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Minnesota Grown Directory celebrates 30 years of promoting local foods

February 12, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

The 30th anniversary edition of the Minnesota Grown Directory will be available to consumers in April. Continue Reading

Minnesota Farmers Union to lobby at Capitol tomorrow

February 7, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

On Tuesday, February 8, Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) will be having their annual lobby day at the State Capitol. Continue Reading&

Sen. Ingebrigtsen offers update on legislative session

February 7, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, provided the following update of his work at the Legislature, which has been in session for five weeks: Continue Reading&

Bipartisan bill would spur innovation, competitiveness, say authors

February 5, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Scott Brown (R-MA) introduced bipartisan legislation this week that they say would help revitalize America’s innovative edge and ability to compete in the global economy. Continue Reading&

Franken tells Senate panel more needs to be done to help families avoid foreclosure

February 1, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Today, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) told a key Senate panel that with millions of families in Minnesota and across the country facing foreclosure, the need to ensure they have access to legal advice and to end abuse by lenders is critical to helping them stay in their homes. Continue Reading&

Franken introduces bill to cut prescription drug costs

January 29, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) has introduced the Prescription Drug and Health Improvement Act to cut prescription drug costs for seniors in Minnesota and across the country by allowing the federal government to negotiate lower prices for Medicare beneficiaries. Continue Reading

Better Business Bureau releases list of top 10 industries for complaints

January 29, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) has compiled its statistics for 2010 and is announcing the Top Ten industries for customer complaints and inquiries, as well as a record number of total instances of service to the public: 2,190,201. Continue Reading

Peterson commends ‘common sense’ EPA decision on E15

January 29, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., made the following statement on January 21 after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved E15 for use in model year 2001-2006 vehicles.
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Sen. Ingebritsen offers his take on session so far

January 25, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

State Senator Bill Ingibrigtsen, R-Alexandria, provided the following update of his work at the Legislature during the past three weeks: Continue Reading

Dylan Days calls for 2011 writing contest entries

January 23, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Dylan Days of Hibbing, Minnesota, announces its 2011 B.J. Rolfzen Memorial writing contest for poetry and short fiction. Continue Reading