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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
Kathleen Rose Kaar
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
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
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On The Street
August 24, 2016
Producers should consider available assistance
The Minnesota State Fair is one of the biggest and best examples of the wide variety of agriculture that we are blessed with as Minnesotans. It is also a sign that summer is nearing an end. For me, I simply wonder where it has gone. Our office has had a very busy summer with acreage...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
Day of Caring sends students to help others
Discovery Middle School (DMS) in Alexandria will partner with United Way to offer the Day of Caring. The DMS eighth grade class will be out and about on Friday, May 13 to perform service projects for those in need of assistance. As part of this student-led effort, the eighth graders...
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
September 11, 2014
Regeneration Center to hold annual banquet
The Regeneration Center (TRC) will hold its 15th annual banquet on Friday, September 26 at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. The theme is “Strengthening the Family of God.” There will be music, fellowship and a Regeneration Center update. Connie Lee and Family will provide...
September 11, 2014 - 2:31pm
September 3, 2014
Grants will help seniors, art scene and those without a vehicle
A blind person will be able to “see” a live play. A single mom on a tight budget with a sudden car breakdown will be able to get her car...
September 3, 2014 - 12:00am
June 4, 2014
Local volunteer tax assistance services honored
Minnesota Department of Revenue commissioner Myron Frans (dark suit) and assistant commissioner Terri Steenblock (pink blazer) visited the volunteer...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
May 30, 2013
Final day to apply for Energy Assistance Program is May 31
The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources wants low-income Minnesotans, especially seniors, people with disabilities and families with children, to know that grant funds are still available to help pay their heating bills from the Energy Assistance Program...
May 30, 2013 - 2:02pm
April 5, 2013
Energy assistance funding still available
The Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources wants low-income Minnesotans, especially seniors, people with disabilities and families with children, to know that grant funds are still available to help pay their heating bills from the Energy Assistance Program...
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
Rep. Mary Franson supports disaster relief assistance package
State Representative Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) joined the majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives in approving a disaster relief package that will assist flood and storm victims in northern and central Minnesota. "This bill dedicates funds to help residents and business...
September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
Minnesota to get $56.3 million for low-income home energy assistance
The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Office of Energy Security (OES) reports that Minnesota will receive an additional $56.3 million in federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP). When added to the $86.4 million...
January 28, 2011 - 12:00am
December 18, 2010
Help available for farmers who suffered losses due to natural disasters
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the sign-up period for the 2009 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program begins on Jan.
December 18, 2010 - 9:04am
July 8, 2010
Pawlenty seeks disaster loans
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's governor says businesses and residents in seven counties affected by last month's storms should be given low-interest federal loans. The federal government Friday denied Gov. Tim Pawlenty's request for help for individuals affected by the tornados and other...
July 8, 2010 - 5:42am
July 2, 2010
Assistance available for livestock producers hit by June 17 tornado
Minnesota farmers who suffered livestock losses due to the June 17 storms may be eligible to receive benefits through the USDA Farm Service Agency's Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). Producers who lost livestock need to notify their local FSA office within 30 days after the weather...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
May 30, 2010
Minnesota's Energy Assistance Program serves record number of households
Minnesota's Energy Assistance Program (EAP) will set another record this heating season as the number of low-income households served continues to rise above the record of 153,721 set last year. To date, more than 160,000 households have been served this program year, according to...
May 30, 2010 - 12:12pm
May 3, 2010
Applications accepted for losses in livestock, honeybee and fish production
Late-filed applications for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) will be accepted for losses that took place in calendar years 2008 and 2009. ELAP sign-up ended on December 10, 2009, for 2008 losses and on February 1, 2010 for 2009...
May 3, 2010 - 10:45am
December 11, 2009
Help is available for those having trouble paying heating bills
With the winter chill and snowflakes settling in, many residents have concerns about the utility bills they will soon face. The state of Minnesota has received a variety of funds available to help families pay their energy bills, improve weatherization in their homes, and acquire...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am