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A double blast of winter
Updated: Salaries for county leaders weighed
Get ready to jingle
Children give more than food to seniors
Santa to stop at Echo Press next Thursday
Lack of effort early costs Osakis girls against Litchfield
Sports roundup from Saturday, December 7
Sports roundup from Friday, December 6
Sartell downs Alexandria 5-0
Chargers drop season opener to Barnesville
Theatre L’Homme Dieu announces 54th season
Open house to bring awareness of homeless
Prairie Christmas show features Santa, entertainment
Blues singer Johnny Rawls to perform in Forada
LAT to present excerpts from ‘Lakes Region Review’
Engaged - Peterson and Bangsund
Engaged - Hintzen and Clark
Wedding - Ebert and Jones
Wedding - Aarsvold and White
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Channeling my inner 5-year-old self
Rural areas get less of state aid pie
Senior Center needs your support and vote
Why all those chuckles?
FFA members optimistic about farming
Applications accepted for conservation program
Farm Bureau members raise funds for rancher relief
$2.37 million available for bioenergy products
Apply now for spring turkey hunt
New sign at Andes
The Village receives national accreditation
On the street
Thrivent Financial commits up to $2 million to Typhoon Haiyan relief
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Hires and Promotions
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Willetta Barthelemy, 91
Graveside Service - Oscar Reynolds, 86
Funeral - Virginia Barta, 83
Hope Hislop, 93
Harriet Larson, 74
July 11, 2013
Douglas County to outsource sliding fee child care?
Douglas County's basic sliding fee child care program could affect 124 families and 190 children if the program is transferred to the West Central Community Action Partnership (CAP) agency in Elbow Lake. Douglas County Social Services Director Mike Woods said if the program migrates,...
July 11, 2013 - 8:50am
May 21, 2013
Child care providers allowed to join unions; Franson opposes vote
Union supporters celebrated Monday after the House voted 68-66 to allow some child care providers and personal care attendants to join unions. Five Democrats joined Republicans in voting against the measure: Reps.
May 21, 2013 - 7:40am
April 7, 2013
Infant deaths in child care down, DHS report shows
Action taken by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, providers, and local partners to address a dramatic increase in the deaths of infants in child care has helped to stall the alarming trend, according to the 2012 annual report on licensing activities by the DHS Office of...
April 7, 2013 - 10:19am
February 23, 2012
Judge suggests Dayton could have avoided union vote lawsuit
ST. PAUL -- A judge deciding the fate of a child care providers' union election said Wednesday that Gov.
February 23, 2012 - 7:05am
July 13, 2011
Judge rules child care assistance is core function; providers can continue care
Family child care providers are celebrating and breathing a sigh of relief today as Judge Kathleen Gearin ruled the Child Care Assistance Program a core function of state government. "Quality child care is an essential service for parents," said Melissa Smith, a SEIU Kids First...
government / news
July 13, 2011 - 3:44pm
April 7, 2010
Changes await Young People's Place
Dawn Block is looking forward to June 1 when the doors of the new Young People's Place childcare center will open in the newly constructed Alexandria...
April 7, 2010 - 12:05am
February 5, 2010
Alex Tech offers child care training
The Alexandria Technical College's Customized Training Department is offering two child care training classes. A "Supervision is Essential" class will take place Tuesday, February 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
February 5, 2010 - 12:00am