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Minnesota woman agrees to plead guilty to laundering up to $1.5M
Law Enforcement Blotter: April 23
Ingebrigtsen's bill focuses on environment
2 held as Wisconsin man's body found in cabin in east-central Minnesota
For the record
Track and Field: Minnewaska top two again at Benson
Track and field: Ashby-Brandon-Evansville showing improvement
Adapted Bowling: Alexandria competes with Cambridge-Isanti
Girls golf: Young Cards second at AGC, Lakers try to start a new streak
On The Clock: Who the Vikings could be picking when the NFL Draft begins Thursday
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
Fred & Rose Julig
Mike Frisch: A look back before looking ahead
Kensington’s Troy Helget piles up more honors for his carvings
McFeely: Lincoln angler breaks N.D. state walleye record, but doesn't think it'll last long
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
Release: CWD positive Crow Wing County deer farm depopulated
Nancy Kay Norling
Vernon "Vern" Strehlow
Vernon "Vern" Strehlow
Ardis B. Oswald
Letter to the Editor: Cell phone bill will save lives
1919: Plans start for pickle factory
Letter to the Editor: Mistake made at 50th Avenue and Highway 29
Letter to the Editor: Those opposing Laughing Buddha aren't monsters
In the Know: Diligence goes into hiring officers
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
On The Street
Nation's largest farm toy store attracts customers for miles
Farm group hosting rural voices discussion
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on the street
April 21, 2019
Letter to the Editor: Blocking Line 3 endangers Minnesotans
To the editor: After a thorough vetting process and multiple unanimous votes of approval by the Public Utilities Commission, the Line 3 replacement project is a no-brainer. Unfortunately, Democrats seem to think Minnesota is better off increasing train traffic instead of pursuing...
April 21, 2019 - 8:37am
April 12, 2019
Local legislators differ on cell phone bills
Legislators who represent parts of Douglas County agree that driving while using a cell phone is a problem. However, they differ on what kind of legislation is best for addressing it. Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, said she's a strong supporter of eliminating distracted driving...
April 12, 2019 - 10:59am
February 1, 2019
Franson demands release of child care fraud data
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, has submitted a data practices request for information regarding fraud in Minnesota's Child Care Assistance Program. She submitted the request Jan. 23 to new Department of Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey. The request concerns the allegations...
February 1, 2019 - 6:32pm
January 14, 2019
Letter to the editor: Election is over -- Franson won
To the editor: Judd Hoff (Dec. 19 letter) and Larry Leighton (Jan. 2 letter) — I don't know if anyone has told you but the election is over. The majority has spoken and like it or not, Mary Franson has won. Maybe for the holidays take a break from politics and then you could...
January 14, 2019 - 8:34am
January 13, 2019
Legislators go back to work, get committee assignments
Legislators representing the Douglas County area took their oath of office at the Capitol and began their committee assignments for the new...
January 13, 2019 - 7:53am
January 3, 2019
Letter to the Editor: A reaction to letter to the editor
To the editor: Regarding the letter from Judd Hoff concerning Mary Franson (Dec. 19, "How Franson should help the poor,") I have but one thing to say: Way to go, Judd! Larry Leighton Alexandria, MN
January 3, 2019 - 8:47am
December 19, 2018
Letter to the Editor: How Franson should help the poor
To the editor: I think it's just lovely that every Christmas, Rep. Mary Franson takes a nice break from her usual repertoire of demonizing and vilifying the working poor. Just long enough to ask others to do something for them. How generous. It's impressive that once a year, someone...
December 19, 2018 - 12:36pm
December 14, 2018
Franson's food, clothing drive a success
Bags and boxes of food and clothing quickly piled up around State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, while she was sitting outside of Elden's Fresh...
December 14, 2018 - 6:54pm
December 4, 2018
Franson to host clothing, food drive Saturday
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, will host a clothing and food drive on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Elden's Fresh Foods...
December 4, 2018 - 10:21am
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