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Truck hauling hazardous chemicals catches fire; homes near Paynesville evacuated
Man sentenced to five years in prison after shotgun confrontation
For mother of missing Alexandria girl, 'worst feeling ever'
Updated: Two children injured in ATV rollover north of Millerville
Search uncovers body of missing 29-year-old man in Brainerd
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
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Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Alexandria's Enterprise plays courthouse concert
Faith Happenings: Running legend to speak at Faith @ Work Lunch
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
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August 14, 2017
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
A neighbor of Alexandria is about to remodel. Glenwood received an $873,746 grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development...
August 14, 2017 - 7:03am
September 2, 2016
Grants could fix up homes, rental units
Does your house or rental property need repairs? Help is on the way. The city of Alexandria plans to file a pre-application to the Department...
September 2, 2016 - 12:00am
August 5, 2016
DEED study documents job and wage disparities
An analysis by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) found that Minnesotans from minority communities earn less than white Minnesotans and are less likely to be employed full time after earning a college degree or other post-secondary credential. DEED...
August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
July 22, 2016
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has teamed up with the law firm of Gray Plant Mooty to publish the second edition of "A Legal Guide to Privacy and Data Security," a free booklet for Minnesota businesses. "The publication addresses important issues...
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
$35 million in broadband funding available
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will begin taking applications on Friday, July 22 for funding to expand broadband infrastructure in Minnesota. The $35 million in funding, which was approved during the 2016 legislative session, went into effect...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
February 19, 2016
State manufacturers expect stable conditions in 2016
Most Minnesota manufacturers expect business conditions to remain stable or improve in 2016, according to a joint survey by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The Minnesota Manufacturing Business Conditions...
February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
DEED seeks grant proposals for job-training programs
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is requesting proposals for programs and services to train low-income Minnesotans who face barriers to employment. DEED will award $2.57 million in grants from the Pathways to Prosperity Program to help service...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
June 24, 2013
42 businesses expand in Minnesota in three months
Forty-two business expansion projects have been announced in the first quarter of 2013, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's (DEED) quarterly Business Expansion Report. The projects are expected to create more than 1,300 jobs in the state. ...
June 24, 2013 - 1:21pm
July 18, 2012
Alert issued over property deed mailing
The Douglas County Recorder's Office issued an alert today to residents who own real estate in the county. There is a postal mailing being circulated from a "Local Records Office" in St.
July 18, 2012 - 4:42pm
June 15, 2012
Minnesota DEED awards 31 small cities development grants
Grants totaling $16.85 million were awarded to 31 communities in Greater Minnesota to help pay for rehabilitating housing and commercial structures and improving infrastructure. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded the funding under its Small...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
May 7, 2012
New guide helps businesses planning to buy, sell technology
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is offering a new guide for businesses and other organizations that are planning to buy or sell technology. "A Legal Guide to Technology Transactions" is written for entities that are in the process of buying...
May 7, 2012 - 11:48am
January 2, 2011
11 highway projects funded under new program
Eleven highway improvement and infrastructure projects in Minnesota have received preliminary approval for nearly $33 million in funding under a joint pilot program launched by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
January 2, 2011 - 3:11pm
December 6, 2010
Good news for manufacturing: Exports climb 17 percent
Minnesota manufactured exports climbed 17 percent in the third quarter of 2010 compared with the same period a year ago, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). State manufactured exports totaled $4.4 billion...
December 6, 2010 - 10:12am
November 20, 2010
State adds 14,100 jobs in October
Minnesota employers added 14,100 jobs in October, according to figures released this week by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Over the past 12 months, Minnesota has gained 42,100 jobs at a growth rate of 1.6 percent. This figure includes a revision...
November 20, 2010 - 10:29am
September 8, 2010
Ready for new business
Alexandria is ready for new businesses to come into town. It's one of four Minnesota cities that's been certified for the "Shovel Ready" program...
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am