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August 5, 2016
Starting a small business?
August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
July 29, 2016
Bell State Bank and Trust to simplify its name
July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
July 22, 2016
Maggie Cauthren sits at the wheel of the 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix that she received from the Douglas County Car Care Program. She was excited to receive the car so that she can get to and from work.  (Contributed photo)
Three single moms can now get to work
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2016
Brian Klimek of Hilltop Lumber in Alexandria accepts the Above and Beyond Award from Don Nolting of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Minnesota. Also pictured is Sgt. James Kracht, nominator for the award.  (Contributed photo)
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
Alexandria Industries has started to have conversations with students and their parents about career options in manufacturing. To further this goal, it hosted a booth at the recent Minnesota State High School Trap Shooting Championship.  (Contributed photo)
Changing the way students, parents think about manufacturing
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Are you eligible for a USDA Energy Grant?
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Operation Round Up grants awarded
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
July 1, 2016
Matthew Fischer was named executive director at Ecumen Bethany Community in Alexandria, effective May 16.  (Contributed photo)
Fischer named executive director at Ecumen Bethany Community
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
The Echo Press recently earned five awards from the National Newspaper Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest. They include best headline writing, first; best newspaper website, first; best sports story, first; best feature series, second; and excellence in typography, honorable mention.  (Photo by Celeste Edenloff, Echo Press)
Echo Press earns five awards in national contest
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
The Rotary team of (left to right) Aaron Johnson, Mike Johnson, Dustin Thornburg and Eric Ristvedt earned the first place title at the 16th annual United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties Golf Classic.
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am