Skip to main content
UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
Composting among new director's priorities
Done Trash Talking: Olmscheid retiring from solid waste
Power outage planned for north Alexandria
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Track and field: A-B-E sends eight to sections
Guitarist performs for First Friday in Evansville
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Runestone, Legacy of the Lakes museums unveil new exhibits
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
Have questions? The library has answers
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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
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 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