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Friday, June, 22, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Entertainment
Lightning is the No. 2 weather-related killer in the U.S. according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). Striking the earth an estimated 25 million times each year, lighting causes $4 to $5 billion in damage annually.
Thursday, June, 21, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Those who want to help people affected by disasters such as floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
Wednesday, June, 20, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 540,379 student members in grades 7 through 12 who belong to one of 7,489 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Wednesday, June, 20, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Power outages from recent storms may cause foods to become spoiled and cause illness if eaten, according to officials from the Minnesota Department of Health. To prevent illness, officials encourage Minnesotans without power to follow basic food safety advice.
Tuesday, June, 19, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
According to the latest “2 x 4” Report by the Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP), the number of families in Hennepin County shelters grew by 45% compared to just one year ago. At the same time fewer homes on the housing market brought more home price stability.
Sunday, June, 17, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Welfare check. The first thought that pops into your mind when you hear those two words defines from which side of the tracks you hail. In the Echo Press office, we listen to the police scanner to stay informed on what’s happening in the area. One of the services law enforcement provides is a welfare check, a visit to a residence to inquire on a person’s well-being. Welfare check means something different to me.
Friday, June, 08, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
The Lakes Area Humane Society will hold a basic dog obedience class starting on Tuesday, June 12. It costs $60, and profits go to the animal shelter.
Friday, June, 08, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Trees are being stolen from Pioneer Park and Moe’s Heights Cemetery south of Brandon. Forty to 50 trees, all evergreens, were planted on the cemetery site a couple of years ago and between eight and 10 of them were stolen just last week.
Thursday, June, 07, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The Brandon Lions Club will be upgrading playground equipment and installing a new playground in Brandon the weekend of June 9-10. The new playground is the culmination of a two-year project the Lions have been working on to upgrade playgrounds throughout Brandon.
Wednesday, June, 06, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
To help its customers and neighbors prepare for severe summer weather, Otter Tail Power Company has storm readiness information posted on its web site, www.otpco.com.
Saturday, June, 02, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The Otto Bremer Foundation, majority owner of Bremer Bank, recently awarded $25,000 to West Central Minnesota Communities Action based in Elbow Lake. The funds will be used to help support an earned income tax credit preparation clinic and basic housing needs support.
Friday, May, 25, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News