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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
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
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
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
April 19, 2013
Donate your hair at Ella's Salon Pony Drive
Ella's Salon in Alexandria will host a Pony Drive on Friday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ella's. The public is invited to come in and donate their ponytails to help make wigs. A minimum ponytail length of 8 inches is needed to donate. There will be a prize for the longest ponytail...
April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
January 23, 2013
Otto Bremer foundation gives $52,000 to Caring Hands
The Otto Bremer Foundation, majority owner of Bremer Bank, awarded $52,332 to West Central Dental Resources, Inc. dba Caring Hands Dental Clinic, based in Alexandria. The funds will be used to provide equipment for this dental clinic that serves low income children and adults. "The...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
December 28, 2012
Bremer gives $20,000 to The Salvation Army
The Otto Bremer Foundation, majority owner of Bremer Bank, awarded $20,000 to The Salvation Army in Alexandria. The funds will be used to support emergency assistance programs of The Salvation Army in Alexandria and Douglas County communities. "These dollars would not be available...
December 28, 2012 - 12:00am
December 21, 2012
Support outdoors with year-end donation
There's still time to make a year-end gift to the outdoors through a donation to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). A year-end donation may be tax-deductible and will help ensure that Minnesota's natural resources are projected and not lost for future generations....
December 21, 2012 - 12:00am
December 5, 2012
YMCA gets $500,000 boost for expansion
It's fun to play at the YMCA, now more than ever. The J.A.
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am