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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
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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
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On The Street
December 20, 2012
Your Legal Rights: Charitable giving during the holidays
Editor's note: The following is a "Your Legal Rights" column provided by the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. With the holidays upon us and the end of the tax year approaching, many Minnesotans are thinking about making year-end charitable contributions.
December 20, 2012 - 11:15am
Individual charitable giving up in Minnesota
The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) this week released its Giving in Minnesota, 2012 Edition research report, the most comprehensive analysis of charitable giving in the state.
October 20, 2012 - 11:57am
July 16, 2012
Old video games equal money for Ronald McDonald House
It's estimated that nearly $4 billion worth of used video games are sitting in homes, not being played. Valleyfair is hosting The Great Video Game Drive to collect games to help raise funds to support the mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest. Guests visiting...
July 16, 2012 - 10:18am
May 11, 2012
Love INC garage sale planned
A charity garage sale will be held Saturday, May 19 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Runestone Community Center (RCC) main rink in Alexandria. The event will raise funds for Love INC of Douglas County and Mercy Orphanages. Supplemental funds will be provided by Thrivent Financial. Donations...
May 11, 2012 - 12:00am
February 15, 2012
Voyager students raise $4,585.77 for charity
Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria recently collected $4,585.77 for Pennies for Patients, a program that benefits The Leukemia and Lymphoma...
February 15, 2012 - 12:00am
December 24, 2011
Five questions to ask your favorite charity
It's very gratifying to make donations to a worthy charity and know you are making a difference in the world. But whenever you make a gift, you also want to be sure that your money will be used wisely. The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) recommends asking...
December 24, 2011 - 10:05am
June 8, 2011
Freier's success in contest earns money for two local charities
Caitlin Freier of Alexandria was one of 12 women selected through the Main Street Model competition to represent maurices in a national ad campaign for the company's fall clothing line.
June 8, 2011 - 12:00am
November 20, 2010
Minnesotans give big during "Give to the Max Day"
In just one day, 42,596 donors logged on to GiveMN.org during the second annual Give to the Max Day on Nov. 16. This was 4,000 more donors than in last year's successful giving day. Minnesota nonprofit organizations were given $10,041,021 in 24 hours, reflecting donations as well...
November 20, 2010 - 12:24pm
August 4, 2010
A battle of the bats
The streak was finally broken at Monday night's charity softball game as the Douglas County Law Enforcement team locked up a 13-7 win against...
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
July 23, 2010
Annual charity softball game set for August 2
The Alexandria Fire Department and Douglas County Law Enforcement charity softball game has been set. The charity game will take place on Monday, August 2 at the Knute Nelson Ball Field. The game starts at 5 p.m. The gates will open at 4 p.m. with food and drink specials, the fire...
July 23, 2010 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
Letter - Take me out to the ballgame
To the editor: Take me out to the ballgame: The annual Law Enforcement/Fire Department charity softball game fundraiser is set for Monday, August 2 at 5 p.m. at Knute Nelson ballpark. The gates open at 4 p.m. with food/drink specials, the fire department "bounce house," fire trucks/squad...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
April 2, 2010
Church helps local families stretch their food dollars
Living Waters Church in Alexandria is doing its part to help families in need by cutting down on their food expenses. Back in October of 2009,...
April 2, 2010 - 12:05am
March 31, 2010
Reaching out for hunger
Players raced to the middle of the Alexandria Technical College gym to grab a ball during a "Battling Hunger" dodgeball tournament Saturday....
March 31, 2010 - 12:05am
November 18, 2009
Nonprofits under pressure
Many businesses and corporations have felt the tug and pull of the economic recession on their well-being in the past year. Businesses have...
November 18, 2009 - 12:05am
November 6, 2009
Area residents traveling to Gulf Coast to construct homes for families
Don Chan joining volunteer construction team supported by alliance between Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Habitat for Humanity International The Gulf Coast is still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am