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Weather Alerts: Blizzard Watch Monday Night and Tuesday
Law enforcement blotter: February 26 - March 1, 2015
Aaron's Weather Talk: March
Taking the plunge for Special Olympics (w/video)
Warmup On The Way
Class A State Wrestling: Prairie Valley's Nibbe, WCA-A-B-E's Nohre both take second
Sports roundup from Saturday, February 28: Section swim, subsection basketball
State wrestling: Coyers place fifth, Hagen sixth
State wrestling: Alex wrestlers' seasons end in consolation round
Girls basketball: Focus shifts to playoffs after Cards wrap up share of CLC title
Music makes us whole
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Super Bowl champ to perform worship concert
Strangers no longer
Photography exhibit to open in Evansville
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
LaVerne Weisgram, 93
Marvin Wolbersen, 76
Funeral - Gene Jorgenson, 90
Celebration of Life Service - Robert Sinotte, 71
Funeral - Wilbur Nelson, 93
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
State should not tax business property and family cabins
Food shelf ‘match’ is a myth
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 15, 2014
A family balancing act is over, thanks to DCCCP
For Brandon and Brittney Claseman, working three jobs and caring for their 3-month-old daughter, Mya, was a balancing act. Doing it without a car made it even harder. Through the help of the Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) and four local businesses, the Clasemans received...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
July 26, 2013
Anderson Funeral Home brings families transportation relief
Seven families recently saw relief from their transportation challenges at the Douglas County Car Care at Koep's Korner in Alexandria, sponsored...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
June 12, 2013
Cardinal Athletic Foundation receives donation for turf stadium
The Alexandria Cardinal Athletic Foundation was recently presented with an $11,500 donation from the Bernick's Family Foundation. This donation will be used for the Turf Stadium, expanded gym facilities and new tennis courts at the new Alexandria Area High School, which is currently...
June 12, 2013 - 12:00am
May 15, 2013
Students learn to serve the community
A service learning class was offered at Brandon-Evansville High School this past winter. It provided a way for young people to learn and develop...
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
Without a vehicle? This program may help
A new organization will help get people moving again. Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) is a faith-based nonprofit organization that's...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
April 19, 2013
You can help United Way reach its goal
With three months left in this year's campaign, the United Way is asking for help to reach its 2012-13 campaign goal. The United Way supports...
April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
Barbecue benefit set for Linda Blom
There will be a benefit barbecue dinner for Lynda Blom of Alexandria on Saturday, April 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Alexandria VFW, 1102 East 3rd Avenue. Barbecue sandwiches, chips, pickles and bars will be served. There will also be a silent auction and bake sale. Free will donations...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
March 6, 2013
Empty Bowls to help fight hunger
Due to the growing problem of hunger in Minnesota, District 206, with help from the community, is again putting on the Empty Bowl Project. The event is Tuesday, March 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria. A bowl of chili is $5, and a bowl of chili and...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
Donate a dollar at local grocery stores to help United Way program
A dollar may not seem like much. But pooling together those dollars from everyone throughout the community for a month can make a big difference in the lives of other people. That's the goal of a new March campaign launched by the United Way of Pope and Douglas Counties. It's called...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
January 16, 2013
Operation Round Up awards 1,195 grants
Runestone Electric Association's Operation Round Up has distributed more than $624,000 in 1,195 grants to community-minded groups and organizations since its inception in 2003. The following area organizations shared $15,400 in grants from Operation Round Up. Fire departments/ first...
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
December 19, 2012
Slumberland Furniture donates beds to families in need
This holiday season, Slumberland Furniture is working to provide families in need with new beds through its annual Making Homes for the Holidays...
December 19, 2012 - 9:42am
Five hundred books donated to Project Bookshelf
More than 500 new books were collected for this year's Project Bookshelf, which was conducted by the Alexandria Area Branch of the American Association...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
December 5, 2012
Stitching up happiness
Kathryn Erickson's fingers rarely have a moment's peace. They're always too busy sewing. "My fingers have to keep busy," said the avid seamstress. "Most of my life is spent sewing." But there is barely a thread she sews that she keeps for herself. She sews quilts for local charities....
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
November 30, 2012
Key Ministries seeks donations for outreach trip
Key Ministries is in need of donated items and volunteers for an upcoming emergency relief outreach trip to Mendenhall, Mississippi, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Needed items include blankets and quilts, non-perishable food items, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap and shampoo, towels,...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am