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MN Capitol notebook: The budget fights begin, 'early win' faces turmoil in St. Paul
Eastbound I-94 near Barnesville reopens
Law Enforcement Blotter: Feb. 19-21
Douglas County Board approves contracts with Miltona, Evansville
Priest says 'fear has overtaken' him since attack
WATCH: Minnesota Gophers' hockey press conference for Feb. 23.
Girls basketball: Knights put up 95 in eighth straight win
Boys basketball: Minnewaska avenges 30-point loss by beating state-ranked BOLD
Boys basketball: Osakis will welcome in Melrose at 23-0 after BBE win
Girls basketball: Kohler discusses win No. 600 as she joins elite company
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....
Dylan Kriese- Rachel Jones
Wildlife weather the winter
Deadlines approaching to remove fish houses from Minnesota lakes
Mike Frisch: A look ahead
Big tullibee pulled through the ice on the Alexandria Chain
Fishing For the Cure sets sights high
Kenneth "Ken" R. Kloubec
Ellsworth L. Molden
June Ella Davis
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter to the Editor: An ode to a winter bird
In the Know: A seamless transfer of degrees
1994: Alexandria restricts smoking on city property
Letter to the Editor: Leading from the heart can be unwise
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
New rule strives to make hospital prices clearer
Farmers must file Ashby elevator claims by March 23: Lawyer estimates bond may cover 3.5 cents on a dollar
Megatrends in Agriculture: Technology on the Farm
Cancer, company create crowd at ice fishing event
Minn. man wants to know why a drug costs $40 in Canada, $350 in US
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September 4, 2017
Minnesota Guard soldiers helping hurricane efforts
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton has approved 11 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Combat Aviation Brigade to support relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. The soldiers departed Friday from St. Cloud via two CH-47 chinook helicopters to conduct...
September 4, 2017 - 11:06am
October 11, 2016
Family: Bus passed by its stop before vehicle fatally struck boy
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.—The tragic death of a 7-year-old Thief River Falls boy is still being investigated, but a new report by a Thief...
October 11, 2016 - 10:50am
October 10, 2016
2 killed in copter crash are identified
LINO LAKES, Minn. -- The man and woman killed last week in a helicopter crash in Lino Lakes have been positively identified as Matthew Hayes, 48, and Deborah Smith, 47.The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office released the identities Monday afternoon. Both died of injuries from the...
October 10, 2016 - 10:13pm
Minnesota revenues below forecast
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's state revenue for the past three months was $97 million below expectations.That is a 2.1 percent drop, Minnesota Management and Budget reported Monday, Oct. 10. All major taxes were below what earlier was expected. Still, the state collected nearly $4.5 billion...
October 10, 2016 - 5:15pm
September 21, 2016
Anti-Muslim sign at small-town restaurant causes protest, support
LONSDALE, Minn. --A sign put outside a family restaurant in the small southern Minnesota community of Lonsdale that says “Muslims get out” has caused a stir.The Lonsdale News-Review said after a weekend of national news coverage of attacks in New York, New Jersey and St.
September 21, 2016 - 12:28pm
September 16, 2016
GOP candidate quits campaign, job over ‘lynching’ posts
BLAINE, Minn. -- Nolan West, a Republican state House candidate who posted about lynching and tyranny, has resigned from his job at the Minnesota House, according to a House official.West, of Blaine, was a legislative assistant for the representative he is running to replace in House...
September 16, 2016 - 10:16am
September 13, 2016
Work on County Road 1 near Kensington to begin Friday
Construction will begin this Friday, Sept. 16 on County Road 1, south of Kensington. Dave Robley, Douglas County Public Works director, said the asphalt surface will be ground up this week from Kensington south to the county line. Earthwork and culvert replacements will begin next...
September 13, 2016 - 1:38pm
June 26, 2016
Here's a taste of State Fair's new foods
The Minnesota State Fair recently revealed the addition of 32 new foods to the expansive menu offered at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. This...
June 26, 2016 - 9:00am
April 21, 2016
Music icon Prince dead at 57
Prince, the innovative U.S. music superstar whose hits included "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry" and whose songwriting and eccentric stage...
April 21, 2016 - 2:35pm
Nine hidden credit card skimmers found at gas pumps
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that a recent statewide inspection sweep of gas pumps uncovered nine hidden credit card skimmers, which criminals use to steal consumers’ credit and debit card information. The skimmers were found at stations in both the Twin...
April 21, 2016 - 10:10am
April 6, 2016
New scam targets elderly, taxi companies
On April 4th, the Alexandria Police Department (APD) received a call from a taxi cab company advising of a suspicious telephone call involving an elderly resident and a possible scam. The suspect contacted the taxi company asking for a taxi to be sent to the elderly victim’s residence....
April 6, 2016 - 1:14pm
March 13, 2016
State launching inspection sweep for credit card skimmers at gas pumps
By Robb Jeffries, Forum News Service State officials have pledged to ramp up security efforts against an “emerging threat” -- credit card...
March 13, 2016 - 11:00am
March 7, 2016
Winter is 8th warmest on record
With the start of meteorological spring last Tuesday, the meteorological winter is now in the books, and it will be remembered as a warm one. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport recorded an average temperature of 24.2 degrees in December through February, making it the eighth...
March 7, 2016 - 10:53am
February 18, 2016
After surviving initial crash, two people killed as car gets hit again
By Forum News Service Two people who survived an initial crash Wednesday night near Spicer were killed when they were struck by a third vehicle as they were standing near the accident scene in west-central Minnesota.
February 18, 2016 - 9:58am
February 3, 2016
Explosion sets fire to Madelia businesses
By Forum News Service A major fire destroyed six to eight businesses Wednesday morning in downtown Madelia in southern Minnesota. The city of about 2,300 is about 25 miles southwest of Mankato. Madelia Mayor Mike Grote told radio station KTOE of Mankato that the fire started about...
February 3, 2016 - 1:44pm