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Lyme disease on the rise in area counties
Law Enforcement Blotter: June 20
Nitrate clinic finds well water OK
Student accomplishments, scholarships
What's happening in old Kmart building?
Alexandria fifth-graders win state Pacesetter title
Legion baseball: Osakis offense rolls in 14-1 rout
Larson, Nohre card aces at Miltona
Byrne hired to head Alex volleyball team
Yoemans wins title at Minnewaska, Osakis’ Eldred ties for fifth
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....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Dennis & Ardelle (Botzet) Feda
Dick and Sue Anderson
Alexandria shooters compete among state's best Friday
Trap shooting championship: Alexandria proves itself as a top team in Minnesota
Osakis natives bring home big payday from Lions Walleye Tournament
Trap shooters to converge on Alex Shooting Park
Morken: How frequent are bear sightings in Douglas County?
James M. Rutten
Shirley G. Botzet
Donna Mae Lunemann
Commentary: Let's not live for the gaffes and 'gotchas'
In the Know: Hanging up on robocalls
1918: Townships run out of primary ballots
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't fall for this spoofing attack
Commentary: SNAP program is a failed system
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
Carlos Creek Winery to open brewery
State nonprofit's aim is zero waste
Carlos Creek Winery plans brewery
Heartland Orthopedics hits milestone
Hilltop Lumber to get BIAD award
hires and promotions
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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
May 9, 2018
Franson bill protects healthcare savings
Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a bill authored by Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, to protect health savings accounts from creditors and...
May 9, 2018 - 2:42pm
April 13, 2018
State Senate District 8 endorses candidates
Republicans from Douglas and Otter Tail counties in Minnesota Senate District 8 held their endorsement convention in Miltona on April 7. Rep....
April 13, 2018 - 1:51pm
April 5, 2018
LETTER: Over-hyped attacks against Franson
To the editor: You don't even have to look at the date to tell that it's an election year for Rep. Franson. All you need to do is look at the local and state DFL's increased, over-hyped and ridiculously trumped-up attacks against her character via social media. They clearly can't...
April 5, 2018 - 7:22am
April 4, 2018
LETTER: Why is Rep. Franson afraid of students?
To the editor: Not that long ago, Rep. Mary Franson initially refused to meet with students who were members of the Alexandria Area High School Democratic Club because she thought they would be partisan.
April 4, 2018 - 8:27am
March 28, 2018
Franson apologizes for social media posts
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, issued an apology Wednesday for a series of Facebook posts that appeared to compare Florida high school...
March 28, 2018 - 3:12pm
March 27, 2018
Minn. lawmaker draws criticism for Facebook posts about Parkland students
ST. PAUL—Minnesota state Rep. Mary Franson was accused this week of comparing the Florida high school students who led the March for Our...
March 27, 2018 - 9:42pm
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