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Much agreement among county commissioner candidates
School board candidates debate issues
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Oct. 25
Roundabout, water for beach bathhouse among county board actions
Midway Mall Cinema 9 is sold
The rush of the flush
From the stand: Bucks starting to move
DNR Report: Drawdown underway on Pope County lake
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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On The Street
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
March 15, 2013
Farm Bureau sparks awareness about food
Minnesota Farm Bureau celebrated February as Food Awareness Month. The effort sparked awareness of all things food, from the farmers who grow...
March 15, 2013 - 12:00am
February 17, 2013
Minnesota Farm Bureau commemorates Food Awareness Month
Minnesota Farm Bureau is celebrating February as Food Awareness Month. Food Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to all things food - from the farmers who grow and raise our food, to food safety and availability. "Farm Bureau's Food Awareness Month is aimed at helping...
February 17, 2013 - 3:52pm
January 30, 2013
As need increases, funding for SNAP decreases
As the Minnesota Nutritious Food Coalition was celebrating its first year of working to increase participation in the state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal government was in the midst of plans to decrease funds that support the educational component...
January 30, 2013 - 12:00am
January 12, 2013
Applications available for 2013 Summer Food Service Program
During the school year, many Minnesota families depend on free or reduced-price meals their children get at school to provide nourishment. When school is out, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) bridges the "nutrition gap." The Minnesota...
January 12, 2013 - 10:20am
January 9, 2013
Application available for summer food service
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is looking for organizations to sponsor the 2013 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and provide free meals to Minnesota children 18 or younger during the summer when school is out. There are many underserved areas in need of a sponsor to...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
January 2, 2013
Upcoming mobile food drop dates
United Way's Community Impact Coalition wants to remind everyone of the upcoming Mobile Food Drop events on Friday, January 4 and Thursday, January 31 at New Life Christian Church in Alexandria. Food distribution will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will go until the food runs out. Residents...
January 2, 2013 - 12:00am
December 27, 2012
Mobile food drops scheduled in Alexandria
United Way's Community Impact Coalition wants to remind everyone of the upcoming Mobile Food Drop events on Friday, January 4 and Thursday, January 31, 2013 at New Life Christian Church. Food distribution will begin at 11:30 and goes until the food runs out. Residents of Douglas...
December 27, 2012 - 2:04pm
November 19, 2012
Minnesota Grown Directory can help with Thanksgiving menu planning
It's easy to incorporate Minnesota grown foods into your annual Thanksgiving meal. With the help of the Minnesota Grown Directory and some pre-planning, your holiday guests can enjoy everything from the main course to desserts made with Minnesota grown meats and produce. Let's...
November 19, 2012 - 2:42pm
Cooking up tasty lessons about healthy food on a budget
Elden's Fresh Foods is giving back to the community by sponsoring the location for Cooking Matters in Minnesota. Cooking Matters in Minnesota...
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
October 12, 2012
Corn kings and bean barons reap bountiful harvest
An abundance of bushels and miles of piles are straddling the Minnesota landscape early this year. The drought this summer has got farmers wrapping...
October 12, 2012 - 12:00am
October 5, 2012
Lunchroom lowdown: What has new legislation changed about our kids' food?
A flickering fluorescent light hovering over a stainless steel counter where bleak-faced school children shuffle their feet through the lunch...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am