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Charter changes unanimously approved
Alexandria Industries plans $18M expansion
Bids go out for school underpass project
Minn. Republicans call for a crackdown on child care assistance fraud
Distracted driving bill clears Minnesota Senate with change to allow phone under hijab
Hockey: Bulls sweep Blizzard, ends underdog run
Blizzard hockey: Bulls take game one in West Division finals
Wrestling: Wes Tessman to be inducted in Hall of Fame
A helping hand from Finland
Behind-the-scenes coverage from the NCHC's Frozen Faceoff
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
Outdoor briefs: Local Viking Sportsmen, QDMA, NWTF banquets coming up
DNR release: Deer meeting changed from Glenwood to Wheaton
Minnesota moose holding their own
Working art: Garfield man recognized as Carver of the Year
All permanent shelters must be off northern Minnesota lakes by Monday
Lorraine J. Peterson
Peter E. Anderson
Virgil Keith Batesole
Commentary: Help on the way for farmers
Letter to the Editor: Remember the commandment, Thou Shalt Not Kill
It's Our Turn: Students take to assignment
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter to the Editor: Try net metering to help energy grid
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
Upper Midwest states rank among best for doctors, study finds
Tyson recalls chicken strips after customers report finding metal in them
Nebraska flooding: Biggest disaster in state's history
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March 11, 2019
Minnesota Senate advances plan to help cover health insurers' costs
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate on Monday, March 11, advanced a proposal to keep subsidizing health insurance companies for three years, setting...
March 11, 2019 - 5:27pm
Recreational marijuana bill stalls in Senate committee, prospects unclear
ST. PAUL -- A proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Minnesota came up short of the support it needed in a Senate committee,...
March 11, 2019 - 4:55pm
March 10, 2019
Bill offers lifesaving help for those with rare disease
State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, wants to expand the guidelines authorizing EMTs, AEMTs, and paramedics in Minnesota to administer prescription...
March 10, 2019 - 11:22am
March 8, 2019
Proposed federal legislation aims to take swipe at robocalls
BISMARCK — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., says he is responding to a recent resolution passed by an 89-0 vote by the state House urging the federal...
March 8, 2019 - 5:45pm
March 5, 2019
Westrom, Anderson to host town halls
State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, and Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, will hold a series of town hall listening sessions throughout House District 12B on Friday, March 8. Westrom and Anderson will discuss state policies and field questions from constituents regarding the current...
March 5, 2019 - 2:08pm
March 2, 2019
Council OKs agreement for veterans park
A development agreement between the city and the new Veterans Memorial Park was announced at the Alexandria City Council meeting Monday night....
March 2, 2019 - 10:29am
March 1, 2019
Bill would let Minnesota school leaders escape funding cuts, jail time for not making up snow days
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s school leaders can avoid funding cuts and even jail time if a bill at the Legislature allowing snow days to be counted...
March 1, 2019 - 6:01pm
February 26, 2019
Tensions high as Minnesota lawmakers prepare to debate gun control bills at the Capitol
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers are set to consider two gun control proposals Wednesday, Feb. 27, amid an atmosphere that grew increasingly tense...
February 26, 2019 - 4:21pm
February 25, 2019
Alexandria council creates TIF for redevelopment plan
Following a public hearing Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a 15-year tax increment financing plan for a multi-million dollar...
February 25, 2019 - 11:19pm
Veraguth named 'Surveyor of the Year'
Douglas County surveyor Pat Veraguth was named "Surveyor of the Year" by the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors at its annual meeting...
February 25, 2019 - 9:41am
February 22, 2019
MN Capitol notebook: The budget fights begin, 'early win' faces turmoil in St. Paul
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Walz this week pitched his first state spending plan to the public, and it met with instant Republican opposition. The blueprint...
February 22, 2019 - 4:01pm
Douglas County Board approves contracts with Miltona, Evansville
The Douglas County Board approved contracts between the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the cities of Evansville and Miltona for 20 hours of dedicated service per month. The contracts, according to Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen, are long-standing agreements that are brought...
February 22, 2019 - 11:41am
February 21, 2019
Bill would allow undocumented immigrants to get Minn. driver's licenses
ST. PAUL — Democratic Minnesota House lawmakers on Thursday, Feb. 21, introduced a plan to allow undocumented Minnesota residents — those...
February 21, 2019 - 8:45pm
Minnesota lawmakers consider axing state office after failed MNLARS launch
ST. PAUL -- State lawmakers are considering axing the Office of Minnesota Information Technology Services following a problematic rollout of...
February 21, 2019 - 4:26pm
Walz stumps for gas tax, fellow DFLer ridicules Line 3 appeal at Duluth chamber breakfast
ST. PAUL -- Hundreds of business owners and Duluth area local officials filled a hotel ballroom Thursday, Feb. 21, to learn more about the goings-on...
February 21, 2019 - 1:27pm