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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
September 19, 2013
Senior Menus, week of September 23-27
ALEXANDRIA Reservations: (320) 762-4280 Monday – Beef stroganoff, carrots, vanilla pudding Tuesday – Hamburger, potato salad, waxed beans, fruit Wednesday – Baked ham, au gratins, mixed vegetables, applesauce Thursday – Barbecued chicken breast, macaroni and cheese, peas,...
September 19, 2013 - 10:25am
September 18, 2013
Taste of Home Cooking School returns to Alexandria
The perfect recipe for creating new memories with loved ones includes good friends, good conversation and, of course, great food. As home cooks across the country head back to the kitchen to cook up fall's comforting favorites, the Taste of Home Cooking School is preparing to share...
September 18, 2013 - 6:39am
August 5, 2013
Tickets available now for Taste of Home Cooking School
Tickets are on sale now for the always-popular Taste of Home Cooking School set for Tuesday, September 24 at Lake Geneva Christian Center in...
August 5, 2013 - 11:16am
July 31, 2013
Holmes City Farmers' Market puts the 'unity' in community
In a fabled time, when food was scarce one man fed a village. As the story goes, curious townsfolk approached the man and asked what he was...
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
July 17, 2013
United Way highlight: giving kids 4,460 bags of food
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties has reached the end of its fiscal year and the 2012-13 United Way Campaign. With generous support, it raised $733,640 to help neighbors and friends in Douglas and Pope counties. Here are some of the things that were made possible: --United...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
June 25, 2013
After power outage, is your food safe?
Following the recent power outages, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are reminding consumers and food businesses to discard any refrigerated and frozen foods that may have lost refrigeration for more than four hours. Consumers...
June 25, 2013 - 7:19am
June 17, 2013
Children in Greater Minnesota at risk for hunger during summer vacation
One in five families with children in Minnesota faces hunger or food insecurity. This means that children do not always receive three meals a day or sometimes skip meals. Much of this happens on the weekends and during summer vacation when there is no access to free or reduced school...
June 17, 2013 - 10:18am
May 29, 2013
A spark bursts into a steady flame
In the winter of 2011, the Hanson residence looked just as it had for the past decade, but inside was a different story. Unpaid gas and electricity...
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
Summer Food Service Program offered locally
Alexandria School District 206 is participating in the federal Summer Food Service Program, which provides free breakfast and free lunch to all children ages 1 through 18. During the school year, many school age children participate in nutritious school meals. Lack of available...
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
Simplified senior food application launched
To increase seniors' access to nutritious foods, the Minnesota Department of Human Services launched a new one-page application for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Minnesotans age 60 or older. At the end of 2012, only 50.5 percent of seniors eligible for...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
Mobile Food Drop planned
New Life Christian Church will host a Mobile Food Drop on Thursday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until food is gone, at the church, 1910 Highway 27 East, Alexandria. Everyone who is a resident of Douglas County qualifies. Attendees are asked to bring their own boxes and baskets...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
April 11, 2013
Simplified application launched for seniors to access healthy food
To increase seniors' access to nutritious foods, the Minnesota Department of Human Services today announced the launch of a new one-page application for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Minnesotans age 60 and older. At the end of 2012, only 50.5 percent of...
April 11, 2013 - 10:30am
April 7, 2013
Program helps gardeners donate food to community
Are you a backyard gardener who wants to donate your extra produce to help feed the community? If so, a new publication has been created to walk you through the how-to's of doing so. Produced by the Garden Gleaning Taskforce of Hennepin County and funded, in part, by the Center for...
April 7, 2013 - 10:29am
April 4, 2013
Belgrade Meats issues voluntary recall of some products
Editor's note: The following statement was released by Belgrade Meats and Pastures a Plenty concerning a voluntary recall of some of their products.
April 4, 2013 - 7:29am
March 22, 2013
March Campaign doubles food shelf donations this month
The local food shelf in Alexandria began humbly in the attic of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church 30 years ago. As years passed, need grew so great...
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am