Christmas season
To the editor: For many of us, the holiday season is a time for us to spend time with family, exchange presents, and count the many blessings in our lives. For those facing or at risk for homelessness however, the holiday times can be especially challenging. Colder weather brings...
December 2, 2017 - 11:37am
November 24, 2017
LETTER: Franson has right to express her opinion
To the editor: It was refreshing to read Rep. Mary Franson's response in the Echo Press regarding Minnesota being the first state in the nation to elect two transgender politicians to office. DFL Chairman Ken Martin called her response "hateful." Whatever happened to respecting any...
November 24, 2017 - 11:40am
November 16, 2017
Franson says tweet wasn't about Twin Cities election
Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria says that her tweet about transgender people last week had nothing to do with a city council election in Minneapolis...
November 16, 2017 - 3:15pm
November 10, 2017
Franson's transgender tweet draws heat
A tweet by Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, about a transgender candidate was criticized as "hateful" by Minnesota DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin....
November 10, 2017 - 5:25pm
October 5, 2017
Letter: Clean coal is like clean meth
To the editor: I have met State Rep. Mary Franson on several occasions and she is a nice person. I like her. However, her Echo Press letter (Sept. 27) regarding clean coal technology, and her support for expanding coal-generated power, gets it terribly wrong.
October 5, 2017 - 7:50am
September 27, 2017
Commentary: Support export of clean coal technology
By State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel in the world. It is used to heat homes and factories, power industry, and generate electricity. The United States, and many developed and emerging nations around the world, has an abundance of this resource....
September 27, 2017 - 9:46am