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Gene Provost of Alexandria, an avid fisherman, reeled in a big one Tuesday.
He was among five Minnesotans who won the chance to compete in a “shopping spree” at the Rapala warehouse in Eagan on June 23.
Karla Mikkelson of Alexandria, a graphic designer with the Echo Press, was named the first place winner in the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s advertising campaign promoting newspaper readership contest.
Elementary school students from throughout the area came up with all kinds of ways to be kind and turned their thoughts into posters for the annual “Random Acts of Kindness” week sponsored by the Alexandria Kiwanis and Golden Kiwanis clubs.
Want to save on your energy bill?
Here’s a bright idea: Get a free compact fluorescent light (CFL), courtesy of Douglas County.
The county received 1,000 CFL bulbs last week for winning a national “Change A Light” contest – an honor given to just six counties in the United States.
It did it by gathering the most pledges from residents and county employees who agreed to replace their regular light bulbs with CFLs.
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