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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cecil (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Feb. 22
More than 8,000 turkeys die in fire
Mouse to blame for truck fire
County awards construction bid for Kensington Rune Stone Park
NA3HL: Blizzard gains cushion heading into weekend series
State hockey: Cards put a scare in the Bears before falling short (w/video)
Girls Basketball: Streaks outrun Parkers Prairie
Boys basketball: Kannegiesser torches WCA with 45 points
Bogart, Nibbe named to all-state academic wrestling team
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Steven James Velde
Mary A. L. Swenson
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
July 28, 2010
Loan program helps veterans
An expanded and renamed state program is offering loans of up to $20,000 apiece to recently retired military service members who want to start businesses, and also to small businesses that suffered due to loss of essential employees being called to military service, under a law passed...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am