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Meeting to address help for those with autism
Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control
So you think you can dance? It may not be legal under current city ordinance
As storms roll in, so does help for cleaning up
Architect discusses B-E design costs
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
Flesner cards hole in one at Nordic Trails
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
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Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Stella Mae Altnow
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Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
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On The Street
July 11, 2017
Minnesota college gets largest gift ever -- $40 million
ST. PETER, Minn. -- Gustavus Adolphus College has received a $40 million donation from an alumni couple who asked to remain anonymous. The donation...
July 11, 2017 - 3:11pm
April 12, 2017
County gets $60,000 for Brophy Park trails
The biking and hiking trails proposed at Lake Brophy Park got a $60,000 boost thanks in part to Douglas County Hospital and Sanford Health. At Tuesday's Douglas County Board meeting, commissioners approved an agreement from the Douglas County Hospital and Sanford Health for a combined...
April 12, 2017 - 7:53am
April 3, 2017
Car care program gets big donation
The owners and employees of Douglas Machine in Alexandria believe in giving back to the community. And recently, the company — or the...
April 3, 2017 - 4:06pm
November 25, 2016
Season for giving
In just 16 short hours within eight days (two hours per day), more than 3,300 shoe boxes were dropped off at Living Waters Church in Alexandria....
November 25, 2016 - 9:00am
October 26, 2016
Garden project earns Townsend top Girl Scout award
Megan Townsend recently completed requirements for Girl Scouts' top achievement for Cadettes, the Girl Scout Silver Award. Townsend's project...
October 26, 2016 - 7:30am
June 17, 2016
Drone to the rescue
A train derails, wreaking all sorts of havoc, including a chemical spill, the possibility of an explosion and there is a chance people are trapped...
June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
February 19, 2016
Douglas Machine Foundation awards $20,000 to DCCCP
The Douglas Machine Foundation helped meet the $165,000 budget for the Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) by providing a grant for $20,000. As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, DCCCP has to rely on donations and grants to maintain the operating costs. The Douglas...
February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
January 29, 2016
Red Cross in need of blood, platelet donations
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected. "Blood products are being delivered to hospitals...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
December donations give families transportation
Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) ended the year strong by donating 10 vehicles in December. Harold Koep and his team at Koep's Korner in Alexandria evaluated and repaired eight vehicles. Tiremaxx and Shutters, both in Alexandria, each repaired one vehicle. One of Tiremaxx's...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Reaching 100 car donations
The Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) recently donated the 100th car. DCCCP also received the 100th donated car for 2015. It has received...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
Your Legal Rights: Donating your vehicle to charity
Most people who donate a motor vehicle to charity are interested both in benefiting a worthwhile charitable purpose and receiving a tax deduction. Not all charitable vehicle donation programs are alike, however. Following are suggestions on how to better understand who you are donating...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 13, 2015
Vans donated to two single parents in need
Within the past several weeks, two single parents came in to apply for help at the Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP). DCCCP sent a plea...
November 13, 2015 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
Help United Way 'stuff the bus'
As summer wanes and back-to-school supplies populate stores, United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties is gearing up to ensure that all children have the tools they need for school with its Stuff the Bus program. Stuff the Bus is a community-wide effort led by United Way to collect...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
K-9 demonstration and donation
The employees of Douglas Machine in Alexandria donated $7,000 to the Douglas County K-9 Unit. Each year, the company holds an employee raffle...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
August 15, 2014
Helping out the big guy
His wing may have been clipped for most of the summer, but a repair is in the works for Big Ole. By fall, the wing will be repaired and reattached...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am